Gators OL Chris Bleich enters transfer portal

Florida Gators offensive lineman Chris Bleich is no longer with the football team, Gator Country has confirmed.

Bleich, a redshirt freshman, has started eight of Florida’s nine games this season. The lone game he didn’t start was due to a foot injury against South Carolina and fellow freshman Richard Gouraige started in his place. Gouraige has been steadily taking snaps from Bleich as the season progresses. Bleich started against Georgia but was replaced by Gouraige and didn’t return to the game.

Hevesy spoke with the media Tuesday night after practice. He wouldn’t answer the question directly but he did speak to the point of the pressure that student-athletes face.

“I talk to the kids all the time. You’re 18 and 22 years old, and not just the pressures of college football, the pressure of life. There’s a thing between this age in life and doing this as long as I’ve done it, there’s things that go on in life. There’s things that go on between girlfriends, between deaths in families, between deaths of friends from high school, there’s things that you’re starting to go through that as a kid you didn’t really understand or deal with. As this part of your life, you’re really becoming a man.”

Nick de la Torre
A South Florida native, Nick developed a passion for all things sports at a very young age. His love for baseball was solidified when he saw Al Leiter’s no-hitter for the Marlins live in May of 1996. He was able to play baseball in college but quickly realized there isn’t much of a market for short, slow outfielders that hit around the Mendoza line. Wanting to continue with sports in some capacity he studied journalism at the University of Central Florida. Nick got his first start in the business as an intern for a website covering all things related to the NFL draft before spending two seasons covering the Florida football team at Bleacher Report. That job led him to GatorCountry. When he isn’t covering Gator sports, Nick enjoys hitting way too many shots on the golf course, attempting to keep up with his favorite t.v. shows and watching the Heat, Dolphins and Marlins. Follow him on twitter @NickdelatorreGC