Florida Gators: De'Anthony Thomas

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- SEC commissioner Mike Slive was subtle, but the message was clear: He wants the league’s 14 teams to beef up their nonconference schedules.

Dump the FCS schools and some of the games against smaller directional schools and instead play teams from BCS conferences. Or at least play some of the better team from non-BCS leagues. Not only will that generate more interest nationally and on television, but it would eliminate a lot of the empty seats at those cupcake games like Florida-Jacksonville State.

But, as parents preach to their children, we can’t always get what we want.

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Throwback Thursday: Athletes

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In this edition of Throwback Thursday, Tom Luginbill takes three ESPN 150 athletes and looks at which former college standouts the prospects remind him of.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Geno Smith. Collin Klein. De’Anthony Thomas. Braxton Miller.

Mike Gillislee?

Absolutely, say Gillislee’s Florida teammates. The senior running back deserves to be on the list of Heisman Trophy candidates after what he did against one of the nation’s top defenses Saturday afternoon at Florida Field.

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