Found August 23, 2012 on The Bull Gator:
I’ve always found it humorous when people complain about athletes being cocky. To play at a high level, you must have a certain amount of confidence. Whether that’s “cocky” or not doesn’t really bother me. Future Florida Gators basketball player Chris Walker has confidence, a lot of it. When Walker committed to play for Billy Donovan at Florida, he guaranteed a national championship would be coming to Gainesville. Now, Walker is hinting (and it may not be a hint, it may be an outright declaration) that he will enter the NBA Draft after only one season with the Gators. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to Florida fans. We may hate the one-and-done rule for selfish reasons, but it happens and with a player of Walker’s caliber, it’s sometimes almost a guarantee. That’s a guarantee Walker can fulfill on his own. The national championship is one he’ll need help with. The Gators are bringing in plenty of talent around Walker, including classmate Kasey Hill, but you don’t win champ...

Brissett, Driskel both to play in season opener

GAINESVILLE, Fla. The quarterback battle waged by Florida sophomores Jacoby Brissett and Jeff Driskel during preseason camp isn't over. It's simply to be continued. Gators coach Will Muschamp announced Friday that both Brissett and Driskel will play in the Sept. 1 season opener against Bowling Green. "I met with both quarterbacks this morning,'' Muschamp said...

No. 23 Gators to play Brissett, Driskel in opener

Florida's quarterback competition will stretch into the season. Coach Will Muschamp says both Jacoby Brissett and Jeff Driskel will play in next weekend's season opener against Bowling Green. Muschamp says he hasn't decided on a starter and hasn't determined how game repetitions will be split. But he believes ''both deserve the right to play.'' ...

Trey And Clay Can’t Wait For The Day When Together They Can Play

Sorry, but if you’re siblings and have names that rhyme, this is what happens.* Junior Trey Burton and his younger brother sophomore Clay Burton are lining up on the same side of the ball this season and are looking forward to it. Not only may they see the field at the same time, they may actually line up next to each other. The Florida Gators have run out some looks with Trey...

Gators to play two QBs in opener

After countless scrimmages, practices, meetings and evaluations, Florida's quarterback competition remains a dead heat. So coach Will Muschamp has decided to play two. Muschamp said Friday that both Jacoby Brissett and Jeff Driskel will play in next week's season opener against Bowling Green. ''They both deserve the right to play,'' Muschamp said. '...

Podcast: Gators and More with Hollywood Bob

Less than 10 days until the Florida Gators start their 2012 football season and there is a lot to talk about. Our weekly podcast featuring Bob Redman and Denny Courson talks this week about the relatively good health of the squad and sizing up the two-deep roster. It is just about that time so join us for our 9th podcast of this summer leading up to the season.

Florida names Driskel as starting QB

No. 23 Florida is going with Jeff Driskel at quarterback. Coach Will Muschamp says Driskel will start Saturday's game at Texas A&M and could keep the job for the remainder of the season. Muschamp picked Driskel over fellow sophomore Jacoby Brissett, saying Driskel's mobility was the key to the decision. Muschamp says ''it will be Jeff's game to play. I...

Post-Camp Defensive Overview: Front Seven

The front seven of the Florida defense wasn’t the run stopping unit the Gators were hoping for in 2011. Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn is hoping the added year of strength and experience changes that. The pass rush can also improve. The Gators added two freshmen that should help put pressure on the quarterback. The depth in the front seven is improved after the Gators return most players.

Floyd Back on the Inside Track

According to junior defensive lineman Sharrif Floyd, fall camp has been mutually beneficial for the offensive and defensive linemen. Although Floyd feels very comfortable at defensive tackle, he has noticed that the offensive linemen have progressed a lot since last season. Without the depth chart woes, the Gators have been able to get more physical reps in during fall camp.

Road to Atlanta Through Hard Work

With a few years behind him, Florida’s redshirt junior offensive lineman Jon Halapio has witnessed a great deal of success and failure at the University of Florida. Halapio’s experience allows him to evaluate the many changes that have taken place in Gainesville. Based on what he has seen during fall camp, Halapio is convinced that Florida’s offensive line will be significantly...

Burton, Hines Bring Important Versatility

Florida offensive coordinator Brent Pease knows there will be difference in his offense in Gainesville from the one he ran last year at Boise State. The Gators have their power running back and are still making a decision on whom to start at quarterback. He’s confident in playmakers at receiver and tight end. However, the versatility of two players is unlike anything he used at Boise State.
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