SIX BITS: LSU not a must-win? Starks gets RAW. Kiper’s Big Board. Volleyball to be tested.

By Adam Silverstein
October 2, 2009

1 » Tampa Tribune takes a look at the additional cost the Florida Gators incurred by sending two additional airplanes to Lexington for the Kentucky Wildcats game last week in order to separate ill players (including quarterback Tim Tebow and safety Major Wright) from the rest of the team. Only extra expense? Fuel.

2 » While Florida Gators fans worry about the impact Tebow’s injury may have on next Saturday’s game against the LSU Tigers, Joseph Goodman of the Miami Herald believes the game is not necessarily a must-win, and a loss in Tiger Stadium would not spell the end for Florida’s chances at another national championship trophy.

3 » As a student at the University of Florida, I once played basketball against Super Bowl-champion Pittsburgh Steelers starting left tackle Max Starks. At 6’8” and almost 350 pounds, Starks (not surprisingly) thoroughly dominated me in the post like he now does to defensive linemen in the NFL. Monday night, Starks will take on all comers as he co-hosts WWE Monday Night Raw along with the rest of the Steelers’ offensive line and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (the main host).

4 » ESPN’s NFL Draft guru Mel Kiper, Jr. has released his latest “Big Board,” in which he names his top 25 NFL prospects, including two Florida Gators. Defensive end Carlos Dunlap has held steady at No. 5 while middle linebacker Brandon Spikes has moved up three spots to No. 21.


5 » An 11-year NFL veteran, weak side linebacker Mike Peterson is taking it to another level this year for the Atlanta Falcons. The former Florida Gators standout is playing great and leading a Falcons defense playing like one of the best in the league right now. “If I don’t know nothing else, I know I can play football,” Peterson said, “but I never get comfortable with my game. I’m always trying to be the best.”

6 » No. 5/5 Florida Gators volleyball team (10-1, 4-0) faces No. 15 Kentucky Wildcats Friday and Sunday night in the O’Connell Center. One of the toughest tests for the team this season, the Wildcats visit Gainesville looking to end Florida’s streak of being undefeated at home since 2004.

2 Comments

  1. Daniel M. says:

    Egg, meet Kiper’s face.

  2. ReptilesRule says:

    Man, I love this new site! It’s like a MrSEC.com just for Gator fans!

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