Chomping at Bits: FGCU is no Cinderella and more spring football talk

Stephen Dunn

Chomping at Bits looks a little more into this whole FGCU story and throws in some football talk just for the hell of it.

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FGCU isn't a Cinderella: Well, at least not in the eyes of Billy Donovan. When Donovan and FGCU coach Andy Enfield talked over the summer, Donovan got his first glimpse of what was going on in Southwest Florida. And yes, I love the Rick Pitino connection. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

FGCU rags to riches?: Not quite, they'll still be broke. But hey, at least they will make the Atlantic Sun Conference about $500,000 a year for the next half a decade. (Jonathan Berr, MSN Money)

Now they've made it: FGCU is in The Boston Globe. That's as good as being in The New York Times, right? I mean it's just not the paper of record... but with the rise of the internet, that barely matters anymore. (Dan Shaughnessy, The Boston Globe)

On that match-up in 2008: The Gators and Eagles have played on the court before, the Gators won 94-60 in a game in which the Eagles barely showed up in the second half. (Adam Fisher, Naples Daily News)

Offensive line injuries: The Gators have five offensive linemen out with various injuries (or suspensions). In other words, the spring game on April 6th will feature only six healthy offensive linemen. (Adam Pincus, The Florida Times-Union)

Spring game practice: Because of those aforementioned injuries, the spring game according to Muschamp will have a "practice-type atmosphere." So it seems like it is going to be a cross between the NFL Pro Bowl and every single spring game in the history of Florida Gators football. I'm okay with that. (Joe Morgan, Orlando Sentinel)

Loucheiz Purifoy is figuring it out: It does appear that he is going to spend the majority of his time during the fall playing on the offensive side of the ball. Unless of course things turn it how they least expect it. (Michael DiRocco, ESPN/GatorNation) Or will it be double duty? (Edward Aschoff, ESPN)

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