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Janoris Jenkins eyeing Brandon James' job

GAINESVILLE -- Not much news to report today other than linebacker Dustin Doe performing better in practice than trainers and coaches expected. Doe had surgery for sports hernia a few weeks ago but he is still questionable for Saturday's game against Kentucky.

One interesting thing that caught my ear was a statement made by freshman cornerback Janoris Jenkins. The Pahokee native says he would like to return kicks and punts once Brandon James graduates. Jenkins was a big-play threat in high school and has performed well as a freshman starter at cornerback. (Check tomorrow's paper for a feature story on Jenkins.)

MAJOR WRIGHT'S $1 MILLION BET
Florida strong safety Ahmad Black and free safety Major Wright are close friends now that they're teammates but they still have somewhat of a rivalry when it comes to high school football. Black is from Lakeland and Wright is from Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas.

The two schools met in the Class 5A state championship three years in a row from 2004-2006 and Lakeland won every time. St. Thomas won the Class 5A state championship last season but didn't have to go through Lakeland. Black and Wright are already talking about St. Thomas and Lakeland meeting up in this season's state championship game. Both teams are currently undefeated.

"We've got a $1 million bet," Black said. "I don't know how we're going to get the $1 million but we have a $1 million bet."

REDSHIRT ALERT
Meyer said on Wednesday that freshman cornerback Jeremy Brown was competing evenly with freshman cornerback Janoris Jenkins during fall camp. Brown aggravated his back and hasn't sniffed the field. Jenkins is now a starter. Expect Brown to redshirt this season and enter the 2009 season as one of the Gators' best young cornerbacks.

Defensive tackle Omar Hunter is another redshirt candidate. At one point during the offseason, Meyer believed Hunter could contribute immediately but injuries have set back the big Georgia native.

"We'd like to play him," Meyer said. "He's just been banged up since he got here and that ankle sprain was pretty significant."

GATOR GROWL
The Steve Miller Band is playing on Friday night in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium as part of Gator Growl, UF's annual homecoming celebration. True story: Lynyrd Skynyrd played Gator Growl last season. Meyer was asked if he wanted to meet the band and UF's coach said, "Sure. Which one is Lynyrd Skynyrd?"

-jo-

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I love Janoris. I can't wait for Dee Finley to join him next season...our secondary is going to be spectacular! It'll be like having the Eraser all over the field.

I hope he does return kicks once James is gone, though I could easily see Urbania giving the job to Demps or Hammond depending on how he plans on using them in the future.

You're assuming Dee Finley makes it to UF...

-jo-

Good stuff Jo.


Janoris is a complete stud. However I dont like the idea of him returning kicks. We need our CBs.
Hunter and Brown redshirting is great! Gives them another year to get ready to contribute.

Jo, you should ask Meyer if he got another haircut.

I didn't ask Meyer if he got a haircut/haircat. That was obvious. I asked him if he had lost a few pounds. Gotta mix it up sometimes, you know.

-jo-

Did you tell Meyer about the owl almost eating your cat?

Maybe he would have some sympathy and let you fly around on the team plane with them?

Fly around on the team plane, huh. That'd be cool. I'd sit right next to the stripper pole.

-jo-

rawpimple wrote on 10/22/2008 08:51:07 PM:
The problem with the Coker argument is Randy Shannon was a coach here at the time so how does he not get blame for the recruiting? Shannon just wasnt any coach he was defensive coordinator. Unless you are trying to tell me that Shannon sat on his couch during recruiting season and didnt do anything?
The point is the Canes needed a fresh hire and someone outside of the program and instead not only did they hire within they hired a guy who isnt a head coach, he is a true coordinator not a head coach.
Hopefully it takes you and your administration 5 years to figure it out.

Hey Jo,

The REAL CokeCanes has posted ALL of those messages on our Miami blogs in the last 12-24 hours! This has been going on for MONTHS. It was amusing at first, but now it is beyond annoying!

From what I can gather, CokeCanes is a community college student in Miami. I will talk UM/UF football with anyone rational. The key word here is rational! Read that stuff, I did not embelish ANY of it! He wrote all of those posts today! I cut and pasted them into your blog, and made NO changes! CokeCanes is crazy! I think he should change his name to MethCanes!

