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Gators linebackers Bostic and Jenkins possess different skill sets but both are good enough to start, says UF defensive coordinator

GAINESVILLE -- Everyone wants to know who the starting middle linebacker is going to be for the Gators in 2010. Who is going to replace former All-American Brandon Spikes? Well, the Gators' defensive coordinator doesn't even know at this point. Either that, or Teryl Austin didn't want to give anything away on Saturday.

Jelani Jenkins and Jon Bostic are locked in a dead heat for the starting middle linebacker position, according to Austin. Jenkins is the speed option and Bostic is the power option. Austin says both players can get the job done.

"Right now I don't think anyone is leading," Austin said. "Jelani and Jon are both doing well in there and they're both going to play for us. Who starts? That's still to be determined but both of those guys are going to be very good players.

"Jelani is speed. I mean just absolutely flat-out speed. He sees the ball. He goes and gets it. Jon has speed but he's also a thumper. He can get that big body and sit down on some guards and the fullbacks and get that stuff. So, they're different types of players but each type can get the job done the way we want it. It's just a matter of how it shakes out in the end."

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24 minute HOF speech & Emmitt DOESNT mention his alma mater, but he does mention his high school. WHAT AN EMBARRASSMENT..

Posted by: No Excuses, ANY1, ANYWHERE.

Six years in the ACC and no conference championship let alone championship game. Now that's an embarrassment or is getting waxed by Wisconsin or Clemson or VaTech or Butch again?

Duh U is back though, METHhead.

59 (YES, i said 59) years 4 u'all 2 win the SEC (SLEAZY & EASY) & Emmitt Smith had 24 minutes 2 mention his alma mater & he choose not 2. But he did talk about his high school...

Posted by: No Excuses, ANY1, ANYWHERE.

So your thinking duh u can win the acc in less then 59 years? Good luck, METHhead.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y_CGTUMwHo

LOL - how long have they been in that conference? 6, 7 years? 53 years to go for a Championship!

Joe,

What's the deal with Patchan? Is he injured again? If so, how bad? We need him in the trenches this year. Hope the injury bug stays away from camp....

Redshirt sophomore offensive tackle Matt Patchan – Suffered a hairline fracture in his wrist during practice Monday and will be out for 10-14 days while it heals in a cast. Will be able to do some work with the team.

Redshirt sophomore offensive tackle Matt Patchan – Suffered a hairline fracture in his wrist during practice Monday and will be out for 10-14 days while it heals in a cast. Will be able to do some work with the team

24 minutes speech at the HOF & no mention by Emmitts Smith of his alma mater.
WHAT AN EMBARRASSMENT...
i notice a total black out (which is par 4 the course, meth heads) from most of u GAYtor fans on this issue..

Hey Meth heads, try talkin 4 24 minutes & not talk about ur alma mater...

Do any of you ridiculous, juvenile, blowhards, Gator and Cane fans alike, in your little fantasy football world mentality actually realize that all your constant back and forth banter of whining, complaining, arguing, beetching and crying about 18-22 year olds that play the game of football in college means absolutely nothing to those kids what so ever ?

As Bill Shatner once told millions of Star Trek geeks on national t.v. , “People, take a good long look around you and at yourselves … For God’s sake, GET A LIFE PEOPLE WILL YOU !!! ”

btw- next time any of you that aren’t LITTLE KIDS, that ask for an autograph and picture with another man because he happens to be a what you so wish that you could have been … A College or Professional Athlete … Be assured, that Pro or College Man is far more thankful that he’s not you, than you are fantasizing about how you wish you were him.

matt patchan was arrested for gun possession (he was lookin for payback on that mofo)....
28 arrests and counting, a new UFelon tradition under Urban Leyer and A.D. Homey.

Hey now, dont be rippin on my Knz, becuz yu know:

Caaalllleeeek ... smile

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