Meyer’s ultimate test will come Oct. 2 at Alabama

 Destin—Before Tuesday, the last time I spoke to Urban Meyer in person was on the Friday before the SEC championship game in December. Tim Brando and I had a chance to visit with the Florida head coach on the floor of the Georgia Dome prior to No. 1 Florida meeting No. 2 Alabama for a spot in the BCS title game. I remember that he looked tired and way too thin.

As we walked away I remember saying to Brando: “He does not look good.”

A lot has happened to Urban Meyer since that Friday in Atlanta and yesterday, when he stood before a podium and actually laughed while he addressed the media at the SEC Spring Meetings began. Some of us who cover Florida wondered if we would ever see him laugh again. He took some good-natured ribbing from the press and was able to give it back with a smile. We sure didn’t think we’d see that again.

Here is the short version of Meyer’s unusual journey: In 2009 the strain of trying to repeat as national champions and stay No. 1 took their toll on Meyer, who won’t turn 46 years old until July 10. He had been secretly battling chest pains with no known cause. On Dec. 26, 2009 Meyer shocked the college football world by announcing that he was going to retire for health reasons. Then he shocked it again a day later in a bizarre press conference in New Orleans by saying that he was going to simply take a leave of absence.

The flip-flop opened Meyer up to waves of criticism and speculation. A lot of it was deserved. Some of it was not. It came on top of a season that saw him fined $30,000 by the SEC office for complaining about officiating. It came on top of a poorly-made decision to suspend linebacker Brandon Spikes for only a half-game for sticking his hand in the facemask of a Georgia running back. It came on top of the suspension of defensive end Carlos Dunlap for being arrested on the Monday before the SEC championship game. It ultimately came on top of a total meltdown against Alabama at the Georgia Dome. Alabama was the better team. Florida looked dazed and confused and tired. So did its head coach.

“Last year we kind of brought some of that stuff on ourselves. It was a crazy year,” Meyer said. “Every time you turned on the TV it was ‘Gators This” and “Gators This.”

Meyer’s diagnosis was uncertain as was his future as Florida’s football coach. And in the absence of good information, which Meyer did not provide, speculation filled the void. That is the reality of the 24-hour news cycle.

 Was he in or was he out? Was he telling the truth about any of this? Was he really going to return as coach and if he did, could he take a bunch of time off and keep the edge that enabled him to win two national championships in three years (2006, 2008)? Could Urban Meyer even BE Urban Meyer is he wasn’t obsessive about the details of his football program?

On Tuesday Urban Meyer looked like a man who had been shaken up over the past year and in the process had learned an important life lesson. He hopes to take that lesson, move forward and be just as good at his job as before.

“I have to be smarter in the future and I’m going to be,” said Meyer, set to begin his sixth season as Florida’s head coach. “ (People said) Just take care of yourself and I didn’t do that. The last year and a half was really a bizarre deal.”

The good news, Meyer said Tuesday, is that he finally got a diagnosis for his ailment: esophageal spasms. They create chest pains, which Meyer said he had been having for years, and can be treated with medication. Meyer said the medication works and that he has not an an episode since January.

Meyer said that not knowing the cause of his ailment only added to the stress of his job.

“When they finally say ‘this is it. Take this,’ then you feel a lot better about things,” he said. “Okay, good. Let’s go.”

Losing to Alabama in the SEC championship game cost Florida a shot at another BCS national title. But it may ultimately serve as the motivational spring board for the Gators to begin life after Tim Tebow.

“I hope that it will,” said Meyer. “I’ve had some discussions with our coaches about it. Some people overlook that but when you’re talking about a group of 18-to-20 year olds you need to talk about what the rallying cry will be.

“Last year it was hard to come up with one. This year it will be a little easier.”

After losing Tebow, one of the most decorated players in college football history, and five drafted players from the Florida defense, the Gators are supposed to take a step back in 2010. Those expectations—or the lack of them—may also be a good thing, said Meyer.

“I don’t want to say that our guys have a chip on their shoulder but we expect to compete for Atlanta (the SEC championship game) every year,” he said. “They’ve heard what people have said. I’m not doing all the talking. I’ve been doing some listening to our players. I like the look in their eye. We’ve still got some really, really good players.”

Finally, Meyer said that he is learning to trust the people who work for him and not try to micromanage every detail of the football program. That, if he can actually pull it off, represents a big change for Meyer, who wants to micromanage everything.

“I have a better appreciation for the guys around me,” said Meyer. “You can just bolt for five days. I’ve never done that in my life. But you know what? The stadium is still standing. Guys are working out and getting faster. And guys are graduating.”

So will Urban Meyer’s new outlook on life and coaching last? Or, will he return to his old habits under the weekly pressure of game preparation this fall? Coaching at the top of his profession and be excessively demanding and unforgiving.

Florida goes to Alabama on Oct. 2. If the two teams are undefeated and ranked in the top five, That week Meyer’s new life will be put to the ultimate test.

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259 comments Add your comment

Kid Ray

June 2nd, 2010
8:22 am

first, go Rutgers

naganole

June 2nd, 2010
8:25 am

UF has no chance…

George G.

June 2nd, 2010
8:32 am

Bama loses two in September and Florida goes undefeated in the regular season.

Gator fan

June 2nd, 2010
8:40 am

We have the tradition of Wake Forest but the arrogance of Notre Dame.

Cow bells

June 2nd, 2010
8:42 am

Tim Tebow will cry from Denver.

Mikey in the SAV

June 2nd, 2010
8:43 am

I am one of the folks that do not like Urb personally, but I am glad he is taking care of his health. His family is more important. Whether or not he goes back to his “old” self remains to be seen, but I suspect he will.
It’s very hard to change work habits.I have seen his type in business environments for many years and some have attempted to change and very very few succeed at it.
Good luck to him except when we meet in Jax.

you're right

June 2nd, 2010
8:43 am

you’re right naganole. florida has no chance of losing to FSU this season.

FACTS

June 2nd, 2010
8:44 am

What’s the over/under before Patrick shows up with his weak lies and statistics? I’ll say 2 post before the end of the first page.

SEC Fan

June 2nd, 2010
8:55 am

Take a Zantac Urban and save all the dramatics to Fred Sanford, Willis Reed and “soccer player”. Find another way to take the attention off your team when they lay an egg against Alabama.

kgator79

June 2nd, 2010
8:58 am

wow! did not know Wake Forest had 3 National championships and 3 heisman winners. Guess if UF has the tradition of Wake Forest with that, what does that say about UGA with their 1 title?

Can You Dig It

June 2nd, 2010
8:58 am

Meyer is known throughout the college coaching ranks as an egomaniac. He takes all the credit and gives none to his assistant coaches. This coming season will be hard for him to handle. Tebow is gone and now he has nobody to single handidly pull the Gators from behind against good teams in close games. The Gators will lose at least three games this year…and could lose four…its gonna happen…believe me. Bama will kick thier ass…as will LSU…Georgia and either S. Carolina or Fla. State. Meyer will implode sometime during the season and start pointing fingers at everyone except himself just like he always has when things got tough. Tebow was a one of a kind athlete..the kind that comes along every 15-20 years…he’s gone and Florida is gonna suffer because of it. …Also some of the athletes they have signed the past two years have major character issues (not to meantion grade troubles…why can some of thier signees get in Fla. but can’t get in other schools because of their grades?) and that will ultimately bring the Gators down. Its gonna be fun watching the Gators go down in flames….and I can’t wait….Can You Dig It.

SimpleDawg

June 2nd, 2010
8:59 am

The Gators will be good again, but Bama will be better than the Gators…again.

Hopefully, the Dawgs will be better also…….and beat the Gators this year.

We need to develop some more depth and talent in the Uga line.

It’s going to be an interesting season.

kgator79

June 2nd, 2010
9:00 am

expecting this article gets to about 5 to 6 pages long. Gator articles always seem to bring out the conversation in fans.

Steve Addazio

June 2nd, 2010
9:02 am

Looks like you’ll be seeing a LOT of me at future quarterback club and Gator Club speaking engagements Gator fans.

5IML

June 2nd, 2010
9:06 am

The New Meyer will revert to the Old Meyer which is the Real Meyer. Hopefully, the medication will continue to work (no sarcasm, I really mean this).

Typical Gator Fan

June 2nd, 2010
9:06 am

Finally! An article I can comment on. Wait, that’s not right. Finally, an article I can comment on and be on topic.

Reptiles Rule

June 2nd, 2010
9:06 am

Urban probably thinks he has found a new lease on life. A key for him will be to continue to strive for that balance in his life that has been missing. As far as going back to the bad old habits of not taking care of himself, I think his wife and kids and Jeremy Foley are gonna be keeping a close eye on that. This season is not going to bring the unreal burden of expectations or hopefully the craziness that last season did. Oct 2 at favored Bama will be important, but not like the rematch in Atlanta.

AlwaysAVol

June 2nd, 2010
9:07 am

Two names that should be banned for a year in college football columns, Teboe and Kiffin. I look for Alabama to pull off another undefeated year and for Florida to go into Atlanta with one or two losses. Both are talented teams, but I think Coach Saban will keep Alabama more focused. I think UGA will be surprisingly good this year, and I think my Vols have some rebuilding to do.

