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Chomping At Bits: Charlie Weis Works With Sam Bradford, Florida Targets Frontcourt Recruits

Charlie Weis worked with Sam Bradford: It's a bit strange to hear that the current Florida offensive coordinator worked with the guy who quarterbacked the team Florida beat in the 2009 BCS National Championship Game, but that's what Charlie Weis and Sam Bradford did during the NFL lockout, reports Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples.

Bradford was complimentary of Weis:

Bradford also came away impressed with Weis, who was fired as Notre Dame's head coach after the 2009 season and who came to Florida after one successful year running the Kansas City Chiefs' offense. "Just in sitting down with him for a couple of days, he knows a lot about the game," Bradford said. "He's very detail-oriented."

Hardwood Gators want frontcourt recruits: Florida basketball's backcourt may be stocked, but the Gators are looking lean up front in the near future, especially if Patric Young decides to jump to the NBA after the 2011-12 season. So Billy Donovan and his staff are looking at the Class of 2012's frontcourt prospects carefully, writes Kevin Brockway of the Gainesville Sun, and hoping to get in on Tony Parker, Jarnell Stokes, and Alex Poythress, among others.

More Jesse Schmitt: Gator Country has more background on Florida walk-on and push-up champion Jesse Schmitt (and an admission that "Florida’s team was in disarray from a chemistry standpoint last season"), and @gatornicole has video of Schmitt doing "over 180" push-ups. We're also, as @bourbonmeyer noted, 35 days from Florida football — and Schmitt wears No. 35. (The chances of me getting another post out of Schmitt by the end of the day? Not 35%.)

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