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Florida Bulletin Board: "BEAT Miami"; FSU hate literature; Spurrier gets no love

29 DAYS UNTIL MIAMI...

The countdown is on at the University of Florida for the Gators' rivalry game against the Miami Hurricanes. Check out the exclusive story in The Miami Herald this morning about the football team's motivational bulletin boards. There are five separate boards for six teams: Hawaii, Miami, Tennessee, LSU, Georgia and Florida State...

GAINESVILLE -- You know how football players are always saying that the next game is the most important game. BORING, right? Well, Gator Clause offers visual proof that all that rhetoric is bologna.

BeatmiamiThe Miami Herald snapped this photo on Friday during a tour of Florida's new weight room. (Holy Lou Ferrigno, the weight room is amazing! I felt my muscles getting bigger just walking through the joint.) By the looks of the countdown boards, the home opener against Hawaii feels a little less important than the game against the 'Canes, Vols, Bayou Tigers, 'Dawgs and 'Noles.

MORE NOTES FROM A TOUR OF THE NEW FACILITY
--If you're making a road trip to Gainesville this fall for a football game, then make sure you reserve some time for a tour of Ben Hill Griffin's latest addition. As UF coach Urban Meyer likes to call it, the "Front Door of Florida Football" is impressive and fan friendly, too. There are a few interactive video screens, a few shrines to Danny Wuerffel and Tim Tebow and some trophy cases.

--For me, Steve Spurrier's Heisman Trophy was initially pretty hard to find. You wouldn't think so, because it's near the front of the museum. It's in a corner and when I walked through the front door I didn't even see it at all. (My first time through the museum, I never noticed Spurrier's Heisman.)

--Reporters were given a behind-the-scenes tour of the coaches' offices, recruiting ammenities and weight room on Friday. A few thoughts:

--Dorian Munroe seems to be in great spirits. I ran into the Florida safety and Miami native while walking into the weight room. He said he's feeling great and ready to power through his rehab for the torn anterior-cruciate ligament his suffered during the offseason. Good luck, Dorian. We're rooting for your speedy recovery.

Fsuboard--The coaches' offices are nice. Right when you walk in the front door, there's a poster board detailing Florida's dominance over Florida State the last few years. Recruiting is a dirty business. (Click on the photo and zoom into the graduation rates. And what you're seeing implies what, exactly? )

--Dan Mullen's office is HUGE! Plenty of breathing room to think about how to use all those offensive weapons. Tim Tebow and John Brantley were hanging out with Mullen. (Tebow had on his Crocs. Damn those Crocs!)

--The walls of each coach's offices were literally big dry-erase boards. So cool! The whole of all the walls was for doodling plays and formations and Tim Tebow quarterback-rocker plays and how Brandon Spikes is going to sack Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford eight times in November. Raise your hand if you ever got pounded like Stallone in Rocky III for coloring on walls when you were a kid.

Jarred_2 --The hall walls of the coach's offices are covered with screened photos of Florida football players and emblazoned with more literature for recruits. (In other words, walking into the coaches' offices feels like you're walking into one big media guide. In case you didn't know it, schools use media guides as recruiting tools.)

--Again, no sign of Steve Spurrier. (Well, not entirely true. Apparently, there's a team photo but you might have to squint.)

--But, we did see plenty of evidence of Ron Zook. Other than all the 2006 national championship memorabilia laying around, former and current "Zookerman," Jarred Fayson, is pictured on the walls of the coaches' offices reading a book to children. Giving back: What college football is all about! (That's linebacker Dustin Doe to the right of Fayson. Looks like Doe is doing all the reading.)

-jo-

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The board of Dominance is sweet! The school out west may not like it but it's just the facts. Great pictures. Man, I wish loud mouth June was still at Hawaii but I guess he wouldn't have been running his mouth so much if he knew he would still be the Hawaii coach when they came to the swamp.

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If you actually opened your eyes (instead of trying to make up a story), you would have noticed that Spurrier is around the facility.

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Oh, and if you look at this picture. You can see Spurrier's Heisman Trophy is right next to Danny's.

I went back to the museum and saw Spurrier's trophy and have since changed the blog. Obviously, I didn't see it my first time through the museum. I apologize for the mistake.

