GAINESVILLE -- Bad news for cornerback Markihe Anderson. The sophomore's knee is injured again and this time the healing process could take a lot longer than two weeks. Thompson missed the Gators' first two games with a strained MCL ligament. Now the one-time projected starter ails from an injured PCL, another knee ligament. Florida coach Urban Meyer said that Anderson could be out for an extended length of time but not for the season.
MORE DEONTE NONSENSE
-This is going to be the last time (hopefully) that I have to write about Deonte Thompson until he actually plays in a game. Thompson, a freshman receiver, is happy in Gainesville and not going anywhere, according to Meyer. An Internet website which covers the Miami Hurricanes has reported for the last two days that Thompson is unhappy at Florida and wants to transfer to Miami. In my opinion, this sounds like a gullible Internet reporter is sponging up some garbage from a Miami assistant football coach and then squeezing it all over the Internet FIELDS. You know, to see what grows.
FREE SAFETY SITUATION: MY TAKE
-Senior free safety Kyle Jackson is going to start against Ole Miss, according to assistant coach Doc Holliday. Major Wright will receive a significant amount of playing time, though. My take on the free safety situation is this: Boost Kyle Jackson's morale with playing time but have Major Wright (pictured) ready for the trip to Baton Rouge.
-Freshman right guard Maurkice Pouncey (ankle) is questionable for Saturday's game.
-Freshman Jerimy Finch (broken leg, ligament damage) will seek a medical redshirt.
Brandon Harris Q&A
-I caught up with Miami Booker T. Washington recruit Brandon Harris the other day. Brandon is a smart kid and I've watched him play for a couple years now. A cornerback, Harris is ultra-athletic and pretty much plays every position for the Tornadoes. His older brother ran track at the University of Miami. Brandon's dad, Tim, is the football coach at Washington and currently has the Tornadoes ranked No. 6 in the nation and No.2 in the latest Beef O' Brady's Top 25 poll (Florida power poll).
Q: I've heard you were a lock for Miami for two years. Are you seriously considering Florida or are you just getting a free trip out of the deal?
A: "I'm taking this whole thing very seriously. I like Florida a lot. So far my only trips are for Florida, LSU and Miami."
Q: What have you done on your trip to Florida?
A: "We've had a lot of fun. We went out [Friday] night and that was fun."
Q: "Out? As in out to the club?"
A: "Yeah. It was cool. Some of the players went...but none of the ones who were playing."
Q: When you see a freshman cornerback [Joe Haden] starting for Florida, how does that affect your decision making in this whole recruiting process? Good thing or bad thing?
A: "It's a plus to see that because you know you can at least compete for a job right away. That's all I really need."