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Brandone Francis-Ramirez transferring from Florida

After two seasons in Gainesville, the Florida Gators men’s basketball program has announced Brandone Francis-Ramirez will be transferring from the team. Francis-Ramirez really never found his footing with the program, after things got off to a rocky start due to academic issues. Francis-Ramirez was academically ineligible for the 2014-15 season, before returning last year. When...
Via Campus Sports Net
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Florida’s Jim McElwain: “We’re just going to be lucky to show up” vs. Tennessee

Jim McElwain is certainly no Steve Spurrier. Spurrier would often go out of his way to poke fun at Tennessee when he was coaching the Gators. Heck, he’d probably still do it today on the golf course on a whim. But McElwain is on the other end of the spectrum when it comes to taunting rivals, and he’s setting the bar high for the Vols for the 2016 college football season. Despite...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dual threat QB Kadarius Toney commits to Florida

It wasn’t too long ago that depth at the QB position was a major concern- and that’s an understatement- for Florida fans. But there will soon be an abundance of them. The Gators grabbed a commitment from Kadarius Toney last … Continue reading →
Via In All Kinds Of Weather
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Guard Brandone Francis-Ramirez transferring from Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida guard Brandone Francis-Ramirez has decided to transfer.The Gators confirmed the news Wednesday after Francis-Ramirez posted on his Twitter page that "it was best for me to transfer from UF." Francis-Ramirez added that he will remain on campus this summer while taking a class and figuring out what program is the "best fit for my style."The Dominican...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Florida guard Francis-Ramirez transferring after 2 seasons

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida guard Brandone Francis-Ramirez has decided to transfer. The Gators confirmed the news Wednesday after Francis-Ramirez posted on his Twitter page that ''it was best for me to transfer from UF.'' Francis-Ramirez added that he will remain on campus this summer while taking a class and figuring out what program is the ''best fit for my style.'' The...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Florida celebrates Erin Andrews’ birthday with old dance team video

FOX College Football and Dancing With The Stars host Erin Andrews turned 38 today, and one of the greatest birthday wishes came from her alma mater, the University of Florida. During her time in college, Andrews was a member of the UF Dazzlers dance team, so the official Florida Gators Twitter account sent out a throwback video from her dance team days to wish the successful broadcaster...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Florida’s Jalen Tabor Begs Jim McElwain On Twitter To Let Him Be The Gators’ Punt Returner

Florida’s Jalen Tabor should be one of the best cornerbacks in college football this fall, but there’s another position the Gators’ junior would like to play: punt returner.  Tabor took to Twitter this afternoon and basically begged his head coach, Jim McElwain, to let him return a punt in a game.  “Just let me get one,” he says.  Coach Mac pls let me play punt return...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Florida Releases Cool Video Of Erin Andrews In Her Dance Team Days

The University of Florida found the perfect way to wish former grad Erin Andrews a happy birthday Wednesday afternoon, tweeting out this awesome video of her during her days as a UF Dazzlers dance team member.  The video is fantastic.  Happy birthday to #UFGrad and former @DazzlersUF member, @ErinAndrews! #HBD #GoGators pic.twitter.com/t4Ho0KOylv — Florida Gators (@FloridaGators...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Florida shares video documenting Jelani Jenkins’ graduation

If you are a fan of the Florida Gators or anyone who likes to see someone living out a dream, you have to love this video featuring former Gators standout Jelani Jenkins who has since gone on to play for the NFL’s Miami Dolphins. Since finishing up his playing days at The Swamp, Jenkins has been working hard to balance school and the NFL. Finally, this weekend, Jenkins was able...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Florida K nails 64-yard field goal easily

Florida’s struggles in the kicking game have been a painful realization as of late, but that could all come to an end this season with the addition of kicker Eddy Pineiro. Rated as the No. 1 kicker in the 2016 recruiting class, the Gators landed a good one.  On Tuesday, Pineiro showed off his leg, posting this video to Twitter of him putting a 64-yarder through the uprights...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dalvin Cook Trolls Florida By Posting Headline From Day He Flipped Commitment To FSU

Florida State running back Dalvin Cook may have been a Florida commitment at one point during his recruitment, but he will forever be remembered as a Seminole.  On Tuesday, he tagged FSU tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator Tim Brewster in a post on Twitter, throwing a little shade in the direction of the Seminoles’ biggest rival – the Florida Gators – by posting a...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gators football 2016: way too early game by game season preview

Welcome to May. It’s getting warm outside, the NBA Playoffs are starting to get interesting, college baseball is nearing its always exciting conclusion… and we’re one month closer to college football season, of course. May is typically when I begin … Continue reading →
Via In All Kinds Of Weather
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the Gators’ post-spring, pre-summer depth chart

It’s been a month since the Gators wrapped up spring practice, and after re-watching the Orange and Blue game four times and going through the notes and video clips I’d accumulated throughout the spring, I’ve come up with my projected … Continue reading →
Via In All Kinds Of Weather
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Area college players drafted

