Saturday, May 28, 2011

Gators might be getting some O-Line help this Fall

Dan Wenger, a fifth-year senior from Notre Dame who was recruited and played for Charlie Weis, is reportedly transferring to Florida in time to play for the Gators this Fall. Wenger started 13 games at center in 2008 before switching to guard, but only played one game at guard due to injuries.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Tennessee Blog adds new feature

The folks at "Checkerboard Chatter", a blog about Tennessee Volunteer football, have started a new feature that I think is a great idea: "Interview with the enemy." We at Ode participated in the Q&A session, which was just posted on their site. I suggest bookmarking this site-it is always a good idea to keep up on the SEC competition and what their fans are saying and thinking. I also want to thank Derek Lusk for inviting me to be a part of his new feature! I enjoyed participating.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Gators return nearly all of their TD makers

An interesting post appears in ESPN's SEC blog with a list of all the people who scored TDs for the SEC teams in 2010. Florida is right up there at the top. Even with their poor offensive showing in 2010, just 43 offensive TDs-12 passing, 31 rushing, the Gators return the folks responsible for 41 of them. Only Arkansas and Mississippi State have that many TDs coming back. Where do the SEC favorites rank? Alabama has 27 and LSU, 19. The bad news for the East is the Gamecocks have 39 coming back.

ESPN Blog: Florida a dark horse for SEC Title

ESPN SEC blogger Edward Aschoff picks three teams he feels are dark horses to win the SEC Title. Mississippi State, Georgia and Florida. Florida may be looked at more favorably if they had not experienced the offensive woes they had last season and if they weren't installing a totally new system. Aschoff points out the Gators have a lot of talent and what looks like a dominant front 7 heading into the Fall. We will see, afterall who had Auburn winning it all in 2010?