1 » Two weeks ago, the Florida Gators granted a transfer request for four-star freshman running back Mike Blakely, who enrolled in January but deemed that Florida was not a good fit him. Though it was believed that Blakely’s transfer request contained stipulations limiting him from moving on to Florida State, Miami or another Southeastern Conference program, multiple reports surfaced Wednesday morning stating that Blakely has chosen the Auburn Tigers as his destination. Gators head coach Will Muschamp apparently granted Blakely an unconditional release. “It’s just very fortunate that Coach Muschamp, a class act, went ahead and released him to go to Auburn,” Blakely’s high school head coach told the media in Alabama. “He didn’t think he would have an opportunity to go to Auburn, but it worked out.”
2 » In 2002, Florida and the South Florida Bulls agreed to play a pair of football games. Though the teams played with the Gators winning 38-14 last year, the second game in the series was originally scheduled for 2009 “then 2011, then 2015,” according to the St. Petersburg Times, which is reporting that the game is now “no longer attached to any year, though the two schools remain contractually bound to play.” Though the exact reasoning is not known, the Times reports part of the reason is that the Bulls’ entry into the Big East means that, with eight conference games to be played beginning in 2012, they will have to drop one out-of-conference game previously scheduled.