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Gators one or two wins away from locking down at-large bid after upsetting No.20 Vols

GAINESVILLE -- Tuesday night was a first for me. It was the first time I've covered a Florida men's basketball victory against the Tennessee Volunteers. Exciting times for Gators. Athletics director Jeremy Foley was literally jumping out of seat on press row. He was happy.

The Gators defeated No.19 Tennessee 75-62 at O'Connell Center on Tuesday in a game that improved Florida's hopes of receiving an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. There's still work to do. That's my opinion. One more win and Florida slides in the backdoor of the Tournament. Two more regular-season wins would likely guarantee an invitation.

Florida (20-8, 9-4 SEC) is now third in the Southeastern Conference standings with three conference games remaining until the SEC Tournament. With games remaining against Vanderbilt (20-6, 9-3), Georgia (12-13, 4-8) and Kentucky (26-1, 11-1), the Gators can still win the SEC East. Florida is 5-2 in its last seven games and its RPI is 47 and rising.

On Tuesday night, Florida coach Billy Donovan did a nice job of explaining one reason why his program slipped after winning the 2006 and 2007 NCAA Tournaments. He said that no other program in the country has lost so many players to the NBA since 2007. Another reason is that Florida has missed on some recruits. Yet another reason is that Donovan has signed players who didn't develop like he had hoped. Recruiting for college basketball coaches is a gamble. In 2004, Donovan had a royal flush. Since then, Donovan has given a little back to the house.

Despite the dip in personnel, Donovan's teams have remained competitive. On Tuesday, Florida extended its streak of at least 20 wins per season to 12. That's the most in the SEC.

-jo-

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I was there last time we beat tn. We are going to the dance!

YOUR STILL A RED-HEADED STEP CHILD gaTORS (owned by the CANES).
30 arrests and counting (2 already THIS off-season) under RURAL.
a 1-5 record versus the CANES this decade (1 win against the CANES in 27 years)(no wonder you girls dont want to play US).
an 0-2 record in bowl games versus the CANES this decade.
a head coach in rehab (opps, is it a vacation, is it a suspension, or is it an exile). urbin 'wheres MY ambien' myers.
3 defensive coordinators in a month (new defensive coordinator was a coach that gave up 90 points in 2 games with Arizona).
recruiting coordinator leaves for the same job at a rival school (wonder why???).
top 5 star recruit of last year kicked off the team (for beating up women).
11 ex-CANEs all-pros this year (an all time record) in the NFL to NO GAtors.
4 ex-CANES player of the decade at thier posistion with NOT 1 GAtor in the top 5 at ANY posistion.

WHAT AN OFF-SEASON (and its only begun).


And you have Randy Shannon enough said. Good Luck

Waaaahhhhh no one wants to play with us...Waaaaaahhhhh. We're irrelevant and always will be except on 30 for 30 and in our dreams....Waaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh. Our administration and coaches are too embarrassed to acknowledge our sordid past. Waaaaaaaaaahhhhh

Have a little pride Canes guy. I'm embarrassed for you.

OMG u lames r pathetic this a UF basketball blog and you guys are nothin on the court so dont even open ur mouth on dis blog n y dnt u comment on scum u's spring practice blog cuz u certainly are not in contention for the NCAA tournament lames

didn't realize it's been 12 years now with 20+ wins. pretty impressive for a "FOOTBALL" school ; )

which leads me to my next post for all "da U" trolls on this blog...

no matter how much you try to compare Miami's football teams with UF's teams, there is NO comparison in overall athletics between programs.

Comment of the night from the game - "Florida should be pretty good next year, only player they are losing is Dan Werner" (0 points against Tennessee)...

Saying Florida has missed on only "some" recruits is putting it quite mildly - they have missed on almost all of their recruits last 3 years...

we've got 5 NC's in football, played for 4 others.
we've got 4 college baseball tittles, played in 23 world series's. you got any..
5-1 record against you girls, this decade in football.
2-0 record against you girls in bowl games, this decade in football.
11 pro-bowlers (an all-time record).

you've the GAtor flop, bourbon street brawl, vacated tittles, head coach on ambien and in rehab (opps vacation), 3 defensive coordinators in a month, 30 arrests in 5 years, no pro-bowlers, no player of the decade to our 4, we're the 2nd best team of the decade to your 8th best, 1 win against the CANES in 25 years.
enough said you WANNA-BES...
teabags gone and it's back to being mediorce and irrelevant (and you all know it, thats why there's so much venom out there)..

And you have RANDY

LMGDAOOOOOOOOOOOOOFF

BENCH Jacory "J17" Harris!

Waaaah, waaaaaaaaaaah, PAY ATTENTION TO US, PLEASE SOMEBODY PAY ATTENTION TO US.

A little dignity dude. We are all fans of Miami to some extent due to proximity or otherwise (joint degrees). You can drop the persecution complex and the hate.

