FOUR BITS: Spikes gets honor; INT streak at 17; Green says UF is leader; Concussion hype calmed

By Adam Silverstein
October 12, 2009

1 » Middle linebacker Brandon Spikes of No. 1 Florida Gators has been named the SEC Defensive Player of the Week following his 11-tackle (4 solo), 2.5 sack performance against the then-No. 4 LSU Tigers. Spikes’ 2.5 sacks were a career best, and he also forced and recovered a fumble in the game.

2 » UF’s defense has intercepted a pass in 17 consecutive games dating back to the 2008 season, the longest streak in the nation.

3 » Four-star recruit and heavy Florida Gators lean Chaz Green visited the Tennessee Volunteers this weekend and came away impressed. Both of Green’s parents went to school in Knoxville, TN, and his visit to the school has put them solidly in his top four. Nevertheless, Green has UF as his leader and said he will “probably” take an official visit to Gainesville, FL, before he makes his final decision.

4 » After two weeks of what seemed to be a national hysteria over the concussion suffered by star quarterback Tim Tebow, his teammates are glad things have calmed down and are somewhat getting back to normal. Defensive end Carlos Dunlap said he’s “glad [the talk] is done,” while wide receiver David Nelson quipped, “The guy didn’t die. It’s a concussion, it happens.”


  1. ReptilesRule says:

    Congats to Brandon Spikes and the D. But guess whose coming to dinner this Saturday?? The best passing offense in the SEC. Better not rest on our laurels too long! And as far as David Nelson is concerned?? Lets just say he has alot more quotes than he has catches this season…Yes, you can say that I’m calling HIM out!

  2. Can’t disagree with you there. For all the hype that surrounded the UF/LSU game, I’m more concerned about Saturday’s game. The secondary is solid, but even just a few mistakes could spell doom for the Gators this weekend. The offense will need to be running on all cylinders because this could be the highest scoring game of the season.

    Nelson needs to step on Saturday in particular. While the trenches will obviously very important, Saturday will be about the peripheral playmakers.

  3. Gatorfan33 says:

    I am not worried at all about Arkansas. They will test our secondary but they can’t hang with us as a whole.

  4. Daniel M. says:

    Yeah, I’m real worried about our secondary. (((((crickets))))

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