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Steve Spurrier thinks current Florida coaches should study his old offense

Steve Spurrier thinks that the current Florida Gators coaching staff could benefit from taking a look at his old “Fun ‘n’ Gun” offense at Florida.Spurrier was a legend at Florida and coached his alma mater from 1990-2001. His teams never finished worse than 9-4 in a season, while he achieved double-digit win seasons in all but three of his years as the team’s coach. Under his watch...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida ripped for putting injured Malik Zaire back in game

A forgettable 2017 season for the Florida Gators may have just crossed over into the realm of negligence.During the second quarter of Saturday’s game against South Carolina, Gators quarterback Malik Zaire injured his left knee on a run and had to leave the game. Inexplicably, Florida would put him back in after just one missed snap and called a designed run play for him to boot....
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Top takeaways from the chaos of college football Week 11

Two of the top four teams in the nation fell during college football Week 11, and if not for a late-game surge by Alabama it would have been three. Counting Friday night’s upset at Stanford, four top-nine teams lost this weekend.Needless to say, the CFP committee has its work cut out before making its next verdict on Tuesday night.Here are the top takeaways from a wild slate of games...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Gators coaching search ticker: Candidates, tracker, updates, news, analysis

The search is underway. The Florida Gators are looking to hire the 25th head football coach in program history, and OnlyGators.com will be with you the entire way updating this page with the latest news, updates and notes as athletic director Scott Stricklin and the University Athletic Association attempts to fill the vacancy. Coaching candidates | Candidate tiers Bookmark this page...
Via Only Gators
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chip Kelly to Florida 'picking up serious steam'

The University of Florida’s football team will have a new head coach sometime in the near future, and we shouldn’t be surprised if that coach is Chip Kelly. At least, that’s the buzz right now.On Sunday, a report emerged that Florida was vetting Kelly. Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel wrote that Florida has begun vetting Kelly by making “calls to NFL executives to do general background...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

UCF president hilariously, fiercely territorial about HC Scott Frost

The UCF Knights are one of the hottest, and are certainly the most underrated, teams in college football today under head coach Scott Frost.The former NFL safety and pupil of Chip Kelly’s at the University of Oregon has the Knights undefeated heading into Week 12. Considering UCF went 6-7 in his first year, and considering his meteoric rise the past handful of years to begin with...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pros and cons of hiring Chip Kelly for Florida Gators head coaching job

Welcome to Chomp Chat, SEC Country’s daily Florida podcast with Gators beat writer Zach Abolverdi and Florida broadcaster Jeff Cardozo. Former NFL and Oregon coach Chip Kelly continues to generate buzz as a top candidate for the Florida job. In the latest edition of Chomp Chat, Zach Abolverdi and Jeff Cardozo breakdown the pros and cons of hiring Kelly at UF. Also hear an interview...
Via SEC Country
7 days ago

Report: SEC commissioner won’t prevent Gators hiring Chip Kelly

The University of Florida has been reportedly vetting former Oregon and NFL head coach Chip Kelly, and things are heating up on that front.Now we’re hearing more buzz that indicates Kelly could soon be signing on the dotted line to become the next head coach of the Gators football program. Darren Heitner, a Florida-based lawyer, passed along this very interesting news Tuesday morning...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida AD Scott Stricklin speaks to UF class as coaching rumors swirl, Gators Twitter goes nuts

Florida Gators athletic director Scott Stricklin made a clever move on Tuesday afternoon. With rumors and reports swirling online that Chip Kelly is getting closer and closer to becoming the Gators next head coach, even one indicating that Florida officials are set to travel to Connecticut to meet with him, Stricklin spoke at a class on the school’s campus. The evidence first appeared...
Via SEC Country
7 days ago

Florida football: Latest news on Chip Kelly front

Florida Gators football is the No. 1 topic in Good Morning, Gators every day — but we cover news, notes and analysis from across the Gators sports world. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Florida football, recruiting, basketball and more. Rounding up latest Chip Kelly news Chip Kelly news, rumors and speculation once again highlighted...
Via SEC Country
6 days ago

Latest Chip Kelly candidacy at Florida; pros and cons of UCF’s Scott Frost

Welcome to Chomp Chat, SEC Country’s daily Florida podcast with Gators beat writer Zach Abolverdi and Florida broadcaster Jeff Cardozo. More reports and rumors surfaced Tuesday regarding Chip Kelly’s candidacy for the Florida job. In the latest edition of Chomp Chat, Zach Abolverdi and Jeff Cardozo discuss the latest developments on Kelly. They also breakdown the pros and cons...
Via SEC Country
6 days ago

Chip Kelly’s red flags in recruiting wouldn’t be a problem at Florida

Join us here on SEC Country for a daily recap of the latest Florida recruiting news, tales from the trail and perspective on what it all means for the Gators. Chip Kelly on recruiting With former Oregon coach Chip Kelly emerging as a candidate for the Florida job, many have raised concerns about his red flags in recruiting. Kelly received a show-case penalty from the NCAA for...
Via SEC Country
6 days ago

Steve Spurrier and Scott Stricklin reportedly differ on choice for Florida coach

The man in charge of hiring Florida’s next football coach has a different option in mind than one of Florida’s legendary football coaches. According to Florida-based lawyer and Gators alum Darren Heitner, who has had a significant pulse on all of the Florida coaching search news basically since it started, Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin wants to hire one coach, and former...
Via SEC Country
6 days ago

