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Carl Moore moves from Lost to Found, plus other news and notes

By Mike-Mike McCall

Poor Joe is stuck covering the Final Four this weekend, so I get to sit in the big-boy chair today. The big news at practice was the return of receiver Carl Moore, who was back out there after missing the last two practices for "personal issues."

Urban Meyer seemed pretty accepting of Moore's time off. Then again, I guess he can't slam someone for taking a leave of absence, can he?

“It’s spring. Things happen, and you just have to take care of business," Meyer said. "He had some personal issues that had nothing to do with school or legal issues. He’s good. Young guys every once in a while go through something. He’s fine, but he does have to be a player for us. Has to be.”

Moore's brief disappearance did earn him at least a temporary demotion, though. Toward the end of practice, the Gators alternated drives between the first- and second-team offenses beginning at the far 30-yard line with 50 seconds on the clock. Moore mostly ran with the second team, where quarterback Trey Burton looked happy to have him. On one of those drives, Burton threw to more six times. Moore caught three but left the field after dropping the last one.

On that play, Moore ran a fly route against cornerback Jaylen Watkins, who had him covered tight. The 6-foot-3 Moore was hoping for a jumpball, but the pass was a bit short and he dropped it. A totally catchable pass, and not a bad throw considering the fact that Moore had no separation, but Moore complained that the pass wasn't "on point" and jogged to the sideline frustrated. Not a big deal--I've done the same thing playing flag football--just not the type of behavior you want to see from a redshirt senior who needs to be a team leader.

Hallandale High grad Frankie Hammond filled in for Moore the most with the first team, and he said Moore's time off wasn't a big deal.

“It’s just like if a guy were to get hurt," Hammond said. "If someone goes down, someone steps in to fill those shoes. It’s like a gametime situation. He went down, somebody else filled his shoes, he came back and just fit right in.”

A few other notes of interest:

-As if we needed more confirmation of this, Jeff Demps is really, really fast. He's still with UF's track and field team, and he won the 100-meter dash at the Florida Relays on Friday. Demps ran a 10.11, the fastest time recorded in the event this year in the world.

-Dwyer grad Matt Elam has really impressed the coaches at safety since enrolling earlier this semester. Meyer gushed a bit about him Friday: “Matt Elam will play next year. He’s earned that right already. He’s a hell of a player.”

-Meyer met with Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski (yep, I can spell that without looking it up) for advice about taking a leave of absence. “I went up there and talked to him for a little while. I didn’t really meet with many guys, just my closest friends. He went through something where he had a health issue and took a year off, and I think the biggest thing I learned from him — without giving it much detail — is he surrounded himself with a pack of people he really trusts. If you look at his staff, they’re all former players, and he can do that because it’s such a small staff. I think that’s important, to get that foxhole mentality with guys who care about you and you care about them.”

-Justin Trattou and Mike Pouncey are the team captains, and Meyer singled out Will Hill, Ahmad Black, Janoris Jenkins and Jelani Jenkins as the other players who have stepped up into leadership roles this spring.

-There was a lot of talk last year about using more of a two-quarterback system with Tim Tebow and John Brantley. That never happened, but Meyer says this season will be that way, most likely with tight end Jordan Reed, who has worked out of the Wildcat.

“I think we do because we have to," Meyer said. "On 3rd-and-3, I know what we want to do, and Johnny isn’t probably going to do it because he’s not that kind of player. Everyone said we just ran Tim because he’s a great player, and that’s partially true, but the other part is because in a single-wing offense, you’re plus-one in the run game. Jordan Reed has proven he can do it, and this Trey Burton cat can run real well too. I think this will probably be the year we actually do it, a little bit like when we played Tim and Chris Leak.”

-Meyer also said the field cornerback position (opposite Janoris) still isn't set. Coral Springs native Moses Jenkins is the starter there for now, but Jeremy Brown, Adrian Bushell, Watkins and Josh Shaw are all in the running. I doubt this gets set until fall.

