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Who wants to play against Vanderbilt? Not Brandon Spikes

THIS BLOG POST HAS BEEN UPDATED... AGAIN ... FOR THE THIRD TIME!!!

(UF's sports information director just informed me via text message that UF coach Urban Meyer, defensive coordinator Charlie Strong and linebacker Brandon Spikes formed the group that decided to sit Spikes against Vanderbilt.)

GAINESVILLE -- Some interesting news to report tonight. After Wednesday's practice, Florida coach Urban Meyer announced that linebacker Brandon Spikes will now sit out the entire game against Vanderbilt. Spikes' attempted to gouge the eyes of Georgia running back Washaun Ealey on Saturday and was originally suspended by Meyer for the first half of Saturday's game against Vanderbilt.

"A lot of negative things out there are really weighing heavy on his heart right now, so as a group we decided that it would be in the best interest of the team to not play him Saturday," Meyer said. "It's a group decision and we're doing it out of respect for our team so we can focus on trying to win our ninth game. We think it's the right thing to do and we support Brandon for it. We look forward to him getting back and finishing the season the right way."

Meyer said on Wednesday that the choice to sit Spikes for the full game was a group decision based on minimizing distractions for Saturday's game against Vanderbilt, a 35-point underdog. Meyer did not answer questions about the change. Spikes spoke with reporters on Wednesday night but did not answer questions.

"I really don't want to be a distraction to the team," Spikes said. "I want the guys to prepare without any negative things going on and I feel like if I would play it would be a big thing. I'm just trying to stay out of the way and just motivate the guys and I'm pretty sure that Stamper's got my back and my teammates support my decision."

OK, this whole suspension upgrade is pretty bizarre. Is it possible that Spikes Achilles' heel flared up again or his tender groin muscle needs to rest a week considering UF is playing Vanderbilt, a 35-point underdog. Spikes and Meyer refused to answer questions from reporters on Wednesday night, so who knows.

Another question that needs answering: Is Spikes suspended for the first half and then voluntarily sitting out the second half? We didn't find out on Wednesday because neither Meyer nor Spikes answered questions. Also, who was in the group that made the decision? Spikes? Tebow? The SEC commissioner? The UF athletic director?

Again, it's all speculation because Spikes and Meyer did not answer questions on Wednesday. As the world turns ...

-jo-

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GAYtors 25 arrests under RURAL.
Canes have 1 arrest under Shannon.

his groin is probably still hurting too, which may or may not be playing a factor.

alright dude we get it, the canes haven't had a lot of arrests the last few years. stop crying about it already. you sound like a little kid throwing a tantrum and repeating himself...oh wait...

Hey BJ (very appropriate nickname), in case you didn't notice it's 2009, not 2010 (very appropriate for a GAYtor, not knowing what year it is).
CANES 5 titles, you GOOBERS 3.
GAYtors 25 arrests, Canes 1...

i think meyer should suspend him for the next game for refusing to participate against vandy

Who wants to play against Vanderbilt any way, right?

-jo-

So it's just 6 more games and UF will be the champs again BJ? That's all, just 6? Congrat's!


"I feel really bad about tryn' to poke that dude's eye out coach! I'm all tore up about it. I've been having nightmares about it and shyt"!

"You should feel bad Brandon! You could have hurt that kid! Here's what we're gonna do. You can sit out the whole game and think about whether or not you have what it takes to be a Gator"!

"Shyt, that's just what I was thinking coach! You read my mind and shyt"! Coach Strong thought it would also be a good idea if I went to confession, you know, to repent my sin's and shyt"!

"Yeah Brandon, say a few Hail Mary's and a couple of Our Father's. I want you to remember this though Brandon, if you even look at a rival player funny, you're off the team! No exceptions"!

"Are you serious about that shyt coach"?

"Hell no I'm not serious! And don't be "throwing up" any gang signs around the camera's this week"!

"Shyt, you had me going for a minute! You won't even know I'm there coach"! He He He

Go 'canes!

wow now we know you're a racist too

well written, well written. glad to see your grammar is still excellent even when you're being borderline racist. very nice.

What are you clowns chirpin' about? We've got 28 NC's. You guys crack me up!

Lighten up and shyt Dan! Racist? Was it my "hip hop" spelling of the word "Shyt"? Was it my play on words? Was it the pointy white hat and robe that I was wearing when I wrote it? What gave it away?

