Sports book gambling handicappers will, however, keep a close eye on how coach Urban Meyer ushers in an era of on line sports gambling change at Gainesville.
It has been a tumultuous four months for the Gators since Meyer announced his “retirement” prior to their Sugar Bowl win over Cincinnati. Meyer of course retreated from retirement to instead take a leave of absence but only after he finished with a number one ranked recruiting class for the 2010 sports book gambling season. Meyer is now leading Florida’s spring drills on a full time basis.
Two-time national championship quarterback Tim Tebow, who won the Heisman Trophy in 2007 and was a finalist in two other seasons, has departed for the NFL. The first concern with gambling sports handicappers is whether or not new quarterback John Brantley will be able to take the baton and keep the Gators winning and in contention for a national championship.
Brantley is a red shirt junior who will enter the 2010 sports book gambling campaign as the number one quarterback on the depth chart. Brantley does have impressive credentials which include the 2006 Gatorade National Player of the Year.
Brantley has already developed the sports book gambling reputation of being much more of a pure passer than Tebow. He is a quiet player that has learned patience and said the he will lead more by example than with speeches.
The Gators lost five key juniors who came out for the NFL draft including Mackey Award winning tight end Aaron Hernandez, Rimington Trophy winning center Maurkice Pouncey, and All-American cornerback Joe Haden.
As it turned out Meyer has been more involved than ever according to offensive coordinator Steve Addazio, who fills in as the leader when Meyer takes off. Meyer is expected to delegate more authority to his assistants for the 2010 sports book gambling season.
Another important sports book gambling concern will be the four new assistants on Meyer’s staff including a new defensive coordinator.
Meyer may wish he stayed “retired” as this looks to be his most challenging season since arriving in 2005.