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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 Student Senate supports tuition equityUndocumented students pay out-of-state tuition rates, pg 5. Alachua County included in solar panel grant to help localsThe $1.6 million grant went to six counties, pg 9. Santa Fe Gallery to showcase faculty artIts opening is Friday from 7 to 9 p.m., pg 3. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 1361 /45 Florida offensive coordinator Brent Pease understands the criticism surrounding the Gators offense. Read the story on page 13. VOLUME 108 ISSUE 59 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013Kristi Camara / Alligator StaffUF professor Mike Foley interviews Vince Gilligan, the creator of AMCs hit series Breaking Bad, at an event hosted by Accent Speakers Bureau at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday evening. CAMPUS SEAN STEWART-MUNIZAlligator Staff Writersstewart-muniz@alligator.orgVince Gilligan, creator of the hit television series Breaking Bad, said he never took chemistry in high school but that didnt stop him from creating meth-dealing chemistry teacher Walter White. Gilligan, who was interviewed by UF journalism college master lecturer Mike Foley, spoke to a packed Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday night. Accent Speakers Bureau paid Gilligan $60,000 to talk about his own background as an aspiring moviemaker in his younger years to the creative processes behind the curtains of Breaking Bad. Foley began the discussion with a spoiler alert, warning the crowd that anything in the show was fair game for ished the show, it was his or her fault. To me, Breaking Bad feels like catching lightning in a bottle, Gilligan told the crowd. I dont know how Id do it again. He said his fascination with the Breaking Bad story came from the protagonist Walter Whites transformation from a plain, boring Mr. Chips type of character to a more eccentric Scarface. I think all of us have a good side and a dark side, he said. Gilligan said he drew inspiration from television shows like The Wire, The Shield and The Sopranos, even drawing a comparison between his Walter White and Barney Fife of The Andy ingly detailed inner life, but they also carry with them damaged self-esteem and psyches. an Cranston, the actor behind Walter White, for a few days on the set of The X-Files. Breaking Bad creator talks chemistry CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator Staff Writercalcantara@alligator.orgWith almost two months left until Pedro collecting depositions, the lead attorney told an Alachua County judge on Tuesday afternoon that he needed more time. Michael Ruppert, who represents Bravo in his ongoing murder case, said during a case management hearing at the Alachua a written motion to extend the Jan. 14 deadline so he and his team could interview additional witnesses scheduled for later that month. We have a slew of depositions in January, he said. State prosecutors objected the motion. Judge Robert K. Groeb, who will replace Judge Denise Ferrero in overseeing the case in 2014, will review it and make a decision, Darry Lloyd. Bravo, the 20-year-old former Santa Fe College student accused of kidnapping and murdering UF student Christian Aguilar, times since 2012. On Tuesday, he emerged from a side door in the courtroom, handcuffed and wearing a red jumpsuit. He glanced at a group of people, including his parents, sitting behind him. Aguilars family and several supporters, who drove more than four hours from Miami, wore white Justice for Christian T-shirts and sat quietly on the opposite side Pedro Bravos lawyer to request later deadline COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator Staff Writercwright@alligator.orgAs the Student Senate moved forward supporting a resolution granting in-state tuition to undocumented students, Student Government, External Affairs and the Collegiate Veterans Society pushed for a similar cause. UF administrators and student veterans from UF and Santa Fe College attended an event supporting in-state tuition for nonresident veterans held at Pugh Hall on Tuesday night. So far, 20 states have laws granting veterans in-state tuition, according to Student Veterans of Americas website. Eight states have a university system for in-state residency for veterans, and 10 states have pending legislation, including Florida. Two bills were introduced into the Florida Senate and Florida House of Representatives in September in favor of a one-year residency waiver to veterans only. Student Body President Christina Bonarrigo welcomed veterans and guests to the UF veterans show support for in-state tuition legislationSEE BRAVO, PAGE 4 SEE VET, PAGE 4 SEE VINCE, PAGE 4 Florida has pending legislation


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 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013 TODAYFORECASTSUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY THUNDERSTORMS 82/62 RAIN 76/61 RAIN 74/61 PARTLY CLOUDY 72/56 PARTLY CLOUDY 61/45VOLUME 108 ISSUE 59 photographs and videos. The exhibition and accompanying scholarly publication will introduce audiences to the art of the Kongo region of Central Africa and the Kongo diaspora to the New World. Visit 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 5 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 WHATS HAPPENING?Taste of tikkun olam with Hillel Come out to Turlington Plaza from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a free snack relating to this weeks Torah portion. Come learn about the stories and enjoy a tasty treat. For more information, contact Melissa at or visit the Hillel calendar at ufhillel. org/current-students/cal. International K-12 Children Art Exhibition opening reception The opening reception for students and families is at 6 p.m. at the Hub. Artwork is produced by students of the Alachua County schools. Portions of this collection will be exhibited simultaneously at various campus locations. The event is sponsored by the International Center and the School Board of Alachua County. Visit PD/K12.html for more information. IBC presents: Soul Food Junkies Join the Institute of Black Culture at noon and 7 p.m. for a showing of Byron Hurts documentary, Soul Food Junkies, at 1510 W. University Ave. The film follows the directors journey to learn more about soul food and its significance to black cultural identity. The movie also explores the socioeconomic conditions in predominantly black neighborhoods where healthy foods are difficult to find. There will be popcorn and a discussion following the movie. For more information, visit Challah for Hunger events Please join UF Hillel to bake delicious bread to raise money for the hungry. Dough prep will be today at 6 p.m. in Hillels kitchen, and baking will be Thursday at 6 p.m. Cant make it to those sessions? You can still sell the loaves or purchase yours on the Plaza of the America from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday. For more information, contact Jennifer Szlasa at Like the Facebook page titled Challah for Hunger 2k13. Free challah roll Who wants to celebrate Shabbat a little early this week? Come meet Melissa from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday on Turlington Plaza to get a free challah roll to chomp on. Contact Melissa for more information at Aegean Movie Nights Series Landscape in the Midst A modern, mesmerizing Greek myth about children on a journey to find their father, whom they have never met. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies. It will be showing Thursday at 5:10 p.m. at Pugh Hall, Room 150. Visit Museum Nights: Kongo across the Waters The Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art and the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren, Belgium, are jointly organizing Kongo across the Waters, a groundbreaking exhibition on Kongo art and cultural expression on both sides of the Atlantic. The exhibition will include about 160 works of art together with corollary materials such as early maps, engravings, documentary Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online