Also, Meyer kept up his streak of getting violent with reporters. After his Q&A session was over, he gave me a slap on the chest. If it bruises I'm calling the cops tomorrow. Hopefully he closes every press conference this year by striking a reporter. If that happens, Joe better watch it. He has a very hittable face.

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the flip-flopping continues at felon U.

what a train wreck were all gonna witness this season..

Well surprise, surprise. For the second time this spring, Urban Meyer decides to field questions only when I'm away covering basketball. Coincidence?

-jo-

Mike:

great job, appreciate the updates. would like to know how much work the greenhorn tight ends are getting this spring.

Jo:

Giusseppe, what's going on between Florida grad Doyell and Mariotti up there. I'll take Doyel in that "throwing of the hands."

Everythings cool in Gatorland. Great to have Carl Moore back, not much experience in the WR dept this year...

nothing to see here ...

what a train wreck were all gonna witness this season..

Posted by: casey jones.. | April 02, 2010 at 08:16

Couldn't agree more casey. When the paper thin oline puts the rubber to the road it will only be a short matter of time before J17 is snapped cleanly in half. It's amazing that half of the 315 people in the fan base think that the ship is righted. Any physical team will wreck this team. It will be the train wreck for the ages

send my shirt to Urban Meyer c/o the University Athletic Association. While you're at it, tell them if they continue to refuse to play us, then we want our canoe back!

Go 'canes!

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | April 02, 2010 at 02:12 PM

Nice to see you don't live in the PAST dooooshbag

The canoe is on permanent display at the University of Miami.

-jo-

Nice to see you don't live in the PAST dooooshbag

Posted by: frasier | April 03, 2010 at 10:19 AM

CUCKOO...CUCKOO...CUCKOO

Go 'canes!

Quick question "D" Bag,

Have you seen 14an0ToPasedenaWeGo lately? I'm starting to get a little worried!

Hey Alan!

Go 'canes!

Its funny how Urban has to specify LEGAL issues. It's kinda become the norm around here.

I too sagely support all the Florida schools when it does not affect UM.

The canoe is on permanent display at the University of Miami.

-jo-

Posted by: JoeGoodyMiaHrld | April 03, 2010 at 10:31 AM


Where be U canoe doooooshbag?

Timmy and I were getting all jiggy when news of Carl returning hit the field. He then showed me his new "motion" and we quickly retired to the field house. I for one think he'll make a fine water boy. These scouts are just too hard on him. Have you seen his shuttle time with 2 full buckets of water? He's the FASTEST water boy in the WORLD so far this year.

Mike, nice job filling in for Jo. You had me cracking up with your funny comments! Nice work!

Do these Cane fans ever take a break? It's freaking Spring... a Saturday for Christ's sake, beautiful weather, and yet here they are, diligently reading up on their favorite team, the Florida Gators. You Canes are a sorry bunch. You love the Gators even more than us Gators love the Gators.

Donna? WTF was that? Was it smart? Cunning? Witty? Insulting? No!

Whatever U were attempting was a complete failure.

The only thing sadder than that post is that you actually spent time composing it.

If U think that comment did anything but reaffirm to ALL what a small idiot U are, you're sadly mistaken.

get a life Turds...never mind...you SUKKKKK

send my shirt to Urban Meyer c/o the University Athletic Association. While you're at it, tell them if they continue to refuse to play us, then we want our canoe back!

Go 'canes!

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | April 02, 2010 at 02:12 PM

The canoe is on permanent display at the University of Miami.

-jo-

Not only are you a bitter has-been, but you're a DUMB has been. Take some advice and stick with current topics that U are comfortable with like Schnelly or the flop.

Schnelly got a stadium, Mario got a stadium. U?

I too sagely support all the Florida schools when it does not affect UM.

I too sagely support all the Florida schools when it does not affect UM.

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | April 04, 2010 at 08:13 AM

I do too! Just not "sagely"!

