Shorthanded Gators roll Toledo 24-6

It was not the prettiest performance, and the offense should have put up more points, but, overall I will gladly take a dominating win over a good team

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mack Brown had tears in eyes before the game and a smile on his face after.

In between, he ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns — and vomited on the sideline.

Not a bad start for Brown or No. 10 Florida.

Brown’s career day, Jeff Driskel‘s efficiency and a dominant defense carried the Gators to a 24-6 win over Toledo in the teams’ season opener Saturday.

The Gators controlled both lines of scrimmage, opening holes for Brown and keeping steady pressure on Toledo’s experienced offense. It was exactly the style of play Florida has become known for under Muschamp. No flashiness. Few highlight-reel plays. But a win in the end.

It was Florida’s 24th consecutive season-opening victory, the second-longest active streak in the country. Only Nebraska (27) has a longer current run.

Up next a trip to Miami to play the Canes

 

Gators rolling in another great recruiting class

2013 will begin to tell the tale of gators coach Will Muschamp. He inherited a team built for the spread offense. Muschamp wants to be a more physical pound the ball team. This will be his second recruiting class, and HIS type of players, especially offensive line and receivers are going to be key. Florida always has excellent recruiting classes, in 2013, we begin to see how Muschamp can perform with his players. 

 

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The final ESPN 300 recruiting rankings were released today. Gator recruits were big movers and shakers.

The biggest movers were running backKelvin Taylor who jumped up to five star status moving into the top ten at #8 overall and wide receiver Demarcus Robinson who jumped up to #53 overall in the country from #118.

Taylor, a Gator legacy and early entry, showed a great all around game during Under Armour All American week practices. He showed he’s a polished running back who can run between the tackles, bounce it outside, block, and make tough catches out of the backfield. He may not be the biggest, fastest, or flashiest running back but he’s solid in every phase of his game and will likely make an impression from day one in Will Muschamp’s offense.

Demarcus Robinson, a recent Gator commitment and early entry as well, stood out as the best all around wide receiver in Army All American game practices. A tall, rangy wide receiver, he showed he’s a polished route runner, possesses good speed, and has great hands. He can go up and fight for the football and is the tall wide receiver the Gators have lacked for many years.

Of course, the cream of the class is shutdown cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III who is #3 on the ESPN 300 list, the highest ranked Gator recruit since Percy Harvin. Hargreaves dominated the Under Armour All American game repeatedly shutting down the nation’s number one ranked wide receiver Laquon Treadwell, covering him like a blanket, batting down passes, and picking one off. The interception was beautiful as he fooled the quarterback on the play disguising his coverage and getting the interception.

 

A Helluva class it should be go read the rest

 

The DaleyGator third Blogiversary link fest updated through the weekend

To all those blogs that have linked Ed and I, and offered advice, friendship, and who have served as role models, this link fest is for y’all! THANK YOU!

Steve at Motor City Times, who links often

William Teach, who always includes us in his Sunday Pin-Up round up. Without him, how would we know why the Vikings have never won a Superbowl.

The POH Diaries, which links us AND does  a great job exposing the radical pals of our president

A Trainwreck in Maxwell, Kurt links us and is dead on target here

Adrienne is another gator admirer,and has GREAT, or should I say GERT news!

Robert links often, and always provokes thought, which is good

Aleister deserves thanks, and has a look at Marxists thugs pretending to be what they clearly are not

Donald Douglas, is a guy I want to hang out with sometime after all he has Heidi Klum nude

Clifton links us and shares my disdain for politicians who are old news

Dave C, links and contributes here thanks!

Babalu, one of the first blogs to blogroll us, keeps eyes on that fat bastard Castro

Bring the Heat always brings us traffic! Thanks!

Bob Belvedere is a great friend of this blog, and like Ed and I hates Douche Nozzles

Carol is another long time buddy, where is she?

Matt, and the crew at Conservative Hideout offer tremendous content, and they like Ed and I, so you KNOW they are cool

Jamie Jeffords has been very kind to us, he enjoys babes, and is an OK guy, however, he is a Gamecock fan, so this week, I have to pull for my Gators to pluck his team.

The Feral Irishman appreciates the finer things in life, like this blog, hot women, and the greatest drummer EVAH!

Fleece Me? Great blog, thoughtful, and never boring

The Founding Bloggers are always sending us traffic, and we appreciate that, and the fine work they do

Government Mess blogrolls us, and questions the intellect of Turbo Tax Timmy!

Grandpa John, is always a fun visit

Hell on Earth lists us as a favorite, and appreciates natural wonders too

Shamus enjoys life’s joys, cold beer, and our blog of course!

Wirecutter honors our political INcorrectness, and has an example of something that just ain’t right!

Liberal Guy predicts Rick Perry will, you know……..

Maggie’s Notebook has been kind in linking us as well

Makes My Brain Itch rolls us

The Robot dude? A great ally!

How great is the Daley Gator? Even Dawg fans link us

Pixie Place, thanks

To the Lovely Ladies at Pot Luck? THANKS!

Proof Positive links often, and has a great picture that will make you smile

Jill has been so gracious and sweet, I think Ed and I are tied for second favorite guy, behind Mark Steyn of course!

Randy links us AND shares our disdain for Nancy and her fake face

Right Klik which i do not visit often enough, includes us in their blogroll

Stogie, who shares my Southern pride looks at a surrender monkey

Say Anything confirms that EVERYTHING is Sarah Palin’s fault

Sentry Journal? A daily must read

Sister Toldjah? Classy, lovely, smart, and a true Belle

Another great Southern lady, even if she is an LSU fan, is Pat Austin, she takes some great road trips

Soylent Green loves the lovelies, and links us too. SMART!

Wyatt Earp, links us, and asks Delta Airlines WTFingF ?????

That Mr. G Guy is a place you need to visit

Russ, my friend, thank you!

Mike, my buddy, at The Classic Liberal, always makes me think, even when we differ. But on the SPLC, we are in total agreement

What can I say about Stacy McCain and Smitty? Those two are national treasures, and have been very helpful, and kind to Ed and I

Theo Spark is maybe the best blog going, those folks have content, variety, humor, babes, cool pictures, and on and on

Lance Burri? Great blogger!

The Reb? Links us and is worth a read

The Western Hero, is an intellectual gold mine

The Wolf Files, a great source for any blogger, and a fan of Ed and I

Wyblog, the creation of chaos from the mind of Chris Wysocki, is a great friend for us, and we thank him!