ISHA CHOKSIAlligator Contributing WriterSanta Fe Colleges Visual Arts Faculty Gallery will open once again Friday night, aimed at giving students insight into the artistic process. The 22nd annual gallery opening, which will last from 7 to 9 p.m., will be held at the Santa Fe Gallery on the SFC campus. It will showcase a variety of art displays created by SFC faculty, many of whom are practicing artists in Gainesville. The event will include catered food and live music. Admission is free and open to the public. People can visit through Jan. 16, according to a news release. The exhibition will focus on teaching students about the process of how the art was created, said Kyle Novak, gallery manager. It will also show students the inspiration behind the designs, he said. For students, its important to see work in all different stages of development, Novak said. We view ourselves quite literally as an extension of the classroom, which is what makes us different. Some students from both UF and SFC are eager to learn from the experiences of the artists. Sara Moseley, a 21-year-old SFC graduate, said interactions with the artists, who will be at the gallery to explain their pieces, can be valuable. Theyre teaching you how to hone your talents, and youre learning from these people all semester, Moseley said. Its a good way to nonverbally absorb their teachings through their work. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3 Courtesy to the AlligatorWandering Telegram by Micah Daw will be one of the pieces on display at Santa Fe Colleges Visual Arts Faculty Gallery. The exhibit will be open through Jan. 16.Santa Fe Gallery to showcase faculty art MARSHALL CRISER WONT FAVOR UF. JULIA GLUMAlligator Staff Writerjglum@alligator.orgA Gator will likely soon help lead the State University System. Marshall Criser III, the son of the former UF president Criser Hall is named after, was chosen Tuesday as a Board of Governors ser, president of AT&T Florida, has served on UFs Board of Trustees since 2010. The chancellor is the chief executive and nors, according to its website. Crisers experience and ideas make him mittee vice chair Tom Kuntz said in a news release. In his interview, Criser mentioned increasing communication between the board and university trustees. Criser stressed hed make decisions by looking at whats best for Florida not favor UF, despite his history with the university. The types of things that I wake up in the morning and go to bed at night thinking through I shouldnt say this in a public meeting but a lot of times, theyre focused on where the opportunity is in higher education in the state, he said. The board will consider Crisers appointment at its meeting next week.University system may get Gator chancellor For students, its important to see work in all different stages of development ... We view ourselves quite literally as an extension of the classroom, which is what makes us different.Kyle Novakgallery manager


Out of all the talented actors he met during the shows nine years on air, he said Cranston stood out the most. Hes the greatest guy ever, he said. Hes such a chameleon. Foley asked Gilligan if he had ever tried methamphetamines, to which Gilligan replied no I think Id be a heroin guy, myself, he said. Before beginning the Qand-A session, Foley gave a cautionary statement so the crowd would remain calm. We will tase you, he said. Chris Kirschner, a 21-yearold UF journalism senior, said it was great that Gilligan appeared to talk about the creative mindset behind Breaking Bad. Kirschner said learning how Gilligan went about making such a successful show was a great experience. I dont think any show can be fairly compared to Breaking Bad, Kirschner said. Its the perfect show. 4, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013Alligator File PhotoPedro Bravo appears in court in April for a case management hearing. He faces charges including kidnapping, homicide and lying to police. KRISTINA RAMERAlligator Contributing WriterGainesvilles 10-year plan to end homelessness is entering the home stretch. On Tuesday, the city will acquire the former Gainesville Correctional Institution to convert it into a center for the disadvantaged. This site is really the capstone of that plan, said city spokesman Bob Woods. Gainesville paid $1.3 million for the 30.85-acre property, 2845 NE 39th Ave., according to a city news release. The center, which doesnt have an opening date set yet, will start with at least four buildings in use. One will be a kitchen and dining room, one will be a dormitory, one and the fourth will be a laundry facility, Woods said. The property includes access roads, a parking lot and other buildings that may be converted after a more concrete plan is established. The plan was launched eight years ago, Woods said. Much of the work completed since 2005 involved research and coordinating city and county efforts. Our biggest issue, frankly, has range of services, Woods said. On Oct. 31, the city issued a request for proposal for potential vendors to outline how they plan to use the center. Ideas range from community gardens to job training to mental health services and even storage facilities. The center will serve not only those who are homeless, but also those who are hungry. Woods said volunteers have done some work on the site such as repairing cracks and stabilizing buildings. Further renovations will depend on the requirements of the winning proposal. Critics of the site believe it is too far away from city life to be practical. Critic Annette Gilley is a member of Occupy Gainesville, which focuses on homelessness. We dont have a homeless problem so much as we have a homeless visibility problem, she said in an interview last month. Although the center is a former correctional facility, Woods said it will be an open campus. He said the center doesnt have a name yet, but the working title is the Empowerment Center. That word, empowerment, says it all. Thats really the goal for this center, he said.City paid $1.3 million to acquire former jail for social workHomeless, hungry servedCAMPUS ALEX HARRISAlligator Staff Writeraharris@alligator.orgUF is No. 1 in the nation for bone marrow donor registration. The top-ranking drive was the result of a partnership between the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation and Footprints, a pediatric oncology volunteer group. Rachel Werk, 20-year-old UF behavior and cognitive neuroscience junior and co-director of the drive, said her organization registered 1,338 donors, breaking the record of 1,118 donors set by Syracuse University in 2007. The ability to go above and beyond that is really great, she said. Werk attributes the higher number to better organization and the huge turnout of volunteers. More than 200 students helped register and swab potential donors during the two-day drive. We had so many volunteers that we had to open up two more locations at the last minute, she said. Shayne Pilpel, 43, the recruitment coordinator for the foundation, said UF has run 18 drives since 2010 for a grand total of 4,480 individual donors. This is incredible, he said, in comparison to the closest competitor. Ohio University