Jeez that guy is an idiot. ON his list, he didn't note how many ACC titles he had or the winning streak vs UNC...oops.

drapp88 im a gator fan but i must admit we cant compare to UM baseball they are up there..one of the top programs year in and year out in college baseball...but they cant compare with our basketball, gymnastics and many other sports but like I said before I thought this was a basketball blog wat r these scum U lames talking about

why dont you scum U lames focus on telling your players to stop breaking each others jaws and win some football games

Posted by: GatorNation | February 25, 2010 at 10:50 AM

We will get right on that after you tell your players to stop assaulting women, shooting AK-47s in public, driving drunk, and using dead girls credit cards. Obviously I could have kept going but my fingers got tired.

GN - It's not the breaking jaws part that our canes friend is hung up on, its the winning part.

Ohomo cried and called mommy. Walk-on knew Randy was a fraud and left with a bang.

Left with a "BAM". Oooops, forgot, no onomatopoeias allowed.

Give TT some credit here. He knew what the spread offense was from day 1 of his recruitment and what would've been asked of him. He won a HS Championship (I think), 2 College NC's, and a Heisman Trophy by doing what he's been doing. Regardless of what the coaches did or didn't say to him, he's lifted, practiced, (film) studied, and played real time with guys that have "pro-style" techniques (Leak, Brantley) --- not to mention he's played against guys with the same. He's even played with the pro-style motion on his Madden, I'm sure.

To not realize that his motion was an issue for the "next level" would be tantamount to being bound, gagged, and thrown into a car trunk for 4 years.

RR - I think you're on to something!! Can you employ your superior sleuthing skills to help us with the Crop Circle, UFO, and Bigoot issues?

Posted by: Nat Geo | February 25, 2010 at 02:27 PM

Sure, Crop circles are made by people walking around corn fields with boards on there feet. UFOs are reported by people looking up at the sky while tripping on acid, and bigfoot is A man running around in A monkey suit. Urban Meyer on the other hand lies to his players and his family and does not think twice about doing it.

The dude would eat his young if he thought it would help him in some way.

Urban Meyer is an evil bad person and my mom just made fresh brownies.

"U all always talk about J12 just floating the ball and not able to zip it. The guy is 6'7" with a long arm. Have u ever thought he might have to compensate for he's arm length and not zip it to hard to over throw his target? With arm that long, if he zips it throwing for 15 yards, the ball would end up going 60 yards."

Now THAT is a quality excuse!

Shouldn't the wet ball have negated that and made him a throwing machine against VT?

6' 7" ?

He would be an upgrade at small forward.

Posted by: Nat Geo | February 25, 2010 at 02:27 PM

Sure, Crop circles are made by people walking around corn fields with boards on there feet. UFOs are reported by people looking up at the sky while tripping on acid, and bigfoot is A man running around in A monkey suit. Urban Meyer on the other hand lies to his players and his family and does not think twice about doing it.

Posted by: Reptiles Rule | February 25, 2010 at 02:47 PM

Great, next -- Healthcare and Campaign Finance Reform

Urban Meyer is an evil bad person and my mom just made fresh brownies.

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | February 25, 2010 at 03:20 PM

Nice try "D" bag. It is getting old as everyone knows it's not me. My mom only makes meatloaf.

Go 'canes!

Joe, I'm waiting to receive my Good-Spy award. When are you announcing the winners?

Fee, that would require a nomination by someone other than yourself hotshot.

drapp88 im a gator fan but i must admit we cant compare to UM baseball they are up there..one of the top programs year in and year out in college baseball...but they cant compare with our basketball, gymnastics and many other sports
Posted by: GatorNation | February 25, 2010 at 10:47 AM

this is true.. UF's baseball squads are never too shabby either, though. In fact their ranked higher than miami right now, the season just started though.

yea i saw that, scum U is like 20sumthin and we are top 5 seems like they cant beat us at anything all well guess they keep dreaming about the past while we keep winning championships...and for all you guys talkin about Meyer lets not go back to Butch Davis in 2000 ..........http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_woEHL3xqbg

Yeah but you slimey lizard all know that Meyer is going to Notre Dame.

Jo-

Any insight on Brandon Knights choice? It seems UF would be an ideal fit.

Sarasota, your an idiot. They just signed Brian Kelly. MORON

Posted by: Sergeant Shultz...I know nothing! | February 26, 2010 at 10:33

I think that it is hilarious you have to post this stuff on here now because you cant do it on the cane blog at the Sentinel. Let gator fans get A taste of it for a while. You post as fake Sarasota and answer as fake Shultz. You my friend are A nut case!

Posted by: Sergeant Shultz...I know nothing! | February 26, 2010 at 10:33

I think that it is hilarious you have to post this stuff on here now because you cant do it on the cane blog at the Sentinel. Let gator fans get A taste of it for a while. You post as fake Sarasota and answer as fake Shultz. You my friend are A nut case!

