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Who'd a thunk it? Maybe the Gators need Cam Newton after all

GAINESVILLE -- First, the news...

1. Talked to Marcus Gilbert today. He told me he was staying put at left tackle for now and that Maurice Hurt might remain at right tackle at least until Tennessee.

2. That means Xavier Nixon remains questionable for South Florida. Nixon, the projected starter at left tackle during the preseason, is still recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery.

3. Carl Johnson is back and Gilbert says Johnson makes all the difference in the offensive line.

4. Mike Pouncey says his snapping problem is corrected. Says he's grabbing the ball at its nose "and just throwing it back there."

OK, now some food for thought ...

Everyone remembers Cam Newton, right? Former UF quarterback. Back-up to Tebow in 2007. Allegedly stole a laptop computer or at least bought a stolen laptop computer and tossed it out of his dorm window when UPD investigated his dorm for the theft. Everyone remembers him, right?

Well, no one seemed to mind when Newton packed his bags and left Gainesville a couple years ago. No one really thought the Gators needed him AND Brantley. In fact, at the time, many thought Newton leaving was good for Florida football because it could make room for a more talented quarterback. That attitude was obviously a mistake in judgment. The Gators could use Newton right now and that fact is not up for debate. If anything, he could be playing tight end right now, but he also might have been a pretty good quarterback at Florida because ...

Newton was named the SEC's first offensive player of the week after Auburn's 52-26 victory against Arkansas State. Now, I bet I could have made a lot of money on this blog if I bet people Newton and not Brantley would be the best quarterback in the SEC after Week One of the 2010 season. Here' s what Newton did to earn the honor, as written on the SEC's website ...

"In his Auburn debut, Newton rushed for 177 yards and two touchdowns while completing 9 of 14 passes for 186 yards and three scores in Auburn's 52-26 win against Arkansas State.

"Newton accounted for 357 total offensive yards and five touchdowns, both highs in the SEC in Week One.

"His 171 yards rushing were a school single-game rushing record by a quarterback, breaking the previous mark of 160 held by Phil Gargis in 1974.

"The rushing total was the most in a debut by an Auburn player since Rudi Johnson's 174 rushing yards against Wyoming in 2000."

So, in other words, Cam Newton went Tim Tebow.

Everyone remembers what the knock on Newton was, right? All the talent in the world but didn't have any poise. Could never relax and play under pressure and blah, blah, blah. Obviously its way too early to begin a debate questioning whether the wrong quarterback stuck around in Gainesville. I'm sure Brantley will be fine and UF's spread-option offense will figure out how to thrive with a pure pocket passer under center, but it certainly would have helped to have Newton around just in case.

-jo-

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Top Florida team versus Top Ohio team.

Are you for real??? You can't win a basketball conference but because you beat FAMU you are the best team in Florida. You see what I mean that you are a moron. Every post shows you know nothing about football. You are a moron.

Nikki Meyer goes to an ACC school. That isn't a deviant comment, that is a FACT.

http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/w-volley/mtt/meyer_nicki00.html

So, every time you attack the ACC, you are attacking this innocent girl. How terrible.

Posted by: Ashley Slonina | September 08, 2010 at 02:58 PM

Like I said clownsrule. Your MASSIVE file has been distributed to I.T. people and editors EVERYWHERE. The endless list has links to every single one of your comments. Did you think you could make disgusting comments about people and never be accountable? Not that anyone is arguing this point, but you have to be about the dumbest mofo on earth. But who cares, the file is very damaging. You can cry foul until the cows come home loser. The file doesn't lie.

Hey Canes what have you done for me lately? Since Shannon, 21-17, 0-2 in bowl games and no conference titles haha. Gators since Urban Meyer took over, 57-10, 4-1 in bowl games, 3-0 in BCS games, 2 conference championships, 2 national championships and a heisman trophy winner. In this world its what have you done for me lately and sorry but UM hasn't done crap. Until UM starts winning anything I don't see how you can talk saying UM is better than UF right now! haha what a joke.

