Found November 20, 2012 on
Sunshine State Battle with Huge ImplicationsAs if a possible National Championship berth isn’t enough, this weekend’s in-state rivalry game between Florida and Florida State will set the landscape for college football in the state of Florida for years to come. Under Jimbo Fisher, FSU is 6-0 in the state of Florida; with three consecutive wins over Miami, two consecutive wins over Florida, and a win against the USF Bulls. FSU will be looking to go 7-0 under Coach Fisher, and further etch in stone their present in-state dominance.
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The significance of the Florida/Florida State game goes way beyond the actual field of play. In what is quite possibly the most talent rich football state in America, thousands of recruits will be watching on hand and at home, waiting for their potential school of choice to make an impression.
Florida recruiting is trendy. In the days of Tim Tebow’s reign in Gainesville, recruits flocked to block, catch, and play defense for a team led by him. In recent years, it has been the Seminoles that have cleaned up on the recruiting trail with players such as Karlos Williams and James Wilder Jr. The question that will be answered on Saturday in Tallahassee is whether the Gators can put a dent in the Seminoles recruiting and on-field momentum.
Florida brings a pesky ball club into Tallahassee. One of the nation’s top defenses, the Gators have NFL talent at every level of the defense. Florida is very stout on special teams, and has played well away from the Swamp this year. The Gators easily boast the best defense the Seminoles have faced all season, which could present problems for the Seminoles in the passing game.
A win for Florida could give them a great argument for having played the toughest schedule in the country, and an argument to be in the Championship game over Alabama or Georgia. A win for the Seminoles could boost their rankings in the BCS and give them an outside shot at the Title game with a few more upsets in front of them. Will this in-state battle carry significant weight in the Sunshine State? Absolutely!
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Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher addressed the media Monday discussing his thoughts on the victory at Maryland as well as looking forward to the UF game this coming weekend. Stream provided courtesy of Seminoles.com.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel will start Saturday's game at rival Florida State. Coach Will Muschamp announced Driskel's status Wednesday on the Southeastern Conference coaches teleconference. Muschamp says Driskel "looked very good in practice" Tuesday and will be "ready to go" when the sixth-ranked Gators (10-1) travel to...
I recently attended scout day for the University of Florida and while the Gators still have a lot of talent on campus, they lost some major talent in the 2012 draft. Between departing upperclassmen and recruits that signed out of high school, the Gators lost 11 players in the top three rounds of the draft (Michael Zunino, Lance McCullers, Lewis Brinson, Brian Johnson, Nolan Fontana...
No. 6 Florida will have quarterback Jeff Driskel back against rival and 10th-ranked Florida State.
Driskel sat out Saturday's 23-0 win over Jacksonville State because of a sprained right ankle. Jacoby Brissett completed 14 of 22 passes for 154 yards.
Driskel was on the sideline without a walking boot, a good sign for Florida (10-1). Coach Will Muschamp says Driskel worked out...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- No. 6 Florida will have its starting quarterback back in the starting lineup against one of its biggest rivals.
Coach Will Muschamp said Wednesday that sophomore Jeff Driskel will return to the starting lineup for Saturday's game at No. 10 Florida State (10-1).
Jeff Driskel looked very good at practice (Tuesday) and he'll be ready to go,"...
Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel is expected to play in this Saturday's Florida-FSU game. This according to Gators' head football coach Will Muschamp. He was sidelined during last Saturday's win over Jacksonville State.
"How Driskel performs in practice will determine how much he plays,
Muschamp said. “I just know, based on yesterday, he's going to...
The Gators allowed 95 total yards to Florida State last year with just 30 of those coming on the ground. However, they still lost. The defensive performance was dominant, as the Seminoles returned an interception for a touchdown and started two drives inside the Florida 20-yard line because of other interceptions. The Florida defense is hoping to replicate its strong performance on Saturday.
Florida believes it will benefit from facing a physical opponent in its most recent game, but it might have to battle some fatigue in its next one.
The seventh-ranked Gators will have a short turnaround before Tuesday night's matchup with a visiting Savannah State team that's been competitive in each of its games.
Florida didn't get quite the challenge it might have...
You hear that sound? That’s the sound of a deep sigh of relief coming from Blue Raider fans. After two very sloppy road outings against MEAC favorite Savannah State and the 10th ranked Florida Gators, Tuesday night, Kermit Davis’ team played the way we expected to see them perform this season.
The second of Florida State's big recruiting weekends is here with the no. 4 Florida Gators coming to town. Prospects from across the country will head to Tallahassee to see the game of the week in college football. Who's coming? We start our visitor thread on Monday.
Florida head coach Will Muschamp was part of the weekly SEC teleconference again on Wednesday. the second year head coach started off with the injury report which looks quite good for the Gators as they head to Tallahassee for the showdown with FSU. Here is a transcript of the questions and answers of today's teleconference including big news on quarterback Jeff Driskel and receiver...
The Florida Gators are used to playing tough competition. They have played and beaten more teams in the BCS top twelve than any other in the country. So, when they are on the road this Saturday against Florida State, don’t expect them to treat this game any different than all the rest. Senior Omar Hunter says there is no pressure, they just want to compete again.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. The group includes a quarterback that is 23-5 as a starter. An All-American defensive end. A kicker that has scored the most points in program and ACC history. And a receiver that has a catch in 36 straight games.
Florida State (10-1) will honor its seniors before Saturdays home finale against Florida (10-1). While its a top-10 showdown and a rivalry game with...
Florida State would like nothing better than to win some respect at the hands of archrival Florida.
While both teams have one loss, the Gators are No. 6 weekly while the Seminoles are four spots below at No. 10. The difference, apparently, is the teams they've played.
The Gators, whose lone loss is to No. 3 Georgia, will be hunting for their third win this season over a top...