clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Chomping at Bits: Are close games the Gators' Achilles heel?

Chomping at Bits touches on a few football notes as well as some more basketball talk.

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.


Chomping at Bits comes stocked with the best Florida Gators links and news we can find. Got a link we should check out? Email us at, subject line CAB.

Missouri's coverage: Bill C. over at Missouri's SB Nation blog covers the basketball game from last night through a series of links. Yeah, the upset happened. (Bill C., Rock M Nation)

More basketball coverage: The better team lost last night. I agree. (Steve Greenberg, Sporting News)

Even more basketball coverage: Was it because of the rebounding? Missouri is the No. 1 team in the SEC and Florida is the No. 2 rebounding team. Missouri out-rebounded the Gators 40-28. (USA TODAY)

Are Gators close games a concern?: The Gators are 21-0 in games decided by more than 12 points. However, in games decided by 11 points or fewer they are 0-4. That isn't a national championship caliber team folks. Not by any means. (Paul Seaver, Rant Sports)

Alvin Bailey, former quarterback: This article is awesome not just because of the Bailey breakdown, but because it recaps all (well, the recent ones) the former high school quarterbacks who switched positions once in Gainesville. Alex Brown? Yes, sir. (Michael DiRocco, ESPN/GatorNation)

Matt Elam profile: I really think they should have came here for some input, because I think they missed on Elam's ability to play in coverage (he's not bad) and he doesn't gamble on the big play as much as people think. But this is still a pretty good piece. (Jesse Bartolis, Big Blue View)

As always: Talk about any and all of this and/or anything else you have to say in the comments. Need more Alligator Army in your life? Like AA on Facebook, follow AA on Twitter, and download the SB Nation Android app to take all of our Gators content — and the rest of SB Nation — with you on the go.