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Florida Gators QB John Brantley misses practice with strep throat; Receiver in hospital; Urban Meyer questions/threatens reporter

GAINESVILLE -- Quickly before I write for tomorrow's paper, here's a run down of news and observations from Florida's football practice on Wednesday.

-QB John Brantley missed practice with strep throat and a fever.

-Why is freshman QB Trey Burton always getting hit? He's wearing the red jersey! That means go easy on the guy. He's pretty important.

-Brandon Spikes and Carlos Dunlap were at practice.

-Dorian Munroe was in street clothes. Says he's still hopeful he can play next season. A Florida official says it's not likely.

-Receiver T.J. Lawrence visited Shands Hospital on Wednesday to undergo tests, according to a Florida official. Specifics were not available on Wednesday afternoon.

-Players were not made available after practice. Instead, coach Urban Meyer expressed his concerns -- very publicly, I might add -- with a reporter from the Orlando Sentinel about a blog post that was written about UF receiver Deonte Thompson.

"If that was my son, we'd be going rounds right now," Meyer said.

The blog post apparently suggested that Thompson didn't like Tim Tebow's quarterbacking style. Meyer later called the reporter "a bad guy."

Meyer was attempting to protect his player from media scrutiny. At least that's how I interpreted the incident, which was very awkward. Meyer isn't known for showing much emotion, so he must have been pretty mad. It was only the second time this spring that Meyer has spoken with reporters.

Essentially, Meyer told the reporter that if he painted a Florida player in a bad light again that the Orlando Sentinel would be banned from the University of Florida.

"Be very careful," Meyer said.

-jo-

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you tell em, Urban!

HA! Way to be a champion for free speech Urban! Banned from the University of Florida?! Who does this guy think he is? Why doesn't someone tell Urban that nobody other than Tebow himself is responsible more for the cloak of perfection that Tebow has been granted from the media and that when anybody says anything remotely close to something negative certain members of the press are going to jump on it. Urban should have just left this one alone. Looks like the time off didn't help much.

Perhaps Burton is getting hit because the protection is ... let me say this in a politically correct way that will get past the censors... the protection is less than adequate!! Perhaps Meyer would like to silence all who might question him, like he wants to silence former players who would question his play calling (now who might i be referring to???) quick... you got it.. a former gator quarterback.. once thought of highly (by some) uhhh Shane... uhhh... now on the radio... uhh

how quickly love fades when it is based upon WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY? - be careful Urban.. that standard just might be applied to you too!!!

If I was a player who said soemthing in passing and purely off the cuff and then was misrepresented and vilified for no big deal, I would be encouraged to have my coach defend me!!!!!!!!

Way to go Urban!!! Fans of every team are sick and tired of these sensationalist tabloid "journalists" taking advantage of every little opportunity to write something inflammatory about somebody. A backlash is coming; and I hope I have a front row seat when folks start taking out their legitimate frustrations on these ***holes.


Essentially, Meyer told the reporter that if he painted a Florida player in a bad light again that the Orlando Sentinel would be banned from the University of Florida.

"Be very careful," Meyer said.

-jo-
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Sounds like Urbie should work for Obama and Pelosi. 'You don't say and do exactly as we tell you you'll be banned'...more government intervention telling people how to think, talk and write. I hope the Slantinel tells him to go pound salt. But go easy on him at first, his outburst could well have been a withdrawal symptom from missing his meds.



-Brandon Spikes and Carlos Dunlap were at practice.
-jo-
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Jo - were either of them sober?

you axe any questions of Coach Meyer lately Jo ?

threatens reporter ... ?


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And that's all I have to say about this...for now.

-jo-

Posted by: JoeGoodyMiaHrld | March 24, 2010 at 12:26 PM

get back when he knocks down 4 in a row ...


some day next year

That's a trick question. Meyer doesn't answer questions.

-jo-

Looks like "Revenge of the Nerds 3-D" has been given the green light for production! The next scene has Meyer marching the entire team over to Fowlers office at the Sentinel to challenge Fowler to game of "chicken"! Stay tuned...

Hey "Steamer", Jay, and Daniel...THE CIRCUS IS IN TOWN AGAIN...THE CIRCUS IS IN TOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Go 'canes!