I'm just "returning" his trash back to a Gator blog where it belongs! Are you encouraging him to come to our site and post that garbage? Are your other bloggers encouraging this loser to post this garbage on our site? I would like to think not! If he wants to talk about how great the Gators are, he should come on YOUR blog to do it!

Here are a few of his alias':
CokeCanes
Rawpimple
The Curse of Kehoe
Kehoe Left a Steamer on the U at Dolphin Stadium (That one was funny!)

He has convinced himself that he is contributing to a two way debate on college football! C'mon, read that garbage! Half of it is not true, the rest is just psycho babble.

I am open for suggestions on how to blog in peace. I have never been to your blog until this week. What do you recommend? Let me know what you want to do to solve this problem! He's not our problem, he's your problem!

I will not post here again, but I will forward all of his rants to Gator Clause c/o CokeCanes, so you can review them, and decide how you want to handle it!

My apologies, Sarasota 'cane

I'll consult the intergalactic tribunal of haircats and get back 'atcha.

-jo-

To whom...

CokeCanes/rawpimple/kehoe left a steamer... is posting as Sarasota 'cane, so if the post seems like a rant, or offers up some mis-information, it is that LOSER, not me. Thanks for your patience as we battle this moron off the blog!

Go 'canes

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane

You are the biggest loser ever "Sarasota Cane" You got the whole multiple names ball rolling when you started flaming people as canesrule. You then moved on to canesrule 9 'ship. When everyone in the world including canes fans saw what a wank you are, you moved on to Sarasota cane. And you've done a great job of puking all over yourself as Sarasota. You proved long ago that you are a clueless imbecile with regards to football. All you ever do is post your goofy nonsense about how evil/bad UF is and how great/wonderful UM is.

Lets be real clear on this !!

CANESRULE/CANESRULE 9 'SHIPS/ SARASOTA CANE -all the SAME LOSER. Now that months have passed and multiple people mock you with these names, well bucko, you brought the entire mess on yourself. You singlehandedly created a giant mockery of all UM AND UF blogs. So to all of you cane fans out there. Your boy (presently Sarasota cane but that will certainly change) Sarasota has been the impetus for the entire mess. Here's a short list of his extremely tired catch phrases. And once again..ALL THE SAME GUY

Tee-bag
Urban Crier/Liar
blow up doll
Gayturds
butt plug
Jay and Daniel are gay
mom jokes
gay jokes
SEC is down
Randy's lockout

This foamy mouth loser is incapable of breaking down football in any objective manner. He's obsessed with insignificant recruiting and his deep hatred for anything UF.

Keep it up you flaming troll. It has spread to all florida football blogs.

Congratulations.

GUYS, NONE OF US CARE ABOUT YOUR PETTY RIVALRY. Real Sarasota, you choosing to post his rants on this blog simply makes you WORSE than him. Be a man and let it go rather than ruining a good blog for everyone else.

jo, I think Finley makes it in...there always seems to be a way of it happening one way or another in the second year...I just hope it isn't a mistake and he can keep his grades up once he enrolls.

Who are YOU most excited about on the INCOMING '09 class?

Poor Wondy Pierre. Dude got run over by the Jenkins freight train. Henne/Michigan pretty much had their way with Wondy. It's encouraging to see that UF's secondary has transformed itself. It looks like the entire defense will continue to improve for years to come. Lots of young studs. (sounds like a UM statement but the difference is that UF actually has coaches that develop players/leaders).

Sorry Kentucky, the big dog will eat. 22 straight.

"I hope this statement game (Duke win) shuts up the fake fans.
A star was born, his name is Jacory Harris and he singlhandedly led Da U to a great victory over a vastly improved Duke." -canesrule 9'ships

That's YOUR boy cane fan. The enormous imbecile we know as C9S. Every cane fan should flog this foamy mouthed tool for EVER calling DUKE a "statement game." When he dons his blow-up U helmet, he pukes all over himself. ATTA BOY C9S

rawpimple wrote on 10/23/2008 06:58:52 AM:
"Receiver-turned-safety Ryan Hill -- outspoken and sometimes outlandish -- makes his UM teammates laugh off the field..."

