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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) The Florida Gators haven't sat out the postseason in nearly a quarter century. The Vanderbilt Commodores, who had been to four bowl games in 120 years before James Franklin's arrival, have a good shot at making it three in a row.
Plenty of other Southeastern Conference teams are also jockeying for postseason eligibility or trying to spruce up their bowl resumes for more prestigious, better-paying games in the season's final weeks.
Making a bowl means more money, practice time and exposure to recruits. Of course, the SEC can fill its coffers even more if a team is playing for the league's eighth consecutive national title.
The bowl scramble goes well beyond the BCS championship game hopes of No. 1 Alabama and perhaps No. 7 Auburn. No. 9 Missouri, No. 10 Texas A&M and No. 11 South Carolina all have hopes of making a BCS game andor playing for the SEC title.
Eight teams are already eligible for the SEC's 10 guaranteed bowl slots, and on...
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Well, it has happened, Florida football coach Will Muschamp has gotten the dreaded vote of confidence from both the university’s president and athletic director. As we all know, that probably means he’ll be fired at the end of the season.
In a strange twist, South Carolina head coach (and former Florida coach) Steve Spurrier also voiced his support for the embattled Muschamp...
Optimism is running high in Columbia and desperation rampant in Gainesville. That all may change in three hours Saturday night. The Gators could very well win this game. Here's how:
The talk all week in Columbia has been solely focused on how big South Carolina is going to win. Match-ups and analysis have taken a back seat since it seems...
What if Will Muschamp oversaw the daily operations of a gator-shoe business?
OK, let's back up one step: What if you were the president of a large supplier to U.S. retail industries and one of your big businesses were gator shoes?
The executive who formerly oversaw this business retired, having had his fill of the job's high demands and higher stress and believing the business...
Florida AD Jeremy Foley has backed under-fire Head Coach Will Muschamp. He told Florida Gators website Gatorzone.com: “As athletic director, I’m a thousand percent convinced that Will Muschamp is the guy to lead this football program,’’ Foley said inside his office at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. “Nothing has changed in what we feel about Will Muschamp from the day we hired...
Florida officials are coming to coach Will Muschamp's defense.
President Bernie Machen and athletic director Jeremy Foley voiced strong support for Muschamp on Wednesday, telling the school's website they are fully committed to keeping Muschamp around to fix the team's problems.
The Gators (4-5) have their second four-game losing streak in Muschamp's three seasons...
Florida quarterback Tyler Murphy probably will be a game-time decision against No. 11 South Carolina.
Offensive coordinator Brent Pease says Murphy's throwing shoulder is still sore and could keep him out against the Gamecocks on Saturday night.
Murphy sprained his right shoulder against LSU last month. He started the last three games, losses against Missouri, Georgia and Vanderbilt...
Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison is out for the season with a torn cartilage in his right knee according to Gator coach Will Muschamp on Monday. The injury will likely require surgery, causing Morrison to also miss spring practice .
The 6′-1″ 230 Lb. sophomore was the leading tackler for the Gators with 56 tackles in eight games. Morrison is the 10th Florida player to suffer...
Badger Nation Photographer Max Siker showcases these images from No.20 Wisconsin's victory over No.11 Florida Gators.
Skyler Mornhinweg may be starting for Florida against South Carolina in case current Gators first-stringer Tyler Murphy can't go. Get to know him.
The Florida Gators have lost their top three offensive tackles this season and have turned to left guard max Garcia to slide outside and play left tackle. Garcia fared pretty well even though the Gators lost to Vanderbilt, but this week looks to be a whole different ball game with All-American defensive end Jadeveon Clowney on the docket as the Gators travel to play South carolina.
Florida quarterback Tyler Murphy is reportedly a game-time decision for the Gators' game against South Carolina this Saturday.
Billy Donovan understood the situation in his postgame interview on Florida's radio broadcast. The Gators didn’t have a full roster because of three suspended players, and multiple players on the court are still battling nagging injuries. The positives were still easy to spot, as No. 11 Florida showed improvement from its season opener while falling to No. 20 Wisconsin 59-53.
Florida head coach Will Muschamp participated in the SEC’s conference call session Wednesday and updated the injury situation. The Gators have been decimated by injuries this year. Florida has nine players that won’t suit up for the rest of the year due to injury including seven starters. Backup quarterback Tyler Murphy is listed among the wounded this week and the hope is he will play.
Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley says he's not going to panic after the program's first losing season since 1979.
Foley held an impromptu news conference before the Gators' season finale against No. 2 Florida State on Saturday, reiterating ''total confidence'' in coach Will Muschamp and adding that ''we've got to fix some things'...