TWO BITS: ‘Canes threatened, Andrews’ stalker

By Adam Silverstein
February 10, 2010

1 » In South Florida, it remains “all about The U,” but some including former Miami Hurricanes defensive back Bernie Blades are worried that the Florida Gators are taking all of the state’s elite talent. “If we allow these kids to leave South Florida and go to the Gators, we will keep starting below the curve,” Blades told The Miami Herald. “I love Randy Shannon. But if we cannot start keeping these kids at home, then we have to focus on finding someone who will.”

2 » Former Florida dazzler turned ESPN sideline reporter Erin Andrews continues to fight as she faces her stalker in a California courtroom. In a sentencing memo that was filed Monday with the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, CA, Michael David Barrett appears to have uploaded videos of 16 women aside from Andrews into the same online account. According to the document, Barrett allegedly conducted 30 background checks on various women and uploaded 32 videos in all. Barrett accepted a plea bargain and pleaded guilty to interstate stalking and agreed to spend 27 months in prison. Andrews and her attorneys have not approved that sentence, are demanding $335,000 in restitution and are scheduled to make their case heard in court on March 15.

Extra Bit » OGGOA wants to send its warmest wishes to former Gators golfers Billy Horschel and Brittany Nelson, who got engaged to each other Tuesday evening. You can congratulate them at their respective Twitter pages here and here.


  1. Mark01 says:

    Blades is completely right. So lets hope they keep Shannon forever

  2. Drew 4 Orange and Blue says:

    Unless Shannon has a big year he’s probably done…and I am with Mark…hope they keep him forever!!!!

  3. Mr2Bits says:

    Love it. Only problem is Miami has been on the decline the last 5 years once they fired Coker. They are a little to big for their pants.

  4. ReptilesRule says:

    Shannon definitely has them going in the right direction…down.

  5. O-town Gator says:

    Regarding Shannon and the “U”: As the saying goes – if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. Indeed Mark, Bennie Blades is right.

  6. O-town Gator says:

    Side note on Erin Andrews: She’s been a little more modest in the way she’s been dressing since that stalking episode. Even so, it’s nice to see her back at work and moving forward – and I hope she continues to fight for what’s right in this case. That sleazeball deserves to do some time.

  7. Drew 4 Orange and Blue says:

    Even Sileo this morning who admitted played with Shannon and to being a friend of his says he is letting too many top kids out of south Florida….he said he is a OK recruiter and a marginal coach…..he seemed to blame it on getting out worked by Urban and Jimbo….is up and running yet?

  8. O-town Gator says:

    If Dan Sileo actually said something negative about “The U”, no wonder why it’s so freaking cold in Central FL this morning.

    My sarcasm aside, if Randy Shannon wants to swim with the sharks he needs to develop some better recruiting skills and get some tips on how to present an effective sales pitch instead of whining about losing recruits to UF and the school out west. He seems to be more and more of a crybaby as the years go on (lest we forget he was bitching about UF “running up the score” after we beat them 26-3 in ’08.)

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