Jax Dawg

June 2nd, 2010
9:09 am

Reptile, you mean the daughter that “had her Daddy back” for one week? These type of coaches can’t tone it down, it’s what drives them to be successful.

FACTS

June 2nd, 2010
9:10 am

Can you dig it—

You’re an idiot…

Do you enjoy just making up crap to make yourself feel better about Meyer and Florida being better than your team?

Get a life. It’s so sad someone would just make up stuff to try and demean people they have never even met in their lives and who they are pathetically jealous of.

I feel sorry for you. Poor guy.

ugahater

June 2nd, 2010
9:11 am

alabama will not repeat, even as West Division champs. Auburn will win the West, Florida will win the East. Did I mention that I hate uga.

Typical Georgia Fan

June 2nd, 2010
9:16 am

Meyer will collapse on the sideline because he is a jerk and I don’t personally like him though I have never personally met him. Maybe then we’ll have a chance in Jax unless they decide to bring back the Zooker. Oh yeah, and did I happen to mention that he’s a jerk?? Same goes for Saban or any other coach out there that wins against us. But we sure like Spurrier a whole lot more now. Turned out after being a jerk for 12 years he wasn’t so bad after all. I even laugh at some of his jokes now. Just hope he doesn’t turn into a jerk again this year.

Typical Gator Fan writing a comment as Typical Bulldog Fan

June 2nd, 2010
9:17 am

Soooo 2000 and late.

Alphare

June 2nd, 2010
9:22 am

UGA has to find a systematic way to defeat Florida, like Saban is doing with BAMA. Does Saban call it “system”?

In the West, it has been Auburn, LSU and BAMA in the last 10 years with 3 NC titles.

But in the East, it has been mostly Florida with 3 NC titles.

Just make it interesting, dawgs!

Reptiles Rule

June 2nd, 2010
9:22 am

Jax Dawg, not that you really care but that is one of the things Urban is really striving to change in his life by spending more time with his family. Went on a rare family vacation to Europe and is spending more time at daughters volleyball games etc. He needs to continue that……

kgator79

June 2nd, 2010
9:23 am

Can You Dig It….

Meyer will start pointing fingers at everyone else like he always does when things dont go right? What a moron. Give one example of him EVER doing that. As for the rest of your idiotic post. Please name the list of current players who have “character issues” or were accepted at UF that could not get into any other university. UF ranks 2nd in the SEC only behind Vanderbilt in academic standards, so I’d really like to know where you pulled that info out from.

BAMA1

June 2nd, 2010
9:26 am

Uga hater: you are in for a BIG surprise!

Can You Dig It

June 2nd, 2010
9:27 am

kgator79, I think blaming Billy Gonzales for his players attending a party thrown by agents the Monday before the SECCG is finger pointing, don’t you?

Volunteer Nation

June 2nd, 2010
9:29 am

Look for Double D & the Vols to a make serious run at the East title this year as FLA & UGA look to have down years replacing QBs and most of defense.

Tide4u2c

June 2nd, 2010
9:29 am

I think it is good for the SEC to have a coach like Urban Meyer eventhough I don’t like how he likes to run up the score on teams but he has proven to be a winner and so it is good for the SEC.I like tough competition and I think it makes the games more interesting.I can’t wait to see the Florida and Alabama game this season.It remains to be seen if he can correct what plagued him after being knocked off that Tim Tebow pedestal and out of the number 1 spot.

Atlanta Gator

June 2nd, 2010
9:29 am

Well, the diagnosis is in, and the prescription has been delivered. No more esophageal spasms, no more tightness in the chest. Now, Meyer can focus on football again. Number one-ranked 2010 recruiting class in the country? Check. Stud quarterback who is a better pure passer than the Heisman-winning guy who just graduated? Check. Solid running backs? Check. Talented young defense? Check. Reliable deep-threat wide receivers? Question mark, but talent should step up.

All in all, I feel pretty good about the 2010 . . . I predict a 10-2 regular season and a very competitive SEC championship game. The predictions of the early demise of the Gators football program are premature, overstated, and largely wishful thinking by opposing fans.

Jax Dawg

June 2nd, 2010
9:30 am

Reptile, I have no love for Urban that is true. Just don’t pee on my head and tell me it’s raining though. He’s wired to coach football at a fast pace. He can’t go half speed. He’ll spend time with family and friends after he retires. The only coaches in the SEC that truly take time off from the grind is Richt and Spurrier.

Atlanta Gator

June 2nd, 2010
9:33 am

As for spending more time with his daughters, I suspect Urban looks forward to seeing more of his daughter at Georgia Tech the first weekend in December.

= )

Gen Neyland

June 2nd, 2010
9:33 am

Healthwise, I wish Meyer well. I truly do. Other than that, I’d like to see his Gators finish 2nd or worse in the East or 4th or worse overall in the SEC. Will I get my wish..? No, probably not but the games haven’t been played either. The way it’s projected, Tennessee will be on the outside looking in but stranger things have happened. For instance, E.T. went home. Here’s to hoping UT can upset at least one applecart…

Reptiles Rule

June 2nd, 2010
9:34 am

As far as I know, all the UF signees have been academically cleared. I believe Meyer has only had 1 non qualifier during his time at UF. Some schools (?) have twice that many (or more) in just one year.

FACTS

June 2nd, 2010
9:35 am

Can you dig it-

When exactly did Meyer blame Gonzalez for that? Let me guess you read it on the internet so it must be true. If not show us ONE link to an ACTUAL quote where Meyer did what you’re saying he did.

Like I said get a life.

kgator79

June 2nd, 2010
9:36 am

Tony:

Coach Meyer’s real diagnosis is “Sabanitis”. Not too serious, but unfortunately it will flare up again this October 2. Go Gator!

Duh

June 2nd, 2010
9:37 am

Mr. Safe, You have such insight. Alabama #1 in the West and Florida #1 in the East. Floridas’ big test at Alabama. I guess I don’t need to write this one down.

Reality

June 2nd, 2010
9:40 am

Reptiles Rule

June 2nd, 2010
9:34 am
As far as I know, all the UF signees have been academically cleared. I believe Meyer has only had 1 non qualifier during his time at UF. Some schools (?) have twice that many (or more) in just one year.

They qualify and then are kicked off the team. Shall I list the ones that committed felonies while under Urban Meyer’s careful watch?

FACTS

June 2nd, 2010
9:41 am

Volunteer Nation-

The Vols make a run at the East because UF & UGA are replacing QB’s and most of the defense? I guess the FACT UT is replacing MORE of their defense than either UF or UGA and that UT’s QB will have never have taken one snap in SEC play seems to be lost on you huh?

UT doesn’t have anywhere close to the talent or experience UF does on Defense and it’s an even bigger gap on O. UT doesn’t have a single returning starter on the OL and only returns 2 guys that have any semblance of playing time on the OL. UT’s running backs have almost as much inexperience. Not to mention UT has an almost completely new coaching staff with a Head Coach who had a losing record in the WAC.

UT will be lucky to be 4th in the SEC East.

Talk about being ignorant to reality…

Volunteer Nation

June 2nd, 2010
9:41 am

Once again Satan is signing illegal recruiting classes (over the NCAA limit) and continuing to cheat the system in every way imaginable, but then again, what else is new down in Bama?

Can You Dig It

June 2nd, 2010
9:42 am

Hey Facts…I guess you take exception to my comments about Tebow..huh? …the truth hurts doesn’t it? Lot of people are still wondering how Florida got Lawerence Marsh in school….S.Carolina, Clemson, Georgia, Ga. Tech,Auburn all had to quit recruiting him because of his grades but he ends up getting into Florida….wonder how that happened?…you Florida fans need to quit looking at yourselves in the mirror, patting yourselves on the back and telling everyone how great you are……Bama passed you by last season as the best team in the SEC …and there are other teams poised to kick you to the curb right behind them….Do you really think anyone else in the conference gives a rats ass about Florida and Meyer after the pompous attitudes you Florida fans have had while Tebow was playing for the Gators these past few years?….yah right….Floridas going down ….and its gonna be fun to watch…Can You Dig It!

Can You Dig It

June 2nd, 2010
9:42 am

FACTS

June 2nd, 2010
9:35 am
Can you dig it-

When exactly did Meyer blame Gonzalez for that? Let me guess you read it on the internet so it must be true. If not show us ONE link to an ACTUAL quote where Meyer did what you’re saying he did.

Like I said get a life.

EVERYONE knows that Coach Meyer held Billy Gonzales responsible for keeping him in the dark about that party. Ask ANYONE close to the program, I have.

FACTS

June 2nd, 2010
9:44 am

Reality-

List for us how many players that Urban Meyer recruited committed felonies? Then list the number of felonies Mark Richt’s players have committed. Go ahead and also list the number of players arrested under Meyer since he’s been at UF and then list the number of UGA player arrest during the same time frame.

I don’t think you will like that reality…

BIRDDAWGONE

June 2nd, 2010
9:46 am

Gen Neyland, Thanks for supporting your team, I guess its OK for me, a “delusional” UGA fan to think we might win a game this year. Can you believe I actually think each year that we should play the scheadule.

