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The Inside Scoop: An in-depth, behind the scenes look at early entry move-in day

January 6, 2019
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Inside the Gators received such a positive response to our Behind the Scenes look at an Official Visit, we decided to see if lightening would strike twice by offering our membership an in-depth look at early enrollee freshman move-in day.

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THE PRELUDE

The living conditions provided to Florida football players has been often discussed over the last decade or so - mostly in not so positive terms.

The Inside Scoop: An in-depth, behind the scenes look at early entry move-in day

Eric-UF
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Simply Awesome!

This was a great write up and loved the insights...not looking forward to the day my 8 and 6 year old girls go off the college!

Of course, even though I am biased toward UF, I told them that they can go to any collage they choose, but that I will only pay for them to go to the University of Florida!

Go Gators!
gator rising
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Thank you for the look at things we don't normally get to see.

She did a great job doing this and the other one.

The staff here continues to come up with new ideas and show why this is the best money I spend on UF news.
Titletown
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This is one look we would have been better off not seeing. If these dorms are better than they were then I feel bad for the players we had living in them.

That furniture, block walls, cheap looking appliances.

Check out FSU's Champion's Hall and compare it to what we got.

We need to step up our game here by building a new building to house our athletes.
peanut46
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Thank you for that behind the scenes article. It was great.
Swamp_Thing
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After the football complex is done, dooms need to be next. Those are hideous, hell the Air Force would pay their people extra money if they had to stay there.
OrangeandBlue
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I see why in the anonymous player story said that they try to avoid the dorms when they are recruiting players.

That furniture in the living room looks like it is from the 70s.

Can you imagine being a 300 lb lineman and having to sleep on that bed with that paper thin mattress after a day of working out or playing in a game?

Forget the football facility they need to do something with the dorms first.
Mark Wheeler
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As Rosemary White stated, it is about what you would expect of a first apartment. Nothing luxurious (or frivolous in her words), but it fills a purpose.

I think there is a bit of a disconnect in that we are all older and comparing where we now live to those dorms rather than our first apartments (mine looked about like that dorm). Also, this is just one aspect of being a football player, the kids are looking at many different aspects.
Eric-UF
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Mark Wheeler said:

As Rosemary White stated, it is about what you would expect of a first apartment. Nothing luxurious (or frivolous in her words), but it fills a purpose.

I think there is a bit of a disconnect in that we are all older and comparing where we now live to those dorms rather than our first apartments (mine looked about like that dorm). Also, this is just one aspect of being a football player, the kids are looking at many different aspects.
Do you happen to know what the player dorms look like at Georgia or Alabama?
Go Gators TJ
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The rooms aren't like being at a high end hotel, but it isn't the projects either.

It's okay for 18-20 year olds.

Thanks for giving us a look at where our players live. It's another good job by the team here.
Mark Wheeler
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Eric-UF said:

Mark Wheeler said:

As Rosemary White stated, it is about what you would expect of a first apartment. Nothing luxurious (or frivolous in her words), but it fills a purpose.

I think there is a bit of a disconnect in that we are all older and comparing where we now live to those dorms rather than our first apartments (mine looked about like that dorm). Also, this is just one aspect of being a football player, the kids are looking at many different aspects.
Do you happen to know what the player dorms look like at Georgia or Alabama?

You might be able to find something on Google, but I don't personally know, nor have I heard anything good or bad about them.
Swamp_Thing
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Mark Wheeler said:

Eric-UF said:

Mark Wheeler said:

As Rosemary White stated, it is about what you would expect of a first apartment. Nothing luxurious (or frivolous in her words), but it fills a purpose.

I think there is a bit of a disconnect in that we are all older and comparing where we now live to those dorms rather than our first apartments (mine looked about like that dorm). Also, this is just one aspect of being a football player, the kids are looking at many different aspects.
Do you happen to know what the player dorms look like at Georgia or Alabama?

You might be able to find something on Google, but I don't personally know, nor have I heard anything good or bad about them.



Swamp_Thing
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https://housing.sa.ua.edu/halls/bryant/
Eric-UF
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Looks like the only significant difference is the furnishing. The leather sofa and bedroom furniture seems like a significant upgrade over Florida.

The bedroom closet in the Florida dorm is embarrassing.

But the layout and the features look pretty much the same.
Swamp_Thing
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Eric-UF said:

Looks like the only significant difference is the furnishing. The leather sofa and bedroom furniture seems like a significant upgrade over Florida.

The bedroom closet in the Florida dorm is embarrassing.

But the layout and the features look pretty much the same.


And looks like they actually splurged for some drywall and paint vs cinder blocks.
EricN
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looks better than my South Hall triple that I had as a freshman!!
Hahaaaaa
MariettaGator
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I thought my 4th floor walk up non air conditioned dorm in Murphree Hall was the bomb in 1969.
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