Florida Gators' hot stove season

Spring football and basketball are over, but you would think the big Gators sports were still in season.

  • While Tim Tebow waits for the biggest day in his life on Thursday, Florida added another QB; Jeff Driskel. A junior from Hagerty High School in Oviedo, Driskel is a pro-style quarterback, but already 6-foot-3 and 225 pounds. Driskel has the body of a grown ass man, but looks like a middle schooler. Driskel gives Florida depth for John Brantley's senior season. Driskel is the fourth commitment for the 2011 class.
  • Speaking of our boy Timmy, I have a hard time believing Tebow had a lot of companies backing away from him after his Focus On The Family political ad during the Super Bowl. Since then, Tebow has worked for EA Sports, Gatorade and Nike. Was he expecting the YAZ to endorse him? Natty Light? I'm sure he is bummed Bushmills hasn't called, but he has to be patient about this stuff. Sometimes, you have to settle for the world's most popular video game maker, sports drink maker and shoe company. 
  • Billy Donovan added another big man to Florida's 2010 basketball class with Melbourne's Will Yeguete. The 6-foot-7 forward played at Florida Air Academy, the same school Walter Hodge attended. Yeguete also got offers from Georgia Tech, Boston College and Indiana. At 210 pounds, he has a bit of Chandler Parsons' body. 
  • Last night, Joakim Noah and the Chicago Bulls lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers 112-102 in game two of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series. The story before the game was Noah making himself Public Enemy No. 1 by saying Cleveland sucks (the city, not the team). While Noah has always been an intelligent guy, he isn't always the most diplomatic. But with the whole of Northern Ohio against him, Noah scored 25 points and pulled down 13 rebounds in the loss. Noah was hard on himself after 10 points in game one, but he may need a monster game in game three for the Bulls to avoid a sweep. This little controversy reminds us of Yannick Noah's song, "My Friend Joe," which has the chorus, "Watch out Joe!" The song features one of the great lyrics in pop songs written by former tennis players, "They'll set you up and piss on your grave."
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