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The Jumbo Package: 09-28-10

Dareus still looking to make impact |

During individual drills Monday, Dareus worked with trainers while defensive ends Damion Square and Luther Davis and nose guard Josh Chapman led the defensive linemen in drill work.

It's a shame that Dareus is battling an injury right now for two reasons: 1) We just flat out need him and 2) the regular season is 1/3rd of the way over and he hasn't made nearly the impact that most expected.  Here's hoping he can get it going the next few weeks.

Florida's Brantley and Burton tough challenge for Tide |

"This guy can throw the ball. He has thrown the ball. It's not just a running back playing quarterback, and he's a good football player when it comes to playing tight end too, and he's a pretty good receiver for them," Alabama coach Nick Saban said. "All his scores did not come playing quarterback. He did it both ways.

"This guy is a very good player and Brantley is a very good passer, so the combination of those two guys do present some issues and problems."

Florida’s goal against Crimson Tide: Be prepared |

"This is a game with a lot of national attention," Meyer said. "We have a lot of respect for their personnel. The last several years these two teams find ways to win games. This will be one of the great environments in the SEC.

"We better be locked and loaded and everybody has to be on point. That means everybody has to be all in. Everyone has to be at competitive excellence to have a chance to win this game."

I thought "all in" was Auburn's cute little catch phrase for the season?

Gators get a taste of the underdog role - SEC Blog - ESPN

The last time Florida went into a football game and wasn’t favored to win, the legend of Tim Tebow was just being born.

Plenty of motivation for Gators defense - UF -

Alabama embarrassed Florida's defense last December in Atlanta's Georgia Dome, rushing for 251 yards. The Crimson Tide upset Florida 32-13 and three rushing touchdowns by eventual Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram rocked UF's entire football program on its heels like a hard right hook.

``It was a nasty taste last year with the loss, and this offseason was dedicated to beating Alabama,'' Howard said. ``We're just going to go out there and let it all hang out.''


and etc.

Gators fans need Crimson Tide to continue rollin’ - The Independent Florida Alligator: Columns

How healthy are the Gators? - Alligator Army

ALABAMA NOTEBOOK: Ankle injuries slow McElroy, Dareus | Montgomery Advertiser

Saban offers Arkansas a backhanded compliment - KFSM

Despite injured ankle, Demps expected to play against Tide |