Miles

June 2nd, 2010
9:47 am

FL @ Bama…the biggest game of the year in the SEC!

Can You Dig It

June 2nd, 2010
9:48 am

Gotta love all these people posting on this blog using my name….9:27 post is not mine….either is the second post at 9:42….come on people get original…Can You Dig It!

FACTS

June 2nd, 2010
9:49 am

Even IF Urban Meyer DOES hold Billy G. responsible that does NOT support your claim that he blames other coaches. There isn’t ONE quote publically where anything has EVER been mentioned in that circumstance.

You really are pretty dumb too for trying to make that point. Urban Meyer was Billy G’s BOSS. If he held something VERY important like that from him then Meyer has ABSOLUTELY every right to have an issue with him. If that’s the case he also did everything right by keeping that behind closed doors and not in the public.

It’s amazing you’re so jealous that you would try and make a point of something like that when there’s no point to be made.

kgator79

June 2nd, 2010
9:52 am

Can You Dig it…

Meyer blamed Gonzales for that huh? Ok, please show a link where Meyer was EVER quoted saying that. Basically your taking a story you probably read on some blog and throwing in what you read in that blog that Meyer said that, when in fact he not once ever said or was quoted saying anything like that. Nice try though.

Reptiles Rule

June 2nd, 2010
9:52 am

Reality…only if you’ll list UGA’s first. How many so far this year?? I think you could be in the pole position my man!

RxDawg

June 2nd, 2010
9:53 am

Hmm, are we watching the begining of a dynasty coming back down to earth?

NoGaGator

June 2nd, 2010
9:54 am

Can You Dig It -

Seriously dude, get some help and get some real facts.

Meyer continuously praises and gets his assistants better jobs (see Strong, Mullen, Mattison, etc.) Meyer never stated anything about the mess that Gonzalez allegedly caused. UF has tougher academic requirements for athletes than most SEC schools and has a very high rate of recruits that qualify.

It’s alright to have opinions and likes/dislikes but try to earn some credibility without resorting to BS.

Mr. Name Drop

June 2nd, 2010
9:55 am

Let me tell you who else I talked to.

kgator79

June 2nd, 2010
9:56 am

Can You Dig It…

Oh now you have connections close to the UF program? People like yourself as so pathetic. The only connection you have to the UF program is the Gator shirt you probably bought in order to see what its like to actually be part of a championship program.

McDawg

June 2nd, 2010
9:57 am

i like UF chances w/ Bama earlier in the year rather than later because of relative lack of experience on Bama’s D

Big Al

June 2nd, 2010
9:59 am

I hope Urban’s health will continue in the positive direction so no want an excuse when the Tide Rolls over them again.

Volunteer Nation when you have facts come back to the table—illegal classes?

kgator79

June 2nd, 2010
10:00 am

Can You Dig it….

Who is wondering how Marsh got into school? Once again, show me one link where anyone questions this. Also show where all these other schools stopped recruiting him because of it. The simple fact that you actually mentioned South Carolina as one of those schools just completely exposed your made up story. Trust me, Florida is dropping players on their list far before South Carolina ever would.

Do love though how you can not show any facts to back up your idiotic ramblings.

NoGaGator

June 2nd, 2010
10:02 am

Can You Dig It -

It’s really sad how you can become so bitter at someone else’s success because you have none.

I have sympathy for your and Patrick’s anguish. At least Patrick tries to dig up some facts, however mis-applied with his circular logic.

kgator79

June 2nd, 2010
10:03 am

Can You Dig it…

Really now your going to play the, “that wasnt my post” card. If anything your probably the one using other peoples screen names on here. Amazing how after I first responded to you, mine was used. But I guess that is just a coincidence right?

Facts for FACTS

June 2nd, 2010
10:08 am

FACTS

June 2nd, 2010
9:44 am
Reality-

List for us how many players that Urban Meyer recruited committed felonies? Then list the number of felonies Mark Richt’s players have committed. Go ahead and also list the number of players arrested under Meyer since he’s been at UF and then list the number of UGA player arrest during the same time frame.

I don’t think you will like that reality…

Felony arrests
MARQUIS HANNAH
JANORIS JENKINS
CAM NEWTON
JACQUES RICKERSON
JAMAR HORNSBY
TONY JOINER
RONNIE WILSON
DORIAN MUNROE
AVERY ATKINS
BRANDON JAMES

These are just the felonies, not misdemeanors. UGA had a lot of misdemeanors of DUI, underage drinking, driving with license and insurance, no tag. I couldn’t find many felonies.

Bulldog59

June 2nd, 2010
10:08 am

Good article. Will be interesting to see if Meyer can stick to his new regimen. He is a self-admitted micro-manager.

I am more interested in seeing how his hiring skills work out. New DC, Teryl Austin, has never been a DC before. It will be interesting to see if he is successful. Likewise, Grantham at UGA is a test of CMR’s hiring skills.

im4bama

June 2nd, 2010
10:09 am

I’m ready for that Florida game. Remember what happened the last time Urban Cryer came to T-town? They got smoked by Shula. Guess what’s gonna happen in front of the largest crowd ever at Bryant Denny this year against perhaps one if the best offenses that Bama has ever put on a field. We’re gonna make their asses quit by pounding them all day.

To Auburn fans- Lower your expectations, you are not knocking us off the top of the west this year or anytime soon. I wish you well against everyone else though.

poopdawg

June 2nd, 2010
10:14 am

Are those TEBOW TEARS i hear dropping on the keyboards from the GATOR bloggers? Quit your dam whining!

Facts for FACTS

June 2nd, 2010
10:15 am

Anyone else want to take the “Pepsi” challenge? College kids drink underage, drive without insurance and get into fights. Not all shoot Ak-47s, stalk women, commit felony breaking and entering, felony drug buys, use dead girls credit cards and receive stolen goods. Next?

Yet another....

June 2nd, 2010
10:16 am

SEC article… zzzzzz

kgator79

June 2nd, 2010
10:16 am

What do people not understand when they list players who were arrested who were eventually found to be not guilty and had charges dropped (Tony Joiner). Additionally Jenkins, Munroe, James were not charged with felonies. Atkins (RIP) was arrested after he left the UF program (guess thats Meyer’s fault). While the only ones actually charged with a felony.. Hornsby, Newton, Wilson and Rickerson were all kicked off.

So what exactly is your point?

Shankit

June 2nd, 2010
10:20 am

FACTS
Okay, we will list the number of felony arrests under Urban Meyer – Total 24 arrests
ranging from beating up pregnant girlfried, to stealing credit card from car accident
victim, to rape, gambling, theft, assault and battery,, resisting arrest.
Number of misdemeanors dismissed – Total 33
Since Spurrier in 1989, over 100 felony arrests of Gator football players.
AND OH YEAH, how about your football announcer being arrested for child
pornography.
Source of information is the Orlando Sentinel. That paper is in Florida.
How is your recruiting going at Raiford prison this year?

Poker in the front

June 2nd, 2010
10:21 am

Urban does not need to slow down. He does not have a heart problem.

I think UF will take a step back…but I don’t see who will step forward. Could be Carolina or it could be Georgia. I fear the East will be well mediocre in 2010.

Liquor in the rear

June 2nd, 2010
10:23 am

What Bama paranoia will surface today?

Customary Fact Checker

June 2nd, 2010
10:28 am

Great Article Tony:

Urban Meyer has a major rebuilding job going on in Gainesville. Yes, the talent is there. The lack of time these players have spent on the field is going to be the difference. With the NCAA limits on time a player can practice and with all the New Staff Members at UF, it will be a long and testing season for the Gators. It still makes you wonder: How DEDICATED is Urban to his program today compared to this time last year?

The SEC is going to be alot stronger across the board this year compared to last year and in 08. We see cycles in college football, schools are up for several years and then a key player gets hurt, or a coach leaves or some issue arises and times get a little tougher. UF went through a couple of years under Zook, Alabama under Dubose, Shula, Georgia has a tough couple of years, Auburn transistions from Tuberville to Big Cat Rescue Chizik, Tennessee –enough said,,,,it goes on an on. The question comes from dedication and how these 18 to 23 year old kids respond?
Alot of question are to be answered in 10 and we are about 3 months away from some answers.

NoGaGator

June 2nd, 2010
10:29 am

Tony-

I don’t agree that “Meyer’s ultimate test will come Oct. 2 at Alabama”.

As Meyer has stated on countless occasions, his team’s goal is to make it to Atlanta. Win there and the rest tends to take care of itself.

Oct. 2 is still early in the season. UF’s defense, while talented, is still young and unproven. They’ll need time to jell, form an identity and have the new DC get them to play to their strengths. An early loss to Bama won’t hurt them if they win the SEC East. I like our chances for a rematch in December. BTW, Meyer’s record against UA is 2-2. Saban’ record against UF is 4-4.

Can You Dig It

June 2nd, 2010
10:30 am

kgator79…Grow up little boy…your showing how inmature you are with your rantings on your posts……your beginning to act like Meyer……,I agree with “Facts for the FACTS”….I don’t see any felony arrests at Georgia since Richts been there…only minor offenses. Can You Dig It!

