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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- His record as Floridas starting quarterback is 11-3 (12-3 if you count that he played the majority of the 2012 opener and started, just not at QB), but those aren't the numbers Jeff Driskel has been hearing and reading about the last week or so.
The one that's come up is 10, as in the number of turnovers the UF junior has committed (six interceptions, four fumbles) in those three losses the last two seasons.
That UF's rabid fan base had a bye week to stew on the frustrating 21-16 loss at Miami may not have helped the external healing process, but it gave the coaches and players five practice days to focus on what went wrong in South Florida as the 19th-ranked Gators (1-1) head into Saturday's date against Tennessee (2-1) in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams at Florida Field.
The emphasis last week was not so much about the next opponent, but alleviating the self-destructive mistakes -- five turnovers and just nine points in s...
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Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley says he sometimes sings along to ''Rocky Top'' while hearing it over and over again whenever the Gators face Tennessee.
''Something gets so annoying, you got to make the best out of it,'' Easley said.
Lately, that's about the only way Tennessee has been able to bother Florida.
Florida has beaten Tennessee...
After two red zone interceptions in Florida’s loss to Miami, Florida offensive coordinator Brent Pease wants to dial things back for quarterback Jeff Driskel. The offensive problem didn’t have anything to do with what happened until reaching the Miami 20-yard line. Florida moved the ball for 413 yards, but once it got in the red zone, decision-making limited the offense.
Five huge turnovers and other mistakes in the red zone loom large from last week’s 21-16 loss at Miami. Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel is nursing a knee injury, but will be fine for Saturday’s SEC opening match against Tennessee and says the Gators need to eliminate their own mistakes and they have enough to get it done this week. He says they spent the bye week working on...
Florida head coach Will Muschamp is challenging his team to avoid the history. The Gators are riding an eight-game wining streak against Tennessee, and the Volunteers head to Gainesville this weekend off a 45-point thumping from Oregon. Tennessee still provides a challenge for a Florida team that hasn’t been able to take advantage of its opportunities on offense.
Track the Week 2 performances of all your favorite former Florida Gators stars currently lining up in the NFL.
The Gators lead the all-time series 23-19 over Tennessee, but in the last eight years, it hasn’t been close. Florida heads into this week of preparation for the Volunteers riding an eight-game winning streak in the series. The goal for head coach Will Muschamp is to push the winning streak out of his players’ minds and focus on getting back in the win column.
Preview of the Florida Gators vs Tennessee Volunteers football game. Five keys we will be watching to Saturday's showdown in The Swamp.
Florida head coach Will Muschamp talked to the national media on Wednesday before the Gators meet up with the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday in The Swamp. Muschamp talked about his team, some young guys that are getting looks in practice, the progression of quarterback Jeff Driskel, and more.
By Riley Blevins
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Think of it like swinging a baseball bat with a donut on it.
Baseball players habitually stride to the on-deck circle, slide the weighted ring down the barrel of their club and swing it from side-to-side.
Side-to-side, side-to-side. Repeat.
When the actual at-bat arrives, swinging the bat feels effortless. They're used...
The Gators wanted to get back on the field last weekend after their loss to Miami, but once they got a chance to reevaluate, the bye week came at a good time to help the team get healthy. The offensive line was banged up against Miami, which slowed the running game. Florida expects all offensive linemen to be healthy for this weekend’s rivalry game against Tennessee.
Florida Gators vs Tennessee Volunteers football preview and predictions for 2013. Who is going to win this SEC rivalry?
Tennessee (2-1) at No. 19 Florida (1-1)
Saturday, 3:30 PM EST, CBS
Line: Florida -14.5
The first year of the SEC Championship Game was 1992. From 1992 to 2001, the only two SEC East teams who went to the SEC Championship Game were Florida and Tennessee. During that time, these two schools combined for seven SEC Championships. More recently, from 2006 to 2009 these two teams...
FOX Sports South's college football writers and guests offer a weekly preview of the upcoming slate. This week, FOX Sports South producer Kyle Payne joins the show to offer insight on Alabama-Texas A&M, the Pac-12Big 12 races and more. Here is the Week 4 preview, featuring a few under-the-radar rivalry games and one showdown of ranked West Coast programs:
Five Matchups to...