Posted by: I am who I thought I was, or am I

havent seen any of your vitriol anywhere lately U clown. too bad U got banned everywhere. So now you just post under fake names here and try to call out fake names. Sorry that all the UM blogs sukk bag. Too bad your boy schultz ruined it for all U tards

yes bacon does lead to obesity but its delicious says:
February 26, 2010 at 11:07 am

Building depths at LB huh Shannon.

Dude is a cruel joke

The only thing kehoe owns is A rusty huffy with a banna seat. If his mom hasent pawned it yet that is.

So why are all the UM-self-trolls banned yet Kehoe is still posting over there?

Randy is building depths and Sarasota SCUMBAG still believes that.

We will win the ACC and the NC in 2010.

http://www.grimmemennesker.dk/ugly-people-484.htm

Tell your mom I said Hi for me kehoe. I saw her at 5th and Main the other night. She looked "busy".

you keep that link that nobody looks at pretty handy huh Sarasota SCUMBAG? U like rubbin one out to ugly people huh. How come U got banned over at SS?

Whos sarasota?

I love pop tarts but I have to eat them cold after mom pawned the toaster for A pack of smokes.

Just killing you that 'Del banned U huh?
lmao

Posted by: The Curse of Art Kehoe. | February 26, 2010 at 11:41 AM

Well that and I caught the trailer on fire so she would not let me use it anymore.

Whos banned. Check for your self.

Why would I want to banter with you over there when your dumb enough to do it here?

This blog has a strict no-ban policy. What is this, China? We celebrate both genius and stupidity here at Gator Clause.

-jo-

Well I have the stupidity part on lock down!

I thought you said I was banned at the SS kehoe. Whats wrong, cat got your fingers?

Shultz and Sarasota dont blog at the SS anymore because they CHOOSE not to. That blog has been A joke since Omar left. Your more upset they dont blog over there more than anyone because no one pays any attention to you. Just like your MOTHER!

canesrule/sarasota SCUMBAG/ schultz

who cares which one U are. All immense jealous clowns.

mom jokes. great job envious loser.

Your HC is the most unqualified dumbazz in all D1
He's KILLING your program and U think he's gold

priceless

Posted by: what about the bacon stuff? | February 26, 2010 at 12:40 PM

This coming from someone who makes jokes about Bryan Patas death. Your the LOSER scumbag!

By the way I thought I was banned at the SS. That turned out like all your statements, WRONG!

canesrule/sarasota SCUMBAG/ schultz

who cares which one U are. All immense jealous clowns

I could be all of them but I might be none of them.

You forgot HalfTimeBeatdown. Now that guy brought the goods.

Did they ever catch the guy that shot Pata, execution style, in the back of the head?

Shhhhhh say Donna. Talk about sweeping it under the rug.

Don't F with the hatian mafia.

College football hall of fame made a plaster cast of the implant that McCarthy's back made in the Orlando turf as that Whiskey back FLATTENED him.

But UM does have amazing depth at LB. Bring on the 'ship.

There is now white water rafting in Atlantas Georgia dome after the beat down ALABAMA gave florida in the SEC title game.

Posted by: Fuller broom | February 26, 2010 at 12:58 PM

It was Wondy Pierre Louis, Another in A long line of gator felons.

Or it could have been Two Bits who knows after the Dime Bag thing came out.

Posted by: Fuller broom | February 26, 2010 at 12:58 PM

I have three words for you.

Danny Harold Rolling

Rollings was caught, tried, convicted, and EXECUTED.

Pata's killer is relaxing at an oxygen bar this very moment.

UM doesn't care

Pata's murder is as hush hush as Lufor's PED's.

Posted by: Dillinger | February 26, 2010 at 01:53 PM

Yes he was and thank God for it. Saying UM dosent care Patas murderer has not been caught shows how much of a moron you are. So I guess it was the University of Florida that caught, tried, convicted, and EXECUTED Rollings huh. You are A complete MORON!

Posted by: Dillinger | February 26, 2010 at 01:55 PM

You mean like Percys pot smoking at UF.

See you havent gotten anyone to take your "bait" at the SS kehoe. Looks like your back to your miserable lonely life.

Poor form, guys. Clean it up.

-jo-

You blokes are all mad.

I've come back from the great beyond to nominate Fee Waybill for a GoodSpy award.

He is deserving, due to his odd name and cool lyrics.

Joe, eschew all the other pretenders and give it up for Fee.

Jo,
Isn't it ironic that "one of your own" is now reduced to lighting bags of poop on fire on the "steps" of the Gator Clause blog?

No one will pay attention to "Little Steamer" anymore so he pulls out his Rolling/Pata card, pretends to be a 'cane fan, and then rebuts himself as an angry Gator fan!

What a "D" Bag!

He's all yours UF!

Go 'canes!

Isn't it ironice that you're still a jack hass sara?

Don't remember any of Rollings victims being coke dealers and playing for the football team.

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