Shankit

June 2nd, 2010
10:31 am

Facts for facts
Good blog, but if you go on Google, Orlando Sentinel,
you have left off 15 names under Meyer who have
felony arrests, including Carl Johnson (rape), Riley Cooper,
etc.

Can You Dig It

June 2nd, 2010
10:31 am

Great post Customary Fact Checker….no truer words have ever been spoken…Can You Dig It!

Gen Neyland

June 2nd, 2010
10:39 am

Can You(r) Dig It : Please. We that lived through the 60’s would appreciate it.

FACTS

June 2nd, 2010
10:41 am

And this isn’t the full list under Richt, there looks to be some felonies and not just a bunch of traffic tickets:

Trinton Sturvidant (simple battery)
Blake Barnes (furnishing alcohol to a minor)
Tripp Chandler (minor in possession of alcohol)
Brandon Wood (DUI)
Kelvin Perez (DUI)
Vince Vance (knowingly driving with a suspended license)
Donovan Baldwin (DUI, reckless driving)
Fred Munzenmaier (underage possession of alcohol)
Jeff Henson (public urination)
Clint Boling (DUI)
Jeremy Lomax (reckless driving, possession of a concealed weapon without a license)
Matthew Pick (underage alcohol possession)
Tanner Strickland (fake identification)
Paul Taylor (battery)
Shane McCleskey (battery)
Akeem Hebron (underage possession of alcohol)
Antonio Sims (DUI)
Ian Smith (public intoxication)
Marquis Elmore (driving with a suspended license)
Dannell Ellerbe (DUI)
Kedrick Golston (disorderly conduct, bar fight)
Derrick White (disorderly conduct, bar fight)
Tavares Kearney (simple battery)
Derrick White (DUI)
Zeb McKinzey (underage possession of alcohol)
Darrius Swain (driving with a suspended license)
Michael Turner (possession of less than an ounce of marijuana)
Rennie Curran (theft, taking a parking boot worth $350)
Michael Lemon (aggravated battery) Felony
Justin Anderson (simple battery)
Montex Robinson (battery)
Bruce Adrine (battery)
Tim Jennings (posession)
Bryan McClendon (posession)
DeMario Minter (posession)
Mario Raley (posession)
Randall Swoopes (posession)
Kenny Bailey (theft)
Richard Seymour (theft)
Robert Brannon (theft)
Decory Bryant (theft)
Kendrell Bell (theft)
Tony Gilbert (theft)
Charles Grant (theft)
Zach Mettenberger (sexual battery)
Vance Cuff (driving with suspended licsence)

Mr. Pappagiorgio

June 2nd, 2010
10:42 am

I honestly hope Florida loses every single game.

Facts for FACTS

June 2nd, 2010
10:44 am

Any felonies on that list Facts?

Shankit

June 2nd, 2010
10:45 am

FACTS
Ya’ll got you a new announcer recruited yet?
Was the Child Porn charges against your
announcer dismissed in Gainesville as a misdemeanor?

Corch Meyer

June 2nd, 2010
10:47 am

Give ME 5 more years to tally up the arrest totals, I haven’t been here long enough to catch up on misdemeanors.

kgator79

June 2nd, 2010
10:51 am

Can You Dig it….

Really the multiple screen names your using now to make it like someone actually agrees with you is truely sad. If your going to do that, at least fake it a little better. Yet you go on the same rants on those screen names that you were before.

kgator79

June 2nd, 2010
10:53 am

FACTS….

This is all they have. Fans like them realize their team has not been able to do it on the field against Florida, so now they have to look off the field and try to find something. I mean just look, now they are having to go to a sideline reporter for material against Meyer and Florida. Like I’ve said before, thats when you know things are pretty good in Gainesville when thats all they got.

Kirby Smart

June 2nd, 2010
10:54 am

Saban will spank Meyer and the Gaytors come September.

T-Town will be rocking and Chi-Town will be downtown with all the chicks.

FACTS

June 2nd, 2010
10:56 am

Facts for Facts-
Michael Lemon
Montex Robinson
Danelle Ellerbe

just to name a few felonies from that list

kgator79

June 2nd, 2010
10:59 am

I honestly do not care who has been arrested for what at what school and not going to pretend I care. Not just with Florida but for any other school, no more than any of you all care who is arrested for your school. But I always love this mightier than thou attitude rival fans get when a school they hate has a player arrested and act like they are totally appauled. All successful programs throughout the decades have always had their share of high risk guys. You have to take chances on that highly talented kid who is a bit of a trouble maker if you want to be a top program. Sure, you can go for all good kids if you want to be Wake Forest and maybe be a consistant bowl team, but a consistant National title team takes a couple crazy guys whether its Miami of the 80s and 90s, FSU in the 90s, Nebraska with guys like Phillips ect…

Coach Urban Meyer

June 2nd, 2010
11:02 am

Listen folks, I recruit football players. They come for a very diverse background and that includes felonies and misdemeanors. If I win, all that should be cast aside as the cost of doing business. Period.

DawginLex

June 2nd, 2010
11:23 am

Are we really going to exchange lists of kids who got into trouble?

God, I hope not.

I am glad Meyer is healthy and is feeling better. Anyone who wishes ill health on someone else is sick themselves.

Alabama is going to beat florida on 10/5/10.

florida will have a worse record than UGA when they meet in Jacksonville.

florida will not sniff a title without Tebow.

Tebow is Florida’s Herschel.

Reptiles Rule

June 2nd, 2010
11:26 am

Georgia folks are the LAST people who should be mentioning arrests and talking about players getting kicked off teams. You do that in order to try to discredit other programs but only end up discrediting your own. I’d suggest you go back to talking about the referee conspiracy theories or something.

Jim

June 2nd, 2010
11:37 am

When questioned on how he would describe Coach Wally Butts character, UGA President O.C. Aderhold replied, “I would say it’s bad’”

Now Butts’ name “graces” the facade of the headquarters of UGA’s athletics.

How delightfully appropo.

Bulldog59

June 2nd, 2010
11:38 am

40-yard dash, bench max, squat max, highlight films…. there are lots of things used to measure a kid’s physical abilities.

But, there is no simple test for honesty, integrity, and character. If a coach is lucky, he gets word of character issues early, and doesn’t offer the scholarship.

Other than that, once enrolled, coaches can only have strict guidelines and penalties for a player’s transgressions.

All the coaches are in the same boat, except for Kiffin, he is truly the scum of the earth.

gdawginkalamazoo

June 2nd, 2010
11:50 am

All schools have problems with their players. As Bulldog59 mentioned the only way to avoid this is to find out any character problems before kids get there and not offer a scholarship. Any program is susceptible to this so I won’t fault the coach whether it be Meyer, Saban, Richt etc because we all know that is the last thing that they want for their program. Now if they recruit kids with character issues it is a different story.

Reptiles Rule

June 2nd, 2010
12:01 pm

I can kinda understand why many Georgia fans would think that Florida will not win championships without Tebow. They are still caught up in the Hershel Walker analogy from 30 years ago. They see that they themselves haven’t sniffed a national championship since he left. And it took them how long to win another SEC championship?? Was it 2002 before they won another one? So, as misguided as it may be, I can understand the mindset.

SaintsLSU

June 2nd, 2010
12:05 pm

Meyer won’t be able to rest the week after the Tide because the Tigers come to Gainsville on the Oct 9. Tough two week stretch for them.

Gen Neyland

June 2nd, 2010
12:21 pm

Bulldog59 : For the life of me, I can’t understand why a Dawg fan still hammers on Kiffin. Oh wait. Never mind…

SEC Headlines – 6/2/10 « MrSEC.com

June 2nd, 2010
12:28 pm

[...] Meyer hasn’t experienced any chest pains since January…16.  But this writer believes the real test for Meyer will come when the Gators face Alabama on October 2nd.17.  Everyone was glad to learn that Meyer’s chest pains weren’t caused [...]

G8R GRAD

June 2nd, 2010
12:39 pm

HE LIVES ! ! ! !
Atlanta Gator, where ya been, son?

kgator79

June 2nd, 2010
12:39 pm

SaintsLSU….

Never is any rest within SEC play week to week. UGA fanw will be glad to know though that UF’s bye week is right before the Florida/Georgia game. Meyer and UF with 2 weeks to prepare for a team never works out good for the team they face.

G8R GRAD

June 2nd, 2010
12:45 pm

UF goes 10-2, at worst, and gets a rematch in Atlanta December 4th!

GO GATORS!

G8R GRAD

June 2nd, 2010
12:48 pm

UF’s toughest weekends are in Tuscaloosa and Tallahassee.
Bama’s are in Fayetteville and Tuscaloosa(twice).

kgator79

June 2nd, 2010
12:56 pm

G8R…

I keep hearing about how playing at FSU is going to be tough. But I just cant buy into it I guess until I see it. Every year we hear the same thing and almost every year its a blowout by Florida. (2005: 34-7 2007: 45-12 2008: 45-15 2009: 37-10.) And frankly Jimbo being the head coach now really doesnt mean all that much. Anyone who doesnt think he has been running things the last few years is pretty blind. But we will see.

