The AggreGator: Staying focused

December, 21, 2011
12/21/11
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Just a quick batch of links from around the Worldwide Leader today, as we stay locked in on the latest recruiting news. In case you've missed it ...

• Juco DT Damien Jacobs flipped from Tennessee and signed with Florida today.
• Five-star big-man Jarnell Stokes is set to announce on Thursday night (and could actually play this season).
• Juco DT Visesio "Junior" Salt became Florida's 17th verbal commit on Sunday.

Speaking of recruiting, I've shared a lot of content about former Florida coach Urban Meyer lately, maybe too much. Well, on Tuesday the pendulum swung again, as Meyer's Ohio State Buckeyes were slapped with NCAA penalties, including a bowl ban next season. ESPN's Mark Schlabach says the governing body sent a message with the sanctions. Here's more analysis ...

OSU Sanctions Recruiting Impact
Tom Luginbill says Urban and OSU got off easy.
Recruiting at Penn State? A no-win situation
ESPN's Tim Keown says that as the recruiting vultures circle over Penn State, the mystifying limbo in which Tom Bradley lives and works right now makes for an utterly unwinnable situation. It is not a pretty sight.

Now over to college hoops, as the No. 12 Gators prepare to host in-state arch-rival Florida State on Thursday night ...

College Basketball Writers' Roundtable: Five big questions
I don't think Dana O'Neil is too keen on the Gators. She has Florida on upset alert against FSU, but says she would only qualify it as a mild upset. O'Neil's take: "The Seminoles' defense requires a team to be patient and disciplined, and those aren't necessarily the Gators' strong points. If Florida State can frustrate Florida's backcourt, the Sunshine State's balance might get a little topsy turvy." By the way, you can watch that game right here on Thursday night at 7 p.m.

Let's check in on an old friend, former Florida coach Lon Kruger, who is flourishing once more at the helm of a major program ...

Sooners on the rise with Kruger
Andy Katz says Lon can be labeled as a bit bland, but he has been remarkably consistent wherever he has been, which includes stops at Kansas State (in the Big Eight), Florida, Illinois and UNLV.

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