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Florida safety Ahmad Black is smiling; Gators to face virgin QBs in first two weeks

TAMPA -- I'm sitting inside Raymond James Stadium tonight covering Jags-Bucs. Yes, former Florida Gators safety Reggie Nelson is in the house and, yes, he already has one interception for the Jags. [OK, make that TWO picks for Reggie Nelson IN THE FIRST HALF!]

Reggie's picks of Bucs QB Jeff Garcia got me thinking: The Gators' current safeties -- the weakest unit on the Gators' team -- couldn't have asked for a better start to the season. They're facing two virgin college quarterbacks in the first two weeks.

Hawaii starting quarterback Brent Rausch is a junior-college transfer who has no experience at the FBS level. BUT RAUSCH MIGHT NOT EVEN START. Rausch, who was the projected back-up this offseason, missed practice on Saturday with a strained arm, according to the Honolulu Advertiser. Hawaii coach Greg McMackin isn't sure if Rausch will be healthy by next Saturday. Rausch's back-up is Greg Alexander. Alexander was Hawaii's projected third-string quarterback at the beginning of the offseason.

If that's not enough to lower the collective blood pressure of Florida's defensive coaches , the news out of Coral Gables certainly will. According to The Miami Herald, projected Miami Hurricanes starter Robert Marve, a redshirt freshman, is suspended for Miami's season opener. That means true freshman Jacory Harris will get the start in the 'Canes against Charleston Southern.

It seems that Marve is expected to return to the starting line-up for the Hurricanes' date with the Gators on Sept. 6. That means Marve will be making the first start of his college career inside The Swamp. That's a tough assignment, folks.

Like I said, I'm in Tampa tonight but if I squint really hard I think I can see Florida sophomore safety Ahmad Black smiling all the way from here. Could the season be starting any better for the Gators? Next thing you know, Tennessee safety Eric Berry is going to catch the flu in three weeks.

-jo-

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Tough? we will kick Floridas a** with a freshy!

Tell Ahmad Black to keep right on smiling....He's gonna get lit up like a christmas tree. He's gonna smile all the way to 3rd on the depleted depth chart.

Go Gators. Silence the Ibis girls.

If You don't beat MIAMI, You better Hide...The Bulk of the Team is Made up of Freshmen &Sophmores !

If You don't beat MIAMI, You better Hide...The Bulk of the Team is Made up of Freshmen &Sophmores !

All these Cane fans are hilarious! Wake up guys you're dreaming! This isn't the 80's. YOUR TEAM SUCKS! And that isn't changing anytime soon.

FYI - We also won in 2001! Guess U didn't learn how to count in Hickville.

Again, when was the last time you beat the U?

Long time ago!

GatorAlum - I guess you missed the '01 Sugar Bowl, the 41-16 arse kicking in 2002, the 38-33 comeback in 2003 and the 27-10 beatdown in the '04 Peach Bowl. Miami's dominance of Florida isn't just relegated to the 1980s, smart guy.

UF lost six straight to UM and the streak should finally end this year. Good for you. At best, the Gates will be 1-of-6 against The U in their past seven games. Woo hoo!

Miami is down, but is on the rise. Shannon is out-recruiting Meyer and the Canes will be back in the thick of things by 2009-2010 when your precious little scumbag coach is collecting an NFL paycheck and you clowns will be the ones in rebuilding mode.

Heh. I like how the Gator-bash is that Meyer is going to the NFL. Oh no, you mean our elite football program's coach is so great that the NFL will try to cherry pick him? Damn, you got us there!

And by 2009-2010, Randy Shannon is going to be collecting unemployment. He can recruit all the talent he likes; he's still a terrible coach. It'll be a miracle if the Canes don't lose 6 games this season.

when gator talent lv thats sorry coach of yours will lv he"s not good anyway gator will be 1-3 first for games

Jesus, Jones, If you can`t spell, don`t post!! Ask your mother! Or your father, if you can find him. Word

man all 30,000 of you scUM fans are crazy lol beat florida, try to beat charleston southern first, and maybe north carolina or uva.

Miami is going down! Primetime from the Swamp Sept 6th. Lookout for the Gator Stormtroopers. I don't care about the past 6 games, all I care about is the beatdown the Gators will deliver to the scUM. Get your excuses ready tropical depressions, you'll need them all.

What f*cking excuses are you talking about that the 'Canes will give? The funny thing is, how hyped all the 'Crocs are about thumping their chests and chirping off about the beating they're going to deliver on a 5-7 team with a 2nd year head coach and not a single QB with collegiate experience on their squad b/c they're all Frosh with a RS Frosh being there the longest.

