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Several Florida Gators recruits playing on ESPN at noon

Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas is playing Upper Arlington (Ohio) High on ESPN. The game started at noon.

The Raiders lead 14-0 with more than seven minutes left in the first quarter. Looks like a nationally televised blowout for STA coach George Smith. St. Thomas is ranked No.1 in the nation.

Florida Gators recruit Cody Riggs, a senior cornerback for St. Thomas, intercepted his first pass of the season with 8:23 left in the first quater. The interception set up the Raiders' second touchdown, a three-yard run by Giovanni Bernard, another possible Gators recruit.

Offensive lineman Brandon Linder, another UF recruit, is dominating the line of scrimmage.

-jo-

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Bernard with his second TD run of the game. He has 6 carries for 77 yards in the first six minutes of the game. STA 21, Upper Arlington 0. Bernard has scheduled an unofficial visit to Notre Dame but he is also considered Tennessee, Oregon State, FSU and UF.

-jo-

Bernard is also considering Miami.

...as are Linder and Riggs

I was at a high school football exhibition game last night where I saw Gerald Christian and Matt Elam chillin. Elam was rockin a Gator t-shirt.

Oh yeahhh


Those lightning detection systems that shut games down are a joke. Clear an entire field and grandstands so that everyone can come back 15 minutes later?Gimme a break.

St. Thomas is kicking the snot out of the Ohio kids.

Lightning-detection systems are not a joke. Remember when the kid at Monarch died from a lightning strike? It was in 2006, I believe. Every county south of I-10 should be required to have lightning-detection systems on their athletic fields.

-jo-

Not sloughing off the kid Jo. Serious stuff. But good judgement trumps malfunctioning electronics in my book. There was no lightning anywhere last night but a box on a pole detected static charge or something and off we all go. I'm all for taking precautions I just don't think the precautions are implemented very well. Dozens of people are killed by lightning in Florida annually. Because one of them was on a football field doesn't IMO dictate that counties spend millions on iffy technologies. Throwing cheerleaders 25 feet in the air is far more dangerous than the lighning strike potential.

Hey Alan,

You left this over at our blog you piece of garbage! 40 years old, 3 time divorce', teenage skank kid, current wife about to leave you, blog terrorist...Man dude, you are a LOSER! Is that Skank one of the St. Thomas cheerleaders? Figures!

C'MON GATOR'S, GET UP, AND GO

P.S. Do you think your bad karhma rubbed off on Dubose? Wasn't he going to replace Harvin this year? Looks like Chris "I just started reading the playbook with pictures" Rainey is gonna have to step up now!

I'D CALL YOU A PIECE OF SHYT, BUT WHY WOULD I INSULT THE PIECE OF SHYT?

P.S.S. Hey Jo, do you know what your little minion is doing while you're away? You must be proud!


I am currently watching this St. Thomas game and they are toying with these scurbs from Ohio...
What I don't understand is that none of these kids are even considering Miami... Why is that?

It's because they are smart enough to see the legacy of losing that UM us building with a BAD rental stadium and a REALLY BAD head coach that has no speaking skills, NO leadership, and is a pathological LIAR.

It's pretty obvious Jrod, Marble Mouf is nothing short of a mushroom cloud chemical fire.

Posted by: Is Randy STILL the coach? FIRE this LOSER ... NOW | August 29, 2009 at 02:11 PM

Alan,

With all due respect, if 12 cheerleaders died annually in Florida I'm pretty sure the FHSAA wouldn't allow the sport. I was the first reporter on the scene after the lightning strike in 2006. It was just a normal day in South Florida. No big, black thunderclouds. Just a partly cloudy day.

-jo-

Miami doesn't want Bernard, he's way to small. Don't believe the 5 '10 200 pound garbage, he's more like 5 '8 185. He is better suited to play at Florida.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FS8-AoFKiEI&feature=player_embedded

Yeah that SEC is looking pretty tough this year! If UF doesn't go un-defeated with that schedule it will go down as the biggest flop since....The Flop!

SEC - 2 teams in top 10.
ACC - 1 team

SEC - 4 teams in top 15
ACC - 2 teams

SEC is touch compared to the ACC.

I like how you pick and choose your top 10 or 15? Didn't school teach you anything? All polls use the top 25!

SEC - 4 teams
ACC - 4 teams

Looks like were tied!

I don't see the candy canes anywhere in there. Top 10,15 or 25. Beat it chump.

Spin that Troll!

Your "UF run of the ages" as you put it begins as the "game of the week" on ESPN 360! Isn't that the network Art used to bust us about last year? What's your spin this year Art, now that UF is playing on 360?

But don't worry Art, I looked ahead to week 2 and UF is playing on...let me see...it's right here...hold on...it's coming into focus...ESPN 360!!!! Wow! Looks like you have that network locked down Art! This is awesome! Now I can watch the Gators on my Playstation!

http://espn.go.com/college-football/schedule

Welcome to the club Florida! Where the hell have you been for the last 100 years???????

Wow - do you love being an idiot? Gators fans (not me) made fun of Canes fans last year because the **ONLY** way they could see their team was on ESPN 360 - the game was not aired locally. For us, ESPN 360 is an OPTION if you are out-of-state. If you are in-state...

The first two UF games will be shown on:

Charleston Southern - Sun Sports/FSN (aired live for the entire state)

Troy - SEC Network (different channel depending where you are in Florida - but will be aired live throughout the entire state)

Go back to your crappy Canes blog. Later!

MTX-Cane, if you believe 4 lower ranked teams are the same as 4 highly ranked teams, then you must believe 4 bronze medals are the same as 4 gold medals.

