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Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Will Muschamp and Florida football are ready for the 2014 season. Read the preview of the teams schedule on Page 14.UF volleyball prepares for season opener:They play Georgia Southern and Idaho today, Pg. 14.University Club grieves legendary drag queen:Lady Pearl dies at 54, pg 5. Drunk sex is all about safety and consent:Read Robyn Smiths column on drunken hookups, pg 7. 94 /73 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 13 SPORTS 14 PATRICK PINAKAlligator Contributing WriterStudents can climb down the stairs Uber car this weekend for free. The global app-powered ride service is now available in Gainesville, and it is offering users free transportation for ton, and within a matter of minutes, a fet said in an email that students have wanted an alternative and safe transportation option like Uber for some time. I am most excited that students now nient method of transportation whenThis weekend, the service will also user enters the promotional code UFSG. UF advertising senior, said it will be useful to students who walk home late at night and those who need safe rides Falconeiri used Uber during the sumabout a semester to catch on. WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG LOCAL TIPS FOR TAILGATING, PARKING AND STAYING SAFE. DANIELA PRIZONT-CADOAlligator Contributing Writer A melting pot of Gator fans all teeming with spirit will swamp the UF campus Satof Idaho Vandals. more than just the football. several precautions for fans tailgating and attending the game. da said. ra, a National Weather Service forecaster. With temperatures expected to be in the ten becomes an issue. UF prohibits open containers of alcohol except in tailgating areas, and alcohol is not First gameday of the seasonNathalie Dortonne / Alligator StaffUF President Bernie Machen addresses a crowd about UFs preeminence initiative at his annual State of the University HE FOCUSED ON UF PREEMINENCE GOALS. ALYSSA FISHERAlligator Staff Writer The speech focused on the UF Rising to National chen said research contracts and grants increased from In addition to discussing expanding research faciliclimate change and data have been added to degrees to lead students to the future. His initiatives were well received. the world to function and compete in the global econMachen delivers last State of the University address rides free until Labor DaySEE G AMED A Y, PA GE 3 Alton McDilda


News Today Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014 TODAYFORECASTTUESDAY MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY THUNDERSTORMS 94/72 THUNDERSTORMS 93/71 THUNDERSTORMS 94/73 THUNDERSTORMS 94/72 THUNDERSTORMS 94/72 VOLUME 109 ISSUE 5 social activities. Whether you will be applying to internships or jobs or entering the professional world, AKPsi will help you hone the skills necessary to be successful in any situation. Follow us to stay upto-date on Fall 2014 Rush on Facebook at Alpha Kappa Psi at UF, on Twitter @UFAKPsi and on Instagram at uf_akpsi. HIPPY accepting applications Gainesville HIPPY Inc. is now accepting applications for 3and 4-year-olds. HIPPY (Home Instruction For Parents of Preschool Youngsters) is a free program that helps children prepare for kindergarten. Parent educators deliver weekly lesson packets to parents in the home in order for them to learn the skills needed to teach their child. HIPPY has special events for parents as well as field trips for the entire family. You may call in at 352-371-8300 to schedule an interview. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 4 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events and keep them 150 words or fewer. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper.WHATS HAPPENING?Gay Movie Night Join us for Gay Movie night Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Pride Community Center, 3131 NW 13th St. in Gainesville. This months movie is Out in the Dark, a drama centered on the love affair between two men on opposite sites of the Middle East conflict: Palestinian student Nimer and Roy, an Israeli lawyer. Gay Movie Night is a free service of the Pride Community Center. A $2 donation is requested to cover cost of snacks. All-Female A Cappella Auditions UFs only all-female a cappella group, The Sedoctaves, is looking for new girls! After an amazing year transforming their image, re-entering the competition world and launching a new logo, it has never been a better time to be a Sedoctave. Auditions are being held in the Weil and Rinker halls today and Saturday, with callbacks on Sunday. To sign up, visit! GatorNights Kick-Off Kick off the Fall Football Season at GatorNights KickOff event today from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. After watching the lady Gators dominate in volleyball, come on over to the Reitz Union for Stuff-a-Gator, tailgate food, a Gator Chomp competition and more! Watch The Amazing Spider Man 2 in the Reitz Union Auditorium, unlimited