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Gators redshirt senior offensive lineman Maurice Hurt to make first career start at tackle in season opener

GAINESVILLE -- Florida's offensive line is set for the season opener.

Due to the injuries of Xavier Nixon (knee) and Matt Patchan (wrist), fifth-year senior Marcus Gilbert will start at left tackle against Miami (Ohio). Gilbert will be charged with protecting quarterback John Brantley's blindside. He did the same for left-handed quarterback Tim Tebow in 2009.

Starting at right tackle will be redshirt senior Maurice Hurt, who played right guard in the spring. Hurt has started six games during his career at UF, including five starts in 2009 at guard. Hurt has never started at tackle.

Redshirt junior James Wilson will start at right guard on Saturday. Wilson started four games in 2009 at left guard. A former high school teammate of Tim Tebow, Wilson has had an up-and-down career at UF but has the talent to be an All-SEC offensive lineman.

Senior Mike Pouncey is starting at center for the season opener. Pouncey is expected to be the anchor of the offensive line this season. Saturday will be his first start at center in his career but he has 31 career starts entering this season. 

At left guard will be redshirt senior Carl Johnson, the second largest UF offensive lineman in school history. Johnson (6-5, 360 pounds) has appeared in 29 games and made 22 starts throughout his career.

Florida coach Urban Meyer has reminded reporters several times during the preseason that two-thirds of his team is made up of underclassmen. This is true, but UF's starting offensive line is quite experienced. Consider that three redshirt seniors, one senior and one redshirt junior are starting in the season opener. Collectively, that's 23 seasons of experience!

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The GAtor off-season;
urbin's flip-flop & rehab (oops i mean vacation).
3 defensive coordinators.
Gonzales takes the same job with LSU.
President bernie machen does the demolition derby on campus.
5 arrested so far.
2 transferred so far.
1 5 star recruit kicked off so far.
head coach goin berserk on a reporter & some loser at a town hall meetin (just 2 show his superiority).
a radio announcer arrested.
a freshmen revolt.
& ur head cheerleader/journalist gives his hometown team a C+.
ITS GONNA B A LOOOOOOONG SEASON, gaTOR FAN..

& BTW, ESPN's Desmond Howard predicts the CANES 2 play ALABAMA in the BCS championship game. & Kirk Herbstriet & Desmond Howard pick the CANES 2 win the ACC.
UR WORST NIGHTMARE IS BAAAAACK..
PS, & i know what lee corso (who's also good friends with urbie) said..

CANES play any1, anywhere..because they have no place of their own. Unlike FAU.

Desmond also likes Boise State and the Big 12 North. So?

CANES PLAY IN A STADUIM THAT HOLDS SUPER BOWLS, METH HEADS. NOT SOME RUNDOWN, URINE SMELLIN, VOMIT REEKIN DUMP. IVE BEEN THERE & IT REEKS METH HEADS. U'ALL R JUST 2 DRUNK & HIGH 2 NOTICE...

...uh, just don't eat the food at your rent-a-stadium.

Right, of cooourse you've been there! Let's just assume for sake of anonymous discussion you did leave Miami Dade (huuuuuge stretch)..that vomit and pee was from you. Couldn't hang at the Salty Dog across street, could you!

I'm sure you know all about the Salty Dog and the Monkey, you know, since you've actually been there.

Read between the lines Gator Cluck's! The season hasn't even started yet, and Meyer and Co. are already in meltdown mode!

Q: So is it that you haven’t decided the starting linebackers and cornerback, or is that you just don’t want to tell us?

Austin: “It’s a little bit close to the vest. How’s that?”

Q: So you do know.

“I didn’t say I know. I just said I’m keeping it close to the vest. I didn’t say either way.”

By the way, who is Austin? Tee hee hee!


I'm sure you know all about the Salty Dog and the Monkey, you know, since you've actually been there.

Posted by: Haters keep dreaming your wet dreams | August 28, 2010 at 04:10 PM

I just Googled the phrase and couldn't find anything. Is this a dig at UM or UF?

Mayb if u girls had a head coach who CARED about his kids he would've set an example (he's had 32 examples so far) somewhere in the last 5 years 2 get control of his program.
BUT WE ALL KNOW HE ONLY CARES ABOUT HIS RESUME...

Based on Desmond Howard's reasoning, it is safe to say, since he resides in South Florida, that he is partly responsible for the crack epidemic in Miami-Dade County.

Five months ago, UM's website called Nevin Shapiro ``an ardent, devoted, intense supporter.'' A student lounge was named in his honor. Now, facing years in prison for allegedly running a Ponzi scheme, Shapiro is writing a book about the UM football program in which he alleges former Canes players committed NCAA violations, said his attorney, Maria Elena Perez. Perez said Shapiro told the federal government about the violations, which are alleged to be major, but it did not investigate because ``that's not their area.''

I would be worried if the NCAA had a definitive # from a source, like 100k to Pouncey. That # didnt just come out of the air.

It exists

The salty dog by the way is OK, if you wanna slip in beer and get a hangover from stale draft beer

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