Focus turns to recruiting

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Forget the fact that Florida has lost three recruits in the last two weeks - two after the national championship. This class will still be one of the best.Sure, the losses of Valdosta, Ga., Lowndes cornerback Greg Reid, Deland...

Two confident teams

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With Thursday's big game now only a few days away, there is still no fan presence " yet. Maybe it's because south Florida is so expansive, so populated. Whatever it is, the fans have been no factor....

All-star games are good exposure

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Television is becoming the wave of the future for recruiting, especially for Florida. No, it's not the "Gator Nation" ads or even the Gatorade commercials, which actually are a great recruiting tool because...

Sooners are stoked

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Their special teams and defense have been getting criticized in the buildup to Thursday's national championship game, and the Sooners apparently are sick and tired of hearing it. That's the impression the OU players projected at Media...

Haden's 'do' all the talk

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On the first day of player interviews Saturday for the BCS Championship Game, Florida cornerback Joe Haden was asked more questions about his haircut than how to defend Oklahoma's explosive offense. Haden showed up in South...

Class of ’09 wish list

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I'd like to start off by apologizing for the lateness of my blog. I've been traveling since my graduation Saturday - the last few days from Gainesville to my hometown of Oxford, Miss. I just got to Cedar Rapids,...

Harvin determined to return

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While most of the Gators have gone home for the Christmas break, injured star wide receiver Percy Harvin is expected to remain in Gainesville to continue rehabbing his sprained ankle. "He's going to be around here. That's how...

The Mullen effect

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It was bound to happen sooner or later, but the timing is just strange. Losing Dan Mullen was something Urban Meyer had to expect after the success his quarterbacks and his offenses have had since he and...

It’s open season now

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With the end of the regular season comes the heart of recruiting season.Florida doesn't have to worry about being game ready for the next few weeks, so the coaches will take the opportunity to get out and visit top...

Classes of ’08, breaking down UF, UA

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Rivals.com ranked Alabama and Florida one and three respectively for their Classes of 2008. The Tide signed a total of 32 prospects; three of them five-star prospects and 19 four-star recruits. UF rounded out last year's class with 22...

SEC title could sway prospects

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Don't think that just because Florida will be in Atlanta this weekend for the SEC Championship that the Gators aren't thinking about the recruiting game. This game pits two...

I've seen this before

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It's starting to look like 2006 all over again. Not for Florida, but for Alabama. This Florida team really isn't all that similar to the 2006 team that won the national title. The defense is very...

Scouting the Armwood Hawks

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Being from Oxford, Miss., I ventured down to Tampa for Thanksgiving with my roommate. I decided to entertain myself by taking in the Armwood-Tampa Bay Tech game. Not only was it a great playoff game to watch (Armwood 50,...

Upset alert

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Florida State probably did Florida a huge favor by putting together its best overall performance of the season in a 37-3 rout of Maryland on Saturday night. Urban Meyer and the Gators watched that game and were impressed. Now, No. 2 Florida...

The future at quarterback

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With all the talk about Florida quarterbacks this week, I felt it only appropriate to talk about the future of the position - the distant future.Chances are, if Tim Tebow stays for his senior year, there won't be much...

Strong case for Charlie

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My vote for Florida's assistant coach of the year goes to defensive coordinator Charlie Strong, who has done a remarkable job bringing this defense along and making it one of the best in the nation. Urban Meyer has...

Red carpet for The Citadel?

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With Florida not having a home game this season against arch rival Florida State, the fans, players and recruits will have to sit through Senior Day watching what should be a lopsided victory for the Gators against The Citadel....

Rewind and fast forward

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Can you feel it? It's just about that time ladies and gentlemen. Only a few days remain until the final home game of the season with any real meaning in terms of recruiting. I thought it would never get...

Feel for the game

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So far this season, my pregame feelings have pretty much been right on. I had a feeling Ole Miss was going to cause major problems, especially quarterback Jevan Snead, and Snead threw a long touchdown pass in the fourth...

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

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I'm really not into this kind of stuff, but I'm starting to see signs that maybe the Gators are destined to make it to Miami for the national championship game. I've been struck by two signs. The mystical...