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Saturday July 13, 2013 Beemer lands in Hawaii, Driskel update, Noah scores and celebrates, plus more Gators tidbits

Updated: 10:00am, July 13

Hey folks, there are several good Gator-related links out there for you to check out this weekend.

Let's start with a cool update on a former UF football player. Remember former Gators walk-on Gary Beemer?

If not, check out this link to read about his signature moment with the Gators.

And then watch the interview below to see what Beemer has to say as the new strength and conditioning coordinator at the University of Hawaii.

He looks a little different, too.


--Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel is at the Manning Passing Academy this week and the Houma (La.) Courier catches up with him.

--If you have access to Sports Illustrated's printer version online, a good update on former Gators basketball star Neal Walk, who remains a colorful figure.

--VIDEO: Gators senior Patric Young sits down with Gainesville TV reporter Julie Quittner for this interview and his Billy D impersonation.

--Former UF standout Chandler Parsons discusses Dwight Howard, Aaron Hernandez and has gained a reputation as quite the recruiter writes Mike Bianchi of The Orlando Sentinel.

--A pair of former UF baseball players went against each other last night as Cody Dent and Johnny Magliozzi faced off in the minor leagues. Click here for more from

--Former UF coach Urban Meyer is not to blame for Gators' transgressions writes David Neal of The Miami Herald.

--VIDEO: Former Gators standout Marreese Speights during his introductory press conference with the Golden State Warriors on Friday.

--Former Gator Joakim Noah is not only an All-Star with the Chicago Bulls. He can play soccer, too. Video below:

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