Chomping At Bits, Morning Edition: Florida's Fake Motivational Posters, Chris Rainey Named Player of the Week

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Motivational posters for Florida DBs: Matt Elam may have been gassed up by some fake quotes from Da'Rick Rogers and Justin "Hunger." (Edward Aschoff, ESPN SEC Blog)

Chris Rainey honored: Rainey was named the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week after topping 100 yards rushing and receiving against Tennessee. (Matt Watts, Miami Herald)

Bill Connelly, SB Nation full-timer: I've been privileged to have Football Study Hall and Rock M Nation bon vivant Bill Connelly as a SB Nation colleague, and I'm excited that he'll be writing daily. (Bill Connelly, SB Nation)

Tennessee Week, in tweets: Rocky Top Talk recaps. (RockyTopinKY, Rocky Top Talk)

Florida basketball sets non-conference TV schedule: Of note: Two ESPN games, two ESPN2 games, and two ESPNU games. (GatorZone | Full Schedule)

After the jump, more links! And the video of the day.

College football's biggest fan bases: Intriguing stuff, as ever, from Nate Silver. Florida's third in the SEC and No. 9 nationally. (Nate Silver, The Quad/New York Times)

Florida-Alabama likely to be night game: CBS gets two SEC games on October 1, and has elected to wait until next Monday to decide which of Florida-Alabama, Texas A&M-Arkansas, and South Carolina-Auburn to take. One will air at 3:30 p.m. Eastern, the other at 8:00. Here's betting that CBS makes the fourth Gators-Tide game in as many years a primetime showdown. Oh, and LSU's playing an 11:30 a.m. game that day. (Roll Tide)

Concussion researcher given "genius grant": UNC's Kevin Guskiewicz was awarded a $500,000 grant from the MacArthur Foundation for his work. (MacArthur Foundation)

"The Shame of College Sports": If you haven't read Taylor Branch's opus on the state of college athletics, you should. (Taylor Branch, The Atlantic)

Branching off Branch: But you should also read two very smart responses to it, too. (Jeff MacGregor, ESPN | John Gasaway, Basketball Prospectus)

Marcus Maye starring for small school: I'm from Brevard County, like Maye, so I know how small Holy Trinity is. Also: Florida's last big-time safety from Brevard County was some guy named Reggie Nelson. (Kelly Price, The Independent Florida Alligator)

Huskers fans boo political advertiser: Interesting stuff here. Would you boo, say, a company looking to drill in the Everglades that also happened to be a Gators sponsor? (Dave Zirin, Edge of Sports)

This was worth Andre Debose's injury, right?

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