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NEW ORLEANS -- They were two of the centerpieces behind Florida's turnaround this season, which likely was at the center of decisions made by junior safety Matt Elam and junior defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd to make themselves available for the 2013 NFL draft.
Both players confirmed they were NFL-bound after UF's 33-23 loss Wednesday night to Louisville in the Sugar Bowl.
"I wish it could have finished better, but I've had a great three years and now I've been told I have a great opportunity to play in the pros," said Elam, a first-team All-American who had 11 tackles and a sack in his final game as a Gator. "It's a dream of mine to play in the NFL."
The 6-foot-3, 303-pound Floyd, a first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection, had five tackles and two sacks against the Cardinals.
"I'm going to get a chance to do what a lot of players want to do," Floyd said. "The fact that my coaches gave me their blessing and said,...
BEST OF MAXIM
Sometimes a picture is worth a thousands words this one taken at the end of Louisville/Florida Sugar Bowl game speaks a lot.
The lone Florida player is backup linebacker Darrin Kitchens who is the only member of the Florida team to stand during the team's alma mater song.
The song is usually reserved for victories but Kitchens still went over to show his support....
Every time Florida wins, the team stays out on the field to sing the alma mater with the band. On Wednesday night, the Gators suffered a shocking loss to Louisville in the Sugar Bowl. The players and coaches were understandably disappointed after losing a BCS game that almost everyone assumed they would win, but junior linebacker Darrin Kitchens was in no mood to sulk.
As you can...
Many college football teams have a tradition to stand on the field together as the marching band plays the school’s alma mater. I would venture to wager the majority of those teams do so win or lose.
On Wednesday night in New Orleans, just one player remained on the field to hear the alma mater for Florida after the Gators were roughed up by Big East champion Louisville to the...
TAKE THIS JOB AND SHOVE IT
I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that this Police Officer and Charlie Strong know each other from Strong’s time in Florida, because that was an emphatic hand slap. If you watch closely at the end of the video, you can tell that between the handslap and the smile, this state police officer wanted Louisville to pull off the upset.Video via: Sports Pickle
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida tight end Jordan Reed is leaving school early and entering the NFL draft.
Reed announced his decision Friday, joining safety Matt Elam and defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd in skipping their senior season.
Reed, a junior from New London, Conn., led the team in receiving this season. He had 45 receptions for 559 yards and three touchdowns. He was a first...
Florida may be favored to win the Sugar Bowl on Wednesday, and being a member of the Sec may have a lot of people believing this won’t be much of a match up with Louisville, but don’t tell that to Florida head coac Will Muschamp. The Gators skipper knows his team has their hands full for the big contest with the Big East representative.
Thanksgiving has come and gone. It wasn’t even last month at this point. It was days and weeks and months ago. But I’m thankful for something I’d like to add to my list from last year. I’m thankful the Florida Gators only have to face South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney once more. He has to leave after his junior season, right? I present to you the No. 1 overall pick in the...
College football is always full of surprises. Louisvile's control and domination of the Florida Gators through much of the Sugar Bowl was certainly the best surprise of the bowl season. It's quarterback performances and coaching efforts like that which keep fans on the edge of their seats as soon as kickoff hits.
However, one surprise that didn't come from that game...
The Florida Gators got more than they could handle Tuesday night when the Louisville Cardinals brought it to them on both sides of the ball. Former Florida defensive coordinator Charlie Strong saw his Louisville team win decisively against a team that kept hurting themselves as well. Here is a pictorial of the game.
Instead of giving Louisville the credit they deserve for coming out last night and completely owning the Florida Gators, you’ll hear some folks mention that Florida was “disinterested” in the game.
Florida’s poor performance is being talked about more than Louisville’s stellar play. After re-watching the game this afternoon, Louisville deserves all the credit for making...