free popcorn and soda included! Special collaborations for this night include sports trivia from our favorite Rowdy Reptiles, ice cream from Student Government and Reunion at the Union with Student Activities and Involvement! Get to know the Career Resource Center with a friendly bingo competition. Well end the night with a live concert in the Grand Ballroom from Nappy Roots! Its going to be a good day at the Reitz, and you dont want to miss it! Its always Friday, and its always free with your Gator 1 Card at GatorNights! eSWAMP Day 2014 Join the Society of Women Engineers for eSWAMP Day at Lake Wauburg on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. to learn more about the UF College of Engineering, make new friends and soak up some sun. All freshmen and transfer engineering girls are invited. Register online at and click on events and eSWAMP 2014. Special One-Night Showing of To Be Takei The Hippodrome Cinema will be showing a one-nightonly special presentation of To Be Takei on Tuesday at 7 p.m. To Be Takei tells the heartwarming life story of actor and activist George Takei. Admission is $7.50, and seating is limited. The Hippodrome Cinema is located inside the Hippodrome State Theatre at 25 SE Second Place. For a complete listing of films and additional showtimes, please visit Elephant Appreciation Day Two Tails Ranch in Williston presents its third annual Elephant Appreciation Day on Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. The day will feature live elephant demonstrations, exotic animal exhibits, live music, food and more. Admission is $10 per person, and kids under 3 are admitted free. For more information, visit allaboutelephants. com. Thanks for your consideration, and Go Gators! No Schedule Change in Curbside Waste Collection for Labor Day Holiday Week Residential curbside collection for solid waste, recycling and yard trash will not be affected for the Labor Day Holiday week. Collection will be according to the regular schedule because Labor Day is not considered a holiday for the contracted hauler, Waste Corporation of America. To see a list of holidays that will affect residential curbside collection, go to, click on Residential Curbside Program and then the link to the holiday schedule. Alpha Kappa Psi Fall Rush Does your resume need polishing? Do you cringe every time you go through an interview? Alpha Kappa Psi co-ed business professional fraternity is the organization to get you on the right track. AKPsi is open to all majors. Were devoted to helping our pledges and brothers succeed professionally through mock interviewing, resume development and more, while also taking part in community service and Have an event planned? 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FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 3 Nathalie Dortonne / Alligator StaffChallenge AcceptedUF students accept the the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge made by UF Student Body President Corey Yeffet and Vice President of Student Affairs Dave Kratzer on Thursday evening on the University Village South Field. THEY ARE AT A FOURYEAR LOW. BRADLEY NORMANAlligator Staff Writer Gainesville is expected to surge with travelers Saturday for the opening football game, but Gators fans are not the only people planning trips. Labor Day travel is expected to be at its highest since 2008, according to an American Automobile Association report. About 34.7 million Americans will journey this weekend. Though airfare and midrange hotel prices are rising, gasoline prices are at a fouryear low. About 85 percent of people are expected to travel by car, the report stated. Floridas average gas price is $3.37 six cents cheaper than the national average, according to AAAs Daily Fuel Gauge Report. Last years national average was $3.59. In Gainesville, prices average about $3.41. Gas station manager Kyle Crawford, 24, said prices at his University Avenue BP station have dropped recently. We dont set the gas prices; calls us twice a day and tells us what to set the gas prices at, Crawford said. Amanda Aguero, a 20-yearold UF English junior, said shes noticed gas is cheaper. On my way up to Gainesville last week I actually saw gas for as low as $3.20, which was really surprising to me, Aguero said.Lower gas prices for Labor Day weekendNote: no parking on Plaza of the Americas, beware roam towingto be taken inside the stadium. Tailgating areas can be found all over campus, unless Although individual water bottles are not permitted inside the stadium, on days when the heat is unbearable, McDilda said, heat initiatives like water bottle sales will be put in place. Competitive UF cheerleader Kristen Morga, a 19-year-old UF nursing sophomore, will usher the Swamp stands Saturday. Morga said fans should go all out on Gator gear to show their spirit for the game Make the best out of the game, she said. This year, there will be no gameday parking on the Plaza of the Americas, UF spokesman Steve Orlando wrote in an email. Orlando said although tailgating is still permitted in that area, the school wants to prevent any further damage to grass, tree roots and sidewalks. The Gainesville City Commission recently raised towing rates from $76 to $100 for those parking illegally, so fans should GAMEDAY, from page 1 Make the best out of the game.Kristen MorgaUF nursing sophomore




FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5 OBITUARY MELISSA MIHMAlligator Staff Writer mmihm@alligator.orgGainesville suffered the loss of an iconic performer Wednesday to colon and liver cancer. Ocala-born William Moorehead, better known as Lady Pearl, was a staple at University Club nightclub. With her big hair, glamorous gowns and sassy personality, the city of Gainesville is now missing a captivating character. She was 54. The nightclub, located at 18 E. University Ave., was her second home. Behind the horseshoe-shaped bar, a neon sign now reads, She may be gone, but she will never, ever be forgotten. of her mind. In a video interview, she said was deeply connected to her character. India Brooks, a fellow drag queen and close friend of Pearls, said Pearl was vulgar onstage but motherly and kind behind the scenes. She recalled a show they hosted together on Pearls birthday in the early 90s. After Pearls performance, Brooks took the microphone to perform her set, but Pearl wasnt done. Give me that microphone, Pearl said sassily to Brooks. Your fat a** cant catch me, Brooks said before running away as Pearl playfully chased her. After running around and up and snatching Brooks wig off. Brooks then smashed Pearls own birthday cake in her face. Brooks said. When Pearl moved to Fayetteville, North Carolina, near the end of her career, she committed to 16-hour road trips to Gainesville for performances. Backstage at UC, she took one hour to apply thick eyelashes, sculpt her eyebrows and carefully paint her lips before each show. Under the clubs lights, Pearl found comfort. Her drag queen show lasted more than 20 years. She left William Moorehead behind manicured hands, making fun of fans in her rich Southern accent. Even as patrons put dollar bills in her hands and down her shirt during shows, Pearl never slipped out of character. UC bartender Kenny Scott lived with Pearl in the early 90s. For 20 years, Scott said Pearl packed the club with about 300 fans each Thursday. University Club will be missing something big, Scott said. He said the club is planning a memorial service that will be open to fans. Itll never be the same, he said. University Club grieves legendary drag queen lost to cancer


Reader responseThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column Editorial The Alligator will be withheld if the writer shows just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458. Darts & LaurelsT Crystal-Blue-Persuasion LAURELEmmy voters remarkably socially aware LAUREL The Artist Formerly Known as Hannah Montana leave-us-alone DART pesky political ads how-tone-deaf-can-you-be? DART Worldwide Leader in Ill-Advised Sports Stories 33 TOTAL VOTES42% YES 58% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThursdays question: Have you been to the Student Recreation and Fitness Center recently? Todays question: Will you be tailgating this weekend?Corporate tax inversions hurt America Joel Mendelson is a UF graduate student studying political campaigning. His columns run on Fridays. WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Kristan Wiggins EDITOR Bakr Saliq Colleen Wright MANAGING EDITORS Elliot Levy OPINIONS EDITOR Joel


FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7 Joseph Michaels Senate President Pro-TemporeLetters to the Editor S Robyn Smith is a UF journalism junior. Her columns appear on Fridays.Drunk sex: all about safety, prior conversation and consentColumn Robyn


8, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014 ARIANA FIGUEROAAlligator Contributing WriterUF received a grant that could help medical professionals save soldiers lives on the front lines. UF and U.S. Army Research Laboratory Simulation and Training Technology Center researchers received a $1.75 million grant to develop portable medical simulators. Instead of military medical personnel having reduced access to training when they are overseas, the training could follow them, said Dr. Samsun Lampotang, a professor of anesthesiology in the UF College of Medicine and the director of the UF Center for Safety, Simulation and Advanced Learning Technologies. a padded case that can easily be transported. One simulator will allow medical professionals to practice helping soldiers with head injuries, while another will let medics give regional anesthesia to wounded soldiers. The team used 3-D printing and human medical scans to make some of the models realistic, said Dave Lizdas, the simulation engineer. Lizdas said making the simulators robust and sturdy was challenging. They get pretty beat up, he said. Military medics will begin training for the simulators in the next two years, Lampotang said. Eventually, if