Former Georgia Bulldog and San Diego Charger safety Paul Oliver has died at the age of 29, according to UT San Diego. “We appreciate all the thoughts and prayers,” the Oliver family said in a statement. “We request privacy in the wake of this tragic loss.” Oliver was a huge standout at the University of Georgia after being ranked as the number one safety in high school. He was selected in the fourth round of the 2007 draft. Oliver went on to sign with the Chargers where he played 57 games with 11 starts from 2008-11. He recorded 96 tackles and four interceptions...Continue reading »
Florida DT Dominique Easley said earlier Wednesday that he could miss the rest of the season after injuring his right knee in practice. Easley posted on his Twitter that he was done for the year; “Gatornation thank you for all of 4 yrs of sticking with me but god has something else planned for and have no worries #believe.” However, head coach Will Muschamp reported that Easley’s right knee was only “tweaked” during a non-contact drill during Tuesday’s practice. Muschamp said “we think he’ll be fine. We just need more information...Continue reading »
Red-shirt junior quarterback Tyler Murphy received advice and words of encouragement from teammate Jeff Driskel, who went down with a leg injury during last weeks Tennessee game. Driskel had surgery done on his leg early Tuesday. “It was tough to see him go down,” Murphy said. “Anytime you spend a lot of time with someone in the meeting room, off the field, setting up players’ practices in the summer, stuff like that, it’s just tough because you know we kind of built a good little relationship. “I texted him and told him I wish him the best. Hopefully...Continue reading »
LSU starters Trai Turner and Anthony Johnson left during Saturday’s game after being injured, but both players have been cleared and will play in the upcoming game against No. 9 Georgia in the SEC’s game of the week. Turner sustained an ankle injured after it was stepped on in the first half against Auburn, but the trainers said it was only a contusion. The strong offensive guard played a big part of LSU’s 223 yards in the first two quarters. Johnson suffered from a leg injury that would of been a huge loss to the LSU defense, but head coach Les Miles...Continue reading »
Johnny Manziel also known as “Johnny Football”, has nearly seen a 50 percent decrease in popularity with the public over the past eight months. According to a survey taken by E-Score earlier this week, only 49 percent of respondents found Manziel fascinating. His numbers were greatly lower than the 87 percent average of 1,400 athletes who participated in the survey. Just after Manziel won the Heisman trophy back in January 2013, 97 percent of the surveyors found Johnny Football appealing. Quite a decrease huh? The survey also showed that his awareness increased...Continue reading »
The LSU Tigers host the Auburn Tigers in Death Valley, along with three five-star recruits who will be in attendance. LSU is favored to win by 17 points, so the recruits are in to see an impressive performance by LSU. Leonard Fournette out of New Orleans’ St. Augustine High School, is said to be the best running back in the country and the best back since Adrian Peterson. Fournette has his choices narrowed down to two, Alabama and LSU. Everyone expects him to choose LSU over the Crimson Tide. Laurence Jones, of Monroe (La.) Neville...Continue reading »
The Gators TV schedule is set for the rest of their non-conference schedule, and they will tip off their seasons on Nov. 8 at 3pm on Sun Sports. The game is set to begin after the Homecoming Parade and then leading into Gator Growl that same evening. Previously the Gators had announced that five of their games will be aired on ESPN and ESPN2. They will also play six times on Sun Sports, one time on Fox Sports Florida and one game on CSS vs Richmond. ...
Three-star offensive offensive tackle Benjamin Knox announced on Tuesday that he is decommitted from the University of Florida. Rivals has Knox at a three-star while ESPN has him at a four-star and ranked the No. 269 player in the country. Knox committed to Florida during Junior Day back on Feb. 16 2013. “At this very moment I am decommitting,” he told InsidetheGators.com’s Blake Alderman in a text message. “Reason why [is] because I haven’t heard from them in a month.” This marks the fifth prospect who has chosen to decommit from the program. The Gators...Continue reading »