Some good stuff from Brantley

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About a dozen members of the media had a chance to sit down with John Brantley for about 20 minutes last Friday to talk about the start of spring football on March 17. Here is some interesting stuff from...

Brantley family coping with cancer

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Being Florida's new starting quarterback, March 17 is a crucial date for John Brantley. That's the day spring football practice begins and he officially takes over for Tim Tebow. But there is a bigger, more important date looming before...

Trattou has message for freshmen

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Senior defensive end Justin Trattou has been through all the scary workouts and training regimens Florida's coaching staff has to offer. He's done the mat drills. He's survived multiple St. Valentine's Day Massacres. And he has a message for...

Jags fans: We want Tebow!

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When it comes to the NFL Draft, the fans have no voice. They're free to watch, free to cheer or boo selections, but they have no say in who their team selects. That may be about to change in...

Meyer bashers off target on this one

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Before we dive into this, I'll like to bring up a few facts about Tim Tebow. Over the past three seasons, he was one of the most efficient passers in all of college football. For his career, he threw...

Everybody's doing the loca-motion

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I just saw the ESPN tape of Tim Tebow's new throwing motion. To be honest, it doesn't look all that different than his old throwing motion, even in slow motion. Yes, he's holding the ball higher, right next to...

Tebow will affect UF’s quarterback recruiting

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So, Tim Tebow is changing his throwing motion in an effort to raise his draft stock this year. While Tebow looks to gain praise from his improvements, members of the media are calling out Urban Meyer for what they...

Meyer has that rejuvenated look

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Seen last Friday before a golf outing, Urban Meyer sounded good, and he looked really good, like a guy who's got a lot of juice again.

Gators lose out on walk-on kicker

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It's wasn't the end of the world, but Florida would have definitely liked to have picked up Naples Barron Collier kicker Marvin Kloss and a few days ago it seemed like a done deal for both parties. The St. Petersburg...

Time to visit Moody again

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Because he is such a talent, and has been such an enigma in his time at Florida, tailback Emmanuel Moody has been discussed in this blog many times over the past two years. We've talked about his injuries, his durability....

New coaches make an impression

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Florida had a meet-and-greet with the three new assistant coaches (D.J. Durkin, Stan Drayton and Teryl Austin) on Wednesday, making them available to a small gathering of the media. All three said Urban Meyer's health situation was not an...

Demps burning up the track

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Florida tailback Jeff Demps is having a big (and very fast) indoor track season. This past weekend, Demps won the men's 60-meter dash at the prestigious Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., in an NCAA automatic-qualifying time of 6.59 seconds.  His...

Drayton hire rates high

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New Florida running backs coach Stan Drayton was named the top running back position coach hire by Rivals.com on Tuesday. Drayton, who coached the running backs at Florida in Urban Meyer's first three seasons at UF (2005-07), was hired by...

Gators picking up a kicker

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The Florida Gators didn't have room to sign a kicker in the nation's No. 1 recruiting class, but it now looks like they're going to add one to the incoming freshman class. According to the St. Petersburg Times, Marvin Kloss,...

Can UF break its DT curse?

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Forget the SI cover jinx. Florida has the defensive tackle jinx.

Junior Day yields favorable reviews

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To me, the 2011 recruiting season officially began Saturday. Florida hosted its first Junior Day of the year and while these days are more for rising seniors to get an up-close-and-personal look at the ins and outs of the...

Some tidbits on UF's new DC

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Now that Teryl Austin's hiring is official, I thought I'd offer up a few facts about Florida's next defensive coordinator: * While Austin was coaching at Michigan (1999-2002), he earned a reputation for being one of the best...

Meyer likes early signing period

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As personable and as entrenched in kids' lives as Urban Meyer is, there's no wonder he never really favored an early signing period. To him, you had to really get to know a kid and a kid had to...

Spikes hitting it hard in Gainesville

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Former Florida All-America middle linebacker Brandon Spikes is in Gainesville busting his tail to get ready for the NFL Combine later this month. That's the word from his agent, Terry Watson. "He's doing well," Watson said. "He continues to work...

Harbison staying at Clemson

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Footballrumormill.com is reporting that Clemson co-defensive coordinator Charlie Harbison has withdrawn his name from consideration for the vacant defensive coordinator's job at Florida. Harbison is considered one of the Tigers' best recruiters and a key member of the coaching staff. Clemson...