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Monday November 22, 2010WATCH NOW: Urban Meyer, Players Preview FSU Game on Media Day

Gainesville, Fla.

Head coach Urban Meyer and several members of the Gator Football team met with the media on Monday to revisit the win over Appalachian State, preview this week’s game at Florida State, and more.

 

GatorVision was at today’s Media Day session and has the full press conferences available for viewing now.

 

Head Coach Urban Meyer – WATCH NOW

 

On watching the Florida-FSU games of the past on TV in the mid-‘90s:

“Both were the fastest teams in college football. Everybody watched that game, and you wouldn’t miss it, a lot like the Florida-Georgia game. You just could not miss it if it was on TV, and if you had to do something else at the time, like maybe coach another game, you’d always watch the score afterwards because that was off the charts. I just remember the great athletes, and the speed of the game was just second to none.”

 

On turning players like the Pounceys and Ahmad Black who were Florida State fans into Gators:

”Chris Rainey was kind of the lead nut in that whole deal, the lead recruit. ... We developed a great relationship via phone and everything else from there. And from then, the Pounceys jumped and Ahmad Black jumped and Steve Wilks jumped, and obviously that high school team will go down as probably one of the best ever. But if you think about what the Pounceys have done for this program, now. To see their mom out there emotional as she was and what Florida has meant to their lives and what it’s meant to us, that’s an amazing deal.”

 

#12 John Brantley, QB, Jr. – WATCH NOW

 

On the Florida-Florida State rivalry:

“I remember since day one back in the ‘90s, Florida State, they were a very good team. They handled themselves well, and Florida was also really good. I remember that Sugar Bowl with (Danny) Wuerffel and all those guys. That was a great game. I barely remember it. I was really young, but I remember watching a little bit of it. It’s been the biggest game, always been circled in my book just because it’s Florida-Florida State, you know. It’s a big one.”

 

#35 Ahmad Black, S, Sr. – WATCH NOW

 

On what hit home for him about Florida when he was a recruit:

“Basically, the fan base. I’ve been getting questions about what I’m going to miss the most, and that’s definitely it, just how the fans are here and the environment that we have in The Swamp.”

 

# 43 Jelani Jenkins, LB, R-Fr. – WATCH NOW

 

On what he knows about the Florida-Florida State rivalry:

“I know that it’s a great rivalry. I’m really looking forward to playing in it. It’s my first time going up there (to Tallahassee) and actually being at their stadium. I didn’t take any visits there, so this is my first time at their place. I’m just excited to see the atmosphere and looking forward to a great week of practice and just getting ready for it.”

 

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