SEC EAST: South Carolina Leads Recruiting for 2012
Below are the number of verbal commits through July 31, 2011 for the 2012 signing class:
1) South Carolina Gamecocks 18
2) Florida Gators 15
3) Kentucky Wildcats 13
4) Georgia Bulldogs 12
5) Vanderbilt Commodores 12
6) Tennessee Volunteers 12
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Impact Freshman: SEC East
Isaiah Crowell, RB: He arrives in Athens with a ton of hype. Georgia has yet to find its feature back and Crowell has all the talent to be that player. Some think he could start by the midpoint of the season. He was the nation’s top running back and in 2010 he rushed for 1,721 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Malcolm Mitchell, WR: Mitchell played both sides of the ball in high school, but Georgia’s staff really likes what he could do at receiver. He’s a tremendous athlete and will get a chance to earn playing time for the fall, especially with some unproven receivers already on Georgia’s roster.
Jadeveon Clowney, DE: Clowney will enter preseason camp with a mound of expectations. He was the country’s top high school player last year, and even though there is a lot of talent on South Carolina’s defensive line, it will be hard to keep him off the field with his freakish ability. He recorded 162 tackles, including 29 tackles for loss, 29.5 sacks, 11 forced fumbles, six recovered fumbles and scored five touchdowns last fall.
Gators Fielding Young Team in Fall--Only 73 Scholarships Too
GATOR SPORTS- Florida will have only 73 scholarship players on its roster when preseason camp opens in August — 12 below the NCAA allotment of 85. And that's if there is no further attrition between now and then.
Florida will have only eight scholarship seniors this fall.
Florida's junior class is not all that much deeper than the senior class. The Gators will have only 15 junior scholarship players this fall. Add that to the eight seniors, and UF will have a mere 23 upperclassmen on this year's team.
COLLEGE WORLD SERIES: Florida Beats Vandy 3-1
Rain stopped game Monday night, had to resume Tuesday at 11 am
Vandy plays North Carolina on Thursday---Winner plays Florida
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY: Muschamps Path Shaped by His Father
GATOR ZONE- Will’s path back to Gainesville is largely shaped by his dad, who spent his working career as a teacher and coach.
They lived in a split-level home along Hogtown Creek, and if they weren’t at school, at practice or in bed, the Muschamp boys were usually in the backyard handing out bruises to each other as they pretended to be their favorite Gator football players.
RECRUITING: Gators Land Big Corner
GATOR SPORTS- Brian Poole, a self-described physical corner at 5-foot-11, 187 pounds, joins Hallandale's Willie Bailey to give UF two defensive backs in the growing class of 2012.
The class, which was recently given an early rating of No. 5 in the nation by ESPN, is sure to improve with Poole's pledge. He is rated a four-star player by Rivals and Scout, the latter having him pegged as the No. 2 cornerback in the nation.
83 Days Til Kick-Off: Can Weiss Resurrect John Brantley?
PRESS REGISTER--Florida's offensive coordinator Charle Weiss is trying to get better production out of John Brantley, who threw for 2,061 yards with nine touchdowns and 10 interceptions in his first year as a starter last season and considered transferring before Weis came to Gainesville.
Weis believes Brantley is better-suited for his pro-style offense than the spread-option attack he ran under Urban Meyer.
The Pressure is on Muschamp----To Win Immediately
FLORIDA TIMES UNION- Florida Gator coach Will Muschamp will be expected to win, and win often. The 8-5 season from last year's team was unacceptable.
It is expected that the football program will return to winning championships again.....or else.
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BASEBALL: SUPER REGIONAL SITES---GAME TIMES
GAMES BEGIN FRIDAY, JUNE 10 – All Times are Eastern
Mississippi St. (37-23) at No. 2 Florida (48-16) 12 NOON
Oregon St. (41-17) at No. 6 Vanderbilt (50-10) 8PM
GAMES BEGIN SATURDAY, JUNE 11 - All times are Eastern
Connecticut (45-18-1) at No. 3 South Carolina (48-14)
Top 20 Best College Football Head Coaching Jobs
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED- The SEC was well represented in this article from Andy Staples. 4) Florida 5) Georgia 6) LSU 7) Alabama 9) Auburn 16) Tennessee
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Urban Meyer Says Not Interested in Ohio State Job for this Fall
ORLANDO SENTINEL- Coach Meyer released a statement through ESPN stating he is committed to his new role at ESPN and will not be coaching in the Fall of 2011.
