Chomping At Bits meant to leave home around 1 p.m. yesterday. It got into Gainesville at about 7:40. The drive is about three hours long. You do the math.
Blakely's transfer plans: The Alligator's Bryan Holt, still the only media member to get Mike Blakely to comment on his transfer plans, has Blakely citing the pro-style offense as his reason for transferring.
"I just didn’t like the pro-style offense once I saw what it was all about," Blakely said.
The former Manatee High standout said he is used to being "the back" on the field, and said he feels he can start immediately somewhere else instead of waiting in line at Florida.
I suspect some of us may quibble with not knowing what the pro-style system and Florida's depth chart may look like, but, hey, "These are 18-year-old kids" is a catch-all for a reason. And as for where Blakely's going, it seems like a junior college, then somewhere else in the SEC.
"[UF] told me I can’t transfer anywhere in the SEC, so I’m leaning toward going [to junior college] and then coming back to the SEC," Blakely said.
Meet Norm Roberts, Matt McCall: Scott Carter of GatorZone is profiling Florida basketball's new lieutenants this week, and both his piece tracing Norm Roberts' New York roots and he one following Matt McCall's road to a plum job at his alma mater are worth your five minutes. That second one also has some quotes from John Pelphrey on his return to Florida. It's hard to not like the staff Billy Donovan has.
Rivals' athletic department rankings have Florida on top ... Kenny Boynton has some serious ink ... ESPN's Ed Aschoff wonders about Florida's "unknown offensive ability" ... Joakim Noah remains a fantastic story.