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Ex-Gators transferring to Louisville

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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 InsideTheVille.com, 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)

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6 Responses to “Ex-Gators transferring to Louisville”
  1. woebegong says: Jan 5, 2012 6:10 AM

    Did they not get along with Weiss, Mushcamp or both?

  2. vols84 says: Jan 5, 2012 7:20 AM

    From the looks of the picture, you would think that this would be another negative story on the Vols. Is there a gator in that picture? Just see a helmet going flying the other durection.

  3. gatorprof says: Jan 5, 2012 8:50 AM

    Both of these kids were complaining about lack of playing time, but didn’t earn it. They met Boom in mid season (late October) to complain and threatened to transfer. The ended up quitting on the spot.

    Boom is almost done taking out the trash left behind.

  4. chitownjeff says: Jan 5, 2012 9:21 AM

    Both of these kids were complaining about lack of playing time, but didn’t earn it. They met Boom in mid season (late October) to complain and threatened to transfer. The ended up quitting on the spot.

    Boom is almost done taking out the trash left behin

    Lose to Georgia and Auburn again next year.. and see who else get shown the door..

  5. chc4 says: Jan 5, 2012 2:50 PM

    “Boom” as you call him is a total boob. What kind of adult male goes by that name? Embarassing.

  6. noaxetogrind says: Jan 5, 2012 5:13 PM

    gatorprof, I am somewhat confused by Gator fans like you. I have defended UF many times in this forum before becuase I feel some people take cheap shots at them mostly out of jealousy. However I am intrigued, your post would intimate that you think the previous coach did a terrible job recruiting. The previous coach did lead this same institution to 2 National Championships in 3 years. At that time all people were saying is what a great recruitier he was. Now the Gaors go 7-6 and all we hear from folks like is what a bad job recruiting he did. I don’t care who he recruited, the University of Florida should never finish 101st in total offense, dead last in the country in number of off. plays per game and next to last in penalties. That is/was poor coaching. Not saying they should win the SEC, but they darn sure have too much talent to be what they were. I would quit blaming Meyer and start worrying if Muschamp is in over his head. Probably will be a great coach but UF is not the place to get your first gig. As somebody already correcctly noted, 6-6 next year and it will all be a moot point.

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