we show this is useful and really makes a difference in patient outcome, then it would probably be commercialized, he said.Grant helps medical trainingCAMPUS ALYSSA FISHERAlligator Staff WriterSelect time-crunched, vegetarianfood-loving students and staff at UF Health Shands Hospital no longer have to travel far for their favorite meals. Inspired by 30 loyal Krishna lunch fans, Krishna Lunch 2 Go will box and deliver their lunches to the Health Professions/Nursing/Pharmacy complex beginning Tuesday. Its been something that so many people in the Shands area wanted, said Caitanya Long, vice president of the Krishna House. With a short period of time for lunch, they were still willing to trek here. They love the lunch so much. Lunches will be packed in biodegradable carry-out containers and delivered by one of the Krishna workers to the picnic area between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Krishnas will not charge a delivery fee, but they are asking for a $5 donation. With the idea of going green in mind, Gainesville Compost made a trailer for the Krishnas that attaches to a bicycle. Cayman Talcott, who has been living at the Krishna House for two weeks, will deliver the food. He said he looks forward to working outside. Im really excited about it and hope other people are as excited as me, Talcott said. Krishna Lunch 2 Go is not meant as an expansion, Long said, but to take care of its dedicated customers. This is all happening by word-ofmouth, she said. Were doing this for our hardcore Krishna lunch fans.Krishna to deliver to Shands




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FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Football Team CaptainsWill Muschamp announced via Twitter that Chaz Green, Max Garcia, Jabari Gorman and Mike Taylor will be Floridas team captains against Idaho on Saturday.alligatorSports Podcast returnsJonathan Czupryn, Richard Johnson and Morgan Moriarty join host Josh Jurnovoy to preview the 2014 college football season, talk burger toppings and more. Listen at or download it from iTunes.Coach Paul Spanglers cross country teams will race in North Carolina today. Read the story at UF OPENS WITH THREE HOME GAMES. MORGAN MORIARTYAlligator Staff Writer@Morgan_MoriartyFollowing a 4-8 season, head coach Will Muschamp seemingly made all the right changes. He hired a new offensive coordinator in Kurt Roper, as well as offensive line coach Mike Summers to give the 2013 offense an up-tempo makeover. Now that the Gators have healthy, several fans as well as media members are pegging Florida to rebound and even contend for an SEC East title. Theres even a small faction that have them winning more than nine games and being a surprise candidate for a College Football Playoff bid, similar to Auburns unexpected 12-2 season last year. But theres one thing standing in Floridas way that could hinder them accomplishing all that with ease, and its something that simply is the nature of the beast of being the Florida Gators football program: the schedule. Its a true gauntlet, so lets go through and see what the Gators will have to navigate week to week for the 2014 season. ida should be a cakewalk. They open with Idaho, Eastern Michigan and Kentucky all at home three teams with a combined 5-31 record in 2013.Alligator File Photo VOLLEYBALL IAN COHENAlligator Writer@ibcohen5If you were to walk in on a Florida volleyball practice at the Gale Lemerand Gym, it wouldnt look like one. Floridas current roster consisting of 17 playest it has been in years. As a result, practices are more akin to competitions, starters are becoming increasingly replaceable and the freshmen arent just reserved as benchwarmers. The No. 10 Gators depth of talent will be on full display when they host Georgia Southern, Idaho and Oklahoma this weekend in the Active Ankle Challenge tournament. The good thing about how Mary (Wise) has this whole system set up is, yes, you do have a starter, but you always have an opporDagostino said. Even though technically I am a starter right now, I will always be competing As will defensive specialist Madison MonWithin positions, the competition is so But its also great because every position is helping each other grow, helping each other Lately, Wise and associate head coach Dave practices by grouping players by positions and allowing them to coach each other.Florida prepares for Active Ankle Challenge Gameday. The Idaho Vandals come to the Swamp for the 2014 season opener with the intent to sabotage the Gators quest to move on from a 4-8 season that you all more than likely want to forget. And with the start of a new football season comes another round of the alligatorSports Brand Picks Column, where picking against the spread is anything but a sure thing. Debating the game of the week No. 14 Wisconsin versus No. 13 LSU in Houston are alligatorSports Editor Jordan McPherson and staff writer Wisconsin (-5) will play spoiler to LSU on Saturday because Wisconsin returns its top playmaker on offense in running back