VETTEL: ‘Tis the Season of Giving
Being how it is that time of year. And considering I bear an embarrassingly strong resemblance to St Nick I figure we need to give out a bunch of Christmas presents for the main players in Gator Nation.
Billy Donovan ----- Let’s see, he already has an NCAA Title, great team, great program and fan support. He also has a multi-million dollar contract, a gorgeous wife, beautiful healthy kids… he needs nothing!
Urban Meyer ----- He has almost everything Donovan does. So his present is pretty easy to come up with. A strong performance and an all-too-typical narrow win in the BCS Title game.
Chuck Heater ----- Well earned recognition as perhaps the best position coach ever to work at UF.
Bobby Bowden ----- A graceful exit. When your son gets fired and your longest lasting assistant “retires” to take a job with the boosters your program is a mess. One of the most accomplished coaches in college history should not end his career in such a credibility destroying manner.
Lloyd Carr ----- A copy of the Dale Carnegie course on how to make friends and influence people along with a visitor’s guide to Glendale, Arizona.
Chris Peterson ----- The first year Boise State coach gets a win over Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl so he can stake an inarguable claim to part of the national title. Just like Utah two years ago, the Broncos will have a perfect record if they can win their post-season game.
Lon Kruger ----- A win over Bob Knight so “The General” doesn’t get the record-breaking win at his expense. And just to make it a great present, your son Kevin will hit a “three” at the buzzer for the winning points.
Wilbur Marshall ----- The next spot in the UF Ring of Heroes. The best defensive player I ever saw in Orange and Blue is noticeable in his absence.
Chris Hetland ----- A 51-yard field goal in the final minute to get the win in Glendale. What an ending to a trying season for the Gator kicker.
New York Knicks Fans ----- Isaiah Thomas’ head on a platter.
The Goldman and Brown Families ----- OJ’s disappearance, permanently.
Carolyn Peck ----- As couple of girls taller than me.
Pat McMahon ----- A freshman pitcher who steps right in and gives the Gators a quality third starter and an end to Sunday disasters.
Mary Wise ----- A gigantic outside hitter to put the fear of God into opponents and put Wise over the top with her first NCAA Championship.
Conference Commissioners ----- The spine to establish a legit Division 1-A football playoff that would involve at least eight and no more than 16 teams.
Chris Leak ----- One shining, unforgettable moment in Glendale
Jarvis Moss, Bubba Caldwell ----- Sound advice that leads to a great senior season.
Billy Donovan ----- I finally thought of something! His first outright SEC regular season championship.
All Internet Posters ----- The discipline and class not to attack the character and integrity of others simply because they disagree with you.
Gator Country Subscribers ----- A great holiday of fun, family and friendship.
Reggie Nelson ----- The thoughts and prayers of college football fans in Gator Nation and throughout the nation as well as the strength and peace that can only come from above.
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2014 Football Commits
|Davidson (NC) Day|
|Cross City (Fla.) Dixie County|
|Jacksonville (Fla). Raines|
|Deland (Fla.) High|
|New Orleans (La.) St. Augustine|
|Miami (Fla.) Central|
|Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas|
2013 Basketball Commits
|Clermont (Fla.) Montverde Academy|
|Bonifay (Fla) Holmes County|
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