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A reporter from Ohio asked Omar Hunter after practice Wednesday afternoon about former Gators strength-and-conditioning coach Mickey Marotti, who recently left for Ohio State, Florida's opponent in Monday's Gator Bowl. Hunter complimented Marotti and thanked him for helping him develop as a college football player. He shared a couple of stories about last summer's grueling workout program installed by Marotti and how it helped him get in better shape. Hunter said has remained in contact with Marotti through texting.

Florida Gators 2012 Football Schedule Has Its Benefits And Drawbacks

On Wednesday, the Florida Gators’ 2012 football schedule was released to anticipation not experienced in quite some time. That anticipation had as much to do with the Gators as it did with the new (and improved?) 14-team SEC. We knew Florida would be facing the Texas A&M Aggies and Missouri Tigers, but we weren’t entirely sure when and how those games would impact the rest...

Gators to face Texas A&M, Mizzou in SEC play

GAINESVILLE, Fla. From the moment the league's school presidents voted Texas A&M into the Southeastern Conference in September, college football fans and media have wondered how that will alter what is already considered the nation's toughest football conference. More questions arose when Missouri was voted into the conference in early November, increasing the SEC from...

NCAAB Betting: Florida vs. Rutgers

No. 10 Florida will need their offensive prowess to continue as they run into a test on the road when they tip off against Rutgers in college hoops betting action on Thursday night. Florida beat rival Florida State for its fifth straight win before the holiday break. The Gators' defense turned 19 turnovers into 25 points against the Seminoles and will be an asset on the road...

Rutgers Scarlet Knights 85 - Florida Gators 83: Upset Drops Gators To 10-3

To keep you guessing, I have posted the recap of Thursday night's game over at Alligator Army. To do the same, the Florida Gators lost in double-overtime to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.Thursday's loss did little to answer questions about how good Florida can be. At times, the Gators looked like their offense would take over and send them to a big victory. At others, the defense...

Florida Gators To Play Texas A&M Aggies And Missouri Tigers In 2012

The official schedule hasn’t been released (or maybe it has depending on when you’re reading this), but one thing is apparent – the Florida Gators will meet both the Texas A&M Aggies and Missouri Tigers on the gridiron in 2012. Florida will travel to Texas A&M and host Missouri in September, welcoming the SEC’s newest members to the conference early in the schedule...

SEC releases 2012 football schedule; Gators to visit Texas A&M

The SEC’s schedule is out for next season, and there are changes to Florida’s routine. The new twists are a home game against Missouri and a trip to Texas A&M. The Gators still begin SEC play the third week of September against Tennessee. This year’s game will be in Knoxville. Florida will face Kentucky, South Carolina, Missouri and LSU at home. The conference road games...

Gator Bowl Memories: "Super Sophs" Lead Gators to Victory Over Tennessee in Wild 1969 Gator Bowl

The story of the 1969 season actually starts with the 1968 season, which wasn't a great one for Florida football. The Gators beat Florida State and Miami, but lost to both Auburn and Georgia, the latter a 51-0 embarrassment on the way to finishing 6-3-1 and without a bowl berth. Throughout that '68 season, however, UF coach Ray Graves knew he had some players on the roster...

“It’s time to grow up.”

The Gators are hard at work on the practice field in Jacksonville as they prepare to face Ohio State in the Gator Bowl. The last time the Gators had a losing season was 1979, and at 6-6 the Gators’ streak is on the line. The guys on Florida’s defense will definitely have their work cut out for them, especially when it comes to facing Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights battle vs Florida Gators highlights college odds menu

Dec 29, 7:00 PM | Louis Brown Athletic Center Florida Gators vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds 10-2TEAM RECORD7-5 Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Florida when they take on the Scarlet Knights on Thursday in college hoops betting action. Rutgers will face the 10-2 Gators, who own a 4-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Scarlet...

Offensive Line Impressing White

The lack of playmakers on the Florida offense this season was made more difficult by an underperforming the offensive line. The Gators struggled to find consistency in the trenches to produce any run or pass game. With all of the issues on the offensive line this season, Florida interim offensive coordinator Brian White has been encouraged with how they looked early in bowl practices.

Gators Arrive in Jacksonville to Begin Preparing for Gator Bowl Matchup with Ohio State

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Christmas break is officially over for the Gators. The Gators arrived here earlier today to begin preparation for the Gator Bowl on Jan. 2 against Ohio State.

Ohio State Buckeyes, Florida Gators going through coaching flux: OSU Football Insider

Florida's coaching staff has had some changes as well, with a former Wisconsin assistant getting ready to lead the offense against Ohio State.

Ohio State Buckeyes football P.M. links: Gator Bowl foe Florida Gators claim they're not distracted by Urban Meyer joining OSU

Meyer, who coached Florida to two national titles before stepping down, will be the Buckeyes' coach next season. More links to Ohio State stories.
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