Robert Clark

Ex-Gators transferring to Louisville


Just over two months after announcing their decisions to leave Florida, tight end Gerald Christian and wide receiver Robert Clark (pictured) have reportedly decided on their future football home.

According to, Clark confirmed over the weekend that he will transfer to Louisville.  Wednesday, Christian confirmed he would be rejoining his teammate with the Cardinals as well.

Both players visited the Cardinals last month, and will enroll at the school Monday.

“You want to go somewhere you will be comfortable and have a good relationship with the coaches,” Clark said. “That’s one of the biggest things that makes me like Louisville. All the players told me they get along great with the coaches. To me, that’s one of the biggest things that impressed me.”

Louisville head coach Charlie Strong was the defensive coordinator at UF during the pair’s recruitment.  That familiarity appeared to play a significant role in the move to the Big East school.

Christian was a four-star member of the Gators’ 2010 recruiting class, and the No. 2 TE in the country that year.  This season he had four receptions for 72 yards and a touchdown.  Clark was a three-star member of the Gators’ 2010 recruiting class who had no catches this season after hauling in seven for 69 yards and a touchdown as a true freshman last year.

Both players will be forced to sit out the 2012 season to saisfy NCAA transfer rules.

(Tip O’ the Cap: Orlando Sentinel)

Diagnosed with bovine leukemia, Bevo XIV retires immediately

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Turns out Steve Spurrier isn’t the only iconic college football figure to retire this week.

Texas announced Tuesday evening Bevo XIV has been diagnosed with bovine leukemia and has been retired to his pasture, effective immediately.

Bevo XIV missed Saturday’s stunning upset of then-No. 10 Oklahoma with what the school called a “life threatening” illness, and rumors circulated around the internet this week he had passed away.

Bevo XIV officially hangs up his horns with a 106-41 record with two national championship appearances.

There is no word at press time on a possible debut of Bevo XV.

Dabo Swinney won’t stop talking about “Clemsoning”

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Urban Dictionary defines “Clemsoning” as “the act of an inexplicably disappointing performance, usually within the context of a college football season.”

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney was asked about the phenomenon following the Tigers’ destruction of Georgia Tech Saturday and promptly went off. The question, asked by ESPN’s David Hale, was in reference to Swinney’s program shaking the label – Saturday marked Clemson’s 34th straight win over an unranked opponent – but Swinney didn’t see it that way.

Armed with some new facts (Clemson SID Tim Bourret noted 50 teams have fallen as ranked opponents to unranked foes since the Tigers last did so on Nov. 19, 2011), Swinney again targeted the “Clemsoning” label.

“I think it’s an agenda. It’s just bias,” Swinney told the Charleston (S.C.) Post & Courier Tuesday. “People are uneducated. They’re just ignorant and lazy because they’re not looking at the facts. If they did, they’d be focused on other schools and not Clemson. They’d be dialed in on what Clemson has done. There aren’t three other schools in the country as consistent as Clemson, in all aspects.”

I hate to break it to you, Dabo: you are absolutely correct, but the term, as they say, has been coined.

Just go beat Florida State, beat South Carolina, win the ACC and win a national title and maybe Urban Dictionary will delete that pesky page out of a sign of respect.

Also, No. 5 Clemson hosts unranked Boston College on Saturday. This would be a very, very unfortunate time for the Tigers to suffer an upset.