has run 105 drives since 2007, but their donor total is only 5,344. UF has registered the most individual donors at a single drive, but Pilpel said UF has also registered the most donors so far this year. When you have a group of students like Footprints who are working in association with Shands, you have a group of people who truly understand the importance of what were doing, he said. Its amazing what they do.Bone marrow drive grows stronger VINCE, from page 1He hasnt tried meth A hearing is scheduled for Jan. 14 of the room during the brief hearing. More than a year after Bravos arrest, a trial date has yet to be set. Although Tuesdays hearing resulted in another delay, Carlos Aguilar, Christian Aguilars father, said he and his family is frustrated with the cases slow pace as it moves into 2014. I understand this is part of the system. We dont want appeal after appeal, he said. Nothing is going to bring Christian back, but Ill still be looking for justice. David Kiliszek, Carlos Aguilars 31-year-old cousin from Broward County, agreed. Its overwhelming when all the defense is telling you is that they need more time, he said. Bravos next case management hearing is scheduled for Jan. 14. Aguilar, an 18-year-old UF biomedical engineering freshman, was reported missing Sept. 20, 2012. A month later, two hunters found his half-buried body in a wooded area 40 miles southwest of Gainesville. Gainesville Police arrested Bravo four days after Aguilars disappearance. Bravo has since been charged with kidnapping, homicide, lying to police, providing false reports, mishandling human remains, tampering with physical evidence, and poisoning food and/or water with the intent to kill or injure a person, according to court records. He remains in custody at the Alachua County Jail. BRavAV O, from page 1UF did not make it onto Best Colleges for Veterans rankings event. Their dedication to ensuring all 50 states are kept safe is reason enough to allow our vets to be eligible for in-state tuition, she said. Vice President for Student Affairs Dave Kratzer, who served as a general in the military, expressed his support for the bill. Close to 500 UF student veterans are currently on the GI Bill GI Bill, he said. We need to make sure this gets done for Florida this year, Kratzer said. Its simply the right thing to do. The event follows the release of U.S. News and World Reports inaugural Best Colleges for Veterans rankings. Analysts matched top-ranked schools in the Best Colleges ranking with those colleges that are members of the ServiceGI Bill and participants in the Yellow Ribbon Program. The list was broken down into national universities, liberal arts colleges, regional universities and regional colleges. UF made no appearance in any of the categories, neither the national level nor the regional level. John Gebhardt, veterans advocate at SFC and UF, would not comment on UF not making it into the rankings. Its not because we dont do the job, thats for sure, he said. In fact, we have the Veterans Success Center now, one of the premiere centers in the state. We have all the elements to be in the top ranking. Along with Gebhardt, former president of Collegiate Veterans Society Michael Filipelli heralded the Collegiate Veterans Success Center, located in Yon Hall. vets, he said. It brought together a centralized location for people. veVETeERanAN, from page 1 I understand this is part of the system. We dont want appeal after appeal. Nothing is going to bring Christian back, but Ill still be looking for justice.Carlos AguilarChristian Aguilars father We dont have a homeless problem so much as we have a homeless visibility problem.Annette Gilley Occupy Gainesville member When you have a group of students like Footprints who are working in association with Shands, you have a group of people who truly understand the importance of what were doing.Shayne Pilpelfoundation recruitment coordinator


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 5 STUDENT GOVERNMENT COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator Staff Writercwright@alligator.orgA stacked agenda complete with a hot-button issue complemented a full house in the Student Senate chambers Tuesday night. left many without a seat at the meeting. were advocating for a resolution in support of tuition ing. In Florida, undocumented students pay out-of-state tuition, which costs about four times as much as instate tuition. Although resolutions do not change legislation, if this one passes, it would be sent to state leaders, expressing the Senates support of a law granting undocumented students the right to in-state tuition. The resolution, authored by Students for a DemoPadron-Rasines, was sponsored by Senate President We think students who worked hard in high school kept from doing this, Munro said. Representatives from Hispanic Students Association, Black Student Union and Asian American Student Union among 15 other organizations also spoke at the podium in support of the resolution. Some senators believed the chambers were not an appropriate venue for the bill. We cannot speak for every student at the univerdiversity of opinion. After a majority vote, the resolution sailed onto its second reading to be debated next week. PadronPadron-Rasines thanked those who supported the resolution. We are going to rally this in Tallahassee in the Spring, she said. And I know that students will be appreciative of your support with this.Student Senate supports tuition equity IT WILL EXPAND IN UPCOMING YEARS. DAVONA WILLIAMSAlligator Contributing Writer Postal Service are partnering to offer Sunday package delivery to customers in two cities beginning this week. York. The two companies will decide where to expand in upcoming years, said Stephen Seewoester, spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service. Its great because a lot of times people might not order something on a Friday because they wont get it until the upcoming week, he said. The new Sunday delivery option will not cost extra to customers, he said. omore, said he thinks the idea is a good business move. mail on Saturdays, and now theyre starting up business on Sundays? he said. The U.S. Postal Service is really winning with Amazon right now. Shanice Kate, an 18-year-old UF recreation, parks and tourism sophomore, said she thinks Sunday delivery would be too much. said. Sundays need to be left alone. The weekend is called weekend for a reason.Sunday Amazon delivery launches in select cities William A. England / AlligatorBlack Student Union President Dekendrick Murray speaks in support of tuition equity Tuesday evening. We think students who worked hard in high school and earned their spot in The Gator Nation shouldnt be kept from doing this.Conor MunroStudents for a Democratic Society lead organizer


