1 » South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier understands what the Florida Gators go through each year when it comes to their difficult schedule, which is why he shared that sentiment on Monday in an interview with ESPN.com. “There’s nothing fair about college football. You know that, don’t you?” he asked. “If it was fair, Alabama would have to sit out a year of recruiting. They’ve had the No. 1 class five out of six years. That’s like giving an NFL team the first five picks in the first and second round every year – almost. And some teams play eight home games. … To me, Florida’s got the toughest schedule of any of us. That’s a tough break for Coach [Will] Muschamp. He can’t complain about it and can’t say anything about it, but I’ll say something: He’s got the toughest schedule in the conference with only six home games. They’ve got Alabama and LSU next year. Did you know that? That’s brutal.”
2 » The longer the offseason goes on the more it seems like former Gators running back Jeff Demps will be an important part of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2014. Head coach Lovie Smith has already expressed his excitement over being able to utilize Demps’s speed, and it appears like Tampa Bay will take advantage of that quickness by not only using him as a kick returner but also a slot receiver. “he’s definitely the fastest guy in the NFL, and you see that quickness,” Smith told the Tampa Bay Times. “We have to find a way to use that speed. He has good hands even though he dropped a long [pass during practice recently].”
3 » Florida redshirt senior linebacker Michael Taylor is a character, something you may know if you happen to follow him on social media. However, a post he sent out last week – of teammates senior offensive tackle Trenton Brown and redshirt sophomore LB Jeremi Powell helping push a broken down car out of the street and into a parking spot – was anything but a joke. “I hear people talk about us as gator football players so much but look at this comment on this…” he wrote.
4 » Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins decided to use Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Miller as a chair on Thursday. (via @JDonSports, h/t CBSSports.com)