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Gator coaches: No ill-will toward Jevan Snead



Snead_jevan_jersey07 Despite the back-and-forth negative comments that have circulated since former UF recruit Jevan Snead decided not to attend UF, Florida coach Urban Meyer and offensive coordinator Dan Mullen said they have no hard feelings toward Snead.

Snead caused some controversy after he told a book author that one of the reasons he chose not to attend UF was because after he orally committed, the Gator staff began recruiting Tim Tebow. Snead said coach Urban Meyer told him Florida was recruiting Tebow as a linebacker. Snead eventually signed with Texas, then later transferred to Ole Miss.

On Sunday, Meyer denied that claim, and said he was very limited in Snead's recruitment. Mullen, who was his primary recruiter, said Monday night he became very fond of Snead during the recruiting process and continues to wish him well.

"He's a great kid, he comes from a great family,'' Mullen said.". . . I'm glad to see he's back on track and having a chance to get things moving in the right direction.''

Mullen said his relationship with Snead, and having seen him play so often, doesn't necessarily give the Gators an advantage in preparing for the Rebels this week. He said he's told the defensive coaches just two critical things about Snead.

"He's got a really quick release and he's an extremely accurate passer,'' Mullen said.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:36pm]


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