AREA COLLEGE PLAYERS DRAFTED FOURTH ROUND LB ANTONIO MORRISON, INDIANAPOLIS Morrison, who played at Florida, went to the Colts at No. 125. The Colts were in need of pass rushing help but opted to go with Morrison, a 3-4 inside linebacker. He had 294 tackles in 47 games for the Gators, including seasons of 101 and 103 in 2013-14. WR DEMARCUS ROBINSON, KANSAS CITY read more
Via Ultimate Jaguars
5 days ago

NFL Draft Recap: Here Is Where Every Florida Gator Was Picked

The NFL Draft is officially over, and the Florida Gators had a strong showing. Seven UF players in total were picked, including a pair in the first round. In case you haven’t been following along, here is where every Gator wound up. CB Vernon Hargreaves – Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Round 1, Pick 11 Buccaneers first-round pick Vernon Hargreaves III w/ GM @jasonrlicht & his son...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles scouting report: 240th overall pick defensive end Alex McCalister

  Embed from Getty Images   The Eagles continued their run on defensive players with the 240th overall pick in the draft Saturday by taking former Florida Gator Alex McCalister. McCalister projects as a true 4-3 defensive end, catering towards Jim Schwartz's attacking defensive line scheme. There's no doubt that Mccalister is raw and needs to build up considerably from...
Via Eagledelphia
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles select defensive end Alex McCalister with the 240th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft

  Embed from Getty Images   With the 2nd of their three 7th round picks, the Eagles selected defensive end Alex McCalister out of Florida with the 240th overall pick. They acquired the pick via trade with the Minnesota Vikings. Mccalister measured at 6'6" and 239 pounds at the NFL combine. By defensive end standards, it's clear Mccalister needs to put on substantial weigh...
Via Eagledelphia
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: former Gators DL Carlos Dunlap graduates from UF… at the NFL Draft

Allow me to present your daily dose of Gators zen. The NFL Draft allows current and former players to walk onstage and announce second-seventh round picks on behalf of their teams. Yet what you’re about to see crosses the line … Continue reading →
Via In All Kinds Of Weather
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears Select Jonathan Bullard, DL, Florida

In the third round the Bears picked one of the most athletic defensive linemen in the draft in Bullard. According to Mock Draftable, Bullard’s most comparable current NFL player is Sheldon Richardson. He fits the physical profiles they look for at 6’3″, 285 pounds, running the 40-yard dash in under five seconds and a 10-yard split of 1.65 seconds, among the best at his position...
Via Da Bears Blog
6 days ago

DBU starting to roll

With Vernon Hargreaves III and Keanu Neal being taken in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night, DBU is just getting started. There will be more nights like that in the future — maybe the near future, as in next year. It is rare to have two defensive backs from the same school selected in the first round. It has been done only once by another SEC school, so it’s something...

Atlanta Falcons Select Florida DB Keanu Neal No. 17 Overall

Another Florida defensive back is off the board, as the Atlanta Falcons have taken Gators’ safety Keanu Neal.  Round: 1 Pick: 17 Selection: The Atlanta Falcons take Florida safety Keanu Neal.  With the #17 pick in the 2016 #NFLDraft, the @AtlantaFalcons select S Keanu Neal! pic.twitter.com/aGypobUqTs — NFL (@NFL) April 29, 2016 Analysis: This is a really nice pick for...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons select Gators S Keanu Neal with 17th pick in NFL Draft

Another member of DBU is off the board. The Atlanta Falcons have selected safety Keanu Neal with the 17th pick in the NFL Draft, joining fellow Gator defensive back Vernon Hargreaves as a first round pick. Neal now owns the distinction of being the 50th … Continue reading →
Via In All Kinds Of Weather
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Gators CB Vernon Hargreaves selected 11th by Buccaneers

Hargreaves Island will be moving back home to Tampa. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have selected Vernon Hargreaves with the 11th pick in the NFL Draft. Hargreaves becomes the 49th Gator to be drafted in the first round, and the 14th since 2007. Hargreaves is … Continue reading →
Via In All Kinds Of Weather
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida 2016 class ranked 58th

Coaching transition isn’t easy. Especially when it comes to recruiting. Florida coach Mike White had discussed his need this past season to prove to recruits that the program was healthy following Billy Donovan’s departure. As a result, White’s first full recruiting class in 2016 wasn’t thought of highly by those who follow recruiting for a living. Even with the recent addition...

Florida to face Duke on Dec. 6

The time and date of the Florida-Duke matchup in the Jimmy V Classic has been set. The Gators and Blue Devils will play on Dec. 6 at Madison Square Garden in New York City at 9 p.m. on ESPN, after the end of the opening game between Arizona State and Purdue (7 p.m.). To say that Florida will be tested facing Duke next season is an understatement. The Blue Devils are early choice...
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