Monday, January 24, 2011
Gators' Janoris Jenkins cited for pot
By Chris Low
Now the fun begins for Will Muschamp.
Obviously, it's anything but fun, but star cornerback Janoris Jenkins' run-in with police over the weekend after being cited for marijuana possession is the first off-the-the-field incident that Muschamp will have to deal with as Florida's new coach.
One of the few criticisms of Muschamp's predecessor, Urban Meyer, was that there were too many arrests (30) on his watch as the Gators' coach.
This is Muschamp's opening to set the tone as to what he expects from his players. One of the things you heard coming out of the Florida camp when Muschamp was hired was that he would be more of a stickler in cracking down on these issues and would also be more discerning on the recruiting trail when it came to assessing a recruit's character.
What's more, this isn't the first time Jenkins has been in trouble with the law at Florida.
It will be interesting to see how hard Muschamp comes down on Jenkins, who passed up a chance to declare early for the NFL draft and elected to return for his senior season.