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Gators will begin the season with shifted offensive line; Plus plenty more great notes!

GAINESVILLE -- Florida will be without two of its top offensive tackles when the season begins next Saturday, according to Gators coach Urban Meyer.

Meyer said on Thursday that sophomore left tackles Xavier Nixon and Matt Patchan will not be available for the season against Miami (Ohio) at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Nixon injured his right knee during fall camp and required a knee scope procedure to correct the problem. Patchan had a pin placed in his right wrist.

It's unclear who will play left tackle against Miami (Ohio). Marcus Gilbert, the starter at right tackle and line's most experienced player, said he could shift to left tackle while Nixon and Patchan are out. Mike Pouncey mentioned on Tuesday that he could play left tackle but that seems unlikely.

"I don't think we're going to do that," Meyer said. "We had that discussion. I was opposed to that because it's the first game and I want the ball to hit the quarterback in the hands and not look like the Bad News Bears out there."

Not exactly a ringing endorsement for back-up center Sam Robey.

Meyer didn't offer much about the starting offensive line for the season opener but he did say offensive coordinator Steve Addazio had his "shift" going in practice. I'm betting the offensive line looks this way next Saturday:

Marcus Gilbert, LT; James Wilson, LG; Mike Pouncey, C; Maurice Hurt; RG; Carl Johnson, RT

JORDAN REED HURT

Redshirt freshman tight end Jordan Reed injured his right knee during practice on Tuesday, according to Meyer. Meyer called the injury a "deep knee bruise" and said "that's a pain tolerance thing, so we won't know when we'll get him back."

Reed status' seems questionable at this point, but it could improve. The Gators are getting creative in order to fill the tight end role with Reed out. Freshman quarterback Trey Burton and redshirt sophomore receiver Omarius Hines have been playing the vacated position. Meyer referred to it as the 'P' position on Thursday. Whatever you want to call it, it doesn't sound like the traditional role for a tight end.

Meyer said he has been pleasantly surprised by the ability of Burton, the former high school quarterback from Venice. Burton is contributing more than initially expected, according to Meyer.

"He's so versatile and he's so football smart," Meyer said. "I'm really proud of that guy."

JEREMY BROWN AT NICKEL

It appears that both Jeremy Brown and Moses Jenkins could start next Saturday against Miami (Ohio). Last week, Meyer indicated that Brown and Jenkins might possibly share time at cornerback. On Thursday, Meyer said that Brown could start at nickel back next Saturday with Jenkins at cornerback. True freshman Matt Elam is also an option at nickel.

"They paid their dues, man," Meyer said. "Imagine their families coming up here and watching them at the University of Florida. It's going to be really cool for them next week."

NEW OFFENSE!

Be prepared for a new offense, Gators fans. Meyer offered a little teaser on Thursday.

"It's going to look different," Meyer said. "There will be some things that we have not done, including even when Chris Leak was here. So, there will be some interesting things to look at and we kind of got an idea of the playmakers on offense."

DEE FINLEY STINGER

UF strong-side linebacker Dee Finley had a stinger during fall camp but has recovered. He likely will not be in the linebacker rotation for the first game, though. Meyer said Finley had a strong camp and his weight is up to 220 pounds. Finley came to UF as a highly rated safety.

LINEBACKER QUESTIONS

Meyer wouldn't offer any hints on Thursday about the Gators' middle linebacker position. When asked to name the starting linebackers, Meyer answered slyly, "Our three starting linebackers are A.J. Jones, Brandon Hicks, Jon Bostic, Jelani Jenkins and Lorenzo Edwards. So, those are our starting three. Neiron Ball is in that. He's a guy that will play. He's not starting but he will play."

SATURDAY'S PLAN

With so many new assistants this season, the football team will conduct a "mechanics scrimmage" on Saturday to iron out all the game-day responsibilities for the staff.

"We're done with the scrimmaging until we go play the game," Meyer said. "Real important Saturday, though. It's mechanics. We've got a new D-coordinator and four new coaches on our staff. It's a real important day. More important than last year's."