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.UF not responsible for drop in sexual health rankingsYesterday, the Alligator reported that UF dropped three slots in the 2013 Trojan Sexual Health Report Card from No. 12 in 2012 to No. 15 this year. In the article, the president of UFs branch of Vox: Voices for Planned Parenthood, mentioned sex-ed policies in schools. Theres a lot of ignorance in our age group about sexual health, but it isnt really our fault, she said. Florida teenagers are entering adulthood without any practical knowledge of their own anatomy or bodily functions. Although UF offers a number of sexual-health resources, the crux of the problem lies in Florida schools faulty, disjointed sexed programs. According to ABC Action News, In 2012, the CDC released startling statistics about Florida teens. There were 682 reported cases of HIV, more than 27,000 STD cases in general, and almost 16,000 babies born to teenagers. Hillsborough County is planning to apply for a federal grant thats currently available in 32 school districts in Florida, and if their sex-ed structure. The grant would provide teachers extensive training in comprehensive sexuality and explain how to implement it in school. Although this may seem like a step forward, the grant would still promote abstinence education, which has been proven ineffective. reported, Studies show that conservative states, due to other factors such as religious and moral beliefs, are most likely to implement abstinence-only sex education in schools. Ironically, it is these states that suffer the highest rate of teen pregnancies and STD infection. Stanger-Hall and Hall discovered that the states with the lowest teen pregnancy rates institute abstinence-plus sex education, ensuring that abstinence and information about sexual health and contraceptives are both covered, PolicyMic stated. Young adults need comprehensive sex education not the Mean Girls dont-have-sex-because-you-WILL-get-pregnantand-die abstinence-only drivel. It doesnt work, and it doesnt prepare high school kids for college, where morals are a little looser and casual sex is commonplace. To be sure, abstinence education isnt a bad thing after all, abstinence is the only birth-control method with a 100-percentguaranteed success rate. Abstinence is a personal choice many But not everyone wants to abstain, and those young adults who want to become sexually active should have access to educational resources. According to Planned Parenthood, Florida doesnt have any statewide standards for sex education, while 78 percent of Floridians support comprehensive sex education. Sex education shouldnt be driven by a political agenda, and it should be accessible to high school kids across the state. If Florida doesnt implement a standardized sex-ed program, rates of teen pregnancies and STDs will remain stalemate at best or continue to climb at worst. 56 TOTAL VOTES45% YES 55% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgTuesdays question: Do you pay attention to what times you drink coffee? Todays question: Do you think undocumented students should pay in-state tuition rates? Instead of death, fear the unlived lifeAs I age into my early 20s, I realize now that overused cliches are not as useless as their unoriginality might suggest. Take this one: All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. To elaborate, let us consider a chilling incident that occurred in New York City in 2010. One night in April, an assailant stalked and attacked an innocent woman. Luckily for her, someone was there to help. A homeless man jumped to the aid of the woman. The hero himself was then stabbed by the assailant and fell to the sidewalk. Nearly 25 people indifferently walked past the injured man in the next hour. One bystander even pulled out his phone to take a picture of the facedown body before leaving. No one seemed to care about the growing pool of blood. 20 minutes later, the homeless man had died. Such cruel apathy is well-documented. The most famous example of the bystander effect is that of Kitty Genovese, who was attacked near her New York apartment by a serial murderer. Her screams and calls for help were heard by neighbors, but no one intervened. The Genovese murder took place nearly 50 years ago. You can partly blame the diffusion of responsibility that we delude ourselves into thinking, the notion that since there are so many people out there, someone else will take action. But thats not the full story. Today, the default state of mind is indifference. Sure, the apathy we identify ourselves with doesnt translate to ignoring bleeding victims on sidewalks, but it is still dangerous. to pay attention to the individual self is the top priority for everyone. The problem begins when the top priority becomes the only priority. The amount of peace and justice is inversely proportional to the level of apathy people have. The luxuries of freedom and law in the United States we enjoy today are precisely because of the relentless struggle of people whose names history books never mention. Spending a few semesters corruption wont beef up your resume. Protesting the poverty endured by those working for minimum wage wont win you any awards. Devoting your life to the eradication of nuclear weapons can seem like a grand waste of time. But, ultimately, is that not life? After the booze runs dry and we look back at our college years, little contentment will come from remembering the epic Midtown parties. how much our humanity blossomed to what extent did we, as individuals, care for others. Recently, another dumb cliche started making sense to me. In the book Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbitt says, Do not fear death, but rather the unlived life. You dont have to live forever. You just have to live. What did she mean by the unlived life? Apathy is derived from the Greek term for without feeling. In our lack of concern for the suffering of others, we become zombies. The world is becoming a colder place, and Im not referring to global warming. When good people like ourselves stay silent, evil triumphs. The victims of our apathy patiently wait for us. The question remains: How long do we keep them waiting? Zulkar Khan is a UF microbiology senior. His column runs on Wednesdays. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Matthew Riva Samantha Shavell MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Zulkar


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7 Former Rep. Jim Wright (DTex.) once held one of the most prominent political positions in the United States. From 1987 to 1989, Wright served as speaker of the House of Representatives. However, last Nov. 2, Wright found he might not even be able to cast a ballot in his states elections. The 90-year-old Wright was denied a voter ID card by the Texas Department of Public Safety because his drivers license had expired in 2010. Wright needed a valid form of a new law enacted by the Texas Legislature. Similar measures have been enacted in numerous states in the last several years, including North Carolina and Alabama. Former Rep. Wright is not the only one who has been affected by these harsh new voter ID with the Texas voter registration system because of his age, the groups most likely to be affected by these laws are women and minority groups, particularly African-Americans and Hispanics. According to Ari Berman of The Nation, Hispanic voters in Texas are 46 to 120 percent more likely than white voters to lack the forms of ID needed to cast a ballot in the state. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has argued that cation laws are needed to combat the threat of voter fraud. Contrary to the claims of these proponents of voter ID laws and similar measures, there is absolutely no evidence to suggest voter fraud exists There are currently more than 11 million registered voters in Florida. Igor Volsky of Think Progress found that according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, just cases of alleged voter fraud have been referred to the department since 2000. It is clear the voter ID legislation proposed by Republicans around the country is a solution in search of a problem. What, then, is the true motivation for enacting such harsh and restrictive legislation? In the 2008 and 2012 elections, members of ethnic and racial minorities voted overwhelmingly for President Barack Obama and other Democratic candidates. AfricanAmericans supported Obama over Mitt Romney by a margin of 93 percent to 6 percent. Hispanics also voted for Obama by a wide margin, 71 percent to 27 percent. The overwhelming support for the Democratic Party among these demographic groups, combined with the rapid population growth of those groups relative to whites, poses an existential threat to the Republican Party. Rather than reaching out to members of these demographic groups and trying to gain their political support, Republicans have instead chovote. GOP has been acknowledged by numerous Republican politicians. In 2012, Pennsylvania House leader Mike Turzai said the voter ID law enacted in his state would allow Governor Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania. Some supporters of the voter ID laws and similarly restrictive voting measures have been even more blunt about the true purpose of the legislation. According to Think Progress, Don Yelton, a former precinct chair of the Buncombe County, North Carolina Republican Party, said if restrictive voting measures hurt a bunch of lazy blacks that wants the government to give them everything, so be it. Although Yelton resigned after making his blatantly racist remarks, he was only saying out loud what Republicans around the country know: If African-Americans, Hispanics and other minorities vote in large numbers, Republicans will lose election after election. If the Republican Party wants to remain relevant in American politics, it should focus on adapting its policies to suit the interests and beliefs of a larger number of voters, particularly fast-growing demographics like Hispanics and African-Americans. Attempting to rig the electoral system by Americans is an attack on democracy itself and should not be tolerated. Elliot Levy is a UF political science and public relations junior. His column runs on Wednesdays. Voter ID laws threaten democracy Column Joel Monday marked Veterans Day, a holiday many Americans works shows or barbecues happen, and most Americans dont get the day off from work. The only thing you might notice about Veterans Day is the absence of mail. Who can blame us? Its likely at some point in our lives weve known someone typically a friend or family member who served in the Armed Forces, but for a large swath of the American population, Veterans Day is simply just another day. Caring and respecting our veterans should be a top priority, regardless of whether a friend or relative served our country. As thousands of men and women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan come home, we are letting them down. Following the Vietnam War, the American public treated veterans poorly as they returned home. Many Vietnam veterans became homeless, cast out by the citizens of the country they served. More than 62,500 veterans are homeless on any given night, and its about time we stand up and do something for them. Whether you agree with the reasoning for invading Iraq and Afghanistan, no one deserves our respect more than the people who served, fought, died or were seriously wounded as a result of the wars. Many Americans including some great charities are doing their best to acclimate veterans back to civilian life, including assistance with education, job training and other basic needs. However, far too many of us remain silent on the issue and, even worse, others make a mockery of the brave men and women of the Armed Forces. In a tribute to the troops, the Northwestern University football team wore special jerseys last weekend as part of the Wounded Warrior Project. Although there is nothing inherently wrong with Wounded Warrior and the great work they do, there was something very wrong with Northwesterns uniforms: They were more or in fake blood. You read that correctly. In a tribute to the wounded veterans, a football team wore uniforms that looked like an blood of a soldier. Northwestern might be the most egregious offender, but they are certainly not alone. Since 2008, Major League Baseball has adorned its players in caps featursupport the troops. Some NFL teams also joined the fun, with players wearing camblood on your uniform doesnt mean you support the troops and might be the most even if some proceeds of merchandise Warriors. We must do more than buy hats or watch our favorite team wear camo costumes to honor our veterans and the fallen. I know its easy to say and harder to its due time to stand up and do something more than beat our chests with patriotic pride. Donate a few bucks directly toward a group like Wounded Warriors, Welcome Back Veterans or even your local homeless shelter. Take a day off from work or school and volunteer at a shelter or help one of the countrys true heroes with the day-to-day struggles of returning to normal life. There is so much we can do as a nation to help those who serve, and its the right thing to do always. These are men and women who sacrithe same for them? Joel Mendelson is a UF graduate student in political campaigning. His column usually runs on Mondays.Veterans deserve more respectColumn Elliot


8, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013William A. England / Alligator StaffSweet SupportUFs Filipino Student Association hosts a fundraiser Tuesday at Lollicup for Typhoon Haiyan relief in the Philippines. CAMPUS CHRISTINE FLAMMIAAlligator Contributing WriterUF was ranked No. 15 for sending students abroad, but staff says there is still room for improvement. The 2013 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released Monday, ranked New York University No. 1, with 4,378 students who studied abroad during the 2011-12 academic year. UF sent 1,991 students. Dena Roberts, UF Study Abroad Services assistant director, said a national ranking is exciting, but the percentage of students studying abroad is still low. According to the report, only 10 percent of American undergraduates study abroad. Roberts said about 2 percent of UF students study abroad, but she hopes this number will continue to grow. who you are, she said. Its also stepping out of your comfort zone. Maxine Dubois, a 22-year-old UF criminology and law senior, is one of thousands of UF students who has studied abroad. Studying in Beijing last summer, she didnt let a little culture shock or a foreign lifestyle-induced upset stomach stop her from having a good time. Before leaving, she said she researched Chinese culture, so she wasnt surprised when strangers snapped photos of her on their phones or touched her dirty blond hair. The amount of students from other countries coming to study in the U.S also increased by 7 percent, according to Open Doors. In the 2012-13 leading institutions for hosting international students top 25 ranking, UF was No. 17. Lyn Straka, director of UF exchange visitor services, said past international students have said they liked the openness of the UF community, especially the open relationships between students and professors. Exchange students experiences are not limited to just coursework at UF, she said. Their home universities might not have the dormitories or on-campus activities UF students take for granted. They dont just get a new academic experience, she said, but a new cultural one as well.UF study abroad ranks No. 15 nationally, could improve THE EVENT IS NOV. 24. MICHAELA BISIENEREAlligator Contributing WriterJust before the 10th annual Gators March for Babies 5K fundraiser, Florida received a D grade on the 2013 March of Dimes Premature Birth Report Card released this month. Kyle Croft, March of Dimes community director for Alachua County, said although the grade was not a change from last year, the preterm birth rate in Florida has increased from 13 percent in 2011 to 13.7 percent in 2012. Croft said this increase is a temporary setback in efforts to reach a 