YOU GOT ME DAN! AND I WOULD HAVE GOTTEN AWAY WITH IT, IF IT WERE NOT FOR YOU MEDDLING GATOR'S!

Go 'canes!

what gave it away was your ignorant assumption that a black man must speak in the manner you so eloquently transcribed. if you're going to spend all your time on a gator blog, as a canes fan, please try to keep progress in mind. why don't you tab back to your old videos of bernie kosar.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/stewart_mandel/11/04/mailbag/2.html

Jo,

We had this debate a few weeks ago. This is really as far as the NCAA will go in my opinion to create a playoff system. It gives a little more hope to the non-BCS conferences, and it allows schools from power conferences to drop a game (sometimes two) and still play for it all.

I also think the NCAA should do away with conference officials for games. The NCAA should create an national officiating pool of ref's that have no affiliation to any school or conference.

This coupled with a plus 1 game would go a looooong way to satisfy the BCS critics! Apparently the SEC and the ACC are already on board.

What's your take? Do you think it will happen? How long do you think it will take the PAC 10, the Big 10, and the Big East to create their own Super Conferences with playoff games?

I still like my idea of relegating the bottom teams into the D-2, and promoting the best D-2 teams to D-1, but let's be real with this!

Go 'canes!

Blah, blah, blah....hey you Gables turd get off this blog and pick up my shirts....light starch. PTigers - 28 Domestic Help - 5. BWAAAAAAAAA

what gave it away was your ignorant assumption that a black man must speak in the manner you so eloquently transcribed. if you're going to spend all your time on a gator blog, as a canes fan, please try to keep progress in mind. why don't you tab back to your old videos of bernie kosar.

Posted by: dan | November 04, 2009 at 09:24 PM

I don't know Dan, maybe it was the YouTube video (Since taken down) of Spike's telling Tebow to "F" Off during the Arkansas game. But trying to poke out another players eye would be a close second!

Go 'canes!

Blah, blah, blah....hey you Gables turd get off this blog and pick up my shirts....light starch. PTigers - 28 Domestic Help - 5. BWAAAAAAAAA

Posted by: Princeton Guy | November 04, 2009 at 09:43 PM

Savoir-Faire, is everywhere!

Go 'canes!

Revoir les mathématiques! 28>5

Good evening swamp lizards, I just wanna say that your coach is a clown, that is all.

so a guy drops an f bomb during a heated game and that gives you license to write racist nonsensical rants. good, now i know the rules. also, it was pretty much the stupidest, non funny thing ive ever read. i almost felt embarrassed for you..and i dont even like you.

Let's try it again moderator.

Sarasota lame -- that's french for "you'll always be a pimple on the derrière of college football history until you hit double digits in NC's"

Keep that diploma mill of yours crankin' out grads, we're running out of domestic help up here in West Windsor.

5 titles my ass. We spanked you in 1983 so I don't count that one, and another one was shared with u-dub so I will give you 3 and 1/2 and you only got those because you played an independent schedule or in the lousy big least. how are those conference titles going for you in the ACC?

What a crazy night! Jermaine O'Neal hits the game winner against the Wiz, Matsui had six RBI in five innings and now Sarasota Cane is speaking French and writing culturally offensive dialogue.

-jo-

True dat Jo! It's been all cr8z up in this shyt tonight!

Mercie Jo, Mercie!

Dan est un grand chat!

Go 'canes!

5 titles my ass. We spanked you in 1983 so I don't count that one, and another one was shared with u-dub so I will give you 3 and 1/2 and you only got those because you played an independent schedule or in the lousy big least. how are those conference titles going for you in the ACC?

Posted by: Tom | November 04, 2009 at 10:31 PM

Wasn't that the year you had your 1st SEC title vacated? Yeah, I think it was! So do any of UF's wins count that year? Funny how you would slam UM for having a one loss NC when UF has never gone undefeated in over 100 years of playing the game!

Let review UF's 1st title:

'96 Title - "The Do-over" (Preceded by "The Choke at Doake") Congrat's, yaaawwwwwwwnnnnnn....

Go 'canes!

25 2 1. BE PROUD of these thugs and your eye-gouger..

Wasn't that the year you had your 1st SEC title vacated? Yeah, I think it was! So do any of UF's wins count that year? Funny how you would slam UM for having a one loss NC when UF has never gone undefeated in over 100 years of playing the game!

Let review UF's 1st title:

'96 Title - "The Do-over" (Preceded by "The Choke at Doake") Congrat's, yaaawwwwwwwnnnnnn....