And you guys should take Bernard, he's about 20 pounds heavier than JH - a perfect fir for a lightweight team like Miami.

HEY ADAM S I'LL BET THE RATINGS ON THE FIRST 2 UF GAMES WILL BE SUPER HIGH. LET'S SEE UF vs. CS
AND UF vs. TROY? NOT TO BE MISTAKEN WITH THE MEN OF TROY FROM USC. LMAO.

YALL HAVE GOT THE EASIEST SCHEDULE OF EVERYONE IN THE SEC. IF YALL DON'T GO UNDEFEATED THEN THEY SHOULD FIRE URBAN CRIER.

I gotta say when it comes to weak schedules, 'canes do know what they are talking about, as they wrote the book!

Who did Charleston Southern open against last year? I seem to remember a lot of yelling "We're back!" We all know how that turned out.

MTX-Cane, if you believe 4 lower ranked teams are the same as 4 highly ranked teams, then you must believe 4 bronze medals are the same as 4 gold medals.

And you guys should take Bernard, he's about 20 pounds heavier than JH - a perfect fir for a lightweight team like Miami.

Posted by: SoMiamiGator | August 31, 2009 at 05:14 PM

1st - Ken Dorsey was the same size as J.H. and look what he did. Yes, we went undefeated!

2nd - You seem to think that 3 rings is better than 5?

TOYOCANE, what are you blabbering about? Ratings? How could that matter at all? I guess you are just trying to find SOMETHING to blab about when your buddy (or is it you under a different name?) was proved 100% wrong in his post. Ratings for those two UF games will be perfectly fine - and couldn't matter any less.

Don't talk to me about schedules - we're in the SEC, not the lowly ACC. We play a hard schedule every year and, this year in particular, we got a little lucky with how the teams broke down. I don't see any love for our tough schedule when we had to play Bama and Auburn in the same year along with the SEC East, LSU and FSU?! Don't be a hypocrite. Besides, we'll have the toughest schedule in the country when we finish our regular season, play another Top 5 team in the SEC Championship and the No. 2 team in the country in the BCS Championship.

HEY ADAM S IS THAT THE SAME SEC WHO HAD 8 TEAMS BOWL ELIGIBLE LAST YEAR COMPARED TO 10 BOWL ELIGIBLE TEAMS FROM THE ACC? WHY DON'T YOU GO CRAWL BACK IN YOUR HOLE.

All that shows is that the ACC had more mediocre teams who beat each other, meaning no one is dominant enough to knock the lower teams out of bowl contention. How was that EMERALD BOWL loss to Cal?

WAKE UP AND TRY TO MAKE A GOOD ARGUMENT

SEC WAS 6-2 in 2009 bowls...

Florida Gators (W – Title)
Alabama (L)
Kentucky (W)
Ole Miss (W)
Georgia (W)
LSU (W)
S. Carolina (L)
Vanderbilt (W)


ACC was 4-6 in 2009 bowls...

Va. Tech (W)
Ga Tech (L) (38-3 to LSU)
BC (L)
Maryland (W)
NC State (L)
Miami (L)
Wake Forest (W)
North Carolina (L)
Clemson (L)
FSU (W)

NOW SHUT UP.

10 bowl eligible teams? So what. Look at the names of some of those bowls.

The Summer's Eve Douche Bowl.....etc...

PLEASE ! This guy has some ACC inferiority complex big time. It's a mediocre conference top to bottom. FSU, VT,GTech, Clemson..not one of those teams jump off the page at you. Not one.

Even the ACC homers all say VT ( conference WINNER) was overrated.

Wait and see what V.Tech does to Alabama!
and
Wait and see what NC ST does to S.Carolina

ACC will end up 2-0!

WPB Paper Headlines:

ESPN: Miami’s schedule is nation’s toughest
by Jorge Milian
Does UM have the toughest schedule in all of the land? ESPN.com thinks so.

Here’s the Top 10 list, as put together by ESPN.com’s Mark Schlabach:

1.) Miami (ACC)
2.) Oklahoma (BIG XII)
3.) Florida State (ACC)
4.) Georgia (SEC)
5.) Arkansas (SEC)
6.) Virginia Tech (ACC)
7.) Southern Cal (PAC 10)
8.) South Carolina (SEC)
9.) Oregon (PAC 10)
10.) Minnesota (BIG TEN)


And.....

Gators favored by 10 touchdowns for opener
By BEN VOLIN

That's what I call scheduling the best?

MTX - who cares? You just keep trying to change the argument to try to "win" something. No one is arguing strength of schedule. Miami's schedule is REALLY tough, no doubt about it. Congrats for having the toughest PRESEASON schedule.

Gators schedule last year was pretty tough - then they played two back-to-back No. 1 ranked teams and won a title - guess who had the toughest schedule in NCAA football last year when all was said and done? Exactly.

Easy now.......

I'm not trying to change anything, just figured I would add that to the discussion.

I actually think the SEC is better than the ACC, but I do think it is getting closer. The SEC has better top tier teams while I think the ACC has better depth.

I know Florida had a very tough schedule last year but I do think most fans would rather see them play Miami than the 1st two teams their playing. But, I know scheduling is a game to itself.

I do think Florida is by far the best team and should go undefeated, if they do I for one will give them all the credit in the world. To win 3 in 4 years would be unmatched in current times.

But, we all thought Miami and USC would repeat but didn't. Miami should have, but an Ohio ref fixed that and USC lost to TX. Now it's time for Florida to step up. Can they do??? Only time will tell.

Can't wait for some football!!!!!!

A UF/UM series makes more sense for UM than it does for UF. That is how it will always be. We already have our annual OOC opponent in FSU.

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