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Report: Florida DL coach Chris Rumph to join staff of new Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s unsettled coaching staff reportedly has another vacancy. FOX Sports’ Bruce Feldman reports that new Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt is expected to hire Gators defensive line coach Chris Rumph. Rumph was one of four Florida assistant coaches new Gators coach Dan Mullen had kept aboard for the time being after taking over last week. The others are running...
Via SEC Country
9 days ago

Florida Gators football: WR Antonio Callaway, DL coach Chris Rumph reportedly leave

A pair of departures concerning the Florida Gators were reported on Thursday with junior wide receiver Antonio Callaway off to the 2018 NFL Draft and defensive line coach Chris Rumph moving to the Tennessee Volunteers. Callaway has reportedly signed with Mel Bratton and will forego his final season of eligibility to enter the draft, according to InsideTheLeague.com‘s Neil Stratton...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

JUCO safety Deontai Williams de-commits from Florida, reopens recruitment

Florida has lost a commitment from the 2018 class in JUCO safety Deontai Williams, who announced that he has reopened his recruitment on Thursday on Twitter. Williams originally committed to the Gators back in June. From Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Miss, Williams has also seen interest from Alabama, Georgia and LSU during the recruiting process. The post JUCO safety...
Via SEC Country
9 days ago

Florida WR Dre Massey tweets confirmation that he’s coming back for 2018 season

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida receiver Dre Massey had apparently heard enough questions about his status with the program to address the matter on social media Thursday. — Drè Massey (@D1Masseyy) December 7, 2017 Massey joined Florida in 2016 after two years of junior college, but he tore his ACL on the opening kickoff of the season and didn’t play again. In his return this season...
Via SEC Country
9 days ago

Dan Mullen inherits solid skill players, but Florida needs new blood at QB, O-line

Welcome to Chomp Chat, SEC Country’s daily Florida podcast with Gators beat writer Zach Abolverdi and Florida broadcaster Jeff Cardozo. New Florida coach Dan Mullen has a few recruiting needs to fill on offense, but also inherits some talented players from the current roster. In the latest edition of Chomp Chat, Zach Abolverdi and Jeff Cardozo assess each offensive position and...
Via SEC Country
10 days ago

Chomping at Bits: Gators humbled in third straight loss

Florida men’s basketball team has had a rough week. 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. Loyola Chicago extends Gators’ misery...
Via Alligator Army
10 days ago

Fastbreak: Florida upset by Loyola Chicago, embarrassed once again in O’Dome

No. 5 Florida Gators basketball (5-3) followed its worst game of head coach Mike White‘s entire tenure on Monday night by playing the exactly the same way on Wednesday when it hosted the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers (9-1) at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center in Gainesville, Florida. The Ramblers took down the Gators 65-59, leading the vast majority of the contest as Florida was once again...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Loyola Chicago 65, Florida 59: Gators lay bricks, egg in third straight loss

A cold shooting night results in a colder reality. When his Florida Gators lost to Florida State on Monday night, Florida coach Mike White said the Seminoles threw the first punch, and then all the subsequent ones — and called the performance “the epitome of soft.” He’ll have a harder time describing the Gators’ 65-59 loss to Loyola Chicago on Wednesday. The reasons for the loss...
Via Alligator Army
10 days ago

Florida AD Scott Stricklin says he regrets extending Jim McElwain’s contract

Florida announced that it had hired Scott Stricklin as its athletic director on Sept. 27, 2016. He supported Jim McElwain when he began his tenure. Not long after, Stricklin made the decision to extend then head coach Jim McElwain’s contract through January 2023. It raised his annual salary by $196,300 to $4,486,000. After a loss to Georgia, Stricklin fired McElwain after he went...
Via SEC Country
10 days ago

Florida AD Scott Stricklin on stressful coaching search: ‘I had to take a social media sabbatical’

Florida’s coaching search ended with the Gators hiring Dan Mullen on Nov. 26, but there were a lot of twists and turns along the way. On Wednesday, UF athletic director Scott Stricklin addressed the chaos that temporarily haunted Gainesville in late November. Via USA Today’s Dan Wolken: Stricklin is likely referring to the dozens of rumors involving the Gators and now-UCLA coach...
Via SEC Country
10 days ago

Florida officially announces partnership with Jordan Brand and iconic Jumpman logo

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida will become the first SEC school to sport the Jordan Brand “Jumpman” logo, the university announced Wednesday. The Gators football team and men’s and women’s basketball teams will begin featuring the iconic logo at the start of the 2018-19 seasons. Florida’s Jordan Brand merchandise will hit retails stores in the summer of 2018. “The Florida Gators and...
Via SEC Country
10 days ago

Florida announces switch to Jordan Brand for football, basketball

The Gators are up to something. The Florida Gators will swap the Nike swoosh for the Jordan Brand Jumpman logo for its football and men’s and women’s basketball teams as of the 2018-19 season, the program announced in a release on Wednesday. Florida’s release includes quotes from athletic director Scott Stricklin and the coaches of all three programs involved. Stricklin: "The Florida...
Via Alligator Army
10 days ago

Florida Gators jump to Jordan Brand from Nike for team athletic apparel

Jumpman, Jumpman, Jumpman, them Gators up to somethin’. The Florida Gators‘ uniforms and apparel will look just a bit different next athletic season and beyond as Florida announced Wednesday that its football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball programs will be outfitted by Jordan Brand going forward. This makes the Gators the fourth college football team and first SEC school...
Via Only Gators
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Willie Taggart explains son’s support for his career

Willie Taggart only spent one season at Oregon, but an opportunity to coach Florida State brought the young head coach back to his roots.And it might not have happened without support from his family.ESPN’s Andrea Adelson shared the message Taggart’s 16-year-old son gave to his dad while he deliberated the move.“Dad, I know you’re struggling with this decision and I know it’s your...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida football recruiting: OL Curtis Dunlap decommits from Gators

The Gators lose their second commit in the last 24 hours. The Florida Gators lost another 2018 pledge today. Four-star offensive lineman Curtis Dunlap, Jr. announced his decommitment from Florida this morning on Twitter. Dunlap, who attends IMG Academy, had committed to the Gators back in July. The 6’4” 350 plus-pound lineman took an official visit to Arkansas last month and plans...
Via Alligator Army
12 days ago

UCLA pledge flips to Florida as first commitment of Dan Mullen era

Florida Gators head football coach Dan Mullen has hit the recruiting trail hard since taking over the program on Monday, but it is one of his newly-hired assistants who named his first commitment. Three-star 2018 offensive lineman Chris Bleich (Plymouth, PA) announced Wednesday night on Twitter that he was leaving UCLA behind after committing to the Bruins in June and heading to...
Via Only Gators
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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