9.6 percent preterm birth rate by 2020. I think theres a misconception that babies are born prematurely and all that means is they spend a couple of extra days in the hospital, run a few tests and go home, Croft said. This report card really shows that premature birth truly is still a problem. Claudia Weeks, director of staff for Gators March for Babies, said the low report grade indicates the importance of this years walk, which will take place Nov. 24. The fact that we are still at a D rating shows that theres so much work that we can do, so much research that needs to be done and so much money that needs to be raised for that, said Weeks, a 19-year-old UF sustainability studies sophomore. Croft said Gators March for Babies, the UF organization for March of Dimes, has set a record-high fundraising goal of $100,000 for this years walk in honor of its 10-year anniversary. Students, faculty and staff can register to participate or make a donation anytime before or on the day of the walk. The walk will be on UFs campus, starting on Turlington Plaza at 2 p.m. About $70,000 has been raised for this years walk so far, Croft said. Last year, Gators March for Babies raised $62,000. The record for fundraising during the past 10 years is about $80,000 in 2011. The goal is in sight, Croft said. We could realistiwe can get.Gators March for Babies goals highCAMPUS NACUYA LEWISAlligator Contrbuting WriterThe Institute of Black Culture director plans to bring a little charm to UFs campus through her $10,000 program, Project Creating Leaders and Shaping Sisters (CLASS). Veleashia Smith, the IBC director and founder of Project CLASS, said the 12-week enhancement program begins in Spring and is designed to help college women enhance their professional and personal lives. Through various activities, it will focus on academics, etiquette, effective communication, budgeting and relationships. The participant who shows the most improvement will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Im not looking at someone at the bottom of the barrel to make some drastic change, she said. The change starts happening from wherever you are. Ashley Jolicoeur, a 19-year-old UF nursing sophomore, said she looks forward to applying because theres no course that teaches students how to be classy. The program will meet every Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. Interviews for Project CLASS will begin before Thanksgiving Break and applications for the project will be distributed through the Institute of Black Culture.Gators get classy with new charm program ANOTHER COMPETITION BEGINS SATURDAY. THOMAS LYNNAlligator Contributing WriterThe judge accepted the accountant as a hostile witness. The prosecutors huddled at their table, whispering curses, and the 21year-old UF student knew it was over. Team Targaryen had won. Charlene Ochogo, a UF telecommunication senior, and her team were one of four Liti-Gators teams that competed in the Middle Tennessee State Universitys annual MidSouth Invitational Mock Trial Tournament one of the countrys largest undergraduate mock trial competitions. While facing Wheaton College, Ochogos team decided to go with a risky move and create a hostile witness someone who is used as a scapegoat for the defendant to establish reasonable doubt among the jurors. Its pretty much the most exciting thing you can do in a mock trial, she said. Gators won other awards as well. To prepare for competitions, Laura Sjoberg, a UF associate professor of political science, coaches the mock trial competitive teams two evenings per week. Practices are evenly divided up among constructing cases, cross examination and closing arguments. Then, they do scrimmages with different skill drills, Sjoberg said. [Students] really gain analytical skills things are not only applicable to the majority of them who want to go to law school but also to those who want to be actors and scientists. Two of the four UF trial teams will travel to North Carolina for the next competition at Duke University, which begins Saturday.UF team wins mock trial competition with hostile witness move Its the next step to Dena Roberts Charlene Ochogo


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 9 AP PhotoThe AftermathIn this aerial photo taken on Saturday and released by the Philippine Air Force, a ferry boat is seen washed inland from a massive storm surge caused by Typhoon Haiyan. The typhoon, one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into six central Philippine islands on Friday, leaving thousands of people dead. LOCAL CHIP LOWEAlligator Contributing WriterA grant may soon make setting up solar panels for residents and small businesses easier and more affordable. The grant from the U.S. Department of Energy provides $1.6 million to help improve the permitting generate publicity for clean energy and jobs, and create a standard for connecting solar systems to the power grid, according to a news release. Alachua County was included as a recipient as part of the six-county Go SOLAR Florida team. The team also includes Broward, MiamiDade, Monroe, Orange and St. Lucie counties. Holly Banner, a planner for the Alachua County Growth Management Department, will oversee the countys participation in the initiative. She said it will mostly simplify the permitting and installation process locally. Data shows that 64 percent of the cost of solar installations is related to the soft costs, not related to the cost of the panels themselves, she said. Banner said reducing these soft costs will make the total ownership and installation price tag of solar panels more predictable. She said working with other counties that have already developed online permitting systems and marketing plans, like Broward ty. Banner also said developing a part of the countys participation. Barry Jacobson, president of Gainesville-based Solar Impact Inc., said he thinks these improvements will be helpful, but the solar business is already doing well on its own. I dont see it being a huge game changer, he said, because currentof sense as it is. Antony Cato, a 19-year-old Santa Fe College political science sophomore, said programs like this that move the county forward in creating renewable sources of energy are a great use of taxpayer dollars. So often we see wasteful spending or spending that is very controversial, he said. In this case, whether youre an environmentalAlachua County included in solar panel grant to help locals THE ASSOCIATED PRESSSTARKE A man convicted in the 1991 sexual assault and murder of an aspiring artist in Orlando was executed Tuesday by injection. Darius Kimbrough was pronounced dead at 6:18 p.m. at the Florida State Prison in make any statement, telling ofhe had any last words. Kimbrough was condemned to die for the October 1991 killing of 28-year-old Denise Collins, who was attacked in her apartment as she slept. Collins mother and sister were among 24 witnesses, including news media, who attended the execution. Her mother, Diane Stewart, said the last 22 years have been horrendous while the family waited for appeals to play out. This is well deserved, Stewart told reporters. Lets see if we can pick ourselves up a little more and get on with our life. The sister, Annette Collins, said the execution was a numbing experience but also a relief. Im just happy that Denise received justice. Wherever she is, I hope she is smiling down, she said. It was the second time a new mix of drugs was used in Florida since a previous execution in October. Earlier Tuesday, Kimbrough ate his last meal, including pizza, fried chicken, fried green tomatoes and chocolate chip ice cream.Inmate executed for killing Orlando woman In this case, whether youre an environmentalist Antony CatoSanta Fe College political science sophomore