Sincerely,

-Not Going Back to Miami because I Love Gainesville Too Much-

Joseph,

Even after you changed the blog, you make it appear that Spurrier not appreciated. The poll asks if SOS's trophy should be next to the other 2, but IT ALREADY IS! I think you should change the blog again. It looks like you're trying to make some back-handed comment about UF. If that is truly your intent, fine - you're entitled to your opinion. If it's an honest mistake, I thought you should know that it doesn't looked like you completely fixed it.

Jeff,

We can agree that Steve Spurrier is the greatest Gator, right? He transformed the program first as a player and then, permanently, as a coach. You should be hit over the head with that idea in any museum about Florida football. That's just my opinion. Florida's museum, to put this delicately, goes easy on a Spurrier theme. (Maybe I'm just blind, but it took me two visits to notice Spurrier's trophy.) Just me, but it seems like there should be some big exhibit dedicated just to Spurrier. It's a tough spot, obviously, for Florida because Spurrier is at South Carolina and recruits very well in the Sunshine State. With that in mind, the poll is fine the way it is.

-jo-

-The coaches' offices are nice. Right when you walk in the front door, there's a poster board detailing Florida's dominance over Florida State the last few years. Recruiting is a dirty business. (Click on the photo and zoom into the graduation rates. And what you're seeing implies what, exactly? )

I have been reading how most gator sites don't really view you in a good light. This little paragraph, is starting to make me see you in this way as well. I know you may think you are reporting facts and all, but I guess I could've gone without you're little parenthesis comment. Is that how you want to be viewed? As a guy who covers UF and offers smart comments, or back handed compliments? If you are tryng to be the next Mike Bianchi, just let us know.

Regarding the Spurrier comments. You are either blind, stupid, are antagonistic. Most likely 2 of the 3, you figure it out.

Regarding the Spurrier comments. You are either blind, stupid, are antagonistic. Most likely 2 of the 3, you figure it out.

Regarding the Spurrier comments. You are either blind, stupid, are antagonistic. Most likely 2 of the 3, you figure it out.

Regarding the Spurrier comments. You are either blind, stupid, are antagonistic. Most likely 2 of the 3, you figure it out.

What the heck, J.J.? UF compares graduation rates of African-Americans between UF and FSU for the sole purpose of recruiting football players...And I'm the bad guy for pointing this out? If that's the case, then all I can say in my defense is that I'm not in this thing to be liked. Graduation rates at a university have nothing to do with football and nothing to do with the color of your skin.

And one poster (Danny) on this thread is calling ME blind.

-jo-

Dude, I've seen stuff like yours before. The way you write and continuously make back handed comments is going to cause you to lose your job or some much need interviews with UF. Ask the guy that used to work for the Florida Times Union and now works for another company how UF's Athletic Director affected his job. Jeremy Foley made sure he wasn't ever going to get any inside interviews with the comments and insinuations he made. Those comments were outlandish which is the brink of where you are goin with your stuff.

You need to be careful cause everyone already knows the tone you are trying to set with your articles. You want hits on your website and readers buying the papers more then you want a truly fair perspective on the Gators sports program.

Dude, I've seen stuff like yours before. The way you write and continuously make back handed comments is going to cause you to lose your job or some much need interviews with UF. Ask the guy that used to work for the Florida Times Union and now works for another company how UF's Athletic Director affected his job. Jeremy Foley made sure he wasn't ever going to get any inside interviews with the comments and insinuations he made. Those comments were outlandish which is the brink of where you are goin with your stuff.

You need to be careful cause everyone already knows the tone you are trying to set with your articles. You want hits on your website and readers buying the papers more then you want a truly fair perspective on the Gators sports program.

Dude, I've seen stuff like yours before. The way you write and continuously make back handed comments is going to cause you to lose your job or some much need interviews with UF. Ask the guy that used to work for the Florida Times Union and now works for another company how UF's Athletic Director affected his job. Jeremy Foley made sure he wasn't ever going to get any inside interviews with the comments and insinuations he made. Those comments were outlandish which is the brink of where you are goin with your stuff.

You need to be careful cause everyone already knows the tone you are trying to set with your articles. You want hits on your website and readers buying the papers more then you want a truly fair perspective on the Gators sports program.

jo,

See, you have already proven one of the three,(stupid). I did not say you were blind! (2 of 3)

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