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Former Florida Gators coach Urban Meyer still believes his star player, Tim Tebow, can be a Super Bowl-winning quarterback.
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Dontavius Russell, a star 2014 defensive tackle recruit, visited Gainesville over the weekend and really liked what he saw out of the Florida Gators football program.
The Gators know the big hit is coming. They just don’t know when. In a season that has already produced multiple different struggles for Florida over the first 10 games, stranding runners decided Friday night’s series opener with Miami. The Gators had 15 base runners and left nine runners on base while scoring just two runs, as the Hurricanes took the series opener 3-2 at McKethan Stadium.
With 29 signees, the Florida Gators put the finishing touches on a huge - and talented - class in 2013. Bob Redman of Fightin' Gators recaps the headlines in February at UF, including who to keep an eye on this fall.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida coach Billy Donovan is cautiously optimistic about his team's health.
Forward Will Yeguete and guard Michael Frazier II were cleared to practice and play Thursday, giving Donovan a full complement of players heading into Saturday's game against Alabama.
It's the first time in three weeks the eighth-ranked Gators (22-5, 12-3 Southeastern...
Certainly Florida has had its reasons for not exactly bringing their A-game to the opponent in the last two road contests. The Gators stand at 22-5 on the year, but have lost two out of the last three and both on the road. More than anything, Billy Donovan has been missing a full complement of his roster. That seems to be changing for the better.
South Carolina has always produced a high quality of high school football players over the years and the Florida Gators and the rest of the college football world have taken notice. The Gators have set their sights on a 2015 defensive end prospect from Orangeburg (SC) Orangeburg Wilkinson Senior High School.
He’s missed six full games plus all but one minute of a seventh and he is very happy to get back on the court. Still, Florida junior forward Will Yeguete knows he can’t rush things. He has to take playing time as it comes and feels comfortable and the worst thing he can do is rush back to the court and have a setback because of it.
Given the landscape of SEC basketball in 2013, only the Florida Gators – with their normal eight-man rotation back in action – can be viewed as a particularly dependable team within the conference. If Vanderbilt can get a first-round bye in the 2013 SEC Tournament, it could definitely make some noise. That goal - an opening-round bye - is now more attainable than ever before.
The record against the Tennessee Vols over the last several years has been abysmal for the Florida basketball team. A loss on Tuesday didn’t help anything and created a tighter race for the finish to be the top team in the SEC. The Gators are just now starting to get healthy and ready to put that game behind them.
He isn’t your normal superstar basketball prospect in many ways. He’s humble, sincere, spiritual, but he’s also versatile on the court. His style of play is something that fits Billy Donovan and the Florida Gator style to a tee. Payton Dastrup is a 6-10, 230 pound nationally fifth ranked center and he got to see Florida basketball first-hand this past weekend.