Chomping At Bits: Florida Football/Volleyball Will Hold Fan Day August 20, Charlie Weis Clears Up 'Cheeseburger' Remark

Not even square, Chomping At Bits is cube.

Florida football, volleyball to hold Fan Day:: Want autographs from your favorite Gators on the Florida football and volleyball teams? UF is holding Fan Day from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, August 20 at the O'Connell Center. Fans who come out to the free event will be able to watch the volleyball team have a pseudo-practice, and there will be athletes a-plenty from both teams for autograph seekers. One note: Though there will be plenty of Gators swag on hand for players to sign, fans cannot bring in outside material because of NCAA compliance issues.

Weis chortles at "cheeseburger" crack: I honestly didn't remember this until reading up on it this morning, but while at Notre Dame, Charlie Weis took a shot at Florida after the Gators and Tennessee Volunteers jumped past his Fighting Irish in one week's BCS rankings in 2006:

"One of the teams [Tennessee] that jumped us had the same game that we had. They're down, they're playing at home and they win by a field goal," Weis said at the time. "Another team [Florida] that jumped us wasn't even playing. They were home eating cheeseburgers and they end up jumping us. That befuddles me. Tell me how that works? Maybe I'm just stupid."

But Weis clarified those remarks at a recent Gator Gathering in Ocala, telling the crowd "So I said, ‘I guess I should have been eating cheeseburgers down in Florida and maybe we would have gone up in the polls. I happen to be a big Margaritaville type of guy. Who’s that guy down in the Florida Keys? And there are a lot of songs that he sings and ‘Cheeseburgers in Paradise’ is one of them. I just figured everybody in Florida would have gotten it. But they obviously didn’t on that one. I took shots for like three years on that one."

Color me stunned — stunned — that a guy who also described himself as "a very witty, witty person" thought some sort of failed Jimmy Buffett joke should have gone over better. But don't worry about this, reader, unless you are convinced that Weis' tenure at Notre Dame was just part of a bizarre and secret plot to help Notre Dame get just good enough for Urban Meyer to slide into the head coaching position in South Bend at some point in the future and have the team competing for national championships immediately. (I just convinced someone of that, didn't I? Rats.)

"Gator Bait (Pt. 4)": Here is the Pearly Whites' fourth edition of "Gator Bait," fresh for the 2011 season:

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