Thursday, January 15, 2009

Spikes to return !

ESPN is reporting that Florida linebacker Brandon Spikes is returning for his senior season.

An official announcement from UF is expected to come later today. The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the draft is today at midnight.

UF is still awaiting word on junior wide receiver Percy Harvin. Harvin has not made an official announcement yet, but at least one family member has said he is going to enter the draft.

Will Forte debuts his BCS song on Weekend Update.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Tebow returning for senior season

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida quarterback Tim Tebow began to walk off the stage to close the Gators' national title celebration Sunday. Then the junior stopped.

"Oh, and by the way, one more thing," Tebow said. "Let's do it again. I'm coming back."

With Tebow back, the Gators probably will begin the 2009 season atop the polls. Florida returns most of a defense that held Oklahoma -- which averaged 54 points a game this season -- to 14 points in Thursday's BCS title game.

Gators coach Urban Meyer said Sunday that linebacker Brandon Spikes and receiver Percy Harvin, both juniors, are still trying to decide whether they should enter the NFL draft.

"They're still researching," Meyer said. "That's all I want is for them to make a good decision."