Posted on: December 9, 2009 6:38 pm
 

Sad Sad day

FOOTBALL
In what was the most horrible display of defense we have shown all year, Alabama just rolled right over us and instead of us playing for the BCS National Championship against Texas, we will be going to the Sugar Bowl.  This is definetly not the way Tebow and the other seniors wanted to finish their career.  But I will give the nod to the Crimson Tide, they came out to play thats for sure.  They beat us in every facit of the game.

But no matter how tough a loss this was it still was a great career for all our seniors.  2 BCS National Championships, a Heisman for Tebow plus multiple other awards.  Not to mention all the records that were broken.  There is no reason for the Gators to be hanging their head after this kind of 4 year career at UF.

Now it looks like our Defensive Coordinator Charlie Strong will be heading to Louisville to be the Head Coach there.  That will be a big blow to our team not just the defense.  But I will be curious to see who Meyer gets for his replacement.  The rumor is now that Strong is leaving, it will push Meyer to relook at the ND job.

BASKETBALL
We have a very tough game against a top 10 team in Syracuse.  If we can beat them then we will be in the top 10 ourselves and everyone will be talking about us in a positive light and put us in the same sentence with Kentucky when it comes to running with the SEC teams.

GO GATORS!
Category: NCAAF
Posted on: December 2, 2009 4:07 pm
Edited on: December 9, 2009 6:39 pm
 

Let's get caught up

BASKETBALL

Florida Basketball has been nothing but stellar so far.  We have reached number #13 in the rankings with a (7-0) record and wins over then #2 Michigan St. and Rutgers (in the Legends Classic Championship).  Add in there a victory over our in-state rival Florida St. and our first few weeks have been excellent.

Our schedule leading up to the start of SEC play includes tough matchups against Syracuse (Dec. 10) and @ N.C. State (Jan. 3) but if we can finish strong we have a chance to enter our first SEC game at a record of 14-0 and should include a top 10 ranking.

Right now the one thing we can work on is not rushing the ball.  This was very clear to see in our last game against FAMU.  We would get the ball go down the court make one pass and rush a 3 pointer.  We need to slow down and play our offense.  Our defense is steady so its looking good on that side of the ball.  We got a bit sloppy during the first half of the FAMU game turning the ball over 9 times. 

Overall this team is looking good and the fact that we were able to stay toe to toe with Michigan St. and then turn around the next day and beat Rutgers shows that Florida can beat the odds when we put our minds to it.

And to finish off a sweet few weeks, Florida received some great news that Bradley Beal, who is the #7 rated player (by Rivals.com) in the class of 2011 and originally had Kansas, Mizzou and Illinois on his short list to play basketball for, changed his mind and choose to come to play for us.

FOOTBALL

Most of you already know that the Gators are undefeated, #1 in the country and will play #2 Alabama this Saturday in the SEC Championship.  This will be the second time in a row that Florida will have played Alabama in the SEC Championship game just this time the rankings are reversed.

The not so good news is that our star DE Carlos Dunlap was arrested this week on the charge of DUI.  The following information was taken from the article when it was first released by CBSSports.com

According to Gainesville Police spokesman Keith Kameg, an officer was dispatched to check out reports of a reckless driver near campus. When the officer spotted the car stopped at an intersection, he noticed the red 2000 Chrysler was not moving through several green lights.

The officer found Dunlap slumped over and asleep at the wheel. The officer woke up Dunlap through a cracked window, but he "would only open his eyes momentarily and then fall back asleep," Kameg said.

The officer unlocked the door, put the car in park and turned off the ignition. Dunlap got out and "was very groggy and had difficulty speaking and listening to instructions," Kameg said.

According to police, Dunlap had watery and bloodshot eyes, and there was a smell of alcohol. Dunlap failed a field sobriety test, refused a breath test and was booked. 

This sucks for Gator fans because it will mean we will be without the Defensive MVP of last year's BCS Championship game.  He is a key member of our #1 defense in the country in points scored against.

Well no matter what our team will still have to stay focused and I believe Meyer, Tebow and Spikes will keep this team focused.  We cannot let this distraction hurt our motivation and determination to stay undefeated.

GO GATORS!

Category: NCAAB
 
 
 
 
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