Chipper Jones would've graduated magna cum laude had he chosen to go to Florida

June 2nd, 2010
1:04 pm

Let it be known that I’ve made love to more women than Saban and Meyer have won national championships combined! Or, at least, I’ve made love to women more times than they’ve won national championships.

djgator

June 2nd, 2010
1:05 pm

Gators will crush bama!!!!!! That is all.

Bama fan

June 2nd, 2010
1:11 pm

Spasms? That’s all? Sucks for the dawg fans.

Bama fan

June 2nd, 2010
1:12 pm

djgator,

It will be a great game as will the rematch. Leave it at that.

U guys is stoopid!

June 2nd, 2010
1:25 pm

“UF goes 10-2, at worst, and gets a rematch in Atlanta December 4th!”

The gators schedule is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too easy this year. Do you gals even play a ranked team this year?

BAMA alum

June 2nd, 2010
1:30 pm

It’s going to be a fun season. Oh how I love the SEC.

Gator Up

June 2nd, 2010
1:31 pm

In 2 years Florida Quarterback John Brantley will Be the #1 pick in the Nfl……..mark my words all U Florida Naysayers………………………………..Fla will be a top 10 team this year and next…Boo..Hoo

archangeladidas

June 2nd, 2010
1:32 pm

One of the worst things in the “life of sports” is these sorry a$$ garbagedawgs talking sh!t. You losers will lose to the FLORIDA GATORS once again just like you always do. After the fact you will be cring about moving the game out of Florida. Damn losers!

Alabama Jack

June 2nd, 2010
1:36 pm

You have to remember that the UGA bulldog is the result of generations of uncontrolled inbreeding, and so is their mascot.

Bama Slammer

June 2nd, 2010
1:37 pm

Bama running back Mark Ingram will have an off year because he will be upset that his Daddy wasn’t paroled……………..

djgator

June 2nd, 2010
1:37 pm

Sorry Bama Fan sometimes I can’t help myself. Go Gators!!!!!! UGA Sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bama Slammer

June 2nd, 2010
1:41 pm

Hey Bama fan…..yeah it will be a good game…especially when Florida’s new top recruit out of Califorinia runs wild all over your Quarterback…….

DP

June 2nd, 2010
1:44 pm

G8R Grad, when comparing road schedules you must have missed Alabama’s road game against LSU. I’d rate that one tougher than at FSU.

Coach Urbane Cryer

June 2nd, 2010
1:54 pm

Hey Thug-dawgs…

Don’t forget to pack those cute little black pants and helmets…

See at the beat-down by the St. Johns.

SOOHSO

June 2nd, 2010
1:54 pm

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

If that was my kid we'd be going at it right now

June 2nd, 2010
2:01 pm

I’ve never met him personally either but he sure seems like a jerk to me.

U guys is stoopid!

June 2nd, 2010
2:04 pm

“especially when Florida’s new top recruit out of Califorinia runs wild all over your Quarterback”

Bama has a bigger and fast defense. Just ask Urban and Timmy.

I wish Auburn was playing Florida

June 2nd, 2010
2:05 pm

I really do. Auburn loves to run all over Florida and Urban Meyer.

TommyP

June 2nd, 2010
2:05 pm

Tony Barnhart: Answer this, please. (hold on…you hardly ever answer anyone’s questions on here)

If Tim Tebow was one of the greatest college football players of all time (some say he is) and Charlie Strong was a great, great defensive coordinator, how is Florida this clear-cut favorite in the East? You can’t have it both ways. If they are the clear-cut favorite, it seems Tebow was vastly overrated as well as Strong.

If Tebow and Strong were that great, Florida will not be at the level that they were. I happen to feel this is the situation.

I wish Auburn was playing Florida

June 2nd, 2010
2:06 pm

“Gators will crush bama!!!!!! That is all.”

Yeah, that didn’t work out well for the crybabies in Florida last year……..

I wish Auburn was playing Florida

June 2nd, 2010
2:08 pm

TommyP

The fact that the SEC East is very weak this year proves that Florida will win. I don’t see UGA, SC or TN putting up much of a fight.

The SEC West has Bama, LSU, AU and Arkansas all competing and all will have very good teams. Florida will struggle hard against tough teams…..

Do they play any this year?

I wish Auburn was playing Florida

June 2nd, 2010
2:10 pm

Ok, Florida will play LSU and Bama back to back. There is no way Florida will come out of there with two wins.

All in all, Florida has an easy schedule.

The General Feeling

June 2nd, 2010
2:21 pm

Gen Neyland, you saw ET leave for home but you didn’t see him make it home. Same for Urban Meyer. He told us he was retiring but we never saw him retire. Or, did we?

When people make a diffciult decision, like to retire, they have already checked-out emotionally and mentally. Just see Billy Donovan if you need an example. Meyer will be a shell of his once self. But they’ll still beat UGa.

Reptiles Rule

June 2nd, 2010
2:23 pm

TO: “I wish Auburn was playing Florida”…You probably just wish you were Auburn. Period. At least then you could boast of a winning record vs Meyer. But alas, you’re just a mangy mutt. And BTW, way to fight your own battles!! But you can’t hide forever behind that skirt!! See you in Oct….

Me

June 2nd, 2010
2:25 pm

The truth…you exemplify bulldawg class.

Ashamed Gator

June 2nd, 2010
2:25 pm

Wow, being a Gator fan has never made me more sad. You people have no idea what being humble means do you? Go Gators, but our fans are completely classless.

kgator79

June 2nd, 2010
2:28 pm

I made out with Tim Tebow too! You’re right, BEST DAY EVER!

kgator79

June 2nd, 2010
2:32 pm

TommyP….

Because Florida is still Florida under Meyer and talent wise there isnt anybody in the SEC East who compares to Florida. Yes Florida lost Tebow and replace him with Brantley can you sit there and say that there is an SEC East team that clearly has a better QB than Florida? All losing Tebow and Strong means is that its more questionable to win the national title or contend for it and its not like anyone is picking them to win the SEC. But saying they are the clear favorite to win the division is not something outragous.

Tim Tebow

June 2nd, 2010
2:34 pm

UF will no doubt be down this year without me running all the 4-5 yard touchdown plays. They will not make the SEC title game or even be 2 or 3 in their division. The Broncos, however, will win the Super Bowl and you will see more tears from me.

GATA!

June 2nd, 2010
2:36 pm

(G)ators in (AT)lanta (A)gain! GATA!

Reptiles Rule

June 2nd, 2010
2:38 pm

Stupid imitation? That’s the best you got??

I wish Auburn was playing Florida

June 2nd, 2010
2:43 pm

“And BTW, way to fight your own battles!!”

Not sure what that even means, ma’am.

Reptiles Rule

June 2nd, 2010
2:46 pm

And yes, “Cox” in your case is definitely plural.

Reptiles Rule 1

June 2nd, 2010
2:46 pm

Reptiles Rule

June 2nd, 2010
2:48 pm

“Not sure what that even means, Ma’am” Of course you don’t.

Reptiles Rule

June 2nd, 2010
2:49 pm

And BTW, I don’t hate you!

PTC DAWG

June 2nd, 2010
2:51 pm

IF someone thinks ONE road game in the SEC is the Ultimate Test for a Coach..that person is on crack. Meyer has proven to be a big time winner…and one game, whichever way it goes, won’t change that.

I wish Auburn was playing Florida

June 2nd, 2010
2:51 pm

““Not sure what that even means, Ma’am” Of course you don’t.”

Are you retarded?

The reason I ask is because an intelligent person would elaborate their comment when another person doesn’t know why the other person wrote what she did.

Now, you wrote “And BTW, way to fight your own battles!!”

What do you mean by “way to fight your own battles?”

I wish Auburn was playing Florida

June 2nd, 2010
2:52 pm

“Meyer has proven to be a big time winner”

Of course he has, he just can’t seem to go undefeated at UF.

Reptiles Rule

June 2nd, 2010
2:55 pm

Have someone who has actually been in a battle explain that to you one day. I dont have the time nor the coloring book to show you.

help, I live in Ga

June 2nd, 2010
2:56 pm

Urban is a good coach who has had some great players. Take Tebow out of the mix and he’s good–not great. Put Tebow in the mix and I still think he’s not great. I think he failed to coach Tebow up when he needed to. He has tons of talent around him for a few more years. If he doesn’t contend for titles then he’s not doing his job. We will see if that’s the case.

Reptiles Rule

June 2nd, 2010
2:57 pm

And isn’t there an age restriction of 13 to be commenting on these blogs anyway?? Guess schools out and you must be bored. Run along now…your mama’s calling. And your daddy’s right here.

I wish Auburn was playing Florida

June 2nd, 2010
3:00 pm

“Have someone who has actually been in a battle explain that to you one day.”

In other words, you’re a dumb a$$ who can’t explain their own rhetoric.

“And isn’t there an age restriction of 13 to be commenting on these blogs anyway??’

No, but there should be because it would restrict special ed kids such as yourself from coming on these blogs.

“Run along now…your mama’s calling. And your daddy’s right here.”

Again, retarded comeback from a retard.

Reptiles Rule

June 2nd, 2010
3:00 pm

My daddy used to touch me.

I wish Auburn was playing Florida

June 2nd, 2010
3:02 pm

“I dont have the time nor the coloring book to show you.”