Melvin Gordon as well as four of its starters on the offensive line. The Badgers will have no problem running the ball down the throat of a Tigers defense that lost half its starters from 2013. Plus, if LSU was actually serious about winning football games, theyd pick a mascot that wasnt already used by real teams like Clemson, Missouri and Savannah State. -Jordan McPherson LSU (+5) will rob Wisconsin of an opening day win because . We all know the adage, If you have well, LSU has none. But who cares? Les college footballs next godsend, its next savior and its next Adrian Peterson. Although hes not even starting at running back (watch out Terrence Magee), freshman phenom Leonard Fournette will get some snaps against the Badgers and he will show the world that this hype is no joke. When your own coach compares you to Michael Jordan before SITE: The Swamp (cap. 88,548) KICKOFF: 7 p.m., Saturday TV/RADIO: ESPNU / 850 AM SEE PICKS, PAGE 15 SEE VOLLEY, PAGE 16 Within positions, the competition is so intense because of the depth.defensive specialistSEE PREVIEW, PAGE 16


-Jonathan Czupryn Now onto the picks! ALLIGATOR PICKS, from page 14SOCCER LAWRENCE LAGUNAAlligator Writer@LagunaLawrence Continue reading this story online at to begin six-game road trip with weekend in OklahomaSolaun W.VA (+26) vs. Bama Wisc. (-5) vs. LSU Arkansas (+18.5) vs. Auburn Clemson (+7.5) vs. UGA Idaho (+36.5) vs. UF Miami (+3.5) vs. Louis ville SMU (+30.5) vs. Miss. St. Utah St. (+6) vs. Tenn. Bama Bama Bama Bama Bama Bama W. Va Wisc. LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU Idaho UF Idaho UF UF UF UF UGA Clem UGA UGA UGA UGA Clem UGA Auburn Auburn Ark. Auburn Auburn Auburn Ark. Auburn Tenn. Tenn. Tenn. Tenn. Utah St. Tenn. Utah St. Utah St. SMU Miss. St SMU Miss. St Miss. St Miss. St SMU Miss. St Louisville Louisville Miami Miami Louisville Louisville Miami MiamiJM RJ ND MM JC ET TG LWBama Wisc. Idaho


But then the gut-check portion of the schedule begins in Week 4 with a road trip to Tuscaloosa, Ala., to take on the Crimson Tide. Alabama enters 2014 as the SEC Title favorite, as well as a playoff favorite. Sure, they dont have their quarterback situation nailed down at this point, but with Derrick Henry, Kenyan Drake and T.J. Yeldon in the backDefensively they return only three starters from last year, but as long as Saban is at the helm with defensive coordinator Kirby Smart, the unit is in good hands. PS: The last time Alabama lost at home was two years ago against Texas A&M. The Gators get a bye week before a pretty tough threegame stretch. It gets started with a road trip to Knoxville, Tenn., to take on Tennessee. Florida hasnt lost to the Vols since 2004, but dont sleep on the Volunteers in Neyland Stadium. Last season they upset South Carolina at home and forced Georgia into overtime. If Florida heads into this the script on the recently lopsided rivalry. Next, Florida gets a home date with LSU. This game has the potential to be one of the most exciting of Floridas games, simply because of the The Tigers enter with a new quarterback, but four returning starting offensive linemen and a talented tailback duo in Terrence Magee and Leonard Fournette. They have some new faces on the defensive line, but return defensive backs Jalen Mills and TreDavious White. A signature win against the Tigers just might be a victory that keeps Muschamp in Gainesville after this season. The following week they get Missouri at home. This game being in the Swamp might just be the difference maker. The Tigers have to replace explosive defensive linemen in Michael Sam and Kony Ealy, and on offense they replace longtime quarterback James Franklin with sophomore Maty Mauk. Gator fans know that name well, as Mauk led the Tigers to a 36-17 victory over Florida in Columbia, Mo., last season. Mauk is without lethal wideout Dorial Green-Beckham in 2014 however. Depending on how the rest of the SEC East stands, this game could be pivotal on who makes it to Atlanta. Florida gets a bye week before arguably the biggest game of the season, both for the Gators and for head coach Will Muschamp. Florida-Georgia. The game that Muschamp hasnt been able to win as either a head coach or a player when he was at Georgia. Its no easy task even without quarterback Aaron Murray with the Dawgs, as explosive tailbacks Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall remain in is another matchup that could Muschamp in Gainesville. Florida travels to Vanderbilt this year, but I dont see the Commodores pulling off an upset like last seasons. With no James Franklin in Nashville, Florida has the upper hand. Continue reading this story online at plays Alabama, FSU on the roadBy observing and critiquing their teammates, many players agree that the teams overall volleyball IQ has skyrocketed. I think in the past the effort has always been there, but the IQ is the thing weve really raised to the next level, Monserez said. When youre teaching people and youre helping others, youre actually helping yourself by saying