SCUTTLEBUTT: Holmes to shore up secondary

So far into the coming season, the secondary has been of large concern to many. The Gators lost four starters to graduation, of which two were drafted into the NFL, leaving a large talent gap at that position. If the secondary is going to have any capability of being productive, some new blood will have to step up this fall.

One of the top stories from last Spring's Orange and Blue game was the emergence of sophomore safety Terrence Holmes. "Hot Tamale", as he is referred to by his teammates, seemed to be around the ball frequently and accounted for the biggest hits that sparked memories of Lawrence Wright vs. Joey Kent fame. Those are the type of memories fellow Gators want to store away in the coming years out of the safety position...

Hot Tamale has at least assurred himself as a fixture in the two-deep at safety and will very likely start out at the free safety spot when the Gators go to their Nickel package. He'll also push Jarvis Herring and Corey Bailey, the current starters, to strive to be even better. There's nothing like competition for a position to bring out the best.

Rival receivers in the Southeastern Conference might do well to keep an eye over their shoulders for Terrence at #49, otherwise they'll be peeling themselves off the turf much to the delight of Gator fans.

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