Posted on: November 14, 2011 4:28 pm
Posted by Jerry Hinnen
There's good news and bad news for Florida in their young secondary. The good: the neck injury to freshman corner Marcus Roberson, unlike many of the other injuries suffered across the nation and even in other SEC defensive backfields, isn't serious enough to keep Roberson out past the next month-and-a-half.
But even that doesn't make up for the bad news: Will Muschamp has announced that the injury will require at least four-to-six weeks of rehabilitation and will end Roberson's freshman season, the Gators' likely bowl game included. Roberson has started all 10 games in his first season at Gainesville, making one interception and one pass break-up.
Roberson also made headlines of the wrong kind when his September arrest on underage possession of alcohol charges was made public last month.
On the positive side of things, Muschamp said the injury should not force Roberson to miss any of the Gators' spring practice. Muschamp expects to fill the hole in the lineup with a combination of sophomores Cody Riggs and Jaylen Watkins. Riggs and Watkins have combined to start 12 games so far this season, so at least Muschamp won't have to rely on players totally devoid of experience.
And here's more good news: with the Gators taking on Furman this week, it won't matter a lick who's available at corrner. But for Muschamp's team to finish the year off on a positive note against Florida State and the Gators' bowl opponent (Ohio State, per Jerry Palm), Riggs and Watkins will have to make sure the step down from Roberson isn't a steep one--if there's one at all.
Posted on: October 19, 2011 11:34 am
Posted by Jerry Hinnen
Urban Meyer has moved on. But Florida's penchant for minor arrests has not.
The Orlando Sentinel reported Wednesday that true freshman cornerback Marcus Roberson was arrested and charged with underage alcohol possession Sept. 14, the week of the Gators' game against Tennessee. Roberson was the second Floriday player arrested by the University Police Department that week, following now former Gator linebacker Dee Finley's misdemeanor arrest two days earlier.
Roberson was arrested outside a campus residence hall after police officers reportedly spotted him with a can of Four Loko. He is being represented by Gainesville attorney Huntley Johnson, who (per the Sentinel, in a bit of an understatement) "frequently represents UF athletes." Underage alcohol possession is a misdemeanor charge.
Roberson is the seventh Gator arrested this calendar year and the second to be cited for underage alcohol possession.
Will Muschamp has yet to comment on Roberson's arrest and what punishment, if any, he might receive. Finley was suspended for the Tennessee meeting following his arrest. Roberson has started all seven games for the Gators this season.
Florida has a bye this week but will face Georgia Oct. 29 in Jacksonville, a game for which the reeling Gators will need all hands o nthe proverbial deck. Freshman or not, a suspension for one of the Gators' steadiest performers at one of their thinnest positiosn would be a major blow for their chances in the Cocktail Party.
Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:07 am
Edited on: August 29, 2011 2:34 pm
Posted by Bryan Fischer
CBSSports.com has released it's annual preseason All-America Team in college football, voted on by staff, writers and bloggers from CBSSports.com. Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck headlines the the list after throwing for 32 touchdowns last season. With a talented freshman class expected to make an impact, the preseason freshman All-America Team is listed below.
The SEC had the most players on the team with eight players, followed by the Pac-12 with six players.
CBSSports.com Preseason All-America TeamOffense
QB -- Teddy Bridgewater, Louisville
RB -- Isaiah Crowell, Georgia
RB -- Savon Huggins, Rutgers
WR -- Sammy Watkins, Clemson
WR -- Marqise Lee, USC
TE -- Nick O'Leary, Florida State
OL -- La'El Collins, LSU
OL -- Tyler Moore, Nebraska
OL -- Mitch Smothers, Arkansas
OL -- Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama
C -- Reese Dismukes, Auburn
DE -- Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
DE -- Aaron Lynch, Notre Dame
DT -- Viliami Moala, Cal
DT -- Timmy Jernigan, Florida State
LB -- Tony Steward, Clemson
LB -- C.J. Johnson, Mississippi State
LB -- Ryan Shazier, Ohio State
DB -- Marcus Roberson, Florida
DB -- Wayne Lyons, Stanford
DB -- Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Oregon
DB -- Enrique Florence, Auburn
K -- Andre Heidari, USC
P -- Pablo Beltran, Navy
All-Purpose -- De'Anthony Thomas, Oregon
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Posted on: January 21, 2011 1:56 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli
Texas Tech must have some kind of vendetta against TCU right now. Yesterday the school added to TCU's scheduling woes for 2011 by dropping the Horned Frogs from its schedule, and now the Red Raiders have raided TCU's coaching staff to find a new defensive coordinator. Texas Tech announced on Friday that it had hired TCU defensive backs coach Chad Glasgow.
"It's my goal to bring our defense to a championship level and Chad Glasgow is the right person for the job," said Tech coach Tommy Tuberville. "With his experience and knowledge of the game and recruiting, he will be a great addition to our staff."
Glasgow, 38, has been on the TCU staff for the last ten years, and is considered one of the best young coaches in the country. So this is a pretty big hire for Tuberville and Texas Tech. He isn't the only hire the school made on Friday, either, as it was also announced that graduate assistant Otis Mounds had been promoted to cornerbacks coach.
"I've known Otis for over 10 years," remarked Tuberville. "He is one of the new up-and-coming bright coaches in this business who has had experience at both the high school and college level. He was a big part of our staff last year and I am glad that we were able to keep him on board."
Mounds played his college ball at Auburn, and is also the uncle of four-star recruit Marcus Roberson, who gave his verbal commitment to Texas Tech earlier this week. Amazing how that happens.