GAINESVILLE -- Good Monday morning, Gatorland. Had a long travel day on Sunday getting out of Mississippi. Isn't it bizarre when you're in some random city for a connection flight and you run into someone you know from a completely different part of the country. That happened to me on Sunday. I as in this world of strangers, blank faces and TSA workers and then all of sudden there's an old friend. Good times.
Well, I just wanted everyone to know that Florida point guard Erving Walker of NYC told me last week that the Yankees would win in six. He was right. Yankees in six.
Is Florida getting special treatment by SEC officials? Two questionable calls in two weeks that led to fourth quarter touchdowns in close games? Just coincidence of is it something else? Here's a link to my story in today's paper. LINK!
ON SECOND THOUGHT...
What did we learn after Week Eight of the college football season? Exactly nothing. We already knew the Gators' Thundercat Offense was having trouble in the red zone. We already knew the Gators' defense was a force greater than the sun. And we already knew Dustin Doe was, in the words of teammate Terron Sanders, a bonehead.
Seriously, Dustin, was all that high-stepping really necessary? Against Mississippi State? Really?
--I talked to Caleb Sturgis on Sunday night and he agreed with me that it's probably a good idea that he no longer spot the ball at the 27-yard line for field-goal attempts. Sturgis' last two misses (first quarter against Arkansas and first quarter against Mississippi State) were both from 37 yards.
--We learned that Mississippi State running back Christian Ducre can always tell his grandkids that one time back in October 2009 he got the best of the great Ahmad Black.
TOLD YOU SO
Alabama has its flaws, too. Don't want to pile on the embattled SEC officials here but did Terrence Cody rip off his helmet before the clock hit zero in Tuscaloosa, Ala? Some are saying he did. That, of course, is against the rules.
REPLACING STEVE ADDAZIO
People, do y'all really think Florida coach Urban Meyer should replace his offensive coordinator of a 7-0 team on the week before the Gators biggest rival of the season?
Everyone needs to lay off Steve Addazio. The Thundercat Offense is ranked No.6 nationally in rushing this week (258.29) and continues to churn out at least four field goal attempts per game.
More later after Urban's Monday press conference. Will be slightly surprised if Tebow shows up today. He skipped out on the media on Saturday night.