It looks like the coaching staff is trying every possible arrangement of linemen to handle the loss of Sturdivant. Basically anything goes right now. The really good news is that Cordy Glenn seems to have played (or practiceed rather) his way into the rotation, seeing practice time at OG and OT. At this point, the only certainty is that Kiante Tripp will man one of the OT spots. Beyond that, I don’t think anyone knows. Vance and Boling both saw time at G and T. Josh Davis saw time at OT. Anderson and Strickland both got practice with the 1s at OG. Chris Davis is likely to start at C but got time at G with Ben Jones taking over in the middle. Confused? This would’ve been much simpler if Sturdivant hadn’t gotten hurt. Ideally Glenn can play well enough to be heavily involved in the tackle competition, allowing Vance to still be the swing guy at OG and OT.
Lost in the shuffle from the injury yesterday (at least in terms of this site) was the performance of quite possibly our most important question mark position. Kicker. True freshman Blair Walsh basically walked onto campus as the starter, which would normally worry you in terms of complacency, but apparently the kid’s been working. He nailed all 3 attempts during the scrimmage and during live drills this week connected from 47 then backed up to 52 and hit again. Kid’s got some gumption.
In the wake of the Quintin Banks injury, I was anxious to see which of the true freshmen stepped into the depth void. It appears it’s Bacarri Rambo. He’s one of these high ceiling guys that just needs to learn the system as he’s got all the athleticism and striking ability you want.
Oh, almost forgot, we picked up a commitment from a stud TE yesterday out of Massachusetts. Arthur Fontaine. Big kid, 6-5, 240-ish. RIvals has him as the #4 TE and I think ESPN had him at #8. Solid pull at a need position. You might see him listed as Arthur Lynch-Fontaine or ultimately just Arthur Lynch as he’s in the process of changing his name.
Also, you gotta go to this website to listen to the 911call. Especially around the 2:10 mark. This is audio of the 911 call re: the UF player that fired an AK-47 that Meyer just reinstated (the player, not the gun). edit: I suppose it would help if I actually included the link. Ronnie Wilson on the loose