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Last Thursday, the Internet (mainly Twitter) went B-A-N-A-N-A-S over this…

Bostic

Jon Bostic’s smashing highlight was ESPN SportsCenter’s top play, but on Wednesday the NFL fined the former Florida star and current Chicago Bears linebacker $21,000 for the hit on San Diego Chargers wideout Mike Willie.

SEE: Rule 12, Section 2, Article 7

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Gators defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin -- Bostic’s position coach last season -- said the crushing shot went viral in Florida’s locker room too.

“The clip of that hit? It was pretty popular. Coaches, players alike -- everyone looked at it,” Durkin said. “Obviously we’re all really proud of him. You can’t find a better guy than Jon Bostic to represent our program. All the guys feel strongly about that, so everyone was talking about it.”

Bostic was a three-year starter at UF and a second round pick (50th overall) in April's NFL Draft. As a senior, Bostic was named a second-team All-SEC preformer. 

Durkin wasn’t so sure a fine was justified but didn’t go so far as calling out the league. Instead, he teased his former player via text.  

“I think that was such a bang-bang play. Obviously I don’t think he was intending to do anything with it,” Durkin said. “I just texted him a little bit ago. He got fined 21-grand or something like that -- and I said, ‘The good news is, you have the money now so you can go pay that. The bad news is you just got fined for that.’”

Bears linebacker Lance Briggs vehemently disagreed with fine, tweeting out…

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So what say you: Was the hit league or illegal?

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I cant believe they sell gatr crap at walmart and dollar general. Lmao!

Along with cane crap and fsu crap and dolphin crap and heat crap etc etc etc. So what's your point?? Dumbest comment of the year award goes to....swafoodstamps

We got some canes over here shhhhhh shhhhhh

UF plays in the Swamp - canes play jn the library shhhhhhh - whoever wrote that is hilarious

"It looks like the Miami Hurricanes will have lots of potential this year like the last 8 years... There are many young redshit and first year true Freshman that will be in the mix to be top backups and """if any""" 1st. team starters go down, they'll be thrown in the fire and counted on to play multiple minutes."

And that's why by mid-season after multiple injuries to key players that happens to ALL TEAMS, u'll be, all 20k of u at No Life, or at home SCREAMING, WHO ARE THESE GUYS ? And why do the SUCK !!!

Then Goldy will be quoted in the Sunday morning Herald... Monday morning on the Joe Rose Show... Tuesday night on the 560 WQAM Canes show and then the next Saturdays Herald saying, "We have some starters banged up that can't go so we're going to have to play a lot of YOUNG kids with NO EXPERIENCE, but that's not an excUse even though I've said it all week and keep repeating that it's not an excUse even though we are playing alot of young kids that have never played College football and are learning, getting better, bigger, faster and more experience..."

deja vU u

News Flash Clucks ... Ur 48-40 the last 7 years ...

Good thing u play 3 yearly cupcake OC games plus ur 2 Duke-Wake-BC yearly wins or u'd be 13-40 verses viable opponents since 2006... THIRTEEN and FORTY. That's 1.8 wins a year against decent teams. Really think about and mull that FACT over for a bit. That's pathetic but it's who u are and where ur at... But lemme guess, like the last 7 years, this year is the year riiieet ? And u play 2 ranked teams and 3 teams with a winning record last year this Season... []_[] and the yard gnome Donna Shalalalala put the []_[] in P-[]_[] !

News Flash Clucks ... Ur 48-40 the last 7 years ...

Good thing u play 3 yearly cupcake OC games plus ur 2 Duke-Wake-BC yearly wins or u'd be 13-40 verses viable opponents since 2006... THIRTEEN and FORTY. That's 1.8 wins a year against decent teams. Really think about and mull that FACT over for a bit. That's pathetic but it's who u are and where ur at... But lemme guess, like the last 7 years, this year is the year riiieet ? And u play 2 ranked teams and 3 teams with a winning record last year this Season... []_[] and the yard gnome Donna Shalalalala put the []_[] in P-[]_[] !

What's there to report ? Same garbage new year going on a decade ...

Try going back to any of the blogs the last 8 years. Same mundane news since 2004... Unranked, can't beat ranked teams and u always looose 2-3 games to unranked teams each year. Spring n Summer Champs... Fall n Winter Chumps.

