FOUR BITS: arrests, McGriff, Paschall, Tip-Off

By Adam Silverstein
April 13, 2015

1 » Florida Gators sophomore left-handed pitchers A.J. Puk and Kirby Snead were arrested Sunday night and charged with third-degree felony criminal trespass for “climbing a crane inside a marked construction site without legal authority,” according to Alachua County Jail records obtained by the Orlando Sentinel‘s Edgar Thompson. Both players remain in jail as they are still waiting to see a judge at some point Monday. Puk and Snead have both seen action with the Gators this season, the former starting seven games and currently holding a 6-3 record with 5.87 ERA for Florida. Head coach Kevin O’Sullivan announced Monday that Puk and Snead have been suspended indefinitely, according to The Gainesville Sun.

2 » The Gators signed four-star athlete D’Anfernee McGriff on National Signing Day, as a change in coaching staff and questions about his ability to qualify at Auburn came into play. As such, it was known by the Gators coaching staff that he may also struggled to qualify at Florida or at least may have to wait a bit to get on campus. According to Luke Stampini of 247 Sports ($), McGriff expects to know his status by Monday. If he is unable to qualify at UF this summer or fall, he could choose to go to prep school and enroll in January or enroll at Eastern Arizona junior college, where he has already signed as a precaution, per his high school’s recruiting coordinator.

3 » Florida basketball hosted a transfer candidate over the weekend as Fordham forward Eric Paschall was on campus looking at the program, according to CBS Sports‘s Jon Rothstein. Paschall averaged 15.9 points and 5.5 boards during his freshman campaign and has the Gators as just one of a number of programs he’s considering. Florida is currently one scholarship over the limit for the 2015-16 campaign, so whether UF will even have a spot for Paschall remains to be seen.

4 » Rothstein also confirmed Thursday that Florida basketball will indeed participate in the 2015 Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic, a scheduling agreement that was originally reported back in Nov. 2013 by ESPN‘s Andy Katz. The annual event, which includes eight preliminary-round games at on-campus arenas, concludes with a four-team semifinal and final at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Florida will participate in the Naismith Division of the event alongside Purdue, Saint Joseph’s and Vermont. UF will play two of the teams in the Springfield Division (Buffalo, Niagra, North Carolina A&T, Old Dominion) in preliminary-round action in Gainesville, before travelling to Uncasville to compete against the teams within its own division for the event title.

Extra BIT » Something called “SCS Productions” produced a funny spoof of an interview with former Gators coach Will Muschamp, dubbing over a Spanish talkshow as “Muschamp” discusses his failures with Florida, receiving a $6.3 million buyout and signing on to be Auburn’s defensive coordinator.

If this seems familiar…something very similar was done for former Gators offensive coordinator Steve Addazio.


  1. Michael Jones says:

    Ha ha ha ha ha!!! Love the depiction of Muschamp. Absolutely perfect except that guy is better looking.

    I hope that Foley gets to enjoy the video. Maybe he can explain to all of his worshipful followers why he couldn’t have put a simple “no compete” clause as to the remainder of this year’s recruiting cycle so that Muschamp couldn’t steal all of the recruits that we paid him to develop relationships with before Foley forked over $6 mil like it was nothing.

    People bad mouth Urban Meyer. . okay. . whatever. . . but for me Muschamp is way worse.

  2. Mike The Red says:

    The interview with Muschamp says it all. $6.3 million to lose to Georgia Southern and steal all our recruits!

  3. Ken (CA) says:

    Great Video! People are looking at me weird at work because I was laughing as hard as the guys in the video were

  4. Gatorbait Nugget says:

    Jeff Driskel!! lolol favorite part

    • Michael Jones says:

      It’ll be even funnier if Driskel sets the world on fire at LA Tech this season. The more time he spent being un-coached in Muschamp’s system, the worse he got.

  5. GatorGrad98 says:

    Adam that video is absolutely priceless… I’m crying from laughing so hard!!! Excellent post!!!!