Well, no kidding. You already colored and urinated all over your coloring books. Duh!

I wish Auburn was playing Florida

June 2nd, 2010
3:02 pm

“My daddy used to touch me.”

Well, you need to report to child services.

Reptiles Rule

June 2nd, 2010
3:05 pm

Oh my face is so red right now!!! Stop imitating me or I’m gonna cry. Its not fair he took my name.

I wish Auburn was playing Florida

June 2nd, 2010
3:06 pm

“Oh my face is so red right now!!! Stop imitating me or I’m gonna cry. Its not fair he took my name.”

Don’t point the finger at me, ma’am.

Reptiles Rule

June 2nd, 2010
3:06 pm

I’m telling my mom on you. She’ll be down here to give me a snack anytime now, and she is gonna let you have it.

kgator79

June 2nd, 2010
3:07 pm

Who is making fun of my baby. You better stop that or I’m gonna get the belt out. I came down here to give him a snack and he is in tears now.

I wish Auburn was playing Florida

June 2nd, 2010
3:08 pm

Gee whiz, the two gator fans above are weirdos.

Tim Tebow

June 2nd, 2010
3:11 pm

I, too, love men and have had my dad touch me in private areas.

Hurricane's Are Coming

June 2nd, 2010
3:11 pm

“Gee whiz, the two gator fans above are weirdos.”

Yeah they are. Anyway, Bama is going to crush the gators. End of story.

Joshua Jacket

June 2nd, 2010
3:13 pm

……………

…………… NESBITT for HEISMAN

RedBaron

June 2nd, 2010
3:13 pm

GOD!!!!! I love you Tim Tebow.

'BAMA 1

June 2nd, 2010
3:14 pm

You gaYtor a-holes will see come 10-2-10, ROLL TIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tim Tebow

June 2nd, 2010
3:14 pm

I love you too RedBaron… Whoever you are. Want me to fly you to Denver for the weekend?

Capt. sMitch

June 2nd, 2010
3:14 pm

Hey RedBaron didn’t your wife play football also?

RedBaron

June 2nd, 2010
3:16 pm

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE. I’ll go anything you wish. Can I bring the towel you threw me at the last home game. I would love to show you a trick I do with it.

Dawglasville

June 2nd, 2010
3:16 pm

I hope that Urban doesn’t have another panic attack after Bama beats them again. The only doctor in Alabama is Granny with her medicine jug.

Sorry, Gator and Bama fans. You guys spend so much time on our blogs being ugly that in a moment of weakness I have stooped to your level.

RedBaron

June 2nd, 2010
3:18 pm

Hi Captin sMitch!!!

My wife tried to play football but she is real big and couldn’t move too fast. Unless it was to the fridgerator.

Capt. sMitch

June 2nd, 2010
3:18 pm

Anybody want a parm puff shoved up their ass

kgator79

June 2nd, 2010
3:20 pm

would be nice if ajc.com could put an age restriction on people who can post on here.

Tim Tebow

June 2nd, 2010
3:20 pm

Red… Your wish has been granted. Send me your travel info to ttebow@denverbroncos.com and we’ll get the flights and hotels worked out. What weekend would you like to come out?

Tim Tebow

June 2nd, 2010
3:20 pm

I would like one of those shoved up my ass. What are they?

RedBaron

June 2nd, 2010
3:22 pm

Thank the good lord for Tim Tebow. Tim… I can ready this weekend. I just need to get trimmed up and cleaned up first. Let;s try Friday morning out of Orlando returning late Sunday. k?

(The Real) Reptiles Rule

June 2nd, 2010
3:23 pm

They need to get that adolescent kid off these blogs. You can tell that schools out. And so am I. Have a nice day.

(The Real) Reptiles Rule

June 2nd, 2010
3:25 pm

(I still love men though!)

Greensboro, Georgia

June 2nd, 2010
3:26 pm

————————————————
…………NESBITT for HEISMAN………..
————————————————

I wish Auburn was playing Florida

June 2nd, 2010
3:28 pm

“They need to get that adolescent kid off these blogs. You can tell that schools out. And so am I. Have a nice day.”

I’m not stealing your blog name. So please do me a favor and don’t point your finger at me.

Thanks, I wish Auburn was playing Florida

I wish Auburn was playing Florida

June 2nd, 2010
3:29 pm

(I love men too!)

I wish Auburn was playing Florida

June 2nd, 2010
3:32 pm

“(I love men too!)”

Yeah, not so much. But thanks for the laugh.

I wish Auburn was playing Florida

June 2nd, 2010
3:35 pm

My boyfriend and I share this login and he must be blogging from his phone.

You better get home honey…. it’s about to rain and remember the last time you came home all wet?

hmmmmmmmmmm.

Long Gator

June 2nd, 2010
3:36 pm

The SEC champ will be from the West. The two best teams
in the conference are in the West.

Miss Greensboro USA

June 2nd, 2010
3:36 pm

————————————————
……….Joshua Nesbitt for Heisman !
————————————————

Tim Tebow

June 2nd, 2010
3:39 pm

Hiya LONG Gator! Why do they call you that? What are your plans for this weekend? I got a new buddy flying in from Orlando. Want hang out?

RedBaron

June 2nd, 2010
3:41 pm

Tim!!! Three’s a crowd. Thought it was gonna be me and you. If you want another guy in the mix, I can hang. It’s not like I’ve never done that before!

Payback's like your boyfriend, A B*itch

June 2nd, 2010
3:41 pm

I stole your blog names losers, get over it.

Payback's like your boyfriend, A B*itch

June 2nd, 2010
3:43 pm

I didn’t steal your blog name though I wish Auburn was playing Florida, that would be either Reptile or Kgayfer. One of the two.

Payback's like your boyfriend, A B*itch

June 2nd, 2010
3:44 pm

Can’t wait to see the Canes beat that a$$ though.

Canes Suck too!!!

June 2nd, 2010
3:45 pm

Canes can’t beat their own dicks.

Payback's like your boyfriend, A B

June 2nd, 2010
3:48 pm

Yeah… your right . We suck. Sorry guys.

Payback's like your boyfriend, A B*itch

June 2nd, 2010
3:49 pm

What happened to my name?

Payback's like your boyfriend, A B*itch

June 2nd, 2010
3:50 pm

Huh… it’s back. Cheap ass blog.

Reptiles Rule

June 2nd, 2010
3:51 pm

My mommy said I could get on the computer again guys, please don’t be mean.

I wish Auburn was playing Florida

June 2nd, 2010
3:54 pm

“My boyfriend and I share this login and he must be blogging from his phone.

You better get home honey…. it’s about to rain and remember the last time you came home all wet?

hmmmmmmmmmm.”

That makes absolutely no sense.

Reptiles Rule

June 2nd, 2010
3:54 pm

HAHA its funny that someone took the made up name of that guy who was making fun of us.

I wish Auburn was playing Florida

June 2nd, 2010
3:55 pm

“I didn’t steal your blog name though I wish Auburn was playing Florida, that would be either Reptile or Kgayfer. One of the two.”

I’d hope not because whoever stole my name uses really bad grammar.

Reptiles Rule

June 2nd, 2010
3:55 pm

(I still love men though!!)

I wish Auburn was playing Florida

June 2nd, 2010
3:56 pm

Reptiles Rule

Why are you stealing blog names? I mean really, you could be funnier and more original.

I wish Auburn was playing Florida

June 2nd, 2010
3:57 pm

“I’d hope not because whoever stole my name uses really bad grammar.”

and punctuation.

Gillislee

June 2nd, 2010
3:59 pm

“I hope CUM has a heart attack and dies during the game”

Now there is a poster with real class, be ashamed buddy. Yeah you might not like Urban but the guy is a husband, father, and a human being.

I wish Auburn was playing Florida

June 2nd, 2010
4:00 pm

( I love men too! Yummy!)

I wish Auburn was playing Florida

June 2nd, 2010
4:02 pm

“( I love men too! Yummy!)”

Could you at least try to be funny? I mean, you’re gay-ed out comments are about as funny as Mike Vick killing dogs.

I’m guessing that you have an anal fetish.

I wish Auburn was playing Florida

June 2nd, 2010
4:03 pm

I do like Anal. Why did you take my login. It’s not funny. I was here way before you imposters showed up. LEAVE!!!!

I wish Auburn was playing Florida

June 2nd, 2010
4:06 pm

“I do like Anal. Why did you take my login. It’s not funny. I was here way before you imposters showed up. LEAVE!!!!”

Well, we now know the butt pirate who stole my blog name loves it up the butt. Good luck with that!

Payback's like your boyfriend, A B*tch

June 2nd, 2010
4:12 pm

You guys are too much LOL.

Childish imitators suck

June 2nd, 2010
4:19 pm

To the guy stealing people’s handles. What the hell is wrong with you? Are you really that childish and immature? Wonder how tough you are hiding behind that computer keyboard. There’s a psych profile on people like you who hurl insults while hiding comfortably behind a keyboard. That psych profile tends to show that you are weak, anti-social, shunned by classmates, co-workers,etc., have an inferiority complex, angry at the world so this is how you lash back, and most of all you are a damn coward.

