Posted November 02, 2013 on
The Florida Gators continued their string of losses with their third in a row Saturday. This time at the hands of hated rival Georgia. The Gators looked dead in the water falling behind 17-0, but rallied from a 23-3 deficit at halftime to trail just 23-20 at the start of the fourth quarter.
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It was another tumultuous loss for the Florida Gators on Saturday. The Gators looked to hit rock bottom in the first half only to make a game of it and fall short. As bad as it was, the Gators seemed to make a few strides in the second half that may be a sliver of hope for things to come. We talk about that and the issues they are still having on the message boards at FightinGators.com.
Casey Prather scored 23 points, 15 in the second half, and No. 10 Florida beat Florida Southern 110-88 in an exhibition game Friday night.
Patric Young added 19 points, and highly touted freshman Kasey Hill chipped in 17 for the Gators, who had just nine players available - only seven on scholarship - and finished with seven scoring in double figures.
Will Yeguete had 12 points...
Between injuries, illnesses and suspensions, Florida coach Billy Donovan doesn't know what to make of his team right now.
Well, he does have one thought.
''We're not even remotely close to being No. 10 in the country,'' Donovan said.
The ranked Gators already are dealing with adversity - and they're still more than four months away from March Madness...
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The Georgia Bulldogs will travel to take on the Florida Gators on Saturday in a match-up of two SEC schools whose seasons have not gone the way they had planned.
Georgia (4-3) saw any chances of National Championship dreams dashed weeks ago as injuries mounted, while Florida (4-3) has been playing out the season seemingly since it began...
The Florida Gators are putting together an extremely talented 2014 recruiting class and players like Quincy Wilson are a big reason why. The Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) University School of Nova S. has a lot to offer as a prospect and a player.
Head coach Will Muschamp and the rest of the Florida Gators coaching staff have put together a very impressive recruiting class as it stands today. The Gators have 14 verbal commitments as the final countdown is upon the college football world. With just over three months until National Signing Day the intensity begins.
Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray was spotted pointing to the scoreboard to remind the Gators that his team was enjoying a healthy lead.
Check out a photo gallery of the Georgia Bulldogs' 23-20 win over the Florida Gators in the World's Largest Cocktail Party.
At times, the Florida offense struggled getting down the field and making plays when it mattered the most. The 23-20 loss to Georgia knocks Florida out of the running for an SEC Championship, but quarterback Tyler Murphy has a lot to say about the loss and how to come back from it.
Playing time was up in the air for DeVon Walker. He spoke with Florida head coach Billy Donovan before the Gators started practice, and the option was there for him to redshirt. That changed when the two had a conversation after practice earlier this week. Donovan was comfortable playing Walker as a sophomore if he wanted to burn the redshirt year.
Tough times in a season and with a football squad call for the leaders to stand up and take control, get the team together, and be united in what they do. For Florida’s junior quarterback Tyler Murphy, this means corralling a roster full of players that are lacking real leaders and having a calming influence and one that can stable a rocking boat.
The best part about Jacob Kurtz’s improbable story is that no one really knows how it started. He enrolled at Florida in the fall of 2010 as a student wanting to help out around the basketball program. For the first month of basketball practice, Kurtz sat on the second floor of the basketball facility and watched practice. He didn’t touch a basketball or get on the court. He just watched.