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Spikes and Tebow to represent UF at SEC Media Days

GAINESVILLE -- Remember last year when Florida thought it was a good idea to send offensive lineman Phil Trautwein to represent UF at the Southeastern Conference Media Days? Thank goodness UF didn't make that mistake again.

No offense to Trautwein. Everyone loves the guy. But, come on. Who the heck is Phil Trautwein?

UF got it right this time around. Florida is sending senior quarterback Tim Tebow and senior linebacker Brandon Spikes to Hoover this year. SEC Media Days is July 22-24 at a hotel attached to a mall in suburbian Birmingham, Ala.

Tebow will be as generic as Publix-brand tomato sauce but I'm already excited to hear what Spikes has to say to a few well-conceived questions. A few come to mind: 1. Why the heck did you turn down the money of the NFL? 2. What word comes to mind when you hear the name Lane Kiffin?

Other SEC Media Days players of interest include: Georgia QB Joe Cox, Tennessee safety Eric Berry, Vanderbilt cornerback Myron Lewis (Pompano Beach native), Auburn defensive end Antonio Coleman (Fort Lauderdale native), Ole Miss quarterback Jevan Snead and defensive end Greg Hardy and South Carolina linebacker Eric Norwood.

Three incoming freshmen missed orientation earlier this week: safety Joshua Evans, defensive tackle Gary Brown and defensive end Kedric Johnson. All three players are awaiting news from the NCAA Clearinghouse. Brown, the five-star recruit, needed to complete an online course to be eligible. What's with defensive tackles and online courses? Hope this isn't another Torrey Davis/John Brown situation. What a headache that was for UF.



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