Thursday, July 7, 2011

Tim Tebow's No. 15 Worn by WHOM?

Here's a name to know: Luchiez Purifoy. He is a freshman cornerback for the Gators this year who has made the mistake of picking No. 15 as his jersey number.

I will call it right now: This will become a big deal -- Florida fans (and media) will not be happy that Tim Tebow's jersey number was simply given away to any random frosh who wants to claim it. And, frankly, I don't think Purifoy really wants that kind of pressure.

Beyond that, I think it was a judgment error by the coaching staff (or equipment manager) to let him have it at all, and they will quickly backtrack once it becomes a "thing."

Via Alligator Army, check out the jersey assignments for '11-12 in the new Florida football media guide.

(On an unrelated note, I love that a new star player claims the No. 1 jersey whenever it opens up -- Chris Rainey takes it from the exiled Janoris Jenkins. And I love that the expectation is that whoever wears it has to try to live up to the standard of Percy Harvin (and Reggie Nelson) when they wore it.)

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