Ryan Hill is so skillful that he can not only make his teammates and coaches laugh off the field but ON IT as well. Have you seen this secondary??? It is something of a joke.


rawpimple wrote on 10/23/2008 07:01:31 AM:
Two articles today about the Canes players being FUNNY. Maybe they missed their calling.

They shouldnt be football players but COMEDIANS.

They do have talent.

If they can make so many people laugh off the field, they make the 15,000 UM fans and millions of other fans across the country laugh hysterically on the field.

Forget Florida State and CLOWN SCHOOL Miami football is breeding the new COMEDIAN---

Da U we teach EXCUSES and PUNCHLINES!

rawpimple wrote on 10/23/2008 10:06:11 AM:
I like USC.

I bet you think this Canes team could beat Southern Cal.

PUFFFFFFFFFFFFFF PUFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

"I hope this statement game (Duke win) shuts up the fake fans.
A star was born, his name is Jacory Harris and he singlhandedly led Da U to a great victory over a vastly improved Duke." -canesrule 9'ships

That's YOUR boy cane fan. The enormous imbecile we know as C9S. Every cane fan should flog this foamy mouthed tool for EVER calling DUKE a "statement game." When he dons his blow-up U helmet, he pukes all over himself. ATTA BOY C9S

Hey canesrule 9 ships. If your gonna drag this bunk over here from other sites, at least dont post it under "fake CokeCanes". It's actually a funny post so thanks for bringing it over. But the post was under "Kehoe's midfield steamer placed in U museum." Get it right

I wish Pete Carroll would leave.
Posted by: Tee-Jay
...and become the Head Coach of the 'Canes.
Posted by: Orlando 'Cane

Pete Carroll would require TOP pay anywhere he would go. Miami pays DIRT. Quit dreaming fool. Not that he would ever come to Miami where it is now officially impossible to win.

Plus, how gay are UM's uniforms. THEY ARE FOOTBALL PANTS !! PIck a color. STICK WITH IT. LOSE ALL THE GAY STRIPES.

Posted by: Kehoes steamer announces transfer to Wake Forest, cites better coaching staff | October 22, 2008 at 03:11 PM

If any other team rocked those gay uni's, you guys would be calling em every name in the book.

GAY UNIFORMS

Posted by: Kehoes steamer announces transfer to Wake Forest, cites better coaching staff | October 22, 2008 at 03:15 PM

True, no one cares about what I say. Nevertheless, the uni's with the stupid orange stripe are really GAY!

This aint fashion week you homos

Q-U-E-E-R

Posted by: Kehoes steamer announces transfer to Wake Forest, cites better coaching staff | October 22, 2008 at 03:22 PM

Posted by: Tee-Jay

Is there anything worse than guys who give themselves two-letter nicknames.

"My names Tom but my posse calls me Teeeeeee-Jaaaaaay."

TJ isn't catchy enough so he coined TEEEEEEEEE-JAAAAAAY

insecure dolt

Posted by: Kehoe's steamer announces transfer to Wake Forest, cites better coaching staff | October 22, 2008 at 03:31 PM

Sorry, that asspipe known as Green is a far larger douchebag than I could ever dream of being. Dude couldn't string a sentence together to save his life. Plus he commonly lists "Kohler toilets" as an ammenity at the lifeless fish house.

Posted by: Kehoe's steamer announces transfer to Wake Forest, cites better coaching staff | October 22, 2008 at 03:37 PM

BWAHAAHAAA LMAO SEEE? its not just me. Those are the goofiest Uni's I've ever seen. It's not just a random shot at UM. NO. Those things are flat GOOOOFY

Posted by: Kehoe's steamer announces transfer to Wake Forest, cites better coaching staff | October 22, 2008 at 03:38 PM

Are they worse than tops with one blue sleeve? Or wearing unis that say "unconquered" while getting bent over by Wake Forest? They're not THAT bad. - SAntanaFan

Good point. Nothing worse than one different colored sleeves. Who wore those? And who wore "unconquered" ? These things I must know. While there certainly are worse, UM's 08 Uni's really do suck.

Mississippi axed Kehoe when Nutt arrived so he's available. UM should make a serious run at Art and "reverse the curse."

