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Alabama now threatening Florida for coveted CB C.J. Henderson

As Jim McElwain tries to rebuild Florida football into a championship program, one of his mottos is ‘recruit daily or die.’ Join us here on SEC Country for a daily recap of the latest UF recruiting news, tales from the trail and perspective on what it all means for the Gators. Alabama makes a move for C.J. Henderson Since his decommitment from Miami in early October...
Via SEC Country
12 hours ago

WATCH: Florida Gymnastics: 2017 Kentucky Highlight Video

All the highlights from Florida's 197.60 - 196.95 victory over Kentucky in the first home meet of the 2017 season! #GoGators Song used: P!nk - Just Like Fire (Warriors Light Em Up) ft. Fall Out Boy, Imagine Dragons by AnDyWuMUSICLAND
Via Florida Gators Athletics
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

2017 NFL Draft: Potential Panther? Marcus Maye, S, Florida

If the Panthers decide against taking a safety with the eighth overall pick, Florida Safety Marcus Maye would make a good consolation prize. Marcus Maye, S, Florida Bio Maye came to Gainesville as the #5 HS safety in the country. Maye got two starts in 2013, followed by nine in 2014. He finished with 78 tackles and had two interceptions as a sophