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Florida Gators stars Major Wright and Joe Haden miss Thursday's practice with illness

GAINESVILLE -- The Florida Gators secondary was hit hard on Thursday by the illness that is spreading through the football team.

According to Florida coach Urban Meyer, cornerback Joe Haden and free safety Major Wright did not practice on Thursday. With addition of Wright and Haden, 11 players have been sick in the last week, according to Meyer, including six starters. Meyer said that Wright and Haden "should be fine" for Saturday's game against Kentucky.

Asked who would play if Haden was unavailable, Meyer said: "If Haden isn't going, I'm not going." Senior cornerbacks Wondy Pierre-Louis or Markihe Anderson are Haden's likely replacements.

Meyer indicated on Thursday that Florida might be dealing with two different viruses, one with respiratory symptoms and one that causes stomach problems. Florida's coach also said on Thursday that the football team has had over 35 cases of sick players in the last three or four weeks.

"There are two different things we're dealing with now," Meyer said. "It's respiratory and it's a stomach issue. The guys with the respiratory, they've just been real cautious."

--Strong-side linebacker A.J. Jones, who was sick earlier this week, practiced on Thursday.

--Linebacker Brandon Spikes (Achilles heel) was seen limping heavily with his left shoe off after Thursday's practice. His status for Saturday's game is questionable.

-jo-

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Just lining up your excuses 4 when you lose Sat. 2 Kentucky(huh,'crocs'). Is there anybody up in crackerville with some onions and doesn't live in a trailer or an apartment and has an IQ above 75, that I can have a debate with(u don't qualify adams apple).. I'll give 3 TDS and any amount of cash 2 any meth head in GAYniesville...

Here’s a riddle “D” Bag:

How many Miami fans does it take to win 5 National Championships?

Give up?? NONE, it’s a trick question! Fans don’t play in the game! Are you interviewing me for “Campus Life” Magazine? What’s your point?

This shyt writes itself!

Go ‘canes!

Hey GAYtor fan, notice the CANES game is on national TV at 3:30 on ABC and the greatest team ever assembled is on espn2 at 6:00(the dead zone). Guess we know who the NATION wants to watch.
Time 2 fire up the pipe stoners..

The SC/Ole Miss. penalty flag should be on the Heisman Watch List!! It has more yards than any other candidate!

Go 'canes!

2-2

keep runnin dat dik sukker

u suk

I love how these ESPN commentators love to rip on Ole Miss and SC for sloppy play but fail to mention that each team only had a few days to prepare because they had to play on ESPN on Thursday night. Especially Ole Miss, which had to travel on a Wednesday.

-jo-

True dat Jo! But it is still an excuse in a league that despises them! While it's not going to help the SEC in the polls, SC's win should give UF another ranked team to play before the SEC championship.

If Ole Miss were to win out and beat ALA, they would climb back up the polls anyway before the SEC CG. If not, UF can still play ALA, assuming they do not get beaten themselves. I like Petrino's ARK team as another dark horse.

I'm pretty sure that's the best Spurrier will play in conference this year. There was nothing I saw that would suggest either of those teams could beat UF.

I thought there was a lot of intensity on both sides of the ball! That stadium looked like it was going to collapse at the end. All in all a great college football game!

According to the Las Vegas Wizard of Odds, Florida by 13; over/under: 55; Prediction Florida 34, Miami 21.

``It's Tim Tebow that makes the difference, and he is a better quarterback than Jacory Harris,'' White said. ``So there's the edge on offense.


OHHHHH DONT CONFUSE LOST CANES FANS WITH THE FACTS!!! JACORY COULDNT HOLD TEBOWS JOCK.
ALL THE HYPE AND THINKING MIAMI IS THE TEAM OF THE 80s IS GOING TO END REAL SOON. HARSH REALITY.

WHERE DOES MIAMI WIN THE MATCHUP AGAINST FLORIDA???? WR IS THE ONLY CLOSE POSITION. REMEMBER YOU WIN GAMES ON THE LINES AND MIAMI's LINES ARE JUST OK. SHANNON HAS RECRUITED WELL ON THE LINES, ESPECIALLY O LINE. MIAMI's RECRUITING THIS YEAR IS SLUGGISH AND ACTUALLY QUITE POOR SO FAR. HARSH REALITY AND EXCUSES COMING SOON, DONT SAY I DIDNT WARN YOU!!!

You're comparing apples and oranges Chaz. Tebow and JaScorey have completely different styles. One moves the line with his head, the other sits in the pocket like a statue.

