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Les Miles vs. Urban Meyer: Who has more street cred?

Metmilesrotaryal121Oh, the things these coaches will do to impress recruits. LSU coach Les Miles says he likes "a couple" Snoop Dogg songs ... Maybe this is one of them? ... "Cause it's 1-8-7 on a [expletive] cop."
That's an excerpt from the hit single "187" that put Snoop Dogg on the map way back in 1992. Of course, Les knows all about that. It's his ring tone. PICTURED: Snoop Dogg let's everyone at the Baton Rouge Rotary Club meeting know how many times he has smoked out former LSU quarterback Jamarcus Russell, now a Raider. The woman in the picture doesn't seem very starstruck. Then again, who cares. She can't run a 4.2.

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Les is down with Snoop but Urban is, well, Urban

GAINESVILLE -- It is in the spirit of Les Miles' affinity for West Coast gangsta' rap that Gator Clause presents this week's Ultimate Preview. If you didn't know already, "you better axe somebody."

Les Miles has been "down from Day One" when it comes to the hippest ways to lure recruits into Baton Rouge, La. He met up with Snoop Dogg (Can someone say, "Photo opp!") a few months back in Baton Rouge, La., and even had the rapper speak at a Rotary Club event. (Can someone say, "Honorarium!") Tigers fans, witness your booster club dollars hard at work.

After passionately addressing Baton Rouge's civic-minded audience, Snoop Dogg broke out one of his most famous rhymes, And now you hookers and [rhymes with jos] know how I feel. 'Cause that's realer than Real Deal Holyfield.

And then Snoop politely said, Hey, yo, Miles. Creep to the mic like a phantom.

We kid, of course. (And if you don't recognize those Snoop Dogg lyrics, then you're too old.) But, on the fo'-shizzle tip, why would Snoop entertain some crusty Deep South college football coach? The answer is simple. Because the rapper understands what nobody else in this world seems to be able to comprehend. That Les Miles is the "O.G." (That and if Pete Carroll won't give Snoop's son a spot on USC's roster, then maybe Miles will pony up.)

Florida coach Urban Meyer (Tupac guy) isn't very impressed with Miles' budding friendship with Snoop Dogg. "Good for him," Meyer said.

That's coach speak for "jive turkey."

But seriously, though. It's no surprise that Meyer disrespected Miles for the LSU coach's obvious attempt to, well, be like Meyer. Everyone knows Florida's coach is the one with all the street cred. His name says it all.

THE DETAILS
NO.4 LSU (4-0, 2-0) at NO.11 FLORIDA (4-1, 2-1)
Where: Gainesville, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (88,548)
When: 8 p.m. Saturday
TV: CBS
What's at stake: You mean besides this rivalry's annual trophy? Well, a Florida loss would pretty much end the Gators' chances at a national title. LSU, meanwhile, can probably bounce back from a road loss to the Gators if the Tigers win the rest of their games.

FACTOID
When Florida and LSU meet on Saturday it will be the first time since 1990 that the two most recent national champions have played during the regular season (see Notre Dame 29, Miami 20). Florida, of course, won the BCS national title in 2006 and LSU won it last season.

THE INJURY REPORT
N0.11 FLORIDA
PROBABLE

SS Will Hill (hamstring)
RB Kestahn Moore (ankle)
LB Ryan Stamper (ankle)
QUESTIONABLE
WR Percy Harvin (ankle)
OG Jim Tartt (shoulder)
OG Marcus Gilbert (ankle)
DT Brandon Antwine (back)
OG Ron Wilson (ankle)
DOUBTFUL
RB Emmanuel Moody (ankle)
LB Dustin Doe (hernia)
OG Maurice Hurt (neck/shoulder)
DT Omar Hunter (ankle)
SS Bryan Thomas (knee)
OUT
SS Dorian Munroe (knee, year)
LB Brendan Beal (knee, year)
TE Cornelius Ingram (knee, year)
SS John Curtis (knee, year)
OL Jim Barrie (knee, year)
DT John Brown (wrist, year)
S Cody Worton (knee, year)
NO.4 LSU
PROBABLE