Posted by: Fake Canefan23 | September 08, 2010 at 02:55 PM

Hey Canes what have you done for me lately? Since Shannon, 100% graduation rate, improved national reputation, improved record each year, and one arrest of a player that was suspended and then transferred.

Gators since Urban Meyer took over, 35 arrests, unknown hundreds of citations, plummetting graduation rate, plummetting reputation, increased racist trolling.

In this world its what have you done for me lately and sorry but UF hasn't done crap since Alabama figured them out and Tebow moved on to clipboard holding.

"Until UM starts winning anything I don't see how you can talk saying UM is better than UF right now! haha what a joke."
Where did you see that statement, other than in the terms listed above? UF is still ranked higher in many of the polls, and since they only face one tough opponent all year, that is likely to continue until Alabama exposes them again.

But folks can see the difference in class when one coach pulls his starters at halftime, while the other is still throwing long passes into the end zone in a game that is already decided with 1:21 left in the game to pad the score and the stats.

Ohio State is going to make you cry again.

Posted by: Donna Shalala | September 08, 2010 at 02:57 PM

You mean like Alabama did to Tim Tebow, the POSTER CHILD for crying on the sidelines?

Throwing stones in glass houses again, I see....

Wow Jacory Harris played well against FAMU. He also played well against Miami Palmetto and a bunch of slow, Miami-Dade schools.

What happened against Duke??? He almost sets a single game record for INTs. OHHHH I forgot there was 87% humidity and he had the sniffles.

He is a scrub. Led all of college football in INTs.

wow! Women's volleyball?? really? Were talking about ACC football here and you go and bring up WOMEN'S volleyball. hahaha. Yea your real smart.

Like I said clownsrule. Your MASSIVE file has been distributed to I.T. people and editors EVERYWHERE. The endless list has links to every single one of your comments. Did you think you could make disgusting comments about people and never be accountable? Not that anyone is arguing this point, but you have to be about the dumbest mofo on earth. But who cares, the file is very damaging. You can cry foul until the cows come home loser. The file doesn't lie.

Posted by: toast | September 08, 2010 at 03:07 PM

Oh, no?!? Whatever shall Canesrule do? He responded to a racist troll infesting Canes blogs, and now someone is gonna go through a MASSIVE file (edited to skip the Curse's garbage, I am sure) to try to spot an error in his comments?

I bet he is scared. Nah, he hasn't even felt like responding to your latest attempt at claiming that you are paying to track him down.

Wow!! Really? WOMEN'S volleyball? We're talking about ACC FOOTBALL and you go and bring up WOMEN'S valleyball!! hahaha yea your real smart.

haha yea bring up something other than Football, arrests, graduation rate, what ever you want, but at the end of the day Gators win and UM dreams they did. Just like when UM was good in the '80s, they did whatever they could to win, including paying players to come to their school and having plenty of arrests also. Maybe that's what it takes to win and UM has to go back to that. But UF doesn't have to pay players to come. Do you not know why UM was suspended in the '90s? Maybe you should do some research. So stop bringing up academics and all that stuff. Stick to football and see if you still have an argument! haha

Oh, no?!? Whatever shall Canesrule do? He responded to a racist troll infesting Canes blogs, and now someone is gonna go through a MASSIVE file (edited to skip the Curse's garbage, I am sure) to try to spot an error in his comments?

I bet he is scared. Nah, he hasn't even felt like responding to your latest attempt at claiming that you are paying to track him down.

Posted by: Ashley Slonina | September 08, 2010 at 03:13 PM

cuckoo
cuckoo
error in his comments, more like bigoted racist diatribes u clown. Nice job to act like your not yourself. Who are you trying to convince in here? You are hated like poison. You post under dozens of different names. Do you really think anybody doubts that your hundreds of posts a day are anyone but you canesrule?

It's also funny that after weeks of claiming that you were paying for IP's, suddenly you're claiming that it was attempting to be done to you. You're a special kind of crazy son. Doesn't matter canesrule, throw up as much smoke as you like, the file on you that everyone now has is MASSIVE.

Can't we all just get along?


Anyone need some nose candy?

I'm not going to lie:

I thought both Cam Newton and Johnny Brantley were ahead of Tebow the day they stepped on campus. I still do...

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