Posted December 07, 2012 on
Florida basketball coach Billy Donovan admits he doesn’t know much about the Xs and Os involved in football, but he stays in tune with the team as much as possible. After the Florida football team was pounded at home by Alabama in 2011, Donovan quickly realized the football program was in good hands under Will Muschamp, who was then in his first year as a head coach. Donovan’s mind hasn’t changed.
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Last year the Florida Gators had one of the best offenses in the nation (3rd), scoring a strength adjusted 1.21 points per possession (PPP), which was the second most under Billy Donovan. But defensively they struggled. They were 71st nationally, and 8th in conference-only games. They ended up getting knocked out of the Elite 8 because they couldn't get stops against Louisville...
Kenny Boynton and Mike Rosario both scored 14 points Wednesday night and No. 6 Florida romped to a 72-47 victory over defending Atlantic Coast Conference champion Florida State.
Boynton's layup with 8:57 left gave the Gators their largest lead, 62-25.
Florida (7-0) has held five opponents to less than 50 points this season while taking its fourth straight win over the Seminoles...
The Florida Gators had arguably one of the more feared defensive lines in college football in 2012. That line looks to be a whole lot different in 2013. Graduation and NFL attrition will take its toll on the defensive front, but the Gators will have some answers. Here is a look at what to expect and what the Gators need when the clock strikes 12 on the Sugar Bowl game on Jan 2.
#67 Jon Halapio, (Junior) OG, Florida
HGT: 6-3 WGT: 322
Jon Halapio has started 41 games at Right Guard for the Florida Gators. Halapio currently holds the most consecutive starts on the Florida offense with. This season, following the Gators win over Vanderbilt, Halapio was named SEC Co-Offensive Lineman of the week. In 2011, Halapio was the only offensive lineman to start every...
No. 6 Florida scored its third fewest points this season, but it didn’t matter. The Gators still won 72-47. In its first true road test of the season, Florida went to Tallahassee and came away with its fourth straight win over the Seminoles in a game that wasn’t close from the opening tipoff. The 25-point margin was the largest for any team in the rivalry for games played in Tallahassee.
The Gators took a leap to their 11-1 record this season because of experienced players, but there were still multiple freshmen that got on the field. They were rewarded on Thursday when the SEC announced the All-Freshman team and Florida placed Jonathan Bullard, Dante Fowler, D.J. Humphries and Antonio Morrison on the list.
I fully admit that I’m a football fan first. I’m probably also a football fan second and even third. In terms of ranking sports, basketball comes in behind soccer and hockey. (Yes, I just said that and I do mean it. Feel free to never read anything I ever write again.) But that ranking changes when it comes to the Florida Gators. It’s still football first and always will...