Meyer said the new assistant coaches are gelling well.

"There are basically four coordinators in that room right now and I love that when you have four powerful guys in there that have great ideas but then you have one guy who's not an ego guy who's running the show," Meyer said. "It's a really comfortable room right now."

(We're assuming Meyer was referring to himself as the person without an ego. I think that's code for "objective and omnipotent onlooker".)

EVERYTHING IS 'ALL GOOD'

Meyer didn't say much on Thursday about the situations with Ronald Powell and Dominique Easley. The two freshmen defensive linemen missed practice on Tuesday.

"It's all good. They're all good," Meyer said. "The freshman class is doing great. I keep hearing this and I keep hearing that and everything is in good shape."

Meyer did say that neither Powell nor Easley asked to transfer. When asked why Powell and Easley missed practice on Tuesday, Meyer responded glibly, "They're all good."

-jo-

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1st of all what kind of loser (trekies, geeks, & the GLEE club) would go listen 2 a coach speak.

Posted by: GAYtors do excuses, CANES play any1, anywhere.. | August 26, 2010 at 02:16 PM
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Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh one's that want to listen to a Head Coach speak English unlike Mush Mouf perhaps ?

Here's english 4 u'all. in urbie's own (snake oil salesmenship) words with only a week left 2 the start of the season;
Dont know who's playin where on the offensive line,
Dont know who's ur startin RB,
Dont know who's at TE,
Dont know who's playin wide-out,
Dont know who's playin in the nickel package,
Dont know who's playin linebacker,
Dont know which freshmen r transferrin,
& most important still doesnt have his coachin staff in game mode.
Remember when donovan flip-flopped, the GAYtors BB team still hasnt recovered. Now with urbie's flip-flop its looks like a repeat of the same..
6-6, OR AT BEST 7-5 WITH THE CREAM PUFF SCHEDULE (only 2 top 20 teams, where the CANES play 6 top 20 teams).

these message board comment sections are getting ridiculous. i'm a canes fan and it's annoying to see useless back-and-forths with annoying gator fans on manny's blog, so i can imagine you guys probably feel the same way on goodman's blog.

keep up the great work, joe! i hate the gators, but at least i can admit they're good.

Anybody see ol
Brandon "muff the punt for a score" James last night representin!! LOL

these message board comment sections are getting ridiculous. i'm a canes fan

BAWHAHAHA............ and the gators o line is the strength of the team riiiiiiiiight!

If I were a gator fan I would be very worried right about know. The O line wich is supposed to be the best unit on the team is a disaster. Your backup QB has not started shaving yet not to mention the starter has never well, started. You have no TE and you don't have a clue about your LBs. Your all world 5* recruits skip practice in protest because of turmoil within the team. Sounds like the 3rd ranked program in the nation to me.

This just in. Powell and Easley showed up at UM to play some hoops.


http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/08/miami-heat-stars-pop-in-at-the-u.php

But how do you replace talent like Brandon James. Not everyone can fumble into the end zone.
Like he will ever amount to squat, atleast untill Reggie "balls like a Cane" Wayne retires.

Ben, sorry but they where good. Even Urbie himself doesnt know untill Knoxville, 3rd game but 1st div-1 opponent on the road.
The arrogance that some fans spew on the Canes board thinking they are still elite is why most canes are here.

Bama showed them what elite is, and it wasnt an off day as gaytors would say. You play that game 10 times they lose all. Tuscaloosa is going to be a beatdown this year 45-14.

And show me a realistic Cane fan saying anything beyond ACC title game hopes for this year

Ben, if that is really you, and not an example of the sicko racist Gator troll stealing a Canes fan's ID, you should know that Manny had to lock the comments to stop the Gator sicko racist. He finally opened up the comments hoping that the sicko would show SOME level of moderation, but of course he didn't. So the only remaining option is to return fire here. Just as we responded to Japan and the Taliban for their unwarranted terrorism.

I tried to get a truce with the sicko, but of course he ignored it. So it seems that three years of giving attacks to the Canes sites can only go so far before folks finally retaliated.

