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For junior guard Max Garcia, this is a learn by fire experiment in regards to playing on the offensive line at Florida. Thrust into a starting spot this spring after having to sit out of games a year ago due to transferring from Maryland, Garcia is one of only six healthy linemen for the Gators this spring so he is getting more than his share of tough reps. He talks about a grinding spring here.
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A lot of college teams have banned their players from Twitter and with good reason. Too many kids tend to tweet without thinking (or while drinking) and fail to realize that there are thousands of people watching their every tweet. Any and every misstep is caught, retweeted, and used as fodder for late night jokes and bloggers everywhere.
So it is easy to see why coaches...
Jeff Driskel tweeted out the fact that he was bored, and Brent Pease, Florida's offensive coordinator, tweeted some advice back to him.
He’s waited his time, and junior quarterback Tyler Murphy is willing to wait some more. More important to him than playing right now is winning football games and the staff at Florida has designated junior Jeff Driskel as the starter again. Now, he finds himself in a battle for back up duty and the guy that has to be ready in case Driskel goes down. Murphy seems prepared for whatever happens.
The Florida Gators looked asleep on the court as Michigan steals an inbounds pass and lays it in for a slick basket.
ARLINGTON, Texas -- With 1:04 left on the clock and Michigan ahead by 25, Florida seniors Erik Murphy, Kenny Boynton and Mike Rosario walked to the bench for the final time in their Gator uniforms.
Gators coach Billy Donovan waited with a hug as the trio checked out of Florida's 79-59 loss to the Wolverines in the South Region championship Sunday.
Two hours earlier at tipoff...
The Gators had a solid, but unspectacular season. Six of the fifteen presason top 25s I tracked in the Vitale Cup included the Gators in their preseason top 10, and it's likely that fewer prognosticators will be that bullish this year. UF graduates Kenny Boynton, Mike Rosario and Erik Murphy, and there's a solid chance that junior Patric Young departs early for the draft...
Jabari Gorman and Cody Riggs were on top of the depth chart at safety to start spring practice, but the goal was to build depth and add bodies capable of playing safety during the fall. An injury to Riggs gave extra reps to younger players, and while the Gators wait for three freshmen safeties to get to campus in the summer, this spring gave an opportunity for the returning players to win the job.
Michigan is scoring at will agains what is arguably a top-3 defense in the Florida Gators.
Metal clinked behind coach Kevin O’Sullivan as spoke with frustration and hope during Thursday’s batting practice. “It will turn at some point,” he said. At some point, it’ll all fall together: at-bats, solid starts on the mound, the elimination of small mistakes. Well this weekend, it turned. The Gators posted back-to-back shutouts against the Rebels for their first SEC...
The Florida Gators are in familiar territory having been in the Elite-9 of the NCAA Basketball Tournament for the previous two years. The Gators are hoping to break a string of losses at this point and punch their ticket to the Final Four. Now the foe is Big-10 stalwart Michigan. The Gators have their hands fulll and they talk about it here.
ARLINGTON, Texas-- Florida Head Coach Billy Donovan reflects on the 79-59 Elite Eight loss to Michigan, and what he will remember most about perhaps one of his most talented squads.
The Florida Gators went down at the hands of the Michigan Wolverines in the Elite Eight. Erin Andrews had to make good on a wager with Rich Eisen.
The FGCU Eagles were the darlings of the Sweet Sixteen this season. After becoming the first team in Tournament history to advance to the final 16 as a number 15 seed. Their historic run came to and end last night as the Florida Gators defeated them 62-50. In spite of the defeat, the Eagles and their coach remain hot items on the college basketball front.
FGCU administrators started...