Posted by: The curse of Kehoe | October 22, 2008 at 04:00 PM

WHO CARES ABOUT SKANKY ASS TARA REID...DUDE..GET A STINKIN LIFE. SHE'S A CHAIN SMOKING SKAG FROM THE WORD GO

Posted by: The curse of Kehoe | October 22, 2008 at 04:04 PM

True...true...I'm an enormous jerkoff. Nonetheless the conversation went that way because I MADE A VALID POINT.

THE UNI"S ARE HORRIBLE

Posted by: The curse of Kehoe | October 22, 2008 at 04:12 PM

Adam,

Here's what I'm wondering. Where is Dee Finley going to play? Major Wright, Ahmad Black and Will Hill return next season. Maybe Finley goes somewhere else. He is certainly not obligated to sign with UF. Just something to keep an eye on.

As for the class of 2009, I'm interested to see whether or not quarterback Jordan Reed remains committed to UF. If Tebow, Jon Brantley and Cam Newton all return next season, that would be quite the collection of talented college quarterbacks.

-jo-

santafa may have had momemt of indiscretion - foolforlife

SORRY. that wasn't a moment of indiscretion. OHNO. It was one of your own telling it straight

THE UNIFORMS ARE QUEER

Posted by: The curse of Kehoe | October 22, 2008 at 04:21 PM

Kehoe SCOFFS at those pantywaist uniforms . tell your uniform designer to quit hanging out in the fashion district. Penn State and their uni's kick dirt on your disco uni's

Posted by: The curse of Kehoe | October 22, 2008 at 04:22 PM

Huge half against might Duke JH. Duke is ranked top 25 aren't th.........oops..nevermind

Posted by: The curse of Kehoe | October 22, 2008 at 04:30 PM

Jo, what is the main reason UF isn't getting any love from the computers rankings? Is it simply because of strength of schedule? UF has multiple games against ranked teams remaining and if UF and Bama continue to win it could set up a huge S.O.S. booster game in the SEC championship game. Can't florida ultimately leapfrog teams like OSU and TT by finishing with wins against all these ranked teams?

If UF can win out do you see them taking a trip to Miami Gardens?

Btw am I the only one that think Janoris is WAY better of a corner then Joe Haden. Don't get me wrong, I love Joe. He is one of the best tacklers on the team, truly explodes through ball carriers. However, after rewatching the LSU game I have started to notice that he doesn't always have great coverage on his man. He has a way of always making it back to the guy because he is so athletic, but easily gets beat by a wr running good routes. Janoris on the other hand looks like he was a freaking blanket on his guy, not to mention it looks like his ball skills when the ball is in the air is a little better than joe's. IF its true about Jeremy Brown how he looked in camp, we are gonna have a STUD of a secondary next year.

Agreed, Adam M. Though I LOVE Joe Haden too. But Janoris is the real deal...

Jo, I think Dee stays commited to UF. I see your point, but UF has stuck by him and stayed on top of him this whole year. He's still listed as a solid verbal, and I think his family would want him to stick by the university that stuck by him. As far as where he's going to play, they'll work it out. He won't start as a freshman, obviously, but he'll get his playing time.

I'm really excited about Jordan Reed as well. I have to assume Newton leaves after this season. He was supposed to get playing time and hasn't even been put in for garbage time, Brantley has gotten more snaps (even though JB injured for a while). Reed needs to stay committed and Urban needs to stay on top of him!

Lift,

The main reason UF is ranked No.10 in the BCS (below several other one-loss teams) is because of that home loss to Ole Miss. Ole Miss has four losses. That hurts and could come back to bite UF if several other teams remain undefeated. What happens if every BCS team loses one game except for Penn State?

Florida will certainly receive a boost in the BCS with wins against Kentucky, Georgia, Vandy and FSU. Those teams all have winning records. If UF wins the East, it can only hope that Bama makes it to Atlanta undefeated. A win against an undefeated Bama team might be enough to leapfrog UF over an undefeated team from a lesser conference (Big Ten). I have no clue, of course. Just speculating. There are too many variables involved to assume or predict anything at this point in the season.

For example, what if Texas loses to Oklahoma State this weekend? What if Ohio State beats Penn State? What if Alabama loses to Auburn at the end of the season?

-jo-

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