If the Gator fans would urge the sicko to leave us alone, I am sure BOTH sets of comments sections will be better off for it.

The Heat stars showed up at the U.
that is the real U.

Schlong breath Murphy should read this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mi53x_Xz-TA

How are all those gator draft picks doing so far?

not a whole lot goin on in cane fans life.

yawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwnnnnnnnnnnnnn

We are an elite football program

U are NOT

or you shoulda stuck with "gator4ever"

that orange and blue dress looks nice on u cane in drag

Jeez if gayturds are elite what is Bama??
Oh thats right undefeated champs that steamrolled that elite team UF has

Injuries are part of the game, so good thing we start out playing the weakest part of our schedule to let guys get PT that normally wouldn't. That will add to depth when we need it during the thick part of the conference schedule. Some guys, like Patchan, may be cursed on the injury front his whole career...hope not.

To the bizarre paranoid poster that seems intent on attacking both Gator fans along with Cane posters, good luck with your world pal...wouldn't want to be there.

gator 4 ever = cane in drag

your attempt to look like a Gator is pathetic dude. you give this a run about once a month and every time?

FAIL


u look good in that orange and blue dress homeboy


We gonna find you homeboy, homeboy, home, home, HOMEBOY!

- Antoine Dodson

Where's FACT when we need him to drop another dose of reality on these Turds? Same delusional crap, just different day. Our local little league team could roll out of the box 4-0 against that crwam puff crap you call a schedule. You ain't kidding NOBODY with that weak ass crap. You'll be exposed soon enough Turds.

Look at the Turd v. Turd war going on....priceless! Now we just need Donna to weigh in. What's that? Piss bucket boy is Donna? No surprise there. Nor is the fact that Jethro is 3 payments behind on the double wide. F'ing tool, you'll be nowhere to be found when the ass kickin' line starts forming.

Meyer did say that neither Powell nor Easley asked to transfer. When asked why Powell and Easley missed practice on Tuesday, Meyer responded glibly, "They're all good."



We are an elite football program

U are NOT

Posted by: Ben MINKUS??? riiiiiight.... Shoulda gone with Dr. Pinkus | August 27, 2010 at 10:18 AM

28 > 26 HTH

5 > 3 Ships

3 > 0 undefeated seasons

4 > 1 THIS DECADE

6 > 1 HTH record the last 24 year

0 < 4 Winless seasons


The gators have been elite for 4 of the 104 years they have played football. As of 8-25-10 we OWN you. How does it feel to constantly smell the ass of a little private school while standing 2nd in line?


Check that.. As of 8-27-10. My how the days pass. Thats a lot of azzzzz sniffing.

The gators have been elite for 4 of the 104 years they have played football. As of 8-25-10 we OWN you. How does it feel to constantly smell the ass of a little private school while standing 2nd in line?


Posted by: The FACT remains | August 27, 2010 at 11:12 AM

_________________________________

There's my boy....the Turd slayer!

Posted by: bring it FACT!
Posted by: The FACT remains

You AssClowns got plans for the weekend?

bring it FACT!,

Make sure that you make some room for FACT's balls in your mouth while you are blowing him like a hurricane.

Angry Turd Guy is foaming at the mouth now. Call wee Timmy to act on your urges scum...he's always open for biz

look at us we gots each other backs! we defendin the canes against the gators. we are successfusl in lifes.

look at us we gots 5* ballahs'. we builtin depths and gun represent in the SEC agin.

BWAHAHAHA you incredible fool

You AssClowns got plans for the weekend?

Posted by: we gots each other | August 27, 2010 at 11:30 AM


Not sure about the other guy but I do......


28 > 26 HTH

5 > 3 Ships

3 > 0 undefeated seasons

4 > 1 THIS DECADE

6 > 1 HTH record the last 24 year

0 < 4 Winless seasons


I am having this made into a plaque and will post it on the wall of your shyt dump of a stadium in place of the one with the INfamous speech of shebow.


They may have each other but Timmy was the one kissing grown men on the sidelines.
This is why you suck!! youtube it!

