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Tuesday September 10, 2013 Floyd's NFL debut, Gators' title hopes, Pouncey's injury, more tidbits

Updated: 12:19pm, September 10

Sharrif Floyd

Former Gators defensive tackle at UF's 2012 Media Day.

Here are some fresh links covering the Gators for your perusal on this Tuesday afternoon.

--Sharrif Floyd talks about his NFL debut with the Minnesota Vikings.

--Louisville coach Rick Pitino recently became fourth active college coach inducted into Naismith Hall of Fame. asks if Gators coach Billy Donovan is next to get inducted while still an active coach.

--Florida’s loss to Miami doesn’t deter Gators’ title hopes writes Jesse Simonton of The Miami Herald.’s Ed Aschoff writes about UF’s struggles inside the red zone Saturday at Miami.’s Chris Low wonders if the SEC has lost a few steps, although it is early in season.

--Sounds like former Gators catcher Brian Jeroloman is improving after that violent collision in a minor-league game last week. That’s worst baseball collision I’ve ever seen.

--Former Gators offensive lineman Maurkice Pouncey, now with the Steelers, returned to the team facility in high spirits Monday despite a season-ending knee injury writes the AP via

--Former Gators quarterback Tim Tebow was offered a three-year contract Monday by the Arena Football League’s LA KISS, but as Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Bianchi writes, Jaguars must sign Tebow immediately.

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