LB Darry Beckwith (knee)
QB Andrew Hatch (head)
OL Lyle Hitt (undisclosed)
DT Ricky Jean-Francois (leg)
DT Charles Alexander (ankle)

THE STARTING LINE-UPS
NO.11 FLORIDA
OFFENSE

WR 1 Percy Harvin (Jr., 5-11, 195)
WR 9 Louis Murphy (Sr., 6-3, 205)
WR 6 Deonte Thompson (RFr., 6-0, 195)
LT 75 Phil Trautwein (RSr., 6-6, 310)
LG 57 Carl Johnson (RSo., 6-6, 330)
C 56 Maurkice Pouncey (So., 6-5, 312)
RG 55 Mike Pouncey (So., 6-5, 312)
RT 77 Jason Watkins (RSr., 6-6, 310)
TE 81 Aaron Hernandez (So., 6-3, 255)
QB 15 Tim Tebow (Jr., 6-3, 240)
RB 33 Kestahn Moore (Sr., 5-10, 212)
DEFENSE
DE 94 Justin Trattou (So., 6-3, 265)
NT 90 Lawrence Marsh (RSo., 6-5, 305)
DT 92 Terron Sanders (RSo., 6-2, 300)
DE 49 Jermaine Cunningham (Jr., 6-3, 250)
SLB 16 A.J. Jones (RSo., 6-1, 225)
MLB 51 Brandon Spikes (Jr., 6-3, 245)
WLB 41 Ryan Stamper (RJr., 6-2, 232)
or NB 14 Markihe Anderson (Jr., 5-10, 182)
CB 29 Janoris Jenkins (Fr., 5-10, 185)
CB 5 Joe Haden (So., 5-11, 185)
SS 35 Ahmad Black (So., 5-9, 190)
FS 21 Major Wright (So., 6-0, 200)
SPECIALISTS
PK 38 Jonathan Phillips (Sr., 5-10, 210)
KO 19 Caleb Sturgis (Fr., 5-11, 192)
P 17 Chas Henry (So., 6-4, 215)
LS 43 James Smith (RSr., 6-2, 240)
HLD 37 Butch Rowley (RSr., 6-1, 195)
KR/PR 25 Brandon James (Jr., 5-7, 186)

LSU
OFFENSE
WR 1 Brandon LaFell (Jr., 6-3, 209)
WR 2 Demetrius Byrd (Sr., 6-3, 200)
WR 80 Terrance Toliver (So., 6-5, 194)
LT 70 Ciron Black (Jr., 6-5, 325)
LG 79 Herman Johnson (Sr., 6-7, 375)
C 74 Brett Helms (Sr., 6-3, 278)
RG 65 Kyle Hitt (Jr., 6-2, 289)
RT 78 Joseph Barksdale (So., 6-5, 315)
TE 18 Richard Dickson (Jr., 6-3, 246)
QB 12 Jarrett Lee (RFr., 6-2, 216)
RB 32 Charles Scott (Jr., 5-11, 233)
or FB 45 Quinn Johnson (Sr., 6-2, 262)
DEFENSE
LE 93 Tyson Jackson (Sr., 6-5, 290)
LT 91 Charles Alexander (Sr., 6-3, 310)
RT 90 Ricky Jean-Francois (Jr., 6-3, 289)
RE 49 Kirston Pittman (Sr., 6-4, 257)
SLB 56 Perry Riley (Jr., 6-1, 240)
MLB 48 Darry Beckwith (Sr., 6-1, 232)
WLB 11 Kelvin Sheppard (So., 6-3, 237)
or NB 44 Danny McCray (Jr., 6-1, 212)
or DiB 3 Chad Jones (So., 6-3, 214)
CB 29 Chris Hawkins (Jr., 6-1, 184)
CB 4 Jai Eugene (So., 5-11, 191)
SPECIALISTS
PK 6 Colt David (Sr., 5-9, 172)
KO 30 Josh Jasper (So., 5-11, 165)
P/HLD 38 Brady Dalfrey (Sr., 6-0, 213)
LS 85 Alex Russian (RFr., 6-4, 239)
KR 8 Trindon Holliday (Jr., 5-5, 164)
PR 3 Chad Jones (So., 6-3, 214)

