Guys, I been laying low, I'm on my break and this is not how I wanted to spend it. The last few days in bed (alone) have been boring but I've not felt like doing a thing until yesterday. Most of this is not particularly recruiting related but if you adhere to the thought that anything pertaining to the program could be related to recruiting in some way then you will get this. I re watched the SECCG and came away with the feeling that UF could have won that game. This in spite of another mundane (I'm being kind) defensive game plan. Regardless of the outcome UF has emerged as must see tv and I suspect UF Vs OU will be the most watched bowl game outside of the playoff games. Despite the media Bama love fest including UF alumni Timmy Tebow and laura Rutledge, UF is back on the top tier with recruits once again. Heisman: If Trask does not win the award and with his stats he should, lay at least some blame to the aforementioned UF alumni who in desperate attempts to not seem partial to UF cannot find it within themselves to support a fellow Gator. It actually made me want to write both of them a letter telling them how weak they looked. If you can't tell, it pissed me off. Regardless, the legend of Dan as a QB whisperer continues to grow. Another positive in recruiting. Kyle Pitts: top 10 in Heisman voting, top 3 for Biletnikoff award and first TE taken in the draft. Again what an opportunity to become a magnet for top TE's. Potential massive recruiting tool. How UF continues to develope the current TE's will be huge in recruiting. ESD: UF lost out on a couple they hoped to get. I've done some projected class finishes and as far as postion by position UF will upgrade every position group but one and thats at TE. Nothing against the two UF signed but you can't upgrade a position that is losing a TE, the likes of which we may not see again. At least us older guys. Losing Trask is a wait and see but overall I think the QB room will be an upgrade. Don't sit on Kitna, he may have progressed more his Sr. year than any QB in the country. I'm counting Bowman as an upgrade at RB and I don't know that UF is done at WR. Getting Leigh would be an upgrade on OL and make this a pretty decent OL group. Losing Langston did not bother me too much. Apparently the staff is very high on Sapp. Boone could be the surprise of the class and the two big guys in the middle are pretty good IMO. UF needs a strong finish and I think they can get one. Watching the new hires around the SEC, here is my initial grade on each. Noneof them scare me for sure. Auburn: Bryan Harsin, hiring a coach with no recruiting ties to the sec is risky. As this was unfolding, I said grab the popcorn, this could turn into UT part 2. Maybe that's what Auburn thought also. Lesson, never fire a coach unless you have a plan for his replacement. Harsin may do well in time but he will soon find out like Dorothy, that he is not in Boise anymore. He will in year one face Kiffen, Leach, Saban, Ed O, Pittman and Fisher. 3 of those coaches have won NC's, Two have coached on teams that won or played for an NC. Auburn may have the weakest coach in the division right now. SC: Shane Beamer, may have been about the best the Gamecocks could do. His name carries some value and Beamer has the ability to put together a good staff. He has already taken UT OL coach Will Friend. Beamers challenge will be the same as anyone else at that job. Recruiting against Clemson, UGA, Mack Brown and others. Vandy: Clark lea, let's be honest it probably doesn't matter. Vandy had to move on from Mason as the program was getting worse. Clark Lea, will IMO do everything in his power to make Vandy relevant. He has said all the right things and Vandy could not have made a better hire than Clark Lea. Changes at UF: wait and see? I'm afraid if there are not a change or two on staff that as Zook said, the noise in the system could get really loud.