Not saying it because he was a Gator (I would say it if a Cane made that hit too), but he leaned down and led with the helmet. The NFL has been teaching "heads up" for a couple of years now. The fine was justified.

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-videos/0ap1000000066928/Tackling-the-Heads-Up-way

And Briggs bringing up the Keller hit when it ALSO was with the helmet down, spearing forward, I think that hit should have been fined, too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tFNdudKYr4

Well, the cane troll copy and paste spammer is back. Could it be the same Moron who opened this thread with the wal mart comment?


Briggs has a point comparing the Bostic hit to the one that knocked out Keller for the year, how is one worse than the other. The Keller hit was worse as a matter of fact.
I see nothing but trouble with these new rules.

48-40, and we still have a winning record over gators. One question why stop at 7 years? Best for your agenda?

And tothe guy that keeps saying that UM is unrankef. Every team is ranked moron. Ther is no such thing as an unranked team,but you guys just keep looking dumber each time you try to pull off statments like that. Just like D wins championships? Offense scores and when the D pi ks up a fumble or gets an int they are automatically the offense and the ones that turned the ball over are automatically the defense. Man gators are ignorant.

Like your 60th ranked schedule?

Un ranked means your team is not in the top 25, Moron.
Who cares and what does it matter if your team is "ranked" #60? Moron.
D does win championships, as in you can't win one without the other. A high power offense with a mediocre or bad D goes no where. See the Fins during the Marino years, see last year's West Virginia team or see last year's sorry UM team. OK bad comparison and unfair to West Virginia and the Marino Dolphins.
Me thinks you are not only ignorant but a douche as well.

"Who cares and what does it matter if your team is "ranked" #60?"


Not too strong with the whole "reading" thing, are you?

While technically every team is slotted No. 1 to No. 118 (or something like that), a team isnt considered "ranked" unless its in the top-25 of the USA Today or AP Poll.

Thus, Miami is unranked to open the season.

And Miami has been unranked at the end of every season for the past decade.
Unranked to begin with and unranked when it counts
Must be a cane thang, but go ahead and talk about the schedule, douche.

There go you ignorant gators with your unranked again. U cant even learn . Check " complete team rankings"...I guess we cant teach those who cannot be taught.

This is a senseless argument, Swamp Fever. By your definition or bizarre logic, Miami won six games over "ranked teams" last season and UF won 10? Really?

Why are stats: Vs ranked foes? Record against Top 25 so meaningful then?

When you fall into the 'also receiving votes' category, it is implied you are unranked.

So why are you arguing with him?

My guess is he's a Gators fan trying to make UM fans look dumb with comically dumb arguments like 'every team is ranked' and 'defense is automatically offense when they get the ball'.

But if that's not the case then he's clearly dumber than a sack of rocks and not worth responding to.

Some people go by top ten only, some by top 20, some by top 30.... thought you would be smarter jesse. Alright school is over. Get back on the short bus and dont forget your helmets.

No one goes by top 10, 20, or 30.

Being "ranked" means being top 25. Universally.

Stop pretending to be a UM fan to make us look bad.

U MAKE YOURSELVES LOOK BAD. U do it to yourselves when u argue a know fact. Its ok, they have jobs for people with learning disabilities at walmart. I would lol but you guys are just sad.

No colonel sanders , your wrong. Mamma said there is only 25. Arghhhhhhh!

Get this straight, swamp fever is no Gator. No Gator is this dumb. Swamp fever and use your head may be the same troll talking to himself. UM fans are made to look not only bad, but really really dumb thanks to all the trolls who come here with their crap.
UM is un ranked to start the season
UM has been and will continue to be un ranked at the end of the season
Just like the past 10 years
On the bright side your defense was ranked #116 out of #118 last year, a new cane record. Congrats on having a record setting defense

wait '116 is not a ranking according to U?

Do you realize we are talking about 2 different things?
Or are you too dense to tell the difference?
You are ranked #116 in total defense for 2012.
You are unranked in the AP and Coaches poll for the 2013 pre season and for the past 10 seasons in a row.
It is all very simple, unless you are a cane.

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