oh thats kind of how I do that. The coaches have embraced it and were doing a really great job applying it. lack of volleyball knowledge and playing experience was an early concern with this years group. Additionally, Florida was dealt a Chloe Mann, the NCAAs all-time leader in hitting percentage. But the middle blocker position will hardly suffer. Blocker Simone Antwi, as well as 6-foot-4 freshman Rhamat Alhassan and sophomore Shainah Joseph We really like where Simones game is now Shainah had as good a spring in terms of development as any player I can remember. And then with Rhamat, coming off her the USA junior national team, Wise said. It would be unfair to ask them to pick up exactly where Chloe left off offensively, but there are signs that what they are doing now is further ahead of what Chloe was doing at this time. This is especially true of Alhassan, who recorded a 36-foot-8 vertical and can be frequently seen leaping chest-high above the net in practice. said of Rhamat. But its only a matter of time. My guess is there will be a lot of students who will be able to say with great enthusiasm that they were in school when Rhamat was here. against Georgia Southern at 12 p.m., followed by a 7:30 p.m. match against Idaho. The Gators wrap up their season opening tournament on Saturday with a 2:30 p.m. matchup against Oklahoma. I think were just really excited to use everything that weve learned in pre season and kind of apply it, Monserez said. Weve been playing against ourselves a lot in scrimmages and I think were all really excited to put all that weve learned to use in front of a real live team. 16, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014 Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffThe Florida volleyball team huddles prior to its 3-2 loss to Florida State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Florida opens its season today against Georgia Southern in the Active Ankle Challenge. Florida opens with Georgia Southern VOLLEY, from page 14 PREVIEW, from page 14


KICKOFF INSIDE Columnist Richard Johnson feels the college gameday experience isnt what it used to be. Read the story on Page 3. ONLINE For all the gameday coverage of Floridas season opener against Idaho, stay tuned to


JORDAN MCPHERSONAlligator Staff Writer@J_McPherson1126Jeff Driskel started Floridas second drive against Tennessee on a hot streak. After passing for a career-high 291 yards in UFs 21-16 loss to Miami two weeks earlier, the junior quarterback picked up right where he left off against the Hurricanes. Driskel completed three of his four passes for 33 yards, marching the Gators down Then, on third-and-3 from the Tennessee quarter, Driskel dropped back to pass. Tennessee defensive lineman Marlon Walls wrapped up Driskel and launched him to the ground after he attempted the pass, which was intercepted by Volunteers defensive back Devaun Swafford and rethe game. As Swafford and the rest of the Tennessee team were in the endzone celebrating the touchdown, Florida fans had their eyes and-coming quarterback was on his knees in pain. over before the calendar hit October. The hit caused Driskel to join linebacker Matt Rolin, wide receiver Andre Debose and offensive lineman Chaz Green on the list of players who would not play football for the players by the end of 2013. I hurt for him, and I hurt for us right now, coach Will Muschamp said after the 31-17 victory, one of the rare winning sights the Gators saw as they limped to a 4-8 record. Its going to hurt us. Hes a guy thats won a lot of ballgames here, and its disappointing for him right now. Its been a little more than 11 months since that day. And with Floridas 2014 season opener against Idaho on Saturday at 7 p.m., Driskel is ready to take the helm of the Gators ofagain. Thats in the past. Im good to go now, Driskel said. Not thinking about it, just getting back out there with the guys is what Im looking forward to most. But theres nothing really like Game 1. Its a really good feeling coming out of the tunnel. Driskels third season ended with a picksix and a broken leg. But since training camp began this summer, his leg has healed and his only completions have been to the offense. Hes making better decisions with the ball and is more smart with it, senior defensive back Jabari Gorman said. Hes seeing guys who are already open and making good decisions. Better ball protection will be key for Driskel if Florida hopes to have a successful 2014 campaign. turnover ratio, a 17-point downturn from their +15 margin in 2012 that tied for seventh in the nation. We havent been explosive enough offensively to overcome turnovers, and I think we will be this year, Muschamp said at UFs media day on Aug. 3. Certainly not saying its OK to turn the ball over. Weve got to take care of the ball. Thats the number one thing as far as our team goals are concerned. 