Go 'canes!


Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | November 05, 2009 at 12:57 AM

Sarasota Lame ---- check your history before you shoot your mouth off ('84 not '83 - but even I knew that way up here!). History..academics in general kind of lacking at Coral Gables Community College. That's why both of should be emptying trash bins on Nassau Street. BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Check the Math Princeton-28 Lames-5 -- nice job shining my shoes...shoe shine boy!!!!!!

....Sarasote Lame and toidi selbag --- Moe and Larry. Hey guys where's Curly??? Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaa! What fun listening to you 2 dolts!!!

25 & 1 eye gouger 2 1, be proud GOOBERS..

The one thing everyone keeps forgetting about here, is that Washaun Ealey came out and said Spikes didn't gouge his eyes. I guess that doesn't matter though.

Lets see Myer 2 national champ's and counting. Shannon 0, in fact Shannon has never even won the ac sissy

Lets see Myer 2 national champ's and counting. Shannon 0, in fact Shannon has never even won the ac sissy

Posted by: mschneiderlaw@yahoo.com | November 05, 2009 at 07:41 AM


NEVER HAS AND NEVER WILL

Jo,

It was a crazy night, just like this blog?

I bet 1/2 the people on this blog are the same person?

I just wanted to thank Spikes for stepping up and suspending himself, he knows what he did was wrong and it was bothering him.

It's to bad that his coach, AD, SEC and some of his supporters didn't believe he did anything wrong. UNBELIEVABLE EXCUSSES!!!

The punishment now fits the crime, but it's to bad that Spikes has to face the embarrassment of the crime but also the embarrassiment of having to suspending himeself.

Way to step up coach, win at all cost!

It's too bad we have to read your posts...get back to the car wash at Byrd and Federal...your shift ain't over yet!!!

Its too bad we've got to read your posts...speaking of posts, get back to your post at the car wash. It's not break time yet, stupid 'cane!

Like the title? "Gainesville's Waffle House"

http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/6270202/18102609

Meyer only has 2 rings? Shannon has 3, and he EARNED one on the field! He's been a part of 2 undefeated championship teams that are regarded as two of the best to ever play the game. Sorry you didn't win, but please accept a copy of our home game to play along with your family! Until next time, goodnight everybody!


UF better go undefeated this season, Lord knows the conference has stacked the deck in their favor.

4th and 16 and UF gets a flag resulting in a first down? The ref's have since been suspended? Yeah, right......

Go 'canes!

Lots of bitter Canes fans.........the 80' WERE great.............the 90's WERE great.....early 00's WERE GREAT.........THE PRESENT BELONGS TO THE GATORS.....how would UM do in today's SEC....GO GATORS..........GM

Ha, the knave Sarasota Lame and his band of merry-makers are in the house. Blah, blah, blah….like you invented football…ooops forgot… WE did. What revisionist history and fuzzy math are you peddling this day?!

Why are all these Canes fans on this board and not their own? Oh yeah, it's like Miami home games....no one goes to those either.

Gator5000e -- funny!

Way to step up coach, win at all cost!

Posted by: MTX-Cane | November 05, 2009 at 10:36 AM

Do you think UF needs Spikes to beat Vanderbilt? Spikes has already endured enough punishment...his reputation went completely down the drain this week.

I'm just hoping we see some more Moody Saturday. Would be nice to showcase his skills in this one and build some confidence for the stretch run.

UM would have a worse record than vandy in the SEC. they cant even make the championship game in the ACC, let alone win it. nice burn dennis, those orange seats and giant tarps over 1/4 the stadium look great. ill be going up to gville this wknd to see what a sold out stadium looks/sounds/feels like. look for me on tv d-bags.

UM's media guide only goes three deep in listing the most yards of total offense ever allowed, but Wake Forest's 555 yards last week can't be far from UM's third-worst game, when they gave up 574 yards to Notre Dame in 1973.

FLAT OUT AWFUL

Dan --- Stadium will be full I'm sure. Do a Patron shot at the Salty Dog or Copper Monkey for the rest of us!!

U GOMERS just don't get it, u all live in a trailer park community where there's NOTHING else to do BUT go 2 GAYtor games or a waffle house.
You all need to get out once and awhile (like take in a Dolphin game, take in a Marlin game, take in a Heat game, take in a Panther game..
Myopic losers...

