Posted August 09, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Colin Thompson
TEAMS: Florida Gators
The tight end position at the University of Florida is going to take on a new look in 2013. Going from a more finesse split out receiver position, Florida head coach Will Muschamp and offensive coordinator Brent Pease plan on using a more physical approach and more of the position at the line of scrimmage. Redshirt freshman Colin Thompson certainly brings that to the table for 2013.

Backup QB Tyler Murphy aims to be ready if Gators need him

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The full-throttled panic that raced across social media platforms has quieted since Jeff Driskel's appendix became talk-radio fodder last week. Driskel's surgery was a success. Florida's junior starting quarterback, still recovering from his emergency appendectomy, is on track to rejoin his teammates in the huddle soon. Meanwhile, backup Tyler Murphy...

Florida's Driskel back at practice

Florida has cleared quarterback Jeff Driskel and partially reinstated suspended linebacker Antonio Morrison. The school said Driskel returned to practice Thursday night, throwing passes and taking part in team drills. Driskel missed the first week of fall practice following an appendectomy, but coach Will Muschamp expected him to return early in camp. It had been less clear when...

Gators QB Jeff Driskel has no issues after surgery

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel felt just fine following his first practice since an appendectomy. Driskel said Friday he "didn't have any pain, no issues" while returning eight days after emergency surgery. "Everything felt good in my stomach," said Driskel, who was medically cleared to return Thursday. "I thought I threw the...

Florida's Driskel back at practice after surgery

Florida has cleared quarterback Jeff Driskel and apparently reinstated suspended linebacker Antonio Morrison. The school posted a photo on its Twitter page of Driskel throwing passes at practice Thursday, saying ''Good to see No. 6 back out on the field in action tonight!'' Driskel missed the first week of fall practice following an appendectomy, but coach Will...

Morrison returns to the team

Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison rejoined the team on Thursday after missing the first week of camp as part of his punishment for two arrests in the offseason. Linebacker Michael Taylor said Morrison was in meetings and is expected to return to practice on Thursday night.

Will the dominoes fall for Florida?

It is a big week for the Florida Gators in terms of the 2014 recruiting class. Five prospects will make their decisions and the Gators are in on all five of them.'s Jason Higdon talks about the five super athletes and gives his best guess as to where they stand and the chances of the Gators getting them. Follow us to our insider message board to find out what he thinks and why.

Video: Florida Gators hold pre-practice jam session on bus

The Florida Gators' first year wide receivers coach Joker Phillips posted the video of a pre-practice jam session to his Instagram account.

Driskel returns to practice

The Gators received positive news on Thursday when quarterback Jeff Driskel was cleared to return to practice after undergoing an appendectomy on July 30. The junior quarterback has been present at each practice so far but hasn’t been able to get on the field until Thursday night.

Video: Florida Basketball Center Patric Young Shows Off His Serious Football Skills

Florida Gators center Patric Young, of course, loves playing on the hardwood. But his athleticism, combined with his 6-foot-9, 250 pound body, could be well suited for other sports besides basketball. Young realized this, and decided to take his talents to the football field. Young practiced with several Gators football players, trying himself out at numerous positions: quarterback...

Florida freshman LB Matt Rolin suffers torn ACL, out for season

Florida Gators head coach Will Muschamp announced that true freshman LB Matt Rolin tore his ACL and is out for the 2013 season.

Injury Report

One week into fall camp, the Gators are still dealing with numerous injuries. Florida got its starting quarterback Jeff Driskel back in practice on Thursday night, which was the most important injury that was being monitored in the last week. There are still important injuries, including two ACL tears that will keep players out for the season and the uncertainty around running back Matt Jones.

Gators trying to be explosive

The Florida offense under Will Muschamp won’t ever be a high-flying attack. The Gators want balance, controlling the clock with toughness through the run game. There’s still plenty of room for improvement through the air, and Florida offensive coordinator Brent Pease thinks it will happen this year. The Gators have a second-year starting quarterback and a maturing group of playmakers.

Notebook: Phillips brings credibility

The Gators needed help at the wide receiver position and got a rare find in a former SEC head coach to oversee the position. The Joker Phillips hire made plenty of sense when it was announced, but just under a week into fall camp, it’s starting to prove its worth on the practice field. His experience in multiple positions on a coaching staff helps in fall camp.

Chris Chiozza: Evaluation

Florida has enjoyed great backcourt success during the Billy Donovan era, and Chris Chiozza will keep that tradition going.
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