FOUR BITS: Davis, lacrosse, Miami, Wambach

By Adam Silverstein
May 15, 2013

1 » For the second time in as many offseasons lighthearted comments from a Florida Gators football coach have been turned into some sort of controversy by the national media. Last year it was head coach Will Muschamp poking fun at College Station, TX (as a former coach at Texas, Muschamp is quite familiar with Texas A&M and its town). This time around it is offensive line coach Tim Davis joking about Alabama head coach Nick Saban and his demeanor while participating in a Gator Gathering speaking event. (Saban, Muschamp and Davis all worked together at the Miami Dolphins.) “Will coached under the devil himself [Saban] for seven years. I only did three. He did seven. And his DNA is different than Nick,” Davis quipped, according to 24/7 Sports, while comparing the coaches. He later added: “[Muschamp’s] like the other guy, only he’s got a personality. He’ll smile at you. He’ll talk to you.”

2 » Five Gators lacrosse players were named to the 2013 IWLCA All-American teams on Wednesday. Seniors attacker Kitty Cullen, midfielder Brittany Dashiell and goalkeeper Mikey Meagher were all given first team honors. Cullen is Florida’s first three-time All-American while Dashiell and Meagher earned first team honors for the second-straight year. Senior defender Sam Farrell and sophomore M Shannon Gilroy were named to the second team.

Check out two more Florida Gators news BITS…after the break!

3 » Sept. 7, 2013 is likely to be the last time that the Gators and Miami Hurricanes square off on the gridiron (at least during the regular season) for quite some time. The second game of a home-and-home series (that had the return match pushed back due to scheduling conflicts after the teams initially met in 2008 in Gainesville, FL) will be held at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL and is sure to be sold out. Yet there have been no conversations about restarting the series between Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley and Miami AD Blake James. “There hasn’t been any conversation and there isn’t anything on the schedule for the future,” James told’s Andrea Adelson. With a nine-game Southeastern Conference schedule likely in the future and Florida State set as UF’s permanent nonconference opponent, a Gators-Canes series seems like an impossibility going forward.

4 » Former Florida striker Abby Wambach took a hard-hit ball to her head during the 90th minute of a match she was playing for the Western New York Flash and in true Wambach fashion remained in the game after undoubtedly suffering a concussion. But “true Wambach fashion” (a.k.a. “toughness”) is no longer an excuse for players to remain in games after head injuries in this day and age and made that very contention last month using Wambach’s concussion as an example.

One Comment

  1. VO2max says:

    And judging by the zero previous comments on this thread, it’s obvious that nobody gives a hoot about crappy little irrelevant Miami. Florida does hold the all time college football attendance record (08 BCS Championship)in their dump stadium. What a slap in the face.

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