NOT OFFICIAL YET: Gators May Pick Up Notre Dame Center
GAINESVILLE SUN- Florida's depleted offensive line may be picking up a new center, one who not only has experience, but experience in Charlie Weis' offense....
Dan Wenger posted on Facebook that he has been cleared to play in the Swamp...
Muschamp Does Final Tour Stop in Volusia County
ORLANDO SENTINEL- Will Muschamp has his stump speech down. He goes through the positions, players and takes questions from the audience.
Muschamp said he uses Skype to communicate to his coaches and with some of the recruits. Hadn't decided if practices would be closed to the public.
RECRUITING: Gators Lead SEC East with Commitments 5-24-11
Approaching Memorial Day Weekend, the Florida Gators are leading with commitments for the SEC East:
Florida Gators 10
Georgia Bulldogs 6
Vandy Commodores 6
South Carolina Gamecocks 5
Kentucky Wildcats 3
Tennessee Volunteers 2
ESPN Picks 3 Sleepers in the SEC
ESPN- The prevailing theory is that Alabama, LSU and Arkansas will fight it out for the win in the West.
South Carolina with Marcus Lattimore and Alshon Jeffrey will win the East.
There are 3 programs that may surprise everybody....Georgia, Florida, Miss State...Here's why...
Muschamp in Atlanta: Guarantees Gators Will Beat GeorgiaAJC-
Florida Coach Will Muschamp returned to Bulldog Country on Thursday night but this time as a Gator. The Rome native who played Safety for Georgia met with the Atlanta faithful in Atlantic Station to one of the best turnouts in years...
Tampa: Muschamp Talks about Weis, Phone Call that Got Him Hired
CBS SPORTS- Florida Coach Will Muschamp continues to get questions about why he hired Charlie Weiss who will call the plays from the sidelines.
Muschamp also explains what he thought was a prank call when it was actually Florida AD Foley wanting to talk to him about the new opening as Gator head football coach...
Muschamp Visits Tallahassee---Fisher Friendship QuestionedORLANDO SENTINEL
- Florida Coach Will Muschamp visited another Barbeque to speak to the Gator faithful but this time behind enemy lines. Muschamp owns a home with rival Florida State head Coach Jimbo Fisher and fans want more info...
Muschamp Making Favorable Impression with Gator Fans
PALM BEACH POST- First year coach Will Muschamp uses an almost identical stump speech, then field questions and stays until the last item is signed.
He won't guarantee a victory over Florida State in 2011 yet.
Muschamp Continues 10 City Tour---Next Stop Tampa
ST PETERSBURG TIMES- Coach Muschamp has been well received and the Gator fans are packing out the events.
Hard to believe Muschamp co-owns a beach house with Florida State Coach Jimbo Fisher.
Mike Blakeley Leaving Florida--Third Freshman to TransferESPN-
Blakeley was the #7 best running back in the country when he was recruited to the spread offense in Gainesville. But now the Gators are in the pro-set with a new coach....
Florida Releases Details of Muschamps 5 Yr Deal--Totaling $13,752,000ORLANDO SENTINEL-
Muschamp will average $2.7 million per year which is dead in the middle of SEC Coaches.....details of contract
Muschamp Says No Drug Problem in the Swamp
GATORSPORTS- Marijuana leads the recent headlines for the Gators but Muschamp says there is no chronic problem...
Muschamp Changing the Culture at Florida 8:55 amBIRMINGHAM NEWS-
Muschamp just dismissed the best player on the Florida team for smoking weed. Times are changing in Gainesville....
RECRUITING UPDATE: SEC EAST EARLY MAY
SEC SPORTS REPORT-- SEC East verbal commitments through early May:
South Carolina 3
SEC Dominates NFL Draft---10 Players in 1st Round---9:21 amESPN-
Round One: The SEC had 5 of the first 6 picks, 4 from Alabama, from 6 different SEC schools....
