Posted 12/01/2009 at 04:44 PM
The countdown to Saturday's kick-off at the Georgia Dome is on. Let's hook you up with some reading material and a few of my thoughts as you try to figure out who to bet on in a rematch of last year's SEC Championship Game. We'll add more links to this page as the week goes on. Here's what we had for Tuesday...
--Junior defensive end Carlos Dunlap was arrested for DUI earlier this morning. Dunlap was named the Defensive MVP for Florida in last year's win over Oklahoma in the BCS Championship Game. He also led the SEC in sacks in 2008 with 9 1/2.
--The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that Dunlap's father told the newspaper that his son is unlikely to play against Alabama.
--Paul Finebaum of the Mobile Press-Register explains that Nick Saban has been waiting for another shot at Florida for 52 weeks.
--Gary Daniels, the analyst for CBS who will call the game with Verne Lundquist, offered these thoughts in today's teleconference.
--In this UF notebook by Edwards Aschoff of the Gainesville Sun, you find out that President Obama is rooting for the Gators this week, 'Bama RB Mark Ingram and UF cornerback Janoris Jenkins will both play despite hip pointers and UF running back Emmanuel Moody is "questionable."
--Tony Barnhardt writes that Saban has proven his worth in three short years.
--After Tuesday's practice, Urban Meyer announced that Dunlap is suspended indefinitely and most certainly from this week's game.
--On the bright side for UF, running back Emmaunel Moody is good to go this week so disregard the 'questionable' status from above.
Wednesday Links (and thoughts) on the way...
--Barnhardt has 10 fun facts.
--Dunlap was No. 3 on Mel Kiper's Big Board last week, but he has dropped 14 spots to No. 17. That's what we call an expensive night out on the town in Gainesville.
--UF safety Dorian Munroe is applying for a medical redshirt. WR Carl Moore and OT Matt Patchan have already been granted medical redshirts this year.
--Saban talks about Dunlap and updates Alabama's injury situation.
--Gentry Estes of the Mobile Press-Register writes that Alabama learned a lot of lessons in last year's loss to Florida.
--Florida defensive coordinator Charlie Strong has emerged as a leading candidate for the Louisville job. And the AD could care less about his interracial marriage.
--SI.com’s Stewart Mandel thinks all the pressure is on Florida.