“No eligiblity issues” with Debose, Patchan

By Adam Silverstein
August 18, 2011

The University of Florida released a statement Thursday indicating that Florida Gators redshirt sophomore wide receiver Andre Debose and redshirt junior tackle Matt Patchan will both remain eligible for the 2011 season despite being named in a Yahoo! Sports report Tuesday detailing a booster’s illicit and illegal recruiting activities at Miami.

“We have been in communication with the NCAA and there are no eligibility issues with Andre Debose and Matt Patchan as it relates to recent reports. Andre, Matt nor the University of Florida will have any additional comments regarding this matter.”

Florida also released a statement late Tuesday evening about wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Aubrey Hill, who was also named in the report.

“While we declined comment for Yahoo’s request, Coach Hill indicated he was very comfortable with, and very confident in how he conducted himself while at the University of Miami.”

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  1. Tractorr says:

    Wow, that is great to hear!

  2. Alex says:

    That seemed to be expected. What happens to Hill may be a different story. I hope not, because he seems like an excellent recruiter and the players love him.

  3. Daniel M. says:

    Outstanding ! This is what I fully expected. I never thought the indiscretions of that “deadman walking” football program down south would have any impact on their eligibility. Can’t say I was 100% sure that some NCAA bylaw wouldn’t affect them though. This is great news. They could both play an integral part in success.

  4. David says:

    A relief. I’m sure CWM will get questioned about Hill though. We’ll see what happens to him.

  5. chigator says:

    Conspicuously left out was Coach Hill. I wouldn’t be surprised if this return ‘home’ is a short one if the allegations have any teeth. Isn’t it ironic to think that while Muschamp successfully cleans up the team’s conduct problems he has an issue with a ‘dirty’ coach?

  6. SC Gator says:

    Awesome news

  7. Teddy Dupay says:

    Good to hear about the playas but will be sad to see Hill get the boot.

  8. Fernzpat says:

    This is all your fault, Teddy Dupay!

  9. CeeThree says:

    saw this coming after I’d hear Orson Charles was cleared at UGA, glad for all these guys that they’ve been OK’d, and that it was done quickly.

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