RECRUITING: UGA Picks Up Big Recruit--Leonard Floyd 12:54 pmSEC SPORTS REPORT-
6'4" 215 Lbs Defensive End from Eastman, Georgia. Had offers from Bama, S Carolina, Florida, Miss State
SEC Expected to Dominate 1st Round Picks 11:28 amESPN-
Analyst Mel Kiper believes the SEC will have 5 of the first 6 picks and at least 9 in the first round...
Gators Now Have One Returning Starter in Secondary 10:50 amORLANDO SENTINEL
- Janoris Jenkins dismissal forces the Gators secondary to grow up quick...
RECRUITING: Top Prospect in GA, Passes on Dawgs/Gators 9:37 amAJC-
Marcus Eligwe (6'3", 220 lbs Stone Mtn) surprised many by choosing FSU...
More Marijuana- Gator Fails Drug Test at NFL CombineORLANDO SENTINEL
- Offensive lineman Maurice Hurt has reportedly failed the NFL drug test....
Muschamp Dismisses Janoris Jenkins After 2nd Marijuana ArrestORLANDO SENTINEL
--Will Muschamp has made a bold move and Janoris Jenkins is no longer a Gator....The senior corner back put the Gators thin in the secondary with the dismissal...
College Baseball Rankings 5-25-11 2:02 pm
USA TODAY--SEC holding on to top spots...1) Virginia 2) Vanderbilt 3) South Carolina 4) Florida 5) Texas
Full rankings USA Today
2 More Football Gators Arrested with Marijuana 2:35 pm MondayORLANDO SENTINEL
--Kedric Johnson (LB) and Chris Martin (LB) were arrested in seperate events with less than 20 mg of marijuana in January...
Florida Cornerback Janoris Jenkins Arrested--Marijuana Possession 8:15 am Monday
For the second time this year, Jenkins was caught smoking marijuana in his car...
NCAA Tourney---Sweet Sixteen
Florida vs BYU 3-24 7:27 pm
Kentucky vs Ohio State 3-25 9:45 pm
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Kentucky Beats Florida for SEC Championship....
SEC Sending 5 East Teams to the Big Dance.....Kentucky, Florida, Vandy, Tennessee and Georgia....
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BREAKING.....NEW FLORIDA GATOR COACH......WILL MUSCHAMP
ORLANDO SENTINEL- It didn't take long and the announcement was poorly timed around the Heisman announcement. But the Gators have hired Will Muschamp as their next football coach....
Who Stays....Who Goes....
Breaking....Urban Meyer Stepping Down from Florida
Citing wanting to spend more time with family....Search begins for next Florida Coach....
SEC Bowl Games
Ten SEC teams will play in postseason bowl games.
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: North Carolina 30 Tennessee 27– FINAL
AutoZone Liberty Bowl – Georgia 6 Central Florida 10 FINAL
Chick-fil-A Bowl – South Carolina 17 Florida State 26 FINAL– ESPN
Outback Bowl - Florida 37 Penn State 24 FINAL
Gator Bowl– Michigan 14 Mississippi State 52 FINAL--
Capital One Bowl - Alabama 49 Michigan State 7 FINAL--
Allstate Sugar Bowl - Arkansas 26. Ohio State 31 final
AT&T Cotton Bowl – Texas A&M 24 LSU 41 final
BBVA Compass Bowl – Pittsburgh vs. Kentucky – Noon ET, ESPN (Pitt favored by 3 points)
Tostitos BCS National Championship Game – Oregon vs. Auburn -8:30 pm ET, ESPN (Auburn Tigers favored by 3 points)
AP TOP 25-- Auburn Top SEC Team, Alabama Toppled to #8, Gamecocks in Top 10, Florida Demoted to #22
#7 Auburn Tigers
#8 Alabama Crimson Tide
#10 South Carolina
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AP TOP 25---Alabama, Florida, Arkansas, South Carolina
13) South Carolina
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Florida Drowns in Swamp in Season Opener
ORLANDO SENTINEL- The season opener for the Florida Gators could best be termed a nightmare in the Swamp. Quarterback John Brantley did not have the debut he had hoped for but promises to get it worked out before game 2....
Breaking.....OUR PICKS FOR SEC 2010...
SEC SPORTS REPORT- We just can't help ourselves. We have to give our opinion on the SEC conference top to bottom....Take these picks to the bank, we're never wrong...
