FOUR BITS: Riggs commits, Kelly, letdown, golf

By Adam Silverstein
December 10, 2009

1 » Florida Gators cornerbacks coach Vance Bedford visited the home of four-star CB recruit Cody Riggs (Fort Lauderdale, FL) Thursday night and earned the St. Thomas Aquinas High School product’s commitment, according to a report from Rivals. Bedford still taking visits and bringing back commitments is a strong indication that he may not leave the Gators as was previously reported by other sources.

2 » Former Cincinnati Bearcats head coach Brian Kelly, who has now accepted the same job with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, will not coach his former team in the 2010 Sugar Bowl against Florida, according to university administrators. In the few hours since Kelly’s announcement, Cincinnati players have already begun bashing him in the press. “I didn’t want to hear it,” star wide receiver Mardy Gilyard said. “I’m fairly disgusted with the situation – him letting it last this long. Hopefully he’ll pack his things up and get to South Bend in a hurry.”

3 » Gators players, including redshirt junior left guard Carl Johnson, are making sure the team is up and ready for the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1. “Winning [22] straight games in a row is not much of a letdown,” he said. “We had the nation’s [longest] win streak there for a while. We’ve still got a BCS bowl game. We’ve still got another opponent. It’s not much of a letdown.”

4 » Golfer Greg Norman will host a 12-team golf tournament on Friday at the Tiburon Golf Club and two of the main competitors in the contest are former Florida players. Mark Calcavecchia and Brian Gay will pair together in the $3 million tournament.

4 Comments

  1. Brittany says:

    I’m just a commenting fool right now! Riggs seems to have a lot of potential, so here’s hoping he stays committed to us.

    I’m not all that shocked by the players beating up on Kelly. But I can’t believe he is not coaching the bowl!

    I think the team will stay focused for the Sugar Bowl. But I’m not agreeing with the ‘It’s not much of a letdown’ comment. I mean, yes the Sugar Bowl is great and all but I really wanted the National Title. The Bama loss still stings. But I guess I am just being selfish hahaha.

    Good luck to Calcavecchia and Gay!

  2. Riggs has been a Florida lean for a long time. Unfortunately, he is far inferior to his teammate Lamarcus Joyner.

  3. Brittany says:

    I’m aware, but I’m a bit of a pessimist so I always fear out commitments dropping out on us. Yeah, Joyner committing to FSU is a bummer.

  4. Gatorfan33 says:

    This is why Urban needs to be fast in hiring a GREAT DC and repairing the entire offensive staff. Losing Strong could hurt us but not if Urban quickly hires a lights out DC.

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