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Getting to Atlanta for the Southeastern Conference championship game is the goal for every team in the Southeastern Conference.
Florida has accomplished it more often than anyone else.
Maybe that's why the third-ranked Gators are taking such a ho-hum approach to Saturday's all-important game against No. 12 Georgia. A more likely scenario, though, is that it's early, and players and coaches are saving all the hype and hoopla for the weekend.
The Gators (7-0, 6-0 SEC) can clinch a spot in the conference title game with a victory against rival Georgia (7-1, 5-1) in nearby Jacksonville. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, need to beat Florida and probably win remaining games against Mississippi and Auburn to get to Atlanta.
Gators coach Will Muschamp says ''we don't approach things differently based on the situation.''
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The Florida Gators took a 21 – 6 lead into halftime over the South Carolina Gamecocks. Florida had 3 passing touchdowns, 4 punts, and a fumble in the first half and that just wasn’t good enough for coach Will Muschamp.
Muschamp gave an interview while leaving the field to Gator Radio Network’s Brady Ackerman and it was wonderful.
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Video: He's creeping me out!!
Brady Ackerman grabbed Will Muschamp for an interview at halftime of Saturday’s South Carolina/Florida matchup in the Swamp and commented on how the Gators had done a great job with turnovers and special teams. Muschamp provides one of the best responses we’ve seen in a halftime interview:
“Well we just gotta continue to capitalize on what we’re doing, and OVERCOME THE ADVERSITY...
Yesterday we focused our attention on the Florida Offense with the Gators tendencies and ways of containing their multiple offense. Today is a far tougher task. That is, how may the Bulldogs exploit the defensive tendencies so we may score enough points for victory on Saturday?
After reviewing the common opponents Vanderbilt, Kentucky and South Carolina, the Gators defense has...
The Winners:No. 2 Florida Gators (7-0)The Gators routed South Carolina 44-11 in The Swamp. The Gator defense didn’t allow a touchdown all game but the game ball goes to Jeff Driskel, despite his 93 yards passing on 16 attempts.Driskel became the first player since 200 to pass for 4 touchdowns with under 100 yards passing which means 1 of every 4 attempts ended up in the end zone...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. The Gators could make a coaching-clinic film to highlight the importance of special teams. All they would need to use are their last three games.
As the Gators surged up the polls in recent weeks, their special teams often led the way.
In the victory over LSU, punter Kyle Christy continually flipped the field on the Tigers in the first half to emerge as one of...
The numbers aren’t pretty, but everyone in the Florida football offices knows that. The offense hasn’t been an elite group in the country. The Gators are focusing on possessing the ball and being smart. In that design, the defense has helped Florida start the season with a 7-0 record. The numbers aren’t the most important, but Florida offensive coordinator Brent Pease sees areas to improve.
The Florida Gators put a 44-11 beating on the Gamecocks in the Swamp Saturday and are now a perfect 7-0 this season. Florida center Jon Harrison says this team has been a strong second half team and attributes much of that to Jeff Dillman's off-season program. Harrison says last season was a wake-up call for Florida and it's good to bring the Gators program back to where it belongs.
The Florida Gators forced numerous turnovers as they trounced Steve Spurrier and the South Carolina Gamecocks to improve their record to 7-0 on the season. The Gators will have a chance to win the SEC Eastern Division outright in Jacksonville vs. the Georgia Bulldogs.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Only in the BCS standings does Oregon get passed.
Kansas State moved ahead of the Ducks and up to No. 3 on Sunday behind SEC rivals Alabama and Florida.
The Wildcats' big victory Saturday at West Virginia was enough to nudge them past the Ducks, who are No. 2 in both polls but are getting held back by computer ratings that lag behind the other highly ranked...
The Gators went through a team scrimmage on Sunday after a long week of practice. Florida coach Billy Donovan wanted to see the effort with his team already tired from the week. He was happy with what he saw. The team’s performance wasn’t flawless and had plenty of room to grow, but the effort was where Donovan wanted to be. The Gators have room to improve with the first exhibition...
Turnovers has been a consistent point of emphasis for the Gators for quite some time now, but Saturday against South Carolina, Florida truly reaped the benefits of all that work and focus. Sophomore cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy forced two fumbles in the game, but he knew exactly what he was looking for: violators.
The Florida Gators had numerous top prospects visit this past weekend as they hosted Steve Spurrier and the South Carolina Gamecocks. Marcell Harris, Cameron Dillard and David Dawson all took official visits to the University of Florida for this national showdown. Dillard and Dawson talked about the visit.
The Florida men's basketball team starts off its season with a bang on November 9th when they take on Georgetown. Florida freshman Braxton Ogbueze and senior Erik Murphy both talk about the upcoming season and the work they've been doing in practice right here.