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Florida recruiting: Who’s on commitment watch this weekend?

We are tackling the best recruiting question supplied by Florida fans each day. If you’d like to submit a question, tweet to Zach Abolverdi here. Check out our question of the day every Monday through Friday. Go here to see our previous answers. Florida coach Dan Mullen and his staff will hold a Junior Day event on Saturday, with several top targets scheduled to be in attendance...
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5 hours ago

Florida basketball: Mike White has long meeting with KeVaughn Allen to encourage slumping guard

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida basketball coach Mike White has had numerous conversations with sharpshooting guard KeVaughn Allen over their three seasons together, always with the same message. To be more aggressive. After Allen took only three shots in 29 minutes Wednesday night in a loss at Tennessee, going scoreless for the first time since midway through his freshman season, White...
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6 hours ago

AFC pro personnel director on Antonio Callaway: ‘Just too many headaches to deal with’

Antonio Callaway’s full potential was never realized in Gainesville, but there’s little doubt an NFL team will give him a chance to do that. One person doesn’t think his particular franchise wants any part of Callaway. Callaway led Florida in receiving in 2015 and 2016, while also showing off big-play ability on special teams with 2 punt return touchdowns and another on a kickoff...
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7 hours ago

Gators RBs coach says Jordan Scarlett working his way back after season-long suspension

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New Florida running backs coach Greg Knox is getting to know his personnel, observing the guys going through offseason conditioning and getting ready for the true evaluation period that will come in spring practice. But his sense is that veteran running back Jordan Scarlett is still working his way back into form after missing all of last season due to a suspension...
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7 hours ago

New Florida assistant coaches impress in pre-spring pressers

Welcome to Chomp Chat, SEC Country’s daily Florida podcast with reporter Zach Abolverdi and Gators broadcaster Jeff Cardozo. Florida’s pre-spring press conferences are in the books and Dan Mullen’s inaugural staff has been introduced to the Gator Nation. In the latest edition of Chomp Chat, Zach Abolverdi and Jeff Cardozo discuss their early impressions of Florida’s new assistant...
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10 hours ago

Florida recruiting: Gators set to host top targets on Junior Day

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. Big weekend for Florida recruiting Some of Florida’s top targets in the Class of 2019 will be in Gainesville on Saturday for Junior Day. Top-50 recruit Mark Richards, who is being recruited as an offensive athlete,...
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11 hours ago

Chomping at Bits: Gators hosting Junior Day this weekend

Several prospective recruits will be on campus. Chomping at Bits comes stocked with the best Florida Gators links and news we can find, and some other stuff. Got a link you think we should check out? Email us at AlligatorArmy@gmail.com, subject line CAB, or find us on Twitter at @AlligatorArmy or on Facebook at Facebook.com/AlligatorArmy. Gators hosting Junior Day this weekend...
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12 hours ago

Florida QBs coach Brian Johnson reflects on video game cover appearance

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. Florida’s Brian Johnson was on cover of NCAA Football ’10 This probably comes up a lot in conversation...
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15 hours ago

WATCH: Tennessee basketball legend Ron Slay hilariously trolls Florida on Instagram

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s basketball win over Florida had a lively crowd that was amped up by the presence of Vols legend Chris Lofton and NBA player Josh Richardson. Other former Tennessee standouts were on hand, too, including Jordan McRae, Bobby Maze and Ron Slay. RELATED: 3 things from Tennessee’s big win over Florida  Slay, always animated and a fan favorite during his...
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1 day ago

Which 2019 recruit could end Florida’s recruiting drought at IMG Academy?

We are tackling the best recruiting question supplied by Florida fans each day. If you’d like to submit a question, tweet to Zach Abolverdi here. Check out our question of the day every Monday through Friday. Go here to see our previous answers. Another recruiting class has passed and Florida still hasn’t signed a player from IMG Academy, a private boarding school and training facility...
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1 day ago

New Gators QBs coach Brian Johnson explains why he left coordinator job to rejoin Dan Mullen

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s not often a college football coach leaves behind a coordinator job to voluntarily become a position coach, but Brian Johnson has done it twice now in his young career. Both times to realign with Dan Mullen, who coached him in college at Utah and has remained close with him throughout his rise in the profession. Johnson left his coordinator gig at Utah to...
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1 day ago

Gators assistant Larry Scott looking to revitalize Florida’s tight end position

GAINESVILLE, Fla. —  New Florida tight ends coach Larry Scott first began coaching the position at USF in 2007. Just up the road in Gainesville, the Gators boasted one of the nation’s top tight ends in Cornelius Ingram and had another highly touted freshman at the position — Aaron Hernandez. He would go on to win the John Mackey Award in 2009 after leading the nation in receiving...
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1 day ago

Gators RB Malik Davis ‘coming along well’ in recovery from season-ending knee injury

