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Thursday September 6, 2012 Texas A&M's starting QB, Pease-Sumlin connection, Paco gets call and Maronde's 23rd birthday

Working on some advance material for Saturday's Gators-Aggies showdown in College Station.

For now, here is a six-pack of fresh links from around the Internet with Gator-related news:

--Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel isn't the only quarterback making his first career start on Saturday writes David Jones of Florida Today.

--Gators offensive coordinator Brent Pease and Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin have a connection writes Click here for the story.

--If you want to hear what Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin had to say about this week's game, click here for his SEC media teleconference appearance on Wednesday.

--Former Gators lefty Steven Rodriguez called up to the majors on Wednesday -- 81 days after his last appearance for the Gators. Click here for Rodriguez's reaction from

--Speaking of left-handers, former Gators pitcher Nick Maronde had a memorable 23rd birthday on Wednesday pitching for the Angels against Oakland writes

--Gators assistant lacrosse coach Caitlyn McFadden is returning to her alma mater and joining Maryland's coaching staff.

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