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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG LANDON WATNICKAlligator Staff Writer@LandonWatnickFlorida made it a close game against Wisconsin, but one shot late in the contest ended the Gators hopes Tuesday night. Badgers guard Traevon Jackson made a jumper from the right elbow to put his team seconds remaining in the game as No. 11 Florida fell to No. 20 Wisconsin 59-53 in the Kohl Center in Madison, Wis. We gave ourselves a chance, Florida coach Billy Donovan said. [Jackson] made a tough shot. With Florida (1-1) down 56-53 with 41.8 seconds left, UW guard Ben Brust missed a three-pointer. Center Patric Young battled for the rebound with Badgers guard Josh Gasser, came down with the ball and drew a foul. Young went 1 of 2 from the line. But during the next possession, Florida chose to not foul and allowed Wisconsin (2-0) to run down the clock. After Jacksons shot, guard Michael Frazier II raced down Kurtz on the wing. Kurtz drove down the lane past two defenders but saw his shot blocked by Frank Kaminsky, and the Badgers got the rebound. throw with 2.4 seconds left to effectively end the game. We have too many breakdowns in crucial situations, Erika Tymrak scored her Womens National Team Read the story on page 14. Swimmers honoredSebastien Rousseau, Kahlia Warner and Danielle Valley were honored by the Southeastern Conference AP PhotoWisconsins Duje Dukan (center) grabs a rebound from Floridas Casey Prather (left) and Jacob Kurtz during the Badgers 59-53 victory against the Gators in Madison, Wis., on Tuesday night. Wisconsin hands Florida first loss JUNIOR HAS RECORDED 23 CAREER SACKS. ADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator Staff Writer@alichtenstein24Floridas offensive line will face arguably its toughest challenge on Saturday in Columbia, S.C. Lining up on the opposing defensive line will be All-American defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, a projected top-three pick in Mays NFL Draft. I dont know if you stop Clowney, offensive coordinator Brent Pease said. Instead, Pease and the offensive line will do their best to slow him down a tough task, as evidenced by the juniors 23 career sacks and 42 career tackles for a loss. Hes a great player, not just good, fullback Hunter Joyer said. Hes quick, has counter moves. He has everything a defensive end needs: strength, size. Hes a complete player and thats why hes projected to go so high in the draft and everything. Clowney has had success against Florida in the past. As a freshman in 2011, he had only one tackle which resulted in a 1-yard loss while also forcing a fumble in South Carolinas 17-12 victory in Columbia. Last season, the tables were turned, as the Gators dominated the Gamecocks in a 44-11 win. However, Clowney had a more productive game, notching Clowney presents steep challenge for Gators Brent Pease expected his second season as Floridas offensive coordinator to be He had another year to implement his and several new toys in his arsenal that were expected to help the Gators develop a more dynamic offense. But those thoughts have since been replaced by concerns regarding his job security amid continued struggles from Floridas offense and growing bitterness from fans. Its human nature to probably think about that, Pease said. But I still got an obligation to this team, and the head coach, and the players I coach and the administration that I work for. A year after enjoying an 11-2 season and a trip to the Sugar Bowl, the Gators (45, 3-4 Southeastern Conference) have lost four straight games and have fallen out of contention in the SEC Eastern Division. Florida has not had a losing record this late in a season since going 0-10-1 in 1979, with a losing record. That mark could fall this season, as UF will be a heavy underdog in two of its three remaining games and is at risk of missing a bowl game for You never want to have a losing record or not be able to make it to a bowl game, so were just trying to win for our pride and for ourselves, Hunter Joyer said. A lack of production from a stagnant offense has been a key contributor to Floridas decline. The Gators are tied for 106th nationally in scoring offense and rank even lower in total offense. After scoring just one total offensive touchdown during losses to LSU and Missouri, Florida was held without a touchGeorgia. A week later, Vanderbilt clobin Gainesville since 1945. Each loss and every poor offensive showing increases the pressure on Pease, who is under contract through the 2015 season. Pease accepts criticism of struggling UF offensive unit PHILLIP HEILMANAlligator Staff Writer@phillip_heilmanClowney SEE NOTES, paPA GE 15Pease SEE pPEaASE, paPA GE 15 SEE HOOpPS, paPA GE 15QuotableIt is unfair to blame coach Pease for everything. Jon Harrison, UF offensive lineman on pressure mounting around Brent Pease


MICHELLE PROVENZANOAlligator Writer@mmprovenzanoORLANDO Erika Tymrak put her hands on her head and smiled in disbelief. In her second appearance with the U.S. Womens National Team, Brazil in an international friendly match at the Citrus Bowl in Orlan USWNT rookie Lindsey Horan the left corner of the penalty arc. between two Brazil defenders clos keeper Thais reach. USWNT forward and former bach shared in the excitement. Gator, and Im really proud of her USWNT coach Tom Sermanni was proud to see Tymrak notch her dont think she knew quite what to the substitution. ward for more than a year. assists. soccer. FC Kansas City drafted her in the second round of the National assists in just two months of play to honor. Less than a month later, the the U.S. senior team in an interna Sermanni started Tymrak in the for the international team, Tymrak trained in Germany with the FC and scored twice in a German Cup I think for a player like Erika, a different style of soccer and a home, out of your comfort zone, all It paid off. and he added her to the U.S. roster Tymrak said she appreciated [Wambach] helps me on and Tymrak will return to FC Bay With her professional soccer rak said. I owe a lot of it to my port. ALLIGATOR AP Photo RJ SCHAFFERAlligator Writer @rjschaffer Gators will try to shake off any rust and title. week, UF worked on weaknesses that The Gamecocks opened the season with came in three sets. the top spot in the conference. said. reer with a senior season for the record books. She currently leads the NCAA in hit her. Senior looking to carry Florida during season's stretch runSOCCERGa A TORS IN THE NFL LANDON WATNICKAlligator Staff Writer@LandonWatnickWith Week 10 of the NFL season in the books, here are a few former Gators who made the most tangible impact for their respective teams. Riley Cooper, wide receiver: Riley Cooper keeps mak zone. ran down the left sideline untouched into the end zone. Carlos Dunlap, defensive end: Jordan Reed, tight end: ond quarter. Notes: UF Volleyball CCooper


