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Chomping at Bits: Spring questions, potential playmakers and my personal thoughts on Chris Rainey

Chomping at Bits takes a look at the latest news in Gator Nation today by looking at ESPN's spring questions, potential playmakers and even the authors take on Chris Rainey.


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Spring questions: Questions No. 1, No. 2, and No. 4 are my top concerns, but not in that order. And no, I'm not discounting Sharrif Floyd, I just think that quarterback, receiver and linebacker are a bigger priority than defensive tackle. (Michael DiRocco, ESPN/GatorNation)

Potential 2013 playmakers: Yeah, this is a pretty good list. The Gators are going to need each of these guys (and more) to step up big next season. Plus, as you all know, I've always been a fan of Cody Riggs. (Michael DiRocco, ESPN/GatorNation)

Which departing senior will be missed most?: This is the first thing I've enjoyed from The Alligator in a long time. Though I'm without a doubt in the Greg Luca camp, not because he picked Omar Hunter per se, but rather because he didn't pick Josh Evans. Evans almost, almost, falls under the category of addition by subtraction. (Adam Pincus and Greg Luca, The Independent Florida Alligator)

Spring game set for April 6th: Yep. That's pretty much all there is to say. (Drew Laing, GatorCountry)

Brad Beal finds comfort zone: It's too bad that he's on such a ridiculously terrible team. But hey, at least he's improving as he gets more comfortable playing against guys like Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett. (Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel)

*And yes, I know that there are other teams in the NBA than just the Boston Celtics, but they don't really matter. I mean, do they really?

Chris Rainey: Even though his girlfriend has now denied that an assault took place, when you're a fringe athlete in a sport the two quickest ways to lose your roster spot are to get hurt and to get in trouble with the law. And really? You're going to jeopardize your future over a cell phone? How any couple, professional athlete couple or not, gets into a big argument over a cell phone anyway is beyond me, but seriously? No. Bad move on Rainey's part to even be in this situation. It sucks, sure. Hopefully he'll catch on somewhere else, but it's going to be a lot tougher for him now.

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