Gators Suffer Injuries on Offensive LineORLANDO SENTINEL-
Florida Coach Urban Meyer confirmed injuries to the offensive line was going to force offensive coordinator Steve Addazio to have to rotate some players on the line for the opening games...
Southern Temperatures Scorching Players for Two a Days
Current Temperatures 5:58 pm Eastern Time
Tuscaloosa, AL 102*, Starkville, MS 100*,Columbia, SC 96*,
Fayetteville, AR 95*, Athens, GA 94*,Auburn, AL 93*
Oxford, MS 91*, Lexington, KY 91*,Baton Rouge, LA 86*
Gainesville, FL 85*, Knoxville, TN 84*,Nashville, TN 75*
Florida Gators Have High Expectations for 2010
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED- Tebow is gone and a whole lot of NFL talent left with him. But the Florida Gators beleive they are re-loading....
Georgia AD Evans Done in Athens...
SEC SPORTS REPORT- Damon Evans will get three months pay totaling $137,000 but will sign a whole lot of paper work stating he won't talk about the events leading to his departure...
At Florida: Winnng Starts with ConditioningESPN-
Weight and Conditioning Coach Mickey Marotti has a big part in the success of the Florida Gator football program. Marotti is big on goals, effort and toughness. Read this ESPN interview...
BREAKING NEWS-- TOP 5 REASONS TEXAS WON'T JOIN SEC..
Texas knows that a weekly fight in the SEC could wear out the Longhorns. Texas wants to be the flagship of a conference and it won't happen with a move to the SEC....
Athlon Sports SEC Football Predictions 2010
SEC EAST SEC WEST
1) Florida 1) Alabama
2) Georgia 2) Arkansas
3) South Carolina 3) Auburn
4) Tennessee 4) LSU
5) Kentucky 5) Ole Miss
6) Vanderbilt 6) Mississippi State
Urban Meyer Diagnosed with Esophegeal SpasmsCBS SPORTS
-- Urban Meyer has returned to Gainesville after a short break and feels fantastic. Meyer took a trip to Hawaii and Rome and with some new medication should end the chest pains...
For Now, Steve Addazio is Running Florida Gator FootballST PETERSBURG TIMES
- Offensive Coordinator Steve Addazio is talking to the Gator Booster Clubs and taking care of the SEC Media teleconferences. In this story, we get a closer look at how Steve is managing the Florida Gators...
Mr. College Football Picks Florida To Win SEC East in 2010ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION-
Tony Barnhart breaks down the SEC East in early May to give us something to chew on until 2 a days get cranked up. No real surprises for how Mr. College Football sees the SEC East....
"No Wonder Alabama and Florida Won Their SEC Divisions"
SEC SPORTS REPORT--Between the two teams, they sent 12 players to the NFL in the first 3 rounds!
I acknowlege that Nick Saban and Urban Meyer are the top 2 coaches in the country. But it is easier to win with highly talented players...
1ST ROUND PICKS NFL DRAFT
#5 Eric Berry, Tennessee - DB - to Kansas City Chiefs
#7 Joe Haden, Florida - DB
-to Cleveland Browns
#8 Rolando McClain, Alabama
- LB - to Oakland Raiders
#18 Maurkice Pouncey, Florida
- C - to Pittsburgh Steelers
#20 Kareem Jackson, Alabama
- DB - to Houston Texans
#25 Tim Tebow, Florida - QB
- to Denver Broncos
#26 Dan Williams, Tennessee - DT - to Arizona Cardinals
NFL DRAFT---TONIGHT---Tim Tebow 1st Round??ESPN-
The action begins at 7:30 pm tonight on ESPN....Agent Jimmy Sexton says he knows where Tim Tebow is going and when he gets drafted...
Emerging SEC Quarterbacks for 2010ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION
- Tony Barnhardt takes a closer look at the quarterbacks who will taking the snaps in 2010. Barnhardt believes there are only 2 solid qbs....read full story
Gators Begin Brantley EraESPN-
Urban Meyer had a big smile on his face as he watched John Brantley throw for 201 yards and 15 for 19 in the Spring Game...