Hapy easter "D" Bag!

Go 'canes!

"Happy Easter"

we building depths

us too....

I'm shameless in my display of affection of Timmy...especially after he's been juicing

Save some of that juice for Johnny Boy...he's so damn skinny...or that Smurf of ours Dimps

I don't need no juice man...I'm the fastest player in the WORLD in 2010

Jeffy Dumps

Hey clownsrule. U should probably come to terms with your gay obsession with Tim. It's obvious by your endless fixation with all things light in the loafers that it's at the forefront of your small brain.

And if you're going to quote the iconic The Curse of Art Kehoe, at least quote him correctly.

"We'S building depths"

we building depths (quoting the iconic Ronnie Zook)....BWAHAHAHAHA

Hey ACC doormat idiot, Florida has depth.

Got OL?

Hey ACC doormat idiot, Florida has depth.


Sure they do.

QB

RB

FB

TE

Receiver

You have about as much depth as the kiddie pool at Islands of Adventure.

By golly Delusional...I believe No Diving Please smacked you upside the head with a 2x4. Dang that was sweet seeing that!

http://espn.go.com/blog/acc/post/_/id/10642/randy-shannon-has-roster-depth-at-miami

For all you turd tards that keep up the same tired rant. This is the second blog in two weeks from ESPN on Miami's depth.

AJ highsmith and a bunch of high school kids are not depth regardless of what Maisel garbage U want to believe. Ur a fool. Just because some ESPN honk threw out 150 words declaring U have depth doesn't mean it's true.

U truly are delusional

Yes you're depth has improved but U are FARRRR from being where U need to be regardless of crap Ivan Maisel threw out there. I know much more about your depth chart than that guy. His "column" makes him look like an idiot but U keep believing no U hear?

We heard the same nonsense a year ago. U will finish the season WATCHING Tampa.

OMG Ivan Maisel said Duhhh U has depth !

OHHHHH MYYYYYY !

Surely they will win the NC in 2010.

Posted by: delusional cane honk | April 05, 2010 at 01:31 PM

You know more about our depth chart than that guy? Well, you might want to know the ACC championship is in Charlotte this year not Tampa. Another turd tard that knows not what he speaks.

AJ highsmith and a bunch of high school kids are not depth regardless of what Maisel garbage U want to believe


But A first year starter with A freshman thats been on campus 90 days as back up is? Your the fool turd tard.

U don't hear Florida faithful declaring that we are going to win it all like U dumb cane honk. We know we have some holes to fill. Clueless cane thinks U have all the pieces in place for 2010.

Tampa? Charlotte? who cares...nobody watches that crap anyway idiot.

I'll take Trey Burton over AJ Highsmith anyday of the week. Burton: big tough kid that can run. AJ: runt.

It's all mooot fool. J17 won't see december behind that PATHETIC oline U will be fielding. Have fun getting crushed like bugs by OSU in your "big year."

We aspire to playing in the SEC game

U aspire to playing BCS bowling.

We are a current top tier program with depth and a monster recruiting class and realistic expectations

U are a middle of the packer with NC aspirations amidst gaping depth holes and a JOKE recruiting class

screw the ACC game that U WONT BE PLAYING in..

I DO KNOW MORE about your depth than blowhard Ivan Maisel you dumb clod.

We aspire to playing in the SEC game


Good luck with that turd tard. 32 - 13 ring A bell? Even if you do make it to the SEC championship game(wich I doubt) Alabama will drill you again. Your little run is OVA!

We aspire to playing in the SEC game

U aspire to playing BCS bowling.

We are a current top tier program with depth and a monster recruiting class and realistic expectations

U are a middle of the packer with NC aspirations amidst gaping depth holes and a JOKE recruiting class

Posted by: nevada state | April 05, 2010 at 02:11 PM

This has to be the dumbest post I have ever read on A blog!