Randy Shannon cannot even win his division in the WEAK ACC. Have fun Canes fans watching the Gators again, hoping and praying they lose.

While Urban Meyer has 2 titles as head coach and is working on a third, Waaaaaandy Shannon tries to coach hard to squeak by powerhouse Wake Forest. What a great head coach!

Randy Shannon=Ron Zook without the brains.

Please sign that LOSER to a LONNNNNGGGGGG term contract. I would love to see the idiot to sign that clown.

2 tittles with 25 arrested GAYtors and an eye gouger.
BE PROUD GOOBERS.
Keep on grilling GAYtor grads..

hey rural liar (i refuse to spell it backwards), i was born and raised in miami (i'm actually half cuban), went to UF and now live in ft laud. i am a fins and heat ticket season holder. would also be panthers if i couldnt but rink side seats for $20 at any game in the parking lot. the canes SUCK. the only game they sell out is every other year when half the stands are filled with FSU fans. its horrible college football. go to a game in the SEC, big 10, or big 12 and you will realize what a joke miami is. believe me, i grew up going to UM games...my dad is alum there. also UF is 1/4 the price and ranked about 150 spots higher academically, suck on that sebastion.

i am a heat and marlins season ticket holder, and would be for the panthers as well if you couldnt buy $20 seats to any game in the parking lot. i'm from miami and live in ft laud. i grew up a canes fan and realized what a joke canes games are after the first gator game i went to in college. the canes only sell out (even the OB) when FSU is in town every other year. go to any SEC, Big 12 or Big 10 game and you will realize what a joke UM games are.

dennis, consider them drank buddy...

damnit. site showed first comment as not posted. you win some you lose some...what can you do? right sarasota cane??

Uhh...yeah...riiiight...Dan...

Thanks for checking in??????????????

CUCKOO...CUCKOO...CUCKOO...

Go 'canes!

not sure what that means. good to know you check this thing every 20 min in btwn watching old videos of gino torretta. that cant be a pretty site, you watching those videos, probably a biohazard too.

Jo,

Did you really meet your wife in a waffle house in Alabama?

Sarasota,
You are pathetic. You know all the facts. It's like your obsessed. Fatal Gator Attraction. Get over it. I can honestly say I have never logged on to a canes blog. You live on this blog. I picture you as some geek living in his parent's house in west kendall. Get some self respect. The Gators rule now and maybe one day the canes will be back. Get over it.

Sure, you know how Indian families send their sons back to India to find their brides. That's what it's like in Alabama Waffle Houses.

-jo-

john, i was born and raised in pinecrest, went to palmetto. thanks for having my back. maybe we should go on the canes blog and start talking trash...just kidding. go gators!

I'm glad spikes wants himself to sit out. I think players should have respect for other players. no-one else did what spikes did, and it was a rough game. spikes you are better than that!

U GOOBERS dense or what.
What don't u understand about this.
That u all live in a trailer park community and u have NOTHING else 2 do but go to the swamphole get drunk and do meth. Then u top off the buzz with some greasy eggs and some smothered hash browns at the waffle house.
The GAYtor social calender..

No need to even reply to these non-Gators.
We can never do enough no matter what we do.

Why?
BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT GATORS
THEY DON'T HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN 3 MNCs in 4 YEARS
They are stuck between the distant past and the possible future
They have not gone 43-6 in the last 3 and a half years
They hate, they envy, they are jealous
OF THE PINNACLE OF SUCCESS

KEEP ON GRILLIN GAYTOR GRADS...

Keep diggin Joe, you might find something sensational yet...

For the scUM with nothing better to do now that their team is losing, one of my favorite articles of all time: http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/acc/2006-10-16-miami-timeline_x.htm

I am a huge Gators Fan. I enjoy all the NCs and all...but it is becoming clear that Urban Meyer is ruining UF's reputation with his "win at all costs" philosophy. If we have to cheat to win, then I, for one, would rather play fair and lose a game from time-to-time. I wish we had another coach with more integrity.

I love losing with integrity. I especially like cashing that big fat check in January for our split of all the bowl money that Urban, Nick, Les, Steve, and Richt bring home.

ha

Hey 1 Gator Fan, then you know nothing about Coach Meyer, don't call yourself that because your not! Oh maybe your Sarasota Cane?? It's his other personality, there are meds for that, maybe should see a doctor..oh that's right your Obama care hasn't kicked in yet...the give me an do knowing for it generation! Great!

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