Gators Still Searching for Offensive IdentityST PETERSBURG TIMES
- Urban Meyer knows he has a whole lot of talent on his Florida team, but he just isn't sure what the offensive identity will be. Yet....
Lane Kiffin and Ed Orgeron in California (HUMOR VIDEO)SEC SPORTS REPORT-
We caught up with Lane Kiffin and Ed Orgeron in California and wanted SEC fans to know what they are doing. The two are in a private restaurant right arriving in Los Angelos...
Gators To Return To Two-Quarterback SystemESPN-
Urban Meyer believes John Brantley will lead his team in the Fall. But for the short distance plays, the Gators will use a single wing offense just like they did with Chris Leak and Tim Tebow a few years ago...
SEC Coaching Seats Getting WarmSCOUT-
At this point, it doesn't look like any SEC coaches jobs are in danger for 2010 but a few have seats getting warm. Check out the latest on the 12 SEC coaches and where they rank going into the Spring of 2010...
FEATURE STORY**Urban Meyer Snatched Momentum Back for His Florida Gator TeamSEC SPORTS REPORT
- Urban Meyer’s back! It doesn’t surprise me one bit that Urban Meyer struck out at a Orlando Sentinel beat reporter. Meyer’s response was predictable. It was most likely calculated, and now that the dust is settling, it looks like Urban got the momentum back for his team...
Gators New Defensive Coordinator Laid Back?ORLANDO SENTINEL
- New Florida defensive coordinator Teryl Austin wants his players to know multiple positions and think on their feet. Jeremy Fowler shares a story post Meyer shake down...
A Closer Look at Urban Meyer Making Threats to a ReporterFOX SPORTS
- Mark Kriegel makes a pretty good case that Urban Meyer should probably take some more vacation time. Threatening a reporter at practice in public doesn't make good policy or reflect well on one the nation's top Universities...
Did Urban Meyer Cross the Line with Reporter? (VIDEO)GATOR BAIT
- Urban Meyer confronted a Orlando Sentinel reporter and threatened the newspaper with field restrictions if they write another negative story about a Florida player...
Tony Barnhardt Top 5 Questions about SEC EastAJC-
Mr. College Football Tony Barnhardt answers 5 big questions about the SEC East in the Spring of 2010...
Florida Gators Making Big Changes in 2010ESPN-
Florida has turned over coaches, lost Tim Tebow to the NFL and is looking at a different type team in 2010. Ivan Maisel breaks it down...
Urban Meyer Returns to Practice from LeaveESPN-
Urban Meyer returned to Florida football and it looks like his leave from the game is going to go down as a short vacation...
Florida Falls to BYU in TWO OVERTIMES--99-92AP-
The Florida Gators had an early exit to the NCAA tournament when BYU took the game to 2 OTs.....
MARCH MADNESS BracketESPN-
The SEC has two teams left and we're down to the Sweet 16. Kentucky is dominating everybody and Tennessee has proven they can beat anybody on any given day...
Florida Takes Out Auburn 78-69SEC Sports
-Auburn wasn't going down easy. Florida had to work for it and kept their NCAA chances alive...
SEC Mens Basketball Tournament ScheduleESPN
- Its March Madness. We found the brackets listed for you so you can pick a winner.
Urban Meyer Missing Gator Club MeetingORLANDO SENTINEL
-Florida Coach Urban Meyer is resting and missing a few Gator Club meetings...
Talking SEC Football in Early MarchSEC SPORTS REPORT
-SEC Analyst Jay Holgate talks SEC Football with FOX Sports Radio's Paul Chestnutt and Dr. Z in Pensalcola, Florida..
Holgate Signs With Football Speakers GroupSEC SPORTS REPORT
-Jay Holgate has joined Football Speakers
as a professional speaker. Jay is an SEC sports writer and motivational speaker based in Atlanta, Georgia. ...
POLL: Who Will Win the SEC East in Football in 2010?SEC SPORTS REPORT
- Fan feedback. Tell us who you think will win SEC football in the East in 2010...
SEC East Breakdown 2010 SchedulesSCOUT
- See who has the toughest schedule in the East, best case record for 2010 and worst case scenario....
SEC Championship 2009SEC SPORTS REPORT
- SEC Analyst Jay Holgate breaks down the SEC Championship and why he picked Alabama to win big...