0 < 4 Winless seasons

I will make sure and HIGHLITE this part as it is the ONLY thing the gators are GREATER THAN!

Ahh, this is starting to look like what the racist Gator troll had been doing to the Canes blogs for three years before we finally retaliated.

Now, if you get that sicko to back off, I am sure some kind of truce can be arranged. If not, expect to wade through this for a while. The sicko racist pig made alot of enemies in his terrorist attacks of Canes sites 24/7 for three years in response to a black man being named head coach, so don;t be stunned that so many want to reward him with a little retaliation.

http://purduejax.org/WonTheToss.jpg

I see the racist sicko attacked the Sun Sentinel Canes thread again. So much for the truce offer. I guess it is more of the same until someone talks some sense into that obsessed racist sicko.

If you please provide me with the contact info of the sick racist I will contact his mom to tell him to stop, you friggin cry baby.

Canes suck..............

Posted by: Principal Skinner | August 27, 2010 at 12:46 PM

Don't do that. Then we would have no reason to come on here and remind you that the aroma wafting through your nostrils is the smell of our azzzz. Second in line suuuuucks.

Mike Pouncey mentioned on Tuesday that he could play left tackle but that seems unlikely.

"I don't think we're going to do that," Meyer said. "We had that discussion. I was opposed to that because it's the first game and I want the ball to hit the quarterback in the hands and not look like the Bad News Bears out there."

Straight from the liars mouth!

THIS SEASON IS GOING TO BE AWESOME!


Quran burning scheduled same day as Florida-USF

Are you Fing serious? Jesus (Pun intended!) can I write headlines for you and Ben, Jo?

I can just see you all chanting S-E-C...S-E-C...S-E-C as you burn a pile of religious books near campus!

What if the Taliban shows up?

So for those keeping score at home:
Lebron James and Chris Paul were at a UM shoot around yesterday, while Weird Al Yankovick and Osama bin Laden will be headling Gator Growl for UF this season! Classic!

It doesn't seem fair, but thanks for the laughs!

6-1 versus a team that "sucks".

And we already know his mom raised him to be that way, so no need to contact her. If he had been raised better, the issue would not even exist.

So, "Principal Skinner" (we know who you really are, Curse Piggie) tell your mom yourself, I am sure she will be proud of your accomplishment (note, singular).

I recommend that you reconsider the truce soon, it looks like some of the Canes fans you have been relentlessly attacking 24/7 for three years are starting to like it here, and might not want to leave.

The choice is yours, you sicko namechanging murder-loving racist obsessed troll.

Posted by: Jenny Foley's Catheter

Good luck with your blog crusade, Sir Unemployed. You have a better chance of winning the ACC.

Apparently so, since you don't seem to care about others around you.

I had hoped there was still a shred of humanity in you, but it is obvious that you prefer the scorched earth method of diplomacy.

Congratulations, you reap what your sow, sicko.

Posted by: Jenny Foley's Catheter

Hey Captain America, at the end of the day I get the updates from gator clause, root for the college I graduated, and spend time with my family. All the other stuff I don't sweat - it's a blog with morons like yourself on it. When I log off, it's forgotten.

Hey Captain America, at the end of the day I get the updates from gator clause, root for the college I graduated, and spend time with my family. All the other stuff I don't sweat - it's a blog with morons like yourself on it. When I log off, it's forgotten.

Posted by: Don Noe | August 27, 2010 at 02:30 PM

HOLLA !!

He'll never grasp that Don. It's a LIFE CONSUMING PERSONAL CRUSADE for this dim wad.

When I log off, it's forgotten.

HOLLA !

Meanwhile this guy wakes in the middle of the night and logs on to talk shyt. He actually loses sleep over it.... it's working..

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAH

Yeah, Curse, you are the one posting at 1am, 5am, and all hours in between for the past three years, spouting your racist hatred. Tell us, why are you SOOO upset that Miami has a black man as head coach?

Nice job ignoring the truce, by the way.

So, "Don Noe", another fake name (I doubt the real one is posting here) you won't mind if a few Canes fans pay back your buddy Curse for his three straight years of obsessive racist hatred, right?

