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Healthy and determined: Gators RB Matt Jones ready to roll after 2013 misfortunes

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Matt Jones didn't feel right. He had a fever. He started to vomit over and over. Fatigue set in. Alarmed at how bad he felt, Jones sought medical attention. ''I felt really weak and couldn't get my strength back,'' Jones said Sunday at UF's Media Day. Jones discovered he had a viral infection during a trip to the hospital and subsequent...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Gators football: OC Pease fired

Florida fired offensive coordinator Brent Pease on Sunday, after just two seasons. It did not take long for the Florida Gators football team to start making some serious changes. On the heels of its first losing season since 1979, the Gators fired offensive coordinator Brent Pease and offensive line coach Tim Davis on Sunday, just one day after losing 37-7 to arch rival Florida State...
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida football: Injury bug strikes again

Injuries continue to pile up for the No. 22 Florida Gators as the team announced today that starting running back Matt Jones is out for the season after undergoing surgery for a torn meniscus he suffered during Saturday’s 17-6 loss at LSU. This puts an end to what has been a tough season for the sophomore running back. Expected to step in for the departed Mike Gillislee and be...
October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 22 Florida loses RB Matt Jones for season

No. 22 Florida will be without running back Matt Jones for the remainder of the season. Coach Will Muschamp says Jones had surgery Monday morning to repair torn meniscus in his left knee. Jones injured his knee Saturday at LSU. The sophomore carried 79 times for 339 yards and two touchdowns this season. He missed most of fall practice and the season opener while recovering from...
Via AP on Fox
October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida Gators cruise to victory over Kentucky Wildcats

Running back Matt Jones broke out of a two game slump and dominated the Kentucky Wildcats. (Photo credit: Mark Zerof/USA Today Sports) The Florida Gators (3-1) defeated the Kentucky Wildcats (1-3) for the 27th straight time Saturday night to the tune of a 24-7 victory in Lexington. Behind a breakout performance from sophomore running back Matt Jones and another solid performance...
September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Gators expect Matt Jones to find form, boost run game

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Matt Jones first carry of the season is what the Gators envision the 6-foot-2, 226-pound sophomore running back doing on a regular basis: bulldoze his way past the line of scrimmage, dart through a running lane and pick up 9 yards. Jones second carry -- no gain -- not so much. As for Jones third carry in Saturdays 21-16 loss at Miami -- a fumble and first of...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida Gators upset by Miami Hurricanes

The Miami Hurricanes pulled ahead early and never looked back, capitalizing on five Florida turnovers, on the way to knocking off the No. 9 Gators 21-16 Saturday. Nothing seemed to go right for the Gators from the outset. After receiving the opening kickoff, running back Matt Jones fumbled on the first drive of the game and his first game back from injury. But that was just the beginning...
September 07, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 10 Florida will have RB Jones back for Miami

No. 10 Florida will have running back Matt Jones back against Miami. Coach Will Muschamp says Jones, who missed the last month while recovering from a viral infection, will play Saturday. The sophomore is listed as the starter on the team's updated depth chart. Muschamp says the Gators ''feel pretty good about his progress. As we work through the week, we'll be...
Via Fox Sports
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida's Jones to return vs. Miami

The Florida Gators plan to have starting running back Matt Jones and middle linebacker Antonio Morrison back in the lineup when they visit Miami next week. Jones, hit with a viral infection in July, is nearing full strength, according to Florida coach Will Muschamp. Jones has been ruled out for Saturday's opener against Toledo, but should be cleared soon. As a freshman last...
Via Fox Sports
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Gators RB Matt Jones showing signs of improvement

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Gators running back Matt Jones is making progress on his road to recovery from a serious viral infection, according to Gators coach Will Muschamp. Jones is scheduled for blood work on Monday and Muschamp said that Jones continues to work out and is back up to 223 pounds, only three pounds less than his listed playing weight of 226 pounds. "I'll know...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

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