Florida AD Scott Stricklin’s use of Twitter during coaching search refreshing surprise

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida athletics director Scott Stricklin is keeping his plans for the Gators’ coaching search close to the vest. He knows the desire for information about who will replace Jim McElwain is high. He also doesn’t want people getting carried away and believe every bit of information that gets thrown at the wall in hopes of sticking. “At some point in the future...
Via SEC Country
6 days ago

Steve Spurrier denies recommending coach for Gators, expresses ‘complete confidence’ in Scott Stricklin

Steve Spurrier has fired back at reports that he is pushing a certain candidate or candidates toward becoming the next Florida head coach, as well as the possibility that he and Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin have different opinions on coaching options. The former Gators coach made his stance known on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon. Spurrier’s comments on Twitter directly...
Via SEC Country
6 days ago

Scott Stricklin has another Twitter message for Florida fans: ‘Relax’

Florida fans are very, very anxious with regards to who will be their next coach. And the school’s athletic director, Scott Stricklin has a message for those fans who are wanting their head coach to be named. Stricklin tweeted out a gif, along with the caption,  “Today’s advice(which is pretty much the same as yesterday’s advice , and the day before that, and the day before that...
Via SEC Country
6 days ago

Zach’s Mail Stack: How would Chip Kelly impact Florida’s top-10 class?

“Zach’s Mail Stack” is a weekly mailbag with SEC Country reporter Zach Abolverdi, who has covered Florida Gators recruiting since 2010. This week Abolverdi analyzes how Chip Kelly would impact Gators QB commit Matt Corral and Florida’s 2018 class. Abolverdi: The majority of questions this week were about Chip Kelly, if you can believe it. Florida’s vetting of the former Oregon coach...
Via SEC Country
6 days ago

Father of Florida QB commit Matt Corral discusses his son’s recruitment

Join us here on SEC Country for a daily recap of the latest Florida recruiting news, tales from the trail and perspective on what it all means for the Gators. Latest on Matt Corral Signing day is almost a month away for Matt Corral. The 4-star quarterback from Long Beach, Calif., is scheduled to utilize this year’s early signing period and will put pen to paper on Dec. 20...
Via SEC Country
5 days ago

Florida’s official Twitter account responds to Chip Kelly rumors with odd ‘reminder’

Chip Kelly rumors have been flying around Gainesville over the last few days, and apparently Florida’s athletic department has heard enough. The Gators’ official Twitter account responded with a quick (and slightly snarky) reminder of Florida AD Scott Stricklin’s last press conference. Florida is probably (and understandably) tired of hearing about the different rumors going around...
Via SEC Country
5 days ago

Steve Spurrier ‘almost 100 percent’ sure Chip Kelly wont be next Florida coach

Steve Spurrier was hired as an ambassador and consultant for the University of Florida athletic department last year, so it would stand to reason that he will have some say in who the next head football coach of the Gators will be. And given what the former national champion said about the coaching search this week, it may be time to rule out Chip Kelly.During an interview with ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chip Kelly vs. Scott Frost: Florida should go for the trunk, not a branch

Welcome to Chomp Chat, SEC Country’s daily Florida podcast with Gators beat writer Zach Abolverdi and Florida broadcaster Jeff Cardozo. Former Oregon coach Chip Kelly and UCF’s Scott Frost are considered the top candidates for the Florida job. In the latest edition of Chomp Chat, Zach Abolverdi and Jeff Cardozo debate whether the Gators should go after Kelly or Frost. They also...
Via SEC Country
5 days ago

LOOK: Florida baseball receives 2017 College World Series championship rings

It’s ring season for the Florida Gators baseball team. Five months after defeating LSU in the College World Series Finals, the Gators have their championship rings from their CWS triumph. Take a look at the jewelry below, from Nick de la Torre of Gators Country. Be on the lookout for a few of the Florida players showing off these icy pieces around campus in Gainesville. The post...
Via SEC Country
5 days ago

Chip Kelly hire would have immediate impact on Florida’s final Class of 2018 recruiting push

We are tackling the best question supplied by Florida fans each day. If you’d like to submit a question, tweet to Ryan Young here. Look for our Florida Question of the Day every Monday through Friday. Go here to see all of our previous answers. Florida’s football coaching search has reached the point where reporters are checking flight logs by the hour and fans are tuning in to watch...
Via SEC Country
5 days ago

Florida recruiting: Latest updates on the Gators’ class

Chip Kelly has been the topic of conversation this week for Florida fans, media and recruits. The former Oregon coach has reportedly emerged as a top candidate for the UF job. He would be a home-run hire for recruiting and keep the majority of the Gators’ 2018 class intact. Where Florida’s class ranks Florida’s 2018 class is ranked No. 9 nationally and No. 2 in the SEC, according...
Via SEC Country
4 days ago

Florida recruiting: Dameon Pierce visiting Saturday, Matt Corral update

Join us here on SEC Country for a daily recap of the latest Florida recruiting news, tales from the trail and perspective on what it all means for the Gators. Dameon Pierce visiting Gators commit Dameon Pierce has attended every Florida home game this season, and that streak won’t end Saturday. The 4-star running back from Bainbridge, Ga., will be on hand when the Gators host...
Via SEC Country
4 days ago
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