2013 was supposed to be Driskels breakout season. He may have registered 10 wins in his his pure numbers were paltry. His 1,646 passing yards ranked 11th in the Southeastern Conference and 99th in the nation. His 6.7 yards per pass attempt were tied for 11th and 80th in those categories. His 12 touchdown passes tied for 10th and 90th, respectively. Through his lone two complete games of the 2013 season, Driskel showed promise, the most from a UF quarterback since Tim Tebow averaged 252.8 yards through the air per contest during the 2007 season. But because of his injury, everyone is left to ponder what could have happened if Driskel lasted the entirety of the season. Would his numbers have remained steady? Would he crash and burn as the SEC slate Would he grind through the adversity and turn doubters into believers? Those questions are still lingering, and theyll continue to linger until Driskel either puts up or shuts up. I think that we never really, as a fan base, got to enjoy the progress that was made from year two to year three, last year, Muschamp said, but I see much more command, comfort level. Floridas aerial attack has been stagnant since Muschamp took the helm in 2011. total offense. Two offensive coordinators in Charlie Weis and Brent Pease have come and gone. Maybe the third will be the charm with Kurt Roper. Roper, Dukes offensive coordinator from 2008-2013, knows how to bring the tempo to an offense. passing offense. UF players notice the difference. Hes going hard every play. Hes like a player out there, said wide receiver Valdez Showers. He loves the game. Hes always got energy. Theres not one day where he comes out there down. You feed off his energy. Hes always up-tempo, so you want to be up-tempo. Thats the way the offense goes. And after eight months to learn Ropers like a new quarterback, but also a new player. I understand what were doing really well, Driskel said. Schematically, where we want to go with the ball in certain situations. When we want to do run checks. When you start to do that you can focus on the defense as well. ... All the time Ive put in is really starting to pay off. The game has really slowed down a lot. Added Showers: I feel like this offense strides in getting more of a feel for the game and not being as robotic in going through his reads. And although Roper wants to unleash UF coordinator doesnt want a repeat of last season. Its always the debate, Roper said. Its an interesting discussion that were having all the time as the staff. The number one thing is winning a football game game. Jeff does give us the ability with his feet to add to the run game and cause deuse that, but at the same time you want to be smart. He doesnt need to take any unnecessary hits. Although Driskel has to step up and move away from a game-manager role, he wont have to carry the offense on his own. The Gators have a three-headed monster Matt Jones, Kelvin Taylor and Mack Brown. The wide receiver corps is talented enough that Roper believes he can rotate up to eight players and see similar production totals from each. Jordan Reed left for the NFL Draft following the 2012 season. The offensive line, which saw seven different alignments throughout the 2013 season due to injury, is fully healthy. Muschamp said. Kurt is a very upbeat, positive guy. Hes got a little edge about him. ... But again, it starts with talent, and I think were more talented than weve been. But Kurts got an edge about him that I really like. Saturday cant come soon enough for Florida. Its the opportunity to start anew, and until the Gators snap the seven-game losing streak they carry over from 2013, the memories of that season will still arise. Nobody wants to be 4-8, Dunbar said. We think about it. We bring it up at times because we still got that sour taste in our mouths from last year. We feel like were going to get revenge. But no opponent can be taken for granted. Not even an Idaho team that went 1-11 last season and saw opponents average 46.8 points per game against them. We had four wins last year, redshirt senior middle linebacker Mike Taylor said, so you know thats just the difference between the years. ... They want to turn their season around just like we do as well. We cant take any opponent likely, especially coming in here. The Gators are ready to leave the past in the past, and Muschamp has just one thing to say: Just shut up and go play. KICKOFFEditor Jordan McPherson Cover Design Jordan McPherson Alligator, Friday, August 29, 2014 FLORIDA defense vs. IDAHO offense QB Matt Linehan RB Elijhaa Penny, Jr. TE Justin Podrabsky WR Joshua McCain WR Deon Watson CB Vernon Hargreaves, III DE Jonathan Bullard NT Darious Cummings DT Leon Orr Dante Fowler, Jr. SAM Neiron Ball T Von Rotz C Mike Marboe T Jesse Davis G Steven Matlock G Kato Fawkes BUCK WILL Antonio Morrison MIKE Michael Taylor CB Brian Poole Jabari Gorman S Keanu Neal S FB Kevin Shelton FLORIDA offense vs. IDAHO defenseClay Burton TE Chaz Green T Trenton Brown or Tyler Moore RG Quayshawne Buckley NT Max Garcia C Trip Thurman LG D.J. Humphries T Maxx Forde DE Quinton Bradley DE Alfonso Hampton DT Ahmad Fulwood Z Desmond Banks CB Jeff Driskel QB Matt Jones or Kelvin Taylor or Mack Brown RB Chris Edwards SS Bradley Njoku FS Jayshawn Jordan CB Quinton Dunbar X Latroy Pittman, Jr. Y Marc Millan SAM Juan Martinez MIKE Irving Steele WILL Alligator File Photo season in which the quarterback was poised to see an increase in production. Alligator File Photo RedemptionReady for