THE BETTING LINES
bodoglife.com: Florida minus-6
sportsbook.com: Florida minus-6
Vegas: Florida minus-6

THE PERCY SITUATION
Florida coach Urban Meyer says he expects Florida receiver Percy Harvin to play on Saturday but Meyer also says he won't know for sure until Friday. Harvin sprained his ankle against Arkansas and had three carries and three receptions against the Hogs. Harvin practiced on Wednesday for the first time this week but was limited. My gut feeling: After watching Harvin walk off the practice field on Wednesday with no sign of limp and no ankle brace, I'm going to have to say that Harvin will see the field on Saturday night.

MOST IMPORTANT
Florida quarterback Tim Tebow said that Saturday's game is going to feature "speed, speed and more speed." That might be true, but the contest will likely be won at the line of scrimmage. At question: Can Florida's defensive line limit LSU running back Charles Scott? Scott will be running behind an enormous offensive line, which features a powerful left side. LSU junior left tackle Ciron Black (6-5, 325) and senior left guard Herman Johnson (6-7, 375) will look to clear a path for Scott, who is averaging and SEC-best 7.5 yards per carry. Can Florida defensive tackles Lawrence Marsh, Terron Sanders and Matt Patchan free themselves from Black and Johnson? Expect Florida defensive tackle Torrey Davis -- no longer in the doghouse -- to help out.

On offense, Florida's interior running game will have to get creative if scatbacks Chris Rainey and Jeffrey Demps are the best options. A key match-up: LSU defensive tackle Ricky Jean-Francois vs. UF left guard Carl Johnson. If Johnson can't hold his own against one of the best defensive lineman in the SEC, the Jean-Francois just might get his wish, a clean shot at UF's quarterback. Note to Carl Johnson: CLICK ME, Carl, for an important message.

LSU RECEIVERS VS. UF SECONDARY
Everyone expects Florida's receivers to have a big day against LSU's secondary but what about UF's secondary. LSU's receiving corps rivals the Gators in talent and the Tigers have several tall receivers who could give the Gators some problems in one-on-one situations. Keep and eye on LSU junior Brandon LeFell (6-3), senior Demetrius Byrd (6-3) and sophomore Terrance Tolliver (6-5). These receivers will be searching for weaknesses in the Gators' secondary after after watching Arkansas gain 220 yards through the air against Florida last week. Tolliver only has one catch on the season but if he finds himself matched up against UF strong safety Ahmad Black (5-9), Tolliver could see more action.

5 KEYS TO UF VICTORY
5. Force LSU redshirt freshman quarterback Jarrett Lee to pass on third and long.
4. At least five receptions for UF tight end Aaron Hernandez.
3. Keep giving Chris Rainey the ball.
2. Settle for the field goal.
1. Do the words "LSU fourth down" meaning anything to you?

-jo-

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So Jo tells us what BIG bet you won for you to cover a National contender like the Gators and Manny Navarro cover a last place team in the ACC (and believe it or not Manny is not covering Duke).

Cant believe you are ahead of Manny on the Herald food chain. Heck the high school beat writer is probably ahead of him too.

5 Keys to the Game for the Gators

#5) Special Teams. The Gators will be aggressive on special teams: a blocked punt or kick/punt return for a TD. Also, watch out for LSU's fake punts and FGs.
#4) Trick plays. This will be key to this game believe it or not. Both teams will have a few up there sleeve and it is key for the Gators to execute and to stop LSU's.
#3) Turnovers. Dont turn it over. This is obvious!
#2) Score first and make LSU play from behind. This QB will be like the Canes offense coming to the Swamp--just taking a dump in their pants. Score first and make LSU catch-up.
#1) Stop Charles Scott. If the Gators can stop the run and force Lee to pass, this game could turn ugly fast.

I am looking for us to throw the ball more frequently then we have in the past games. We are missing Moody and Moore, and we arent going to be able to run inside against LSU with Demps/Rainey. I think we will try to pass to set up the run, and hope to catch them off guard with the speedsters on the outside.

On D, I expect LSU to copy what Ark did with the drag routes and also test us deep. Hopefully, we can get some pressure on Lee and rattle him a bit early. We need to contain Scott, look for Spikes to hunt him on every play.

I expect some sort of trick play on special teams, perhaps a reverse on a punt return and definitely a fake punt if we are in position, maybe fake punt pass. We need to beat Miles at his own game.

I support Randy all the way!!!

10, 15, 20 years, heck as long as he lives. Hopefully he can go until Joe Paterno's age.

Randy Shannon is the best thing for FSU, Florida, South Florida, FAU, FIU, FAMU, and the rest of the Nation.

Go Randy!!!! Raise your team to mediocrity!!! Win this game so the fans get off you some!!!
Smurf Bowl in Boise Idaho here the Canes come!!!

And you wonder why U fans post on this site?
Because I post messages all day long on their site.

I hate Miami and I show it by posting 1000 blogs a day on their site!

You should go to there site and read some of the great blogs I left them, they are so funny! I'm really showing them.

Here is another jolly good one I left them, I'm such a fuuny girl.

The title of this blog is "UCF injury report" however I do not see a thing about UCF's injuries. I was optimistic I would read something about UCF's injuries instead I have to hear about the Canes injuries and even more ammunition for the myriad of excuses that come out of Canes fans' mouths.

In order of the top Canes Excuses
6) It is all Larry Coker's fault---yadda yadda yadda...dude was like 60something and 15 and Randy Shannon is like 7-10. That is improvement!
5) We are too young --eventhough both UF and FSU were just as young
4) It was raining---both teams play in the rain
3) We have too many injuries---so does everyone in college football, deal with it
2) Marcus Forston had a cold---poor baby. maybe grow a sac and play during some pain instead of being on the injury list...what a little girl...what happened to this punk? He beats up on all that lesser high school talent but when Florida and FSU calls he is invisible.
1) Our coaches stink---yeah, everyone in the country has been trying to tell you guys this but you guys are delusional

Swell!

oops.....I forgot to tell you that I actually went to the powerful U!

Hug's and Kisses to all!

I am all up in TXCane DOME. I am swimming laps in his dome and doing the backstroke. He has resorted to imitating me.

Hey TxCane guess where you can find the Gators this weekend? ESPN PRIMETIME
Guess where you can find the Canes? KEEP GUESSING. In fact, they may not be on National TV for the rest of the year with the exception of the Smurf Bowl in Boise Idaho.

The Noles and Gators did their part in elevating the Canes into primetime and now they can go back to being IRRELEVANT!

if this doesn't amuse you, report immediately to nearest bathroom, and take(leave) a stress relieving dump.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=5f9_1223410197

"Guess where you can find the Canes? KEEP GUESSING. In fact, they may not be on National TV for the rest of the year with the exception of the Smurf Bowl in Boise Idaho." CC

WHOAAA there cowboy. Your giving DuhU WAYYY too much credit there. They'll be WATCHING the bowl games from their sofas. What an embarrassment it was to drag those kids all the way to Idaho during the holidays. Nice work U.

"Guess where you can find the Canes? KEEP GUESSING. In fact, they may not be on National TV for the rest of the year with the exception of the Smurf Bowl in Boise Idaho." CC

Actually, the Canes are on National TV this week ESPNU!

'Actually, the Canes are on National TV this week ESPNU!"

ESPNU - 400 households and counting.

Here's a bologna sandwich and a road map. Hit the gas chump.

That video, moonwalk spoof on the golf course, had me rolling. Thanks for sharing. I want to know where the cameraman was hiding.

-jo-

I think LSU is going to woop our girls!

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