Me

June 2nd, 2010
4:29 pm

This idiot who keeps posting under other peoples names and making numerous stupid adolescent comments needs to ne banned from the AJC. I’m sure they can track his actual E Mail address. Some ot the direct statements are very offensive.

Beast from the East

June 2nd, 2010
5:16 pm

Wow. This blog went to hell quickly. Nice work policing the input, Tony! I guess we need to find another place to actually discuss football.

I wish Auburn was playing Florida

June 2nd, 2010
5:24 pm

So is the gal who was stealing my name now banned?

I wish Auburn was playing Florida

June 2nd, 2010
5:25 pm

“This idiot who keeps posting under other peoples names and making numerous stupid adolescent comments needs to ne banned from the AJC. I’m sure they can track his actual E Mail address. Some ot the direct statements are very offensive.”

I think she has been banned.

kgator79

June 2nd, 2010
5:44 pm

Hopefully they have something in place to ban people like that. It does completely ruin the blog.

ftballdemon

June 2nd, 2010
6:14 pm

So many mis-stated facts all around…so many childish comments. Having fun little boys! Go back to your video games since you have nothing better to do. This rambling trail is so pathetic to read. I believe in the SEC to win the NC again! It’s our destiny! Most likely UF and Alabama again!

I wish Auburn was playing Florida

June 2nd, 2010
7:01 pm

“It does completely ruin the blog.”

They sure do but so do people like you….

Jesse James

June 2nd, 2010
7:55 pm

Meyer – Heck he will be dehydrated by Oct.2 and if the going gets tough he will quit again and again and again and again. Anything to get attention to himself.

Charlie Bama

June 2nd, 2010
8:04 pm

TB is right– The early match-up with next year’s eventual national champion in Tuscaloosa will be a barn burner; a prime time world-wind knock-down-drag-out penalty-saturated, Erin Andrews spottin’ event, for sure. I predict a score-fest, with an edge to BAMA, scoring last in the game for a 2-point win, with both teams handily scoring in the high 30s. Regardless of the outcome, we ALL know where it’s headed—A rematch in the Dome in December, with the edge going to whichever team lost the Oct 2 event. Elsewhere in the SEC, Orange Hillbillies will remain bad and the rest of us will enjoy it, and Auburn will enjoy its customary 8-4 regular season, capped by a trip to the Don’tLetThis HappenToYou Bowl in Bazooka, Florida.

I wish Auburn was playing Florida

June 2nd, 2010
9:00 pm

“and Auburn will enjoy its customary 8-4 regular season”

Auburn has had more wins in the past 10 years than Bama.

“capped by a trip to the Don’tLetThis HappenToYou Bowl in Bazooka, Florida.”

Is that like the Shreveport Sulfur Bowl Bammer went to when they went 6-6 just 3 years ago?

I wish Auburn was playing Florida

June 2nd, 2010
9:01 pm

“Tuscaloosa will be a barn burner”

Is that what Bama grads call their trailer parks these days?

I wish Auburn was playing Florida

June 2nd, 2010
9:02 pm

“Orange Hillbillies will remain bad”

Yeah, but at least they aren’t all inbred hicks like bama fans. Oh, and TN grads don’t go on to live their lives in double wide trailers in Tuscaloser.

Bama fan

June 2nd, 2010
9:57 pm

I wish Auburn was playing Florida,

Come on over and shine my bcs trophy for me. And while you’re at it tell Cam I saw him eyeballing my laptop the other day. Tell him not to be getting any crazy ideas about my laptop.

I wish Auburn was playing Florida

June 2nd, 2010
10:08 pm

“Come on over and shine my bcs trophy for me.”

Nah, I’m not gay.

“And while you’re at it tell Cam I saw him eyeballing my laptop the other day. ”

I didn’t know Bama fans knew what computers were. You know, being illiterate and all……

“Tell him not to be getting any crazy ideas about my laptop.”

Cool, you tell Mike Price to quit bugging Auburn fans about going to get prostitutes with him.

Thanks

Bama fan

June 2nd, 2010
11:11 pm

I wish Auburn was playing Florida,

“Nah, I’m not gay. ”

Well if you were gay that would make you a lesbian wouldn’t it? After all you are a beyotch. Just like Gene Cheese it is Nick Saban’s beyotch.

Now get over here, shine my bcs trophy and while you’re at it shine my 22 sec trophies and my 7 other national championship trophies.

And wash your mouth at while you’re at it beyotch. You probably been brushing that one tooth of yours with Lee County water which is tainted with cow poop. BTW, did they ever get that problem with the water being tainted with all that cow poop corrected? I never heard of a water system being tainted with cow poop till it happened to Lee County. What a freaking joke.

Now get your punk arse over here and shine my bcs trophy. Otherwise we have to pick a date and time to meet somewhere so I can smack you around face to face. We’ll get you away from hiding behind that keyboard all day.

Bama fan

June 2nd, 2010
11:35 pm

I wish Auburn was playing Florida,

I guess a coward like you doesn’t want to respond. Going to bed but I’m sure I’ll see you on the board again soon. You are always welcome to meet me in person face to face so that we can see just how tough a guy you are.

Best of Atlanta

June 3rd, 2010
12:09 am

——————————————-
….Joshua Nesbitt for Heisman….
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Reasonable Debater

June 3rd, 2010
12:31 am

This “I wish Auburn was playing Florida” character ruined this blog when he started taking everybodys name and posting one childish comment after the other, many of which were not suitable for this forum. I hope that Tony and the AJC will take action to make sure this type of vulgarity is banned and does not happen again..

Gwinnett Gator

June 3rd, 2010
7:05 am

Can you dig it… Yes, I can dig it. Now, go dig yourself a hole and cover yourself up and do everyone some good and STHU, you jive chump. Can you dig that?

Charlie Bama

June 3rd, 2010
7:21 am

I guess we’d all sgree, “I Wish Auburn Would….” needs (1) a job, and (2) a girlfriend. Seriously man –give it a try.

The rest of us

June 3rd, 2010
8:07 am

Jive chump? The 70s called and they want their lingo back.

I wish Auburn was playing Florida

June 3rd, 2010
8:33 am

“Well if you were gay that would make you a lesbian wouldn’t it? After all you are a beyotch. Just like Gene Cheese it is Nick Saban’s beyotch.”

Oh goody, an inbred hillbilly bama fan calls me a b!tch. Did you learn that word in special ed?

“Now get over here, shine my bcs trophy and while you’re at it shine my 22 sec trophies and my 7 other national championship trophies.”

You mean the one you stole from Walmart?

“And wash your mouth at while you’re at it beyotch.”

Do you always put your hairy foot in your mouth, ma’am?

“You probably been brushing that one tooth of yours with Lee County water which is tainted with cow poop.”

That’s no way to talk about your sister/mom.

“I never heard of a water system being tainted with cow poop till it happened to Lee County. ”

I wouldn’t know ma’am, I live in Atlanta. The water here is tainted with human poop.

“Otherwise we have to pick a date and time to meet somewhere so I can smack you around face to face.”

Nothing like an uneducated redneck from Alabama talking trash. I have an idea, why don’t you meet me in front of a mirror. As soon as you see a body appear, start punching. LOL

“We’ll get you away from hiding behind that keyboard all day.”

I’m gonna take a wild guess and assume that you’re a child molester. Probably a lifelong member of NAMBLA.

I wish Auburn was playing Florida

June 3rd, 2010
8:34 am

“I guess a coward like you doesn’t want to respond.”

I just did, ma’am.

“You are always welcome to meet me in person face to face so that we can see just how tough a guy you are.”

Nah, I’m not into gay bars like you are.

I wish Auburn was playing Florida

June 3rd, 2010
8:35 am

“I guess we’d all sgree, “I Wish Auburn Would….” needs (1) a job, and (2) a girlfriend. Seriously man –give it a try.”

Pot meet kettle. I love how idiots like charlie bama come on blogs and start commenting on other people needing to get a job……….all while doing the exact same thing as said blogger.

I wish Auburn was playing Florida

June 3rd, 2010
8:36 am

“This “I wish Auburn was playing Florida” character ruined this blog when he started taking everybodys name and posting one childish comment after the other, many of which were not suitable for this forum. I hope that Tony and the AJC will take action to make sure this type of vulgarity is banned and does not happen again..”

You ain’t none too bright, is ya? If I were the one stealing blog names etc I would have already been banned. But, since you have the IQ of a carrot, you wouldn’t know that.

Sucks to be you.

A real Bama Grad

June 3rd, 2010
8:46 am

Bama fan

Please shut up. Seriously, you are making bama fans look really stupid right now. You don’t have a bcs trophy sitting in your trailer so how could anyone come over to help you polish it? There is a huge difference between bama grads and fans. The grads have sense enough not to say stupid things. Bama fans are the ones who live in trailer parks, talk trash and then end up on the nightly news describing how a tornado sounded as it took their trailer away from them.

A real Bama Grad

June 3rd, 2010
8:47 am

Charlie Bama

Same can be said up you. Now do everyone a favor and get a job.

A real Bama Grad

June 3rd, 2010
8:49 am

I think that Saban will have a tougher time dealing with Auburn and Arkansas. Penn State will be an easy game to win. Florida is going to be in transition this year and will not be the same Florida of the past couple of years.