Wow. If there was any time in the past 23 years that you HAVEN'T beaten The "U" - now is the perfect time, try and not f*ck it up you assclowns ... b/c if you do, God help every single f*cking piece of garbage 'Croc from now until Armageddon on living it down.

Way to defend only your 2nd National Championship a couple of years ago also. It only took you what, 90 years to win your 1st one and 100 years to win your 2nd? Outstanding. You still have one less than .... Cornell, Army, Yale, California, Illinois, Michigan State and Georgia Tech. Can any 'Croc please tell me when's the last time a team coming off a National Title win had 4 losses the next season?

Keep trying 'Crocs, keep trying. 23 years huh, 0-4 in the 2000's, and now you finally might beat the 'Canes. How proud you must be.

Remember, you can't spell scUM, without scUrbanMeyer. And I highly doubt anyone is afraid of Ahmad Black .. esp. after that idiotic move he made in the Spring Game for the 'Crocs against Rainey.

What f*cking excuses are you talking about that the 'Canes will give? The funny thing is, how hyped all the 'Crocs are about thumping their chests and chirping off about the beating they're going to deliver on a 5-7 team with a 2nd year head coach and not a single QB with collegiate experience on their squad b/c they're all Frosh with a RS Frosh being there the longest.

Wow. If there was any time in the past 23 years that you HAVEN'T beaten The "U" - now is the perfect time, try and not f*ck it up you assclowns ... b/c if you do, God help every single f*cking piece of garbage 'Croc from now until Armageddon on living it down.

Way to defend only your 2nd National Championship a couple of years ago also. It only took you what, 90 years to win your 1st one and 100 years to win your 2nd? Outstanding. You still have one less than .... Cornell, Army, Yale, California, Illinois, Michigan State and Georgia Tech. Can any 'Croc please tell me when's the last time a team coming off a National Title win had 4 losses the next season?

Keep trying 'Crocs, keep trying. 23 years huh, 0-4 in the 2000's, and now you finally might beat the 'Canes. How proud you must be.

Remember, you can't spell scUM, without scUrbanMeyer. And I highly doubt anyone is afraid of Ahmad Black .. esp. after that idiotic move he made in the Spring Game for the 'Crocs against Rainey.

Preach it brother!!!
GO CANES!!!

Yeah, real strong comeback. Basically saying, the canes suck so you better beat us. We'll you're right the Canes suck and don't worry myth, we will beat you. Talk all about your 5 titles but that was a long time ago brother...... Your team now gets buried by the likes of Wake and Virginia remember that beatdown? Gawd tht was a nice way to close the Orangebowl. But again, your right Myth, you and your team still suck so we better beat you. LoL

By the way good luck with Shannon.
Shannon hasn't won jack, here are his victories:
Marshall (3-9)
Florida International (1-11)
Duke (1-11)
Texas A&M (7-6)
Florida State (7-6)
The teams he beat were a combined 19-43! Wow, 5 impressive wins, LoL Again, good luck with Shannon

Keep dreaming about how the top 1% of 1% is on the field for UF. If Urban beleived have the garbage he feeds the media (and fans), you too would be fielding many more freshman. Last time I checked and last year, and the year before, UF had a lot more points in the Fulmer Cup. At least RS doesn't change the rules depending on the player. Didn't Urban reinstate someone after breaking / entering? AK47? Urban doesn't have these kids best interest in mind. It's all about him.

Keep smiling Black! We have guys that will shake you just the same as Rainey did.

It's funny that these canes fans are telling Ahmad Black to keep smiling...do you think Ahmad Black is really smiling right now you morons? It's just Jo's opinion, seriously you derelicts must be the MDCC West End-Zone idiots with the reading comprehension skills of a 3 year old.

Nothing like living in the past...

Coming off a 5-7 season with a new starting QB... Good luck!

"Keep smiling Black! We have guys that will shake you just the same as Rainey did."

Posted by: Cane360 | August 25, 2008 at 11:32 AM

LOL. No you don't. Your best receiver in spring practice was true freshman Travis Benjamin, who couldn't even get an offer from UF. UM sucks now and is going to continue to suck for the foreseeable future. You've still got at least two years of Randy Shannon suckitude before he gets fired, and then you'll have to wait for the new coach to "rebuild". Hopefully your next coach doesn't suck as bad as RS.

remember RS had Larry Joker players n they all sucked so now the he has his own players coming along watch wat happens....the U will b on top n just a few short yrs

Right. Except Shannon was on Coker's staff and recruited the entire defense -- which sucked last year.

Since the "U" fan-nies have absolutely nothing to add to this discussion I vote to ban all of them from this site - ESPECIALLY "Urban Myth" who is ignorant, incoherent and only knows four-letter words. That's not what this site is all about.

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