My ignorance is my fault, but I dont think the point was really driven home about how disconnected the Florida football program had gotten from its fans until Wednesday. Yes I see the bleachers get emptier and emptier in the Swamp every year I chalk that up personally to there just being more apathy among college football fans in general. I have always kind of shrugged off the notion of disconnected from the fanbase as not a core issue, or not an issue that impacted too many people. Im from Gainesville, where everyone has some connection to the University of Florida, and my family wouldnt be here if my mother hadnt been hired by Shands. Wednesday, I tweeted out a picture of what I thought was a pretty simple move by the Florida marketing department, putting center Max Garcia and linebacker Mike Taylor in the ticket booth to hand out tickets to students. It got some retweets and some favorites, nothing out of the norm, but I was surprised by how poignant the gesture connected with one of my followers. About the gesture, @nawtadigm tweeted I love the connection. It sucks to feel disconnected from the program. To unpack the idea of the disconnect, let to their respective programs. When someone says your (insert college team) sucks they arent just saying the 11 Theyre coming at your way of life. Assuming youre an alum of UF, the best four years of your life were spent in Gainesville. Sometimes your father, or your fathers father spent his here too. Perhaps you met your spouse on campus or maybe friends that last a lifetime. If you arent an alum, you still have a connection. You wear orange and blue on Saturdays and get upset when people say Tim Tebow cant play quarterback in the NFL. You follow recruiting incessantly, and bring your kids to the spring game. For fans of every school, that passion runs deep, and its important like, tell your friends not to schedule a damn wedding between August and January important. But lets be honest, anyone that would have a fall wedding isnt a friend of yours to begin with. So how does that ingrained loyalty erode over time? It starts with the fact that from the jump, college athletics isnt as mom and pop as it used to be. College athletics is big business and we all know it. Revenue-producing coaches make millions, athletic directors make millions and television contracts line everyones pockets except the players of course. Its just not the way things used to be, and curve with many schools on improving the fan experience in the stadium. Things like the country and more stats on video boards those things done. Theres also the fact the team didnt do so hot, but I think thats an ancillary reason, after being just six years removed from a national championship and two years removed from a BCS bowl and the doorstep of another title game berth. Couple that with the alarming connection that isnt being built with current students. As of Sunday evening, Florida was 1,500 tickets short of their student season ticket allotment time since 1979. The fact of the matter is students just feel they have better things to do than go to games, especially when a team is losing noon games and the games arent that good. Then those students graduate and become boosters with disposable income that have better uses for that money than to just endlessly pump it back to Gainesville. ple answers are just win and improve the quality of opponents which are both things that will happen. Just like Florida State, a team in this part of the country with the resources and cache that Florida has will not stay down for decades on end. But there is more to it than that, and Floridas doing it. The fan advisory council, open practices to fans and things like football players handing out tickets are just a few things the school is doing right now. The more I think about it, fan apathy and disconnect is here to stay. Stadiums should be done expanding. The movement should be made to downsize, more luxury suites and less cheap seats As of Wednesday, Nebraska had ticksold out Memorial Stadium over 330 straight times. Maybe those things I wrote about above arent just things the schools have done wrong, maybe theyre also excuses. I have a feeling fans say those things partially because it prevents them from looking in the mirror and coming to grips with the fact that their personal fandom of old just isnt there anymore. You gripe about change until you get used to it. Maybe disconnect isnt the right word anymore maybe its just a sign of the times. 3, KICKOFF, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014 Alligator File Photo JOHNSONS JOURNALFan experience at college football games isnt what it used to be Richard Johnsontwitter: @RagjUF