Posted by: AJ Highsmith | April 05, 2010 at 02:09 PM

Saying you know you have holes to fill is the understatement of the year turd tard. Do the gators even know what kind of offense their going to run?

I too support all the Florida schools when it does not affect UM.

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | April 04, 2010 at 08:13 AM

Don't forget to post links by Mike Johnson too U dumb clueless canetard


We aspire to playing in the SEC game

We are a current top tier program with depth and a monster recruiting class and realistic expectations......

We are realistically staring 9 - 4 in the face.

Ya but if we finish 10-3 with a tougher schedule, gators will still claim superiority with noses high.

UM = bitter hasbeens

win your sorry conference LOSERS..then talk

Them has beens where the only team to keep the gators under 30 in there title run, and that includes a little milk UF got in the end. Same team with a QB and 2 years now, In other words there aint a Cane in the Land that would worry about playing the gators this year and not ONE gator that would bet the world they would win.
has beens not!

And thats 3 undefeated
bow chica wow wow!!

there U go livin in the 80's again hasbeen

Whenever U get in a corner U whip out the 80's

lmao

Hey bozo, it's 2010. How many conferences titles have you won in the last 5 years? The ACC isn't the big yeast isn't independent clown

You know more about our depth chart than that guy? Well, you might want to know the ACC championship is in Charlotte this year not Tampa. Another turd tard that knows not what he speaks.
Posted by: You're off by 500 miles | April 05, 2010 at 01:43 PM

What does the location of the game that nobody cares about have to do with knowing the depth chart? Nice job grabbing at straws. Regardless, Ivan Maisel writing that Capt. Clueless said "we's done built depths" is about as laughable as any garbage you post here troll.

Surely in clueless cane fashion U will respond with something that has NOTHING TO DO with this topic. Grow a nutsack and take an honest look at your very average depth chart. The same one that has some gaping holes in it.

Now that I have signed with Nike, I would like to thank all the Canes for wearing my brand.

God bless,

Tim

Posted by: Coker SCREWED U....booooohoooo | April 05, 2010 at 08:49

It has every thing to do with it doosh bag. You say you know our depth chart yet you dont even know where the ACC championship is held this year? Makes you look like A idiot. Bruce Feldman wrote the same thing last week after attending practice but let me guess, You know more than him too right?

Not caring where the unwatched bland ACC title game is has nothing to do with being familiar with the gaping holes on your very average depth chart U dumb clown

Does not knowing or caring where the lackluster ACC game is played mean that I don't know that your LB's are small and severely lacking in depth?

Does not knowing or caring where your (who played in it last year again? 75% of the country wouldn't know, the entire country watched the defacto NC game when Bama whipped us) ACC game is played mean that I don't know that your Oline is greener than Ralph Nader and has but a handful of starts?

Does not caring about the crap-fest ACC game mean that I don't know that your QB is frail and the guy backing him up isn't even a QB? At least the Whipple nepotism connection will shore up that. When whip bolts so does his kid.

While U were studying ACC game locations that U wouldn't be attending your fly weight secondary was busy trying to arm tackle a fat slow Wisconsin team.

Posted by: U on the other hand have your every waking thought owned by the Gators | April 06, 2010 at 08:53 AM

This coming from A turd fan that studys the canes depth chart. Cane envy runs deep in turd land. The largest state university in Florida can not hold A candle to the little private school down south in football. This is A FACT. One win in 24 years wont change that.

GAINESVILLE -- Florida still is searching for its offensive identity, but the Gators got a step closer to figuring it out Monday

Good luck with that turd fan. Your offensive identity is based on A gimpy wideout that has never played A down of college football? You dont have a wideout right now that would crack the two deep at Miami. The Canes have no depth you say? Better start studying your own pitiful depth chart turd tard.

Yes and our Cane WR depth will come in handy at the end of games when we are trying to catch up.
Do I get discounts on my mufflers when we play in the Mienke Bowl?

