Daily Archives: July 26, 2009

Did you order the Code Red?

Invitee to Florida’s Saturday Night Lights camp makes a University of Miami gesture and is asked to leave for “safety reasons”.  Did they think the Gator commits were going to turn on this kid?  Even if Corch Meyers ordered them not to?


UPDATE: After reading the kid’s side of the story, I wonder the same thing he does – namely, who thought it was a good idea to invite him in the first place?



Filed under Gators, Gators..., Recruiting

Making a milestone out of a molehill

According to the WordPress counter, sometime last night Get The Picture received its two millionth hit.  I can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciate everyone that stops by here, and of course I hope you’ll keep coming back for more.


Filed under GTP Stuff

Passion is no ordinary word.

Michael Elkon makes some excellent points about the fans’ passion that drives SEC football and European league soccer.

The dark side to that heartfelt enthusiasm is what the commercialized society we live in that looks to squeeze a buck from any source it can find, in whatever way it can, does to exploit it.  I don’t know where ESPN will wind up taking the conference with this new TV deal, and I certainly can’t fault the SEC for making a great financial deal for itself, but I can’t say there isn’t a certain amount of uneasiness in my mind about it.

If you want to see a possible canary in the coal mine regarding making a buck out of our love of the sport, look no further than the recruiting business.

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Filed under It's Just Bidness, SEC Football, The Blogosphere

Urban Meyer’s chicken/egg scenario

Like him or not, you’ve got to admit that Urban Meyer is a sharp cookie.  So he’s realistic in acknowledging where his offense’s bread is buttered this year, regardless of all the put-Tebow-under-center talk being teased out there.

… Gators coach Urban Meyer wants to make sure Tebow wouldn’t get knocked around before taking him out of the shotgun formation.

“A lot of that would depend on the quality of our tailback,” Meyer said at SEC media days. “To play an under-center offense, you better have a monster back there at tailback that can take the pounding involved in that style of offense. It’s personnel based on your fullback, tailback and tight end, and we have not had that luxury.”

Well, yeah, but whose fault is that?  Could it be that’s where you wind up when you’ve run an offensive scheme during your entire head coaching career that’s never produced a running back who rushed for 1,000 yards in a season?


Filed under Strategery And Mechanics, Urban Meyer Points and Stares