You heard him, Canes fans, no need to feel guilty about retribution, the Taliban member likes it.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/miss-middle-school-bars-black-students-running-class/story?id=11498343

Quran burning scheduled same day as Florida-USF

S-E-C...S-E-C...S-E-C...

Throw in a cross burning and the South will have a hat trick this week!

obsessive racist hatred,.........


BOOOO !

ur a clown

those goblins are running your mind...day and night.

Keep policing the internets...you're making progress. And pay Greg Evans bill you loser. By the way, he screwed YOU!

Soldinger posts at 5:oo am dooooshbag. Thats' when he gets up you f'ing clown. But I'm soldy too right? and soldy is arty right? and every single person that has ever grown tired of you delusional hacks and your hype and trolling is me right?

Yes, I"M ALL OF THEM....

BOOOOOOOOO !

ur so phukin owned ChUMP... did I mention that your coach and QB both suck? they do. When was the last time you had a decent QB????

p.s. your white QB's suck too

Don - Curse has you ass covered. Curse, not that close dude...please.

CURSE! That's just wrong you tool. I don't give a crap if Don digs it.

Yes, I"M ALL OF THEM....

BOOOOOOOOO !

ur so phukin owned ChUMP... did I mention that your coach and QB both suck? they do. When was the last time you had a decent QB????

p.s. your white QB's suck too

Posted by: The Curse of Art kehoe | August 27, 2010 at 04:02 PM

Cuckoo...cuckoo...cuckoo...

http://abcnews.go.com/US/miss-middle-school-bars-black-students-running-class/story?id=11498343

Quran burning scheduled same day as Florida-USF

S-E-C...S-E-C...S-E-C...

Throw in a cross burning and the South will have a hat trick this week!

28 = potential "real" dad candidates mom claims

5 = canes games I have been to lifetime

3 = newspaper blogs I police

4 = is the highest grade I completed

6 = career dates (I am 35)

0 = deals closed on said dates


The gayturd is upset at Randy and all black men probably cause 1 or 2 ride his ex girlfriend. probably one of those 305 boys too.

And he thinks that we are all the same person. Great. Keep believing that, you delusional racist sicko.

http://www.am850.com/commentary/archives/2007/10/radio_ralph_a_no_helmetlaw_state.asp

If only this Gator had worn his helmet. We KNOW you are wearing yours too tight, obsessed 5am posting Curse Piggy.

yea, i am a um alum and love the canes. i think shannon's doing a good job getting us back to respectability. but i also have a lot of respect for the gators. they did beat us two years ago.

we can go back and forth with "uf hasn't gone undefeated" and "um hasn't been in the title game since 2003" but that all blurs the fact that college football is at its best when the big 3 are all competing for titles.

i think the way meyer and shannon (and fisher at least in terms of recruiting) have improved these teams is great for college football.

Dude, you're WAAAAAYYY TOOOO civilized to be on here amongst the Mad Max crowd. Too bad because you sound like a rational human being, something not seen in these parts for a LOOOOONNNGGG time. Good luck,,,I hope your survival skills are good.

Typical Turd responses. If it wasn't so pathetic it would be funny. Notice how every time ANOTHER one of their criminal athletes gets booked and Jo reports it, the next minute comes the wave of pushback from the Turd faithful..."how dare you write this"..."you're no reporter" and similar BS as if HE was at fault. Then they slip into the reverse guilt strategy "it's not as if you never drank under 21" or my favorite, the old attempt to deflect the reality by trying to implicate another team/players that are clean and uninvolved "why don't you go cover the Canes and major crimes".

Are you shyting me? You F'ing losers. Your program is out of control and the inmates have taken over the prison from the warden. 30+ arrests isn't enough to hit your dumb head with a 2x4? You are the scum of the earth and more repulsive than your characterless coach and thug players. The NCAA should shut your ass down...now...before someone else gets killed. And if they do, which is a matter of time, don't steal their frickin credit cards this time.


Keep it coming Jo. Good Job.

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