Yesterday, two of the Gators' top recruits from the 2010 class were nowhere to be found. Apparently, Ronald Powell and Dominique Easley had a tough time Monday and protested by failing to show up for Tuesday's practice.
The two went as far as to threaten to transfer, according to an article published by the Independent Florida Alligator. The loss of two of the highest ranked recruits in the nation should set off your air raid sirens and send you into your bomb shelter.
I doubt that either player is going anywhere yet.
The truth of the matter is that these were two 18-year-olds, an age that nobody would argue is the most calculated or rational. August is hot, especially in Gainesville. The first day of classes are hectic. A bad day is enough to set someone off.
Senior offensive captain Mike Pouncey has called this class "cocky." This may be the wake up call that the young Gators needed.
The Gators' 2010 recruiting class was extraordinary, one of the greatest signing day classes of all time. Many of the players in it were the best in the nation at their position.
Sometimes it's good to get knocked down a notch or two so you can grow a little bit. If Twitter and other early reports are any indicator, that may be exactly what has happened. Reportedly, both players were suited up and back at practice today.