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De'Ante "Pop" Saunders released

Postby Kurtis Lowe » Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:50 pm

De'Ante has been given his release papers..

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Re: RUMOR: De'Ante "Pop" Saunders transferring...

Postby gatorJ » Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:52 pm

If so, that sucks. Kid is crazy talented. Just could stay out of trouble, I guess.
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Postby NVGator » Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:11 pm

Hasn't he been in the dog house for a long time? If so, glad to see him go.
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Re: RUMOR: De'Ante "Pop" Saunders transferring...

Postby Phineus Maximus » Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:27 pm

My semi-inside source tells me his nickname was "Medicine Man."
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Postby WobbleGator » Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:48 pm

Whatever.
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Postby ACappsUF29 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:15 pm

With the safeties we have coming in this isn't a bad loss. Just frees up a scholarship.
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Postby DaddyGator » Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:16 pm

The New! Jimmy D wrote:My semi-inside source tells me his nickname was "Medicine Man."


Darn injuries. :lol:
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Postby CGgater » Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:00 pm

ACappsUF29 wrote:With the safeties we have coming in this isn't a bad loss. Just frees up a scholarship.


In theory, this is correct. There is some unproven talent that SHOULD be an upgrade, but we won't know until they prove it on the field.

That said, If a player isn't earning his way out of the doghouse, he's not contributing by standing on the sideline... We also don't want more of the meyer "circle of trust" crap that seemed to be more about talent-based entitlement than discipline and teamwork. I trust Champ to handle the personnel decisions.
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Postby fivefiveninegator » Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:17 pm

Yea he is gone
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Postby crosscreekcooter » Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:33 pm

So he sits next year and plays his senior year. Too bad. See ya Pop, we hardly knew ya.
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Postby TommyGator » Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:40 pm

CGgater wrote:That said, If a player isn't earning his way out of the doghouse, he's not contributing by standing on the sideline... We also don't want more of the meyer "circle of trust" crap that seemed to be more about talent-based entitlement than discipline and teamwork. I trust Champ to handle the personnel decisions.


Amen to that CG! I have trust in Boom's discipline techniques....the results speak for themselves.
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Postby ShowMeLove » Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:46 pm

What a waste of talent. I hope Pop gets his priorities straight.
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Postby Swamp82 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:48 pm

Bad apples go quick these days, go Muschamp
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Postby Okeechobee Joe » Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:49 pm

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I told you no more of that Pop Goes The Weasal stuff.
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Postby Swamp82 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:53 pm

He weasel when he should have waned.
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Postby sportstalk » Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:14 pm

Pop was undersized for either safety spot, but he tried hard. Would not say he was crazy talented, but he was pretty decent in underneath coverages or as the nickel. However as the single free safety or even as one of the safetys in 2 Deep, he was nothing short of awful. He let guys get behind him way too often and was typically late getting to where he was suppossed to be. I hope some of this so called young talent will be able to be a good free safety in coverage.
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Postby Zach Abolverdi » Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:23 pm

Just confirmed this with him.
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Postby BoomTown » Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:45 pm

Zach Abolverdi wrote:Just confirmed this with him.

Man Zach. Over an hour after GatorCountry has it posted!?! I thought you were Johnny-on-the-spot. You getting soft in your old age? :D

From GatorCountry: “Pop’s had another injury,” Muschamp said. “He’ll be out next week (a 37-26 win at Florida State) and the bowl game.” ... An unspecified "injury" that has him out over 8 weeks. Methnks he broke his common sense one too many times.
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Postby Jrcurtis » Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:10 pm

If Pop thinks Charlie Strong will tolerate his childish behavior, he's wrong. He couldn't get things right, at UF,so, he better find somewhere else, other than Louisville. Strong will bench him, as well? Hopefully, he'll lose his entitlement mentality and realize that there's been much more talented players not make it. If he thinks he's special, he's in trouble! Apparently, he believes he's special and above the rules or he would have humbled himself and did what he had to do at UF.
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Postby MJMGator » Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:15 pm

Best of luck to him.
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