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January 16, 2013
Parting Shots: Breaking down the transfers
Each off-season Inside the Gators interviews the departing seniors and early entry juniors for our Parting Shots series. It enables us to get an in-depth look back on their time at Florida as well as what they're up to now and plans for the future.
ITG has several interviews already set up, but for the very first in the 2013 series, we wanted to try something different. We asked a player to anonymously share his thoughts on players who fit into four different categories: NFL early entries, The graduating seniors, The players who transferred since last season and the true freshmen who redshirted this past season.
As an aside, allowing a player to comment anonymously has both an up and down side. The upside, of course, is that they get to speak more freely and share their real thoughts. The downside, commenting anonymously gives them a pass to say what they want without fear of reprisal or having to answer for their comments.
After taking everything into consideration, it was determined that there is great value in what a person who has been around these players for years thinks about each of them.
* An example of what I mean by bad attitude...
After a BIG win this year, Coach White was running around high fiving everyone and telling them good job and how proud he was. When he got to Jacoby, he told him, "Good job man!" and tried to give him a hug and Jacoby said, "Why would you say that to me? All I did was hold the f#&$ing clip board. I didn't have any part of this win. Get off me." Coach White looked confused and disappointed and just kind of walked away.
The comments above are not word for word direct quotes - for continuity and spacing issues, the comments were paraphrased in places. Though some comments were cut out, none were added.
Monday: The early entry juniors
Tuesday: The graduating seniors
Wednesday: The transfers
Thursday: The redshirted freshmen