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A Halloween costume suggestion for your favorite Florida Gator; Plus a pre-game meal suggestion for Deonte Thompson

GAINESVILLE -- Here's a link to my national college football column in Friday's paper, CLICK ME! As promised, the column is Halloween themed and offers costume suggestions for FSU quarterback Christian Ponder, Alabama coach Nick Saban, Nebraska coach Bo Pelini and Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, among other things.

It's Friday, which means it's time to suggest a pre-game meal for seemingly disgruntled Florida receiver Deonte Thompson. Thompson is not Florida quarterback Tim Tebow's favorite target. He knows it. We know it. Everyone knows it. In the three conference games Thompson has started since returning from his hamstring injury, he has four receptions for 107 yards. The large chunk of those yards came on Thompson's wide-open, 77-yard touchdown against Arkansas.

The Belle Glade native had one reception for 19 yards against Mississippi State. After waving at Tebow throughout the game to pass him the ball, Thompson became so frustrated after one play that he tossed up his arms and waved away another missed opportunity with what seemed to be palpable dismay.

Here's what Florida coach Urban Meyer had to say about Thompson's show of frustration: "I don't mind guys that play very hard and I think they share their frustration that competitors have," Meyer said. "If he's a non-competitor and I see that, he won't play. That's not the case. [Thompson] plays very hard. He runs blocks well. He runs good routes. That's fine.

"But if you ask me again next week, there's a chance Deonte won't be playing."

Deonte, here's a wise suggestion before you step over the line and show up Florida quarterback Tim Tebow. Don't do it, man! Check yourself before you wreck yourself! You'll never find your way out of the doghouse! Do yourself a favor, Deonte, and mix a big ol' jug of orange Kool-Aid and drink the whole darn thing before Saturday's game against Georgia. Not the red Kool-Aid. Not the purple Kool-Aid. The ORANGE Kool-Aid! Don't even mix in the sugar. Just drink that stuff straight. Don't just swallow your pride, Deonte. This time you've got to drowned it before you wave away your chances of ever playing a meaningful role in Florida's offense. Urban Meyer has publicly warned you and so, too, have your friends at Gator Clause.

-jo-

PICTURED: Deonte Thompson's pre-game meal, aka "Smart Juice."OrangeKoolaid

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Sounds like good advice. I too have noticed Thompson looking seemingly open on plays and not getting the play. But I think had he shown better catching ability early on he wouldn't be having this problem.

I wonder if this will be the statement game we have all waiting for? When we can really feel the Gators are back!

So let me get this straight, GOMERS.
Deonte's working his butt off to get open and blocking like crazy (according to RURAL), but TEABAG won't throw his way because of??? (probably not a holy roller and doesn't attend timmy's prayer meetings).
And your solution is to drink the jesus juice (wasn't that micheal jackson's drink of choice (very curious drink selection)) or be shunned, sounds like great team chemistry..

I've come to the conclusion we will not see the real DT until Brantley gets the keys to the Gator Express. Tebow misses DT wide open because he's not very good at checking his progressions. Jo, i have a feeling Carl Moore maybe redshirting in hopes of playing with Brantley, 10 catches for a 100 yds just isn't that impressive to scouts and that's what he's facing playing with Timmy.

srotyag kcus,

Well, well another mindless UM fan. Nice mature nicknames for Urban & Tebow. I agree on some aspects of the article but Gator Clause is cranking out the blogs unlike Manny who has disappeared since the UM LOSS. Just think if UM had won last week...they would be looking good for a BCS bid and with some luck a NC shot but alas, Clemson crushed those dreams.

FYI: Manny is covering the World Series.

-jo-

Great article without the Jesus juice... Tebow is a shell of a pro QB; he throws well and runs even better, but he is a piss-poor drop back PASSER and can't run a two minute offense. Like most coaches at Meyer's level, the period after the Heisman player leaves will define his legacy. As a huge fan of D.T. and the Gators, Brantley just might be the answer!

I'm convinced that getting DT the ball is a huge key to our offense finally putting a good game together. He is too big of a threat to not use. Cooper is not going to get a lot of YAC unless its a deep ball, but DT has the ability to take a slant to the house. I'm hoping Tebow takes the blinders off against Georgia and looks his way.

Bryon, there is no mention of "Jesus juice" in the article. What are you talking about?

-jo-

None of us gets to see what happens in practice, but I'm willing to bet those wide open passes DT dropped earlier this year are not isolated instances. Tebow does not call his own plays and does a poor job of going through his progressions. So, how come DT is rarely his primary target? That's Addazio and Meyer making those calls.

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