Prediction: Bama 34 Florida 10

CalGatorBrotha

June 3rd, 2010
10:08 am

The Gators will be ready to take it to Bama….

Gators are incapable of going undefeated

June 3rd, 2010
10:14 am

“The Gators will be ready to take it to Bama….”

The Gators will be ready to take it to Bama….and lose big time.

FYT

OaktownGator

June 3rd, 2010
10:21 am

TB – nice perspective in your article. Most of the comments here are another story – you guys could use a moderator.

Agree that game in Tuscaloosa will be a big one, but the one that really counts will be in Atlanta.

A loss for either team won’t be the end of the world on 10/2, although Bama probably needs it more, as their road to Atlanta appears tougher in the West than the Gators have it in the East this year.

CalGatorBrotha

June 3rd, 2010
10:54 am

Tony with a headline like that…..you save only one little small paragraph in the last part of your article for the October Bama-Florida game…..it gave us nothing of your insight into this game….but I already know you are picking Bama to win like most people are….but the Gators are going to shock the SEC this year

OaktownGator

June 3rd, 2010
11:16 am

I’m with you, CalBrotha – we’re going to have a big year.

The defense will be much stronger than most people think. If the receivers come through, the offense could really blow up, and Azzani looks to be coaching them up really well.

We’ll be in Atlanta again, and anything could happen from there.

Gators are incapable of going undefeated

June 3rd, 2010
11:28 am

“but the Gators are going to shock the SEC this year…….by losing in the Peach Bowl.

FYT

Gators are incapable of going undefeated

June 3rd, 2010
11:28 am

“We’ll be in Atlanta again…….watching from the bars….

FYT

OaktownGator

June 3rd, 2010
12:58 pm

Little doubt some of us will have to watch from the bars. Bama fans have so many seats locked up its tough to get tickets. Of course, if Bama slips in the West, tix will be a lot easier to come by.

Tim Tebow

June 3rd, 2010
2:38 pm

Hey Red… YOu get your tickets for this weekend? I bought extra lube with my per diem!

I wish Auburn was playing Florida

June 3rd, 2010
2:40 pm

This mockery of this blog has got to stop. These posters must be stopped as well! I will stop making love to men if this does not come to an end.

(BTW Tim…. can I fly out this weekend too?)

RedBaron

June 3rd, 2010
2:42 pm

Hi Timmy! I did get my tickets and thank you for the autographed dildo from Corch Meyer. My goodness it’s soooooo big. I may have to sneak a try before coming out… to Denver I mean.

Tim Tebow

June 3rd, 2010
2:44 pm

Sure IwAwpF. Your welcome to fly out too. Shoot me your personal info to ttebow@denverbroncos.com and I’ll set up the flights. Friday AM to Sunday PM okay?

I wish Auburn was playing Florida

June 3rd, 2010
2:46 pm

Email sent. : )

(The Real) Reptiles Rule

June 3rd, 2010
2:52 pm

Please stop playing on the interwebs kids. Just come to my house and we can all jump in the shower!

Tim Tebow

June 3rd, 2010
2:54 pm

“Email sent. : )”

Nice pics!! Who’s the black guy, you or are you the skinny white bottom guy? Looking forward to this weekend!

I wish Auburn was playing Florida

June 3rd, 2010
3:00 pm

Skinny white guy here. That’s my good friend with obvious benefits! : )

RedBaron

June 3rd, 2010
3:01 pm

Hey Timmy. Send those pics over to me will ya?

OaktownGator

June 3rd, 2010
3:03 pm

Can I get in on these gay porn pics? Did you know Gainesville just elected a gay mayor? Thank god our ways in Meyerville are now being brought to the front!

Tom Tebow

June 3rd, 2010
3:13 pm

Red… email sent.

Oaktown.. forward email to ttebow@denverbronocs.com

OaktownGator

June 3rd, 2010
3:13 pm

Texgator

June 3rd, 2010
3:15 pm

Man, so much blind denial here…shutting up all the Gator-haters is going to be one of the many things making it FUN again this season. As Coach Meyer himself alludes to in recent interviews, last year was a strange one–all that attention, but no fun at all. It’s better when all us reptiles hunker down together back in the Swamp, gettin’ ready to ambush y’all. Keep talking, angry young idiots: it just makes the eventual outcome not only more enjoyable, but more LIKELY!

Tim Tebow

June 3rd, 2010
3:19 pm

Got it and returned. Enjoy… Check out the black guy’s size!

OaktownGator

June 3rd, 2010
3:26 pm

You’re right Tex – grade school kids are more mature than these boyz.

This must be the return of Georgia’s finest – the Icy Hot Stuntaz.

Tim Tebow

June 3rd, 2010
3:27 pm

“It’s better when all us reptiles hunker down together”

I couldn’t agree more my Gaytor brother. Next time you come to Denver, let me know. We can “hook up”!

OaktownGator

June 3rd, 2010
3:29 pm

And that email from Tebow is killer. You want me to forward it to you?

Tim Tebow

June 3rd, 2010
3:31 pm

Thanks Oaktown. I felt you would like it.

im4bama

June 3rd, 2010
3:56 pm

You Gator guys really think you can beat Bama? Seriously? No way that’s going to happen.

1. No Tebow
2. New guys on the O-line
3 Still no decent running game and again you don’t have Tebow to carry the load.
4. Key losses on Defense
5. No more Charley Strong- New coordinator takes time to adjust
6. Bama’s offense is probably going to be the best one we’ve ever had. Richardson and Ingram are going to run all over the Gators and then we are going over the top to Julio and company for some bombs this year.
7. Game is in newly expaned Bryant-Denny, enclosing the stadium and will seat 101,000 yelling fans.
8. True, Bama’s D is going to be young, but extremely talented and we have Coach Saban and Smart coaching them up. We are going to be just fine on that side of the ball. Our one weakness is special teams. Breaking in new kickers.

In a nutshell, Florida will be good, but not nearly good enough to take down Bama this year. You’ll still win the East, but that’s not really hard is it? Rematch in the Dome.. Same outcome, Bama will win.

OaktownGator

June 3rd, 2010
4:14 pm

im4bama – no doubt you should have a very strong offense and home field advantage.

But you lose a ton on defense – much more than we do, and while our offense may have more trouble converting tough 3rd downs without Tebow, I expect it will be more explosive this year, with Rainey and Debose in the slot, plus probably more down field passing with Brantley..

The game Oct 2, will be about whose defense is most ready, and whether or not we can execute our offense with the noise and atmosphere at Bryant Denny. We’ll have a LOT more game experience on defense than the Tide defense will. We’ll have to wait and see how ready our offense is to execute in that environment.

I expect the rematch to look different because both teams will be more mature on defense, and know more about each other. Also, there won’t be the same home field advantage, and injuries could play a factor at that point. I won’t even try to call that one, now, but if you think it’s a given that Bama will win, you haven’t been paying attention to the talent and depth the Gators have built over the past few years.

For that matter, if you don’t win the first one, you may not even make it to Atlanta. The Tide does not have an easy road this season, and everybody will be gunning for you.

im4bama

June 4th, 2010
8:28 am

OaktownGator

I’m not overlooking anything, not even Florida’s revenge factor for payback and I know how much talent both teams have. I stand by what I’m saying. We will see on Oct. 2

I don’t mean to trash talk but when I see several Gator guys spouting off how there going to crush the Tide, I gotta bring a reality check.
The best team will win and that’s the bottom line and I’m sure of which one that is.

OaktownGator

June 4th, 2010
9:55 am

Fair enough. I only saw one Gator fan who said anything about crushing Bama, and he was probably just trying to stir the pot, But I haven’t looked that closely because most of the posts have just been trash – not people actually talking football. It’s good to get some banter on the real deal.

FWIW, I don’t think your confidence level is in line with how these teams will match up. I’m hardly counting a win for the Gators – especially not in Bryant Denny. But the Gators will match up just fine to the Tide this season. We’ll see Oct 2nd. And maybe again in Atlanta.

im4bama

June 4th, 2010
10:24 am

Agree to respectfully disagree on the matter, but appreciate you and real conversation. Some of the people on here are just wasting space.

I can’t wish you good luck, but here’s to wishing for another great game between two excellent football teams and a rematch for when it really counts in the SECCG.

As far as my expectations go, I always keep it real. I’m caustionsly optimistic for our season but I do have questions on special teams and I am worried that it will cost us at least one or maybe two games this season. In order to repeat, it will take a little bit of luck like with any team, but our new kickers will be the x-factor to whether we can or not. Hopefully our offense will put lot’s of TD’s up so we don’t have to put a True freshman kicker in to win one. I honestly think we’ll be fine on Defense but I’ll really know when we play Arkansas.

Gator great

June 4th, 2010
11:05 am

I can’t believe the gator haters (all really in disguise gator wanna-be’s).

Just because you can’t claim to be from the greatest university on the planet doesn’t mean you have to bad-mouth it.

Gator great

June 4th, 2010
12:53 pm

BTW… the greatest university on the planet is filled with male homosexuals in a predominitely gay town governed by a out of the closet homosexual spermburping mayor.

And I like to bad-mouth a great big penis.