Slight edge at receiver? We have 6 guys who would have STARTED against TENN. last week. We have a basketball recruit that would have played for the Gators last week.

I wouldn't use the term harsh reality just yet to describe UM. Let's see how both teams fare this weekend. Both teams have games that should tell us a lot about where each is going this year.

Go Canes!

Morning "D" Bag!

UM=, from your fellow Canes fan:
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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 writing like your in between classes at a JR High School!

Posted by: MTX-Cane | September 24, 2009 at 04:46 PM
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Get a life, loser. And get some type of education while you're at it.

All that ACC superiority and h0m0 fixated stuff at Barnhart's blog can only be the odious Sarasota 'cane. Same bunk you post locally including the h0m0 fixated stuff. You are one creeeepy dude Sarasota.

Who is Barnhart "D" Bag?????

Nice to see I'm still in your head 24/7, "oh man of 1000 identities"! Mission acomplished!

What a CREEPY dude? Funny how I called you CREEPY a few weeks ago (Spot-on by the way!), and now I'm creepy! Do you ever plan to write anything original on here "D" Bag? Your "I'm rubber, you're glue" schtick won't cut it here anymore! Bring something original and creative, or just stay home!

Go 'canes!

South Carolina, who struggled against NC State(lower tier ACC team) this year and escaped with a 7-3 win, dominated Ole Miss who beat U at home last year... Wow!!!

Lookout for KY UFLU!

U have been warned

JRod, that makes no sense. You cannot tie in one game to another game and one season to another season. Absurd.

Who is Barnhart?

Good comedy douche bag.

Why don't you ask the author of this blog. You know, the same guy you call "Gibby."

Jo is Barnhart?

Is this a riddle?

And yeah I used to call "Jo" "Gibby", but I noticed that he always signs his posts with "Jo", so I started calling him "Jo"!

Way to stay on the case "D" Bag! Mystery solved! "And I would have gotten away with it, if it wasn't for those pesky Gator fans!"

You should be a detective on C.S.I. Gainesville, oh wait, there is no C.S.I. Gainesville! That show was called Andy Griffith.

NEXT CALLER!

Go 'canes!

One last thought before I go lay by the pool, you're posts are bitter and angry, with a large pinch of paranoia!

Do us all a favor "D" Bag:

1. Try to be funny! Just TRY! You don't have to make me laugh, but you should try to make UF fan laugh! You look like you live in your Mom's basement!

2. Try to be creative. If you see from my prevous post, I was able to "weave" in CSI, Scooby Doo, and Andy Griffith! Most importantly, it worked! I made you look stupid and paranoid. You can't just call someone paranoid, "paint the picture".

3. Try to be original. Not only are you plagarizing most of my material, you are using it in the same blog! When you call me a "D" Bag, simply because Jo allows the term "D" Bag, it makes you look like a parrot.

4. Try to be creative. Your sexual orientation obsession is so "Spring Game". It is starting to make you look sooooo creepy! Shandel had to delete several of your posts the other day, and Jo had to edit several others. How can we go head to head out here if your posts are constantly being deleted or edited?

5. Stop trying to reinvent UM's history! It makes UF fan look sooooo petty! We already know who we are, and you do too! ESPN is creating a made for TV movie about The U for a November release, Jim Rome has already punked one of your players for questioning our status as "The U", and UM is playing the hardest opening schedule in 23 years (ND went 2-2, UCF went 0-4).

6. Pick a name! Why does your alias need 999 other alias'? A fake nose and glasses is not a disguise!

Anyway "D" Bag, I hope you're able to step up your game going forward, or this could be a very long season for U!

Go 'canes!

Einhorn is Finkel. Finkel is Einhorn. Einhorn's a man! Oh my god...

6. Pick a name! Why does your alias need 999 other alias'? A fake nose and glasses is not a disguise!

(Even if you purchase the optional mustache attachment!)

Go 'canes!

Einhorn is Finkel. Finkel is Einhorn. Einhorn's a man! Oh my god...

Posted by: Adam S. | September 25, 2009 at 01:14 PM


Can you see what Adam just did "D" Bag? He took my joke, and used an analogy to create a new joke! Most importantly, it worked!

(I'm in no way talking down to you Adam, I'm trying to show this guy how to write comedy!)

If we can get the training wheels off of U "D" Bag, then we'll move on to "Haiku"!

Hmmmmmmmmm, Haiku....

Go 'canes!

I hear ya. Wouldn't have taken it that way. :)

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