Author Archives: Sam McCorkle

Meet Gators 2015 QB Commit Sheriron Jones

In Southern California this year, a historic quarterback class is the story of the high school football season. Three of the top four quarterbacks and five of the top 10 in Scout’s 2015 national rankings play in the CIF Southern … Continue reading

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They Are Who We Thought They Were

If for some reason you are optimistic about the state of the football program at the University of Florida, you might want to see a doctor. There is something seriously wrong with you. No matter what you try to tell … Continue reading

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You Never Forget Your First Gators Game

Entering Ben Hill Griffin Stadium for the first time, I had no idea what awaited me inside. I was a high school senior, only 16 at the time, and this was my first trip to Gainesville and of course my first … Continue reading

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This Will Be Toughest UCLA Matchup Yet

Living in Los Angeles certainly has its advantages. Great weather. Close proximity to beaches and mountains. Top flight restaurants and bars. Lots of entertainment options year round. And one more for me over the past decade: watching the Gators beat … Continue reading

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3rd Annual Gators in the NFL rankings

As I documented last year in my 2012 rankings, it was a down year for former Gators in the NFL. But in hindsight, that was nothing compared to the offseason. No point reliving it here but there is no doubt … Continue reading

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So Long 2013: Gator Apocalypse

It was probably after the Vanderbilt game when I first googled “how to remove a curse” and began looking for answers to what was obviously some sort of voodoo placed on the Gators. In hindsight, I should have begun my … Continue reading

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Gator Nation’s Letter to Santa

Dear Santa, How are you? Hopefully well. I imagine it is a busy time up there at the North Pole, lots of presents being finished up and wrapped for kids all around the world. Big week coming up. Have the … Continue reading

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Get a Grip: Celebrate our (Moral) Victories

After the misery of October, it has been nice to get back to winning. Two of the past three weeks, the Gators got back in the (moral) victory column. The 20-23 win over Georgia was hardly an upset, the Bulldogs … Continue reading

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Time to Stop Denying It: Tyler Murphy is the Real Deal

A few of the unknown members of the Our Two Bits tribe and I were in Chicago a few weeks ago for a guys’ weekend trip to take in a Cubs-Braves game at Wrigley Field on Friday and the Notre … Continue reading

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Gators Bye Week Brought Pain, Lessons

Bye weeks are the worst. But you know how you make them even more painful? Schedule them early. Then lose the game before the bye. The Gators hit the trifecta this past weekend. It was only week three of the … Continue reading

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