Your USC reject has A leg injury. No problem right? Stick 175lb Rainey back there and let him run it up the gut. Lets see how that works out for you. BAWHAHAHA

28<5

Talk to me when you have won 28 NCs.

Signed,

Princeton


Posted by: Coach Whipple | April 06, 2010 at 09:31 AM

Wait, I thought you said the Canes did'ent have any depth? Make up your mind you delusional doosh bag.

Posted by: Princeton | April 06, 2010 at 09:36 AM

Your A joke! Way to change the subject. All I care about is:

28 > 26

5 > 3

One win in 24 years.

Turd tard rolls out Princeton.

PITIFUL!

Don't leave mad turd tard. Just leave.

And speachless!

Ha ha princeton...good one. Canes always talk about ancient history...never the present. Like presently we haven't ever won the ACC, presently we have a lame duck coach without a contract who is not whole-heartedly support by alumni and fans which will do wonders for recruiting, presently there is a website, firerandyshannon.com that is picking up steam. But we gots 5 NCs and 11 probowlers that presently make no difference err in the present.

Posted by: Indiana Jones | April 06, 2010 at 11:44 AM

Ok, Lets talk about the present. The gators are not defending national champs or SEC champs. The gators have different coaches and players across the board since they last won anything. New QB, OC, DC, the lists goes on and on and on. Hell, florida does'ent even know what kind of offensive or deffensive schemes they are going to run with unproven players running them when they do figure it out.

Urban Meyer himself last week discussing the I said we dont have all the personel and we have watched film of teams that tried to run the I without the personel and it was a disaster.
Train wreck a comin.

Presently we lost a lot of players to the NFL but just had the #1 recruiting class so presently as the canes would say, "we are young".

Presently, you are third in the ACC Coastal Division and presently you probably have no job as you are on here 24/7 and presently the Gators are in the your head.

And presently you are a doosh bag Mr make beleive action hero.

I rest my case...you've been on the Gator blog since 8:36 am.

NEXT!

You did'ent answer my question doosh bag. Let me guess? Your mom bought you the cheap costume and it did not come with the whip.

If I must....Indiana Jones is reference to an archaeologist which "digs up the past" much of what you do - dig up the past.

If it makes more sense and you want a reference from the present - You can jump in your Hot Tub Time Machine and celebrate your 5NCs

The gators are defending champs of NOTHING. Your the one living in the past. All I did was point out our HTH record against the gators. Those florida teams of the last few years are long gone. You have ? marks everywhere but gator fan has blinders on. 9 - 4 if your lucky gator fan. Brantley goes down and it's katy bar the door.


Last one...

We are defenders of the SEC East---BAMO!

You are defenders of the third place in the ACC Coastal...so there is that. Anytime you can get the bronze in the ACC Coastal you gots to get yo SWAG on.

ACC DOORMATS

go win your SORRY conference dumb cane fan

U really and truly sukkkkk

Hey man I hate to admit it but I know we are so good but we only 1-17 against the U in last 24 years that's sukkkks man and have played in two titles this DECADE just like the U. Well we have Andre Debose and urban said he runs a 3.9 forty that's almost as fast as Hayden wow!

Posted by: Indiana Jones | April 06, 2010 at 02:05 PM

LMFAO! Turd tard puffing his chest out for winning one SIDE of the SEC. Oh how the mighty have fallen.

Posted by: The []__[] SUKKKKKKKKKKKKs | April 06, 2010 at 02:20 PM


You might want to try and do the same.

Geesh...this guy is still on the gator blog since 8:30 am...orange on one side, no life on the other.

atleast we beat the winner of the other vside of the division, we didnt get woodsheded by bama, we woodshedded GT. Hmm hmm the ACC champ. you gotta be a stoned frat boy to not know what we are building

Oh how the mighty have fallen.

