April 7, 2012; Gainesville FL, USA; Florida Gators guard Jon Halapio (67) protects the line during the first half of the Florida-Spring Game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-US PRESSWIRE
There are 17 days until Florida's September 1 opener with Bowling Green. There are 67 entries left in the 100 For 100 series. So ... six tomorrow, I guess.
For me, offensive line play is compelling, vital stuff. For most, it's not, and I acknowledge that. The best thing about a good line, though, is that you don't have to talk about it, and that sort of trickles down to linemen, too. Jon Halapio is that kind of offensive lineman.
Halapio's made 20 starts in three seasons, only two full, for Florida. Did you know that? Of course you didn't: No one looks up offensive line stats except people who write countdowns for team blogs. But I suspect Will Muschamp, who's referred to Halapio as a leader, knows. He probably knows that Halapio's made 14 consecutive starts, the longest streak on the offensive line, too.
Muschamp knows about Halapio because he has to; we don't because we don't, and because the big guy with the long hair rarely does anything that gets shown on a replay. I'm guessing Halapio likes it like that.
Gators fans should, too.