Donovan said. We dont get the rebound after a missed shot. We fall asleep on a three-point shooter. We have a careless turnover. We fall asleep on a back cut. We foul with two seconds to go on the shot clock. Just little things like that thats got nothing to do with talent. Its got much, much more to do with experience and being in those situations a little bit more. Florida struggled to defend the three-point line Tuesday. Af16 three-point attempts. Frazier led the way for the Gators with 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting, including a 5-of-7 clip from behind the arc. Excluding Frazier, Florida was 0 of 7 from three-point range. After a 28-point showing Friday against North Florida, forward Casey Prather added 12 points. Freshman point guard Kasey Hill, who fouled out with 3:25 remaining, went 2-of-11 shooting for four points, recorded four assists and grabbed three rebounds. Donovan stressed after Floridas 77-69 win against UNF that his team needed to improve defensively and change its overall attitude. Those adjustments were present early. Behind a trio of three-pointers on consecutive possessions by Frazier, Florida jumped out to a 16-4 lead about seven minutes into the game. But the Badgers responded with a 13-0 run during a span of The Gators trailed by as many as 11 points in the second half after a 14-4 Badgers run, but they used a 15-9 run during a span free throws. Wisconsin shot 43.8 percent and outrebounded UF 31-28. Despite the loss, Donovan saw his group which was without Scottie Wilbekin, Dorian Finney-Smith and Damontre Harris due to suspension make progress Tuesday night. This is really, really good for our team, Donovan said. Just to see what weve got to do, where we need to continue to get better. A radio broadcast contributed to this report. Floridas second-year offensive coordinator agrees the offense has underperformed this season and said he understands the anger many fans feel toward him. Its the same thing we tell the kids, youve got to be mentally tough, Pease said. Youve got to shut it out sometimes. And I understand what people are saying and frustrated with. I mean, do they understand all of the circumstances? Not all of the time. But youve got to work through it. In my situation, I dont in who you are and what you believe in and how you got to doing your job. Pease and the Gators have had to deal with more than the usual number of distractions this season. Floridas offense has lost its starting quarterback, running back, two offensive linemen and a wide receiver for the season due to injury. Several other players have also missed extended periods of time because of injury or suspension. Tyler Murphy, who replaced Jeff Driskel earlier this season, is currently dealing with a sprained shoulder that has kept him out of practice this week and is questionable to play Saturday against No. 10 South Carolina. Its tough, and I mean what are you going to do? Pease said of the injuries to offensive players. You got to play the cards youre dealt. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 15Rachel Crosby / Alligator StaffBrent Pease watches on as players go through warm-ups prior Floridas Coordinator dealing with many injuries PEasASE, from page 13Kristi Camara / Alligator StaffJon Harrison (72) attempts to block Vanderbilt defensive tackle Jared Morse (97) as Tyler Murphy (3) drops back during the Gators 34-17 loss to the Commodores. Racial slurs upset HarrisonWere going to have to do a lot of things with him in the pass [protection] game, whether its double teaming him or stuff like that, guard Jon Halapio said. Clowney has not lived up to the Heisman Trophy hype that surrounded him before the season began the junior has not recorded a sack since Sept. 14 but he could look to get on track against a bangedup Gators offensive line. Florida has had trouble protecting its quarterback in recent weeks. Defenses have sacked redshirt junior quarterback Tyler Murphy 19 times in UFs last four games. The Gators are missing three starters from their offensive line. Tackle Chaz Green (labrum) has missed the whole season, tackle Tyler Moore (elbow) is out for the rest of the year after a scooter accident and tackle D.J. Humphries (knee) is doubtful for Saturdays game. Were just going to have to make do with what we have, Halapio said. I think weve got seven left. Were really going to have to grind it out this week and just go from there. Center explains ejection: During the third quarter of Floridas game against Arkansas on Oct. 5, center Jon Harrison was ejected after apparently making contact with a referee. After the game, coach Will Muschamp did not comment on whether Harrison his temper and did something he shouldnt have done. Harrison had a chance to tell his side of the story on Tuesday. The redshirt senior said he was trying to explain that an Arkansas player was directing racial slurs at him, and Harrison wanted the referee to control the situation. I got called every version of the nword known to man, Harrison said. And I went up to the ref and Im like, Ref, please, you have to control this player. Hes been calling me every racial slur. Harrison said while gesturing, he accidentally touched the referee. He said he did not know he was penalized until he saw the There was no malicious intent. I wasnt trying to be an a-hole or anything, Harrison said. I was honestly was just trying to tell the ref to get this player because I was getting attacked, I felt like I was getting harassed, and it was beyond football. Calling me the n-word and everything is not football anymore. It is just going out of your way. NOTEsS, from page 13 HOOPsS, from page 13Sophomore guard led Gators with 20 points


Every now and then, attempts to write the worst sports column on Earth. Today, Joe will try, too. With the 4-5 Gators fading fast, most folks reckon Florida should just reach for the sky. But Im not most folks. With bowl eligibility and good, old-fashioned pride on the line, I suggest that UF should instead reach for the Skyler. Thats right. Im talking about Skyler Mornhinweg. Put him in, coach. Hes ready to play. Today. But, Joe, the masses cry. Hes just a redshirt freshman. Oh, yeah? Somebody tell Jameis Winston hes a redshirt freshman. He cant hear the haters. He cant even see the haters. Now you know why hes squinting all the time. I bet Skylers a squinter. He also wears headphones on the sideline every Saturday. Troll, troll, troll, the haters say. Blah, blah, blah. They try their best, but they cant get to Skyler. What are the haters saying? Id ask Skyler. Hed reply, Beats (by Dre) me. But Im through with the puns and games. Hear is my point. Just listen. UF should start Mornhinweg on Saturday. Tyler Murphy is not the savior Gators fans hoped hed be, and hes dealing with an injured throwing shoulder. I dont see Jeff Driskel walking through that door either. Driskel doesnt even know my home address. Even if he Skylers been knocking for weeks, but Muschamp hasnt heard him. Now hes ringing the doorbell. Ding. Dong. Muschamp and Brent Pease need answers, so they need to answer. I, too, searched for answers following Floridas historic loss to Vanderbilt on Saturday. With a furrowed brow, I sat at the kitchen table the next T-E-B-O-W Unfortunately, life is not that simple. Legends are for all time, not every time. Then, it clicked. M-O-R-N-H-I-N-W-E-G. For the Gator Nations sake, lets hope Muschamp does the Lets hope hes good at it. Most of all, lets hope he can spell. Muschamps ability to spell could save Florida from its offensive dry spell. A-M-P! It takes time. Same goes for the fans. M-O-R-N-H-I-N-W-E-G. Get used to writing it. Get used to tweeting it. Add it to Hes a redshirt freshman. Not a red-squiggly-line-underhis-last-name freshman. Get used to saying it, too. When talking about the next HEN-wig. Theres only room for one Verne Lundquist in the Southcarefully crafted shtick of botching every players name. Verne will always have the last chortle, but I digress. theyll be the ones chortling on Saturday night. mind. R-E-D-E-M-P-T-I-O-N. ALLIGATOR Rachel Crosby / Alligator StaffSkyler Mornhinweg warms up prior to Floridas 24-7 victory against Kentucky on Sept. 28 in Commonwealth Stadium. FIRE JOE MORGAN Joe MorganTwitter: @joe_morgan #HotSportsTakes: Forget Tyler, UF should start Skyler