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Florida Gators safety Will Hill misses practice time to be with his new family

GAINESVILLE -- Florida Gators sophomore safety Will Hill missed time with the team this week to be with his new family. Hill became a father earlier this week. 

"It's gotten some of his time and attention as rightfully it should, so it's a real good thing for him and he's very excited about that," Florida safeties coach Chuck Heater said. "You got to manage that and get back to do the job here but also take care of what he needs to care of there. Things happen in life every day. It could be school. It could be something personal like that. It could be any number of things. It's all about managing it and being able to balance it."

Hill, a New Jersey native, is listed as a starter at strong safety and free safety on the Gators' depth chart. He played mostly nickelback against Tennessee and recorded five tackles. Ahmad Black started at strong safety and Major Wright started at free safety.

Heater said on Wednesday that Florida's coaching staff worked with Hill this week, allowing him to focus on his responsibilities as a new father.

"You let a guy do what he needs to do," Heater said. "You got to let him do what he needs to do and know that we support him and the time that he has. When they come back you try to get them ready to play. That's the right way to handle it and that's certainly what we did in this case."



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As i suspected NO response to my previous comment on the number of CANES(49, with 7 all-pros) and what they did last week in the NFL, compared 2 the # of gaytors(31, but no all-pros) in the NFL and what they did last week. So shut the H@LL about who gets them ready for the NFL METH heads.
Frank Gore, Willis McGahee, Clintion Portis, Andre Johnson, Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Jeremy Shockey, Kellen Winslow jr, Devin Hester, Vince Wilfork, just to name a few of the all-pro CANES in the NFL. Any, any, any gaytors of this caliber?? I'm sure most of u have stocked ur fantasy football team with CANES..
U can even count 'RURAL LIARS' Utah team's and his great QB Alex Smith the #1 over-all pick and any other players from any of his past team's. U see METH heads that that gimmicky offense of his works in college with kids but it doesn't work in the NFL with men. MIAMI get's them ready for NFL. REPEAT. MIAMI get's them ready for the NFL..
No QB's, no RB's, and no WR's. Hummmm wonder why?? Just like QB's from Texas Tech there system players good in college but not ready for the next level.

In a follow-up 2 above message, 17 tds have been scored by MIAMI HURRICANES in the first 2 weeks of the NFL season. How many TDS have been scored by gaytors. Googled it meth heads..

Looking in the last thread, this is what you wrote, UM=NC=IN2K09:

"But in response 2 all u gaytor fans who must be on meth, that say Miami doesn't put players in the NFL,"

Here's the issue with that.

Not a single person on here made ANY argument about Canes in the NFL. You simply RAN OUT of any good argument so you RESORTED back to the tired old thing that placing players in the NFL has something to do with what is on the college field in 2009. Guess what? IT DOESN'T. It is MEANINGLESS!

So that is why no one is arguing with you - because there is no argument. Yes, there are a lot of GREAT Canes players in the NFL - no doubt. But no one on here has tried to argue that there aren't. Try engaging in a real conversation rather than an argument contrived by your meth-warped imagination.

Well Adam's(meth head)Apple, just a couple of days ago 1 of ur fellow methed out gaytor wrote just that at 4:42, Sept. 22. Look it up junkie and shake the cobwebs out of ur head.
And also u rage freaks keep saying WHY would any1 want 2 play 4 the canes and there half empty stadium over the gaytors and there stadium full of meth heads and trailer park trash. THAT'S BECAUSE WE GET THEM READY 4 THE NFL NOT 4 A MISSION IN THE PHILIPPINES OR 2 HOCK CHICKEN WINGS. PEACE. OUT..

And why exactly do I do meth? You make absolutely zero sense. Go get an education and learn some spelling and grammar.

Last night I think I saw some guy smoking meth while riding my stolen bike!


Hey adam's apple, at least u have an onion or 2 challenge me, unlike ur drug-addled brethren. I know it's hard to refute the facts, so I kind of understand the timidness of ur fellow gaytors.
BTW, central florida's the meth capital of Florida. google it, crocs..

Great reply Sarasota. When you get gutted you resort to absurd name calling. Meth heads? Just one more example of you not being the sharpest knife in the drawer.

The earlier point MADE was that UM has significantly fallen off in the players they place now. Even a dumb clod like yourself can see that the canes draft prospects have trickled down to almost nothing. Your cherished "most players in the NFL" record will fall soon too. Then you'll be left carrying on about your ancient ships that NO ONE cares about.

In the end we are discussing COLLEGE FOOTBALL. It's something that we Gators have a deep interest in. Championships are flowing in. The draft is neat but has NOTHING to do with the daily discussion. Not that you have the facilities to carry on an actual discussion.

Continue with your NFL marching cry.

Go ask Jo if that was me "D" Bag! Or did I run to another PC in order to "disguise" my fake name?? U are such a FOOL!

UM is the toast of college football right now! Every radio program, every news show, even the local Gator Rag is pumping us! U, not so much!

And we're doing it during the "GREATEST SEASON IN GATOR HISTORY"!


Go 'canes!

Completely agree with Alan M.

I've never heard a more hilariously horribly uncreative nickname than "Adam's apple" - it is really pathetic.

UM=NC=IN2K09, you really are a moron. Gainesville is in NORTH Florida not Central Florida. Gainesville is almost annually ranked as the No. 1 place to live in the United States! Trying to equate what happens in Central Florida to a place in North Florida that has NO SIMILARITIES is ABSURD.

You're an idiot.

I bleed orange and green and will argue my point with anyone, but I would also say that UM=NC=IN2K09 is a moron! Your writting like your in between classes at a JR High School!

typo writing

how many of these kids have kids?

Who cares about the NFL? i could not care less.....I dont watch the THUGS.....None of my money goes to Drew Rosenhaus......the fact is the canes have not been relevant in a long time (the definition for relevent for you canes fans is "you be not mattering to anyone"). I like Randy Shannon but I find it hard for me to root for the canes to comeback because the fans are so crappy...to the point, I get on this blog to see what people are talking about regarding the Gators and I have to see a bunch of losers write about sour grapes because they have nothing else going on in their life! Go blog on a canes site and get a life.

mc2i4J I want to say - thank you for this!

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