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New Florida running backs coach Greg Knox said Gators standout Malik Davis is “coming along well” after his season-ending knee injury last fall, but he couldn’t speak to any timeline for his return to action. “He’s limited in certain things he does throughout our workouts, agility stuff. I think one thing we talked about was his weight, getting his weight up....
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1 day ago

Florida QBs coach Brian Johnson talks Feleipe Franks, Emory Jones and open competition

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Spring practice is still a few weeks away, but the evaluation process has already begun as it pertains to Florida’s latest spotlight quarterback competition. New Gators QBs coach Brian Johnson said Thursday that he went back and watched all of incumbent starter Feleipe Franks’ tape from last fall, even went back and watched some Florida tape from last spring before...
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1 day ago

New Florida staff not shying away from national championship aspirations

Welcome to Chomp Chat, SEC Country’s daily Florida podcast with reporter Zach Abolverdi and Gators broadcaster Jeff Cardozo. National championships have been a common theme with Florida’s new assistant coaches during their introductory press conferences over the last two weeks. In the latest edition of Chomp Chat, Zach Abolverdi and Jeff Cardozo discuss the title aspirations of...
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1 day ago

Former Florida commit Tyrique Stevenson still strongly considering Gators

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. Tyrique Stevenson visiting Florida Saturday Florida is still in contention for a handful of their 2019 de-commitments, including top-100 athlete Tyrique Stevenson. The 4-star defensive back from South Dade High School...
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1 day ago

Chomping at Bits: Florida baseball and softball earn midweek wins

Both sets of Gators continued their winning ways. Chomping at Bits comes stocked with the best Florida Gators links and news we can find, and some other stuff. Got a link you think we should check out? Email us at AlligatorArmy@gmail.com, subject line CAB, or find us on Twitter at @AlligatorArmy or on Facebook at Facebook.com/AlligatorArmy. Florida baseball remains undefeated:...
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1 day ago

Florida CBs coach Charlton Warren shares initial thoughts on Marco Wilson, C.J. Henderson

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. New position coach Charlton Warren likes Gators young cornerback duo Florida cornerbacks coach Charlton...
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1 day ago

Fastbreak: Florida falls to Tennessee, dropping third straight with season on the brink

The 2017-18 season has fallen off a cliff for Florida Gators basketball (17-11, 8-7 SEC), which dropped its third straight game Wednesday night on the road against the No. 19 Tennessee Volunteers (20-7, 10-5 SEC). The Vols, which had dropped two of their last three, handed the Gators their fifth loss in seven games with a 62-57 decision in Knoxville, Tennessee. Let’s take a look...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee 62, Florida 57: Gators’ fight not enough on Rocky Top

The Gators tried gamely, but simply didn’t hit enough shots. This loss wasn’t like the others of late for the Florida Gators. In this game, a 62-57 loss to Tennessee, the Gators played generally inspired defense, drove the ball, worked hard on both ends, and fought like hell to try to get a win. It was still a loss. The Gators couldn’t find an answer for Grant Williams, who scored...
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1 day ago

3 things from Tennessee basketball’s much-needed win over Florida

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee remained in sole possession of second place in the SEC standings, staving off Florida by a 62-57 count late Wednesday night. The No. 19-ranked Vols (20-7, 10-5 SEC) led throughout the game, their defense clamping down on Florida’s perimeter shooters. The Gators were just 6-of-24 from 3-point range, much to the delight of the 16,016 at Thompson-Boling...
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1 day ago

Florida basketball: Slide continues as Gators offense stalls at Tennessee

It’s not that this was a must-win game Wednesday night for Florida, but at some point very soon, something has to change if the Gators are going to have any chance to make a postseason run this year. Instead, the slide continued at Tennessee for the reeling Gators. There was no second-half collapse this time, but only because Florida were never in a position of control after halftime...
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1 day ago

Florida recruiting: Which de-commits could rejoin the Gators’ 2019 class?

We are tackling the best recruiting question supplied by Florida fans each day. If you’d like to submit a question, tweet to Zach Abolverdi here. Check out our question of the day every Monday through Friday. Go here to see our previous answers. In each of the last three recruiting cycles, a prospect has de-committed from Florida and later rejoined the class. Defensive back Chauncey...
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2 days ago

New Florida coaching staff has much to sort out in secondary

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When Ron English got to Mississippi State last year, he decided not to watch any film of the safeties he would be coaching in the spring and fall. He didn’t want to be influenced one way or another before working with them himself. “I really didn’t watch any of the tape of any of the games. [Then] we’re going to play a team, I go back and watch the tape and I...
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2 days ago

Charlton Warren connection helped Florida land cornerback Trey Dean

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Trey Dean was one of the top signees in Florida’s 2018 recruiting class. The 4-star defensive back and mid-year enrollee from Dutchtown High School (Hampton, Ga.) became an option for the Gators in December after he de-committed from Tennessee. Dean had a relationship with Florida coach Dan Mullen from his time at Mississippi State. He also grew up a Gators fan...
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2 days ago
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