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Written by Andrew Spivey, October 27, 2014, 2 Comments,
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Florida Gators offensive line commit Tyler Jordan (6-5, 270, Jacksonville, FL Bishop Kenny) has been the Gators lead recruiter since he committed last spring and he continues to believe in the Florida Gators despite a rough stretch the last month of the season.

“Obviously it hasn’t gone their way but they have come close in some games but just made some penalties or turnovers,” Jordan said. “I’m optimistic and I believe that everything is going to work itself and things will be fine in the end.”

Jordan, who talks to pretty much all of Florida’s commits and top targets, says he keeps it simple with his message to them.

“I’m solid to Florida,” Jordan said. “My message to other guys is just to be faithful and patient and to let things work themselves out. I’m just pointing out the positives to the guys even though things have been rocky.”

One thing that Jordan believes is a positive for this season is that the offensive line is playing their best football of the Will Muschamp era.

“The offensive line is playing really well,” Jordan said. “They are a major improvement from last year and that has a lot to do with Coach Summers coming and helping them.”

The Jacksonville product also believes that if a coaching change does happen that a few of the Florida Gators current coaches will be retained because of their experience.

“Even if a coaching change happens I tell the offensive line recruits that I think Coach [Mike] Summers would stay because he’s a veteran who knows his stuff,” Jordan said. “The same with some of the other coaches likes Coach [Brad] Lawing who is a great defensive line coach, who coached Jadeveon Clowney and also Coach T-Rob too. I doubt anything would happen to them.”

Last Friday night Summers visited Jordan for Bishop Kenny’s game against Yulee and while the two didn’t get a chance to talk Jordan still appreciates the support.

“It was good to see him out there supporting me,” Jordan said. “I wasn’t able to speak to him because it’s against the rules but I was glad that he was able to make it out there.”

Jordan has been at all of the Florida Gators home games this season and he plans to continue that streak and he also has an idea of when he make take an official to Florida.

“I’ll be at the rest of the home games for sure,” Jordan said. “I plan to take my official after the season so that I’ll have more time to sit and talk with the coaches and not interfere with them game planning during the season.”

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Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.

  1. snowprintOctober 27, 2014, 7:34 pm

    Florida can not get a top coach to come if he is saddled with any holdovers from the present staff. No coach who is at the top of his game would agree to accepting anyone from the old regime. He MUST be allowed to pick his own staff. That means EVERY coach on the current staff must be fired. If the new coach wants to hire any member of the old staff, that should be his choice, and his alone. I know the present players and the prospective recruits like the present staff, but they don’t know anyone else, so they have nothing else to go on. I suspect that guys like Jordan will come regardless of who is coaching. Sometimes you need to be held accountable. Florida is more likely than not to have a second straight losing season. It’s like when people rail about the bums in Washington. They want to get rid of all of them, except their bum. Somehow their guy is not to blame. That’s the same thing when people say that this or that coach should stay. No, they all MUST go. It’s not like they won’t get another job, and guys like Muschamp, Roper, and Summers will get paid anyway due to the generosity of Mr. Foley.

  2. lurkingator1October 28, 2014, 10:12 am

    Who knows it will be up to the next HBC as to who is retained. However, don’t think everyone will automatic be let go either. USC if a classic example when the new head coach came in he retained several of the assistants already there. when Muschamp was hired he kept a few of Meyer’s assistants so it’s all speculation at this point!

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Florida Gators offensive line commit Tyler Jordan (6-5, 270, Jacksonville, FL Bishop Kenny) has been the Gators lead recruiter since he committed last spring and he continues to believe in the Florida Gators despite a rough stretch the last month of the season.

“Obviously it hasn’t gone their way but they have come close in some games but just made some penalties or turnovers,” Jordan said. “I’m optimistic and I believe that everything is going to work itself and things will be fine in the end.”

Jordan, who talks to pretty much all of Florida’s commits and top targets, says he keeps it simple with his message to them.

“I’m solid to Florida,” Jordan said. “My message to other guys is just to be faithful and patient and to let things work themselves out. I’m just pointing out the positives to the guys even though things have been rocky.”

One thing that Jordan believes is a positive for this season is that the offensive line is playing their best football of the Will Muschamp era.

“The offensive line is playing really well,” Jordan said. “They are a major improvement from last year and that has a lot to do with Coach Summers coming and helping them.”

The Jacksonville product also believes that if a coaching change does happen that a few of the Florida Gators current coaches will be retained because of their experience.

“Even if a coaching change happens I tell the offensive line recruits that I think Coach [Mike] Summers would stay because he’s a veteran who knows his stuff,” Jordan said. “The same with some of the other coaches likes Coach [Brad] Lawing who is a great defensive line coach, who coached Jadeveon Clowney and also Coach T-Rob too. I doubt anything would happen to them.”

Last Friday night Summers visited Jordan for Bishop Kenny’s game against Yulee and while the two didn’t get a chance to talk Jordan still appreciates the support.

“It was good to see him out there supporting me,” Jordan said. “I wasn’t able to speak to him because it’s against the rules but I was glad that he was able to make it out there.”

Jordan has been at all of the Florida Gators home games this season and he plans to continue that streak and he also has an idea of when he make take an official to Florida.

“I’ll be at the rest of the home games for sure,” Jordan said. “I plan to take my official after the season so that I’ll have more time to sit and talk with the coaches and not interfere with them game planning during the season.”

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