Posted by: To bad the other side drilled you. | April 06, 2010 at 03:03 PM

Now that is hilarious from a cane fan in a conference they haven't won, in a rental stadium that is 1/2 empty, with a lame duck coach who is winless in bowls - But you gots 11 ProBowlers and U gots da SWAGGA

The good news is Miami is currently undefeated in the ACC.

The bad news is the season hasn't started.


C A N E S SUCK SUCK SUCK

By the way your mascot is big bird.

After his team beat FAU last Wednesday night, Canes baseball coach Jim Morris opened his post game press conference by showing the women's basketball team a little love for reaching the NIT championship game.

Before he got any further, I threw a little jab his way for fun pointing out how Katie's Meier's club was the first UM team in a while (since the football team in 2002) to play for a postseason championship. "You trying to give me a little [grief]," Morris playfully responded before everyone in the room began laughing


THATS A LONG TIME~

Katie's Meier's Lady Canes club was the first UM team in a while (since the football team in 2002) to play for ANY type of postseason championship.

Manny


.

That's TWO FULL Recruiting classes in ANY Sport ! No wonder Ur so Bitter Cane Tards. Ur Pipes have been all backed Up for 8 years with constant Mediocrity with ALL U Sorry Athletic Teams Competing on ANY playing Feild, Court of Surface.... Don't U have a Chess Team or something ?

Butz U's Gradgiation rate's iz Ups riieght ?

Hello Gator Clause, I'm 21st. Century Cane Fan... I attended Coral Gables Senior High School and recently received my Handicapped Parking Degree from The University of Miami and just realized that my Canes have Won NOTHING close to a National Title in ANY Sport since my ballz dropped while attending Ponce de Leon Jr. High.

Man the canes haven't won nothing since like world war 2 but we still have LESS championships!!! man that sucks come on gators

This Year ? Next Year ? The Year After ?

Randy Shannon gets NONE of my Money until an ACC 'Ship, BCS Bowl Win, or a Timely Clock Management Time Out ...


Man the canes haven't won nothing since like world war 2 but we still have LESS championships!!! man that sucks come on gators

Posted by: Gainesville Gator | April 06, 2010 at 05:56 PM

Wow, Ur as weakminded as Ur Lame Duck Coach ...

No Rings of any kind, in any sport over the last 8 years huh ?

that’s U …

Makes for Very Average Reunions From 2012 Through 2020 ...

Florida will finish with a better record than scUM guaranteed.

At Tn
At 'bama
LSU
Jax
At FSU

We do this year in and year out. We also face bigger stronger deeper teams through the SEC schedule. They may not all have the playmakers to reach the top but they do have far more physical teams than all those ACC pansies. FACT

U are second tier has-beens now UM. Face the facts.

Wait till your vegetable colander oline gets J17 snapped in two. Your season will abruptly end. And this is supposed to be such a big year for U. Laughable. It will be funny as hell to watch it all crumble. Not funny because we like to see the team be bad but funny because cane fan is the most delusional idiot on the planet. At least it comes early in 2010 instead of late.

I sagely agree with "This year.....next..."

JUST PICK A FRICKIN YEAR U CHICKENSHYT LOSERS

(free tip: U aint even winning the mediocre ACC THIS YEAR)

But keep us all entertained by keeping your heads planted firmly in the sand. Certainly your 53 first round WR's will be painting opponents defenses with deep routes and soft thrown bombs.

Shouldn't we remind scUM fans that once again the motto for the swinging gate oline will be "LOOOOK OUT!"

The equipment manager has purchased extra crutches for this season.

Morning turd tard. I see you could'ent get any bites at the sentinel so you post the same tired crap over here. 5:00 am that is impressive. Glad to see you got your paper route finished early this morning.

Wait till your vegetable colander oline gets J17 snapped in two


Seems to me the only QB carted off on A stretcher last year was saint timmy after patchan let that DE have A free shot. Hows patchan working out for you guys. He was A huge get for the gators by the way, BAWHAHAHA. He reminds me alot of urban. A complete head case.

I was thinking that during the Wisconsin Game

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