TMZ.com is reporting that Olivia Newton John is going to play the role of Urban's wife in the film, while the director is still holding out hope that Weird Al Yankovich will be available to play the part of Urban Meyer!!!

OMG!!, The role of Jeremy Fowler will be played by none other than ex Illinois Governor "Rod" Blagojevich!!!

It'll be freaky seeing thas cast of misfits coming at you in 3-D!!! I can't wait!!!

P.S. I'm sure somewhere in Vegas you can bet on whether or not Meyer wil quit his job this season. What does this latest blowup do to the over/under on that bet!

P.S.S. Looks like Nike..er... I mean Oregon has their sights set on Billy Donovan for the Duck's new Head Basketball Coach!

WTF??

Hey Meyer, I know you're reading this...

GOT UNDEFEATED??

I love the circus!!!!!!!

Go 'canes!

You write what I want you to write.

You write what I want you to write.

" You a communist? Huh? How'd you like it, man? They tell you all the time what to do, what to think, what to feel. Do you wanna be like a sheep? Like all those other people? Baah! Baah!

I'm A Gator Beat Writer, a political prisoner from The University of Florida. And I want my human rights, now!"

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | March 25, 2010 at 02:17 AM -(Gators keepin' you up or is that the only time your ma's let you on the internet?)


The real 3-d movie in black and white would be the contract extension meeting for Randy.

"But we gots mo' victories every year"
-You didnt win the ACC
"But we gots mo swagga then the year b4"
- You got crushed by Wisconsin in the whose youmama bowl?
"But we gots no arrests"
- there is a warrant our for you because of your grammar
"But we stoles recruits from Portland State"
- We should bill you for all the recruits that we paid vacations for during the Pro Bowl
"But I am getting recruited but other division 1 programs to coach their schools"
- Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Go 'canes!

We're the embarrassment of college football right now. The only thing we're missing is Rosie O'Donnell and her ex-pack of muff chompers reporting live form Waffle House Stadium. Even Sports Illustrated is saying we should disband our foosball program. Can any more shame be brought to us? I feel like crying a river. Are there any big, burly OL to stroke my hair to console me....OOOOH.

Hey cane clowns you can't stop thinking about the Gators can you? You guys wake up every morning and are the first to read any news about the gators. That tells you something. You know you are the premier program when people can't stop talking about you.
Hey canes when is the last time you won the acc?maybe the acc is too hard and you should go back to the big east. "we play anyone any time as long as the majority of our games are against basketball schools"
randy has everything back on track for another 9-4 season in a basketball conference.butch davis has randy's nads on his key chain.

There you are again Donna, in full drag for all of us to snicker at...dude change that handle to something more appropriate like Cheese Grits or we'll ban you from blogging.

cane's suck. they couldn't even win the acc title. which is pretty bad . the acc sucks to. gators own the canes and fsu. hey Sarasota 'cane try to get a real coach and who might one day be up where meyer is. nevermind the canes will suck forever. florida has taken over football in the state of florida. #1 recruiting class and the best class ever in college. keep on hatin canes and urban will get more titles. who can have the gators left over recruits. everybody knows you need them. canes suck. fsu blows and the gators rule.


cane's suck. they couldn't even win the acc title. which is pretty bad . the acc sucks to. gators own the canes and fsu. hey Sarasota 'cane try to get a real coach and who might one day be up where meyer is. nevermind the canes will suck forever. florida has taken over football in the state of florida. #1 recruiting class and the best class ever in college. keep on hatin canes and urban will get more titles. the canes can have the gators left over recruits. everybody knows you need them. canes suck. fsu blows and the gators rule.


well, landon thompson is certainly better than Donna Shalala, but still not in the league with Cheese Grits. Keep improvin' on that there Turd...you're getting there.

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | March 25, 2010 at 02:17 AM -(Gators keepin' you up or is that the only time your ma's let you on the internet?)

He He, the bars close at 2 am in my town "D" Bag! Sorry if YOU had to work today! I went and watched the Phillies knock off the Astros 8-7, bottom of the ninth, 2 outs! What a day! Just livin' the dream "D" Bag, just livin' the dream...

Besides that, the circus was in town when I logged on last night you clown!

Go 'canes!

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