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Spring football, a time for sunbathing

Before we get into the bloggery, I wanted to alert everyone to an egregious and inexcusable error that probably should call for me to just resign from The Herald right now. In today's article about spring football CLICK ME!, I for some reason reported that the spring game is on April 12. It's not on April 12. It's on April 18. Now, quit emailing, people, and let me go slit my wrists in peace.

GAINESVILLE -- You know, the best thing I get out of spring football every season is a nice suntan. There's not really much to report (unless someone decides to transfer or someone gets hurt) and I'm not really a big X's and O's kind of guy. Coach Urban Meyer is going to say the same predictable things every year. "There's a battle over here. There's a battle over there. Thank God Kyle Jackson and Tony Joiner are long gone."

That said, I'm sure there are plenty of news-hungry UF football junkies out there who can wait to read how many passes the new tight end dropped or how much weight Matt Patchan has gained since last season. Well, that's exactly what we're going to do give you on in this blog. All the spring football minutiae you can stomach. Like this stuff...

--Urban Meyer wants to throw in a little no-huddle this spring. Will it work? The Gators practiced no-huddle last season but never used it.

--If Tim Tebow throws a few too many incompletions, we're going to blow it way out of proportion on the blog and try and make you believe that it actually matters this spring what Tebow does or doesn't do.

--If Omar Hunter looks a little too portly, we're going to launch an investigation on the blog to determine if fat defensive lineman have ever played football before.

--When Will Hill takes reps at safety with Major Wright, we're going to lose our minds on this blog and write a series of detailed posts about the fierce battle for survival at free safety!

--Damn, I need more annoying spring football lists.

OK, enough with the sarcasm. There are actually a few important things the Gators need to figure out this spring. Who's going to replace Percy? Which offensive linemen replace tackles Phil Trautwein and Jason Watkins? Who's going to return punts with Brandon James out with a foot injury? Will Urban Meyer wear long-sleeved shirts every day? Will Steve Addazio limit his f-bombs with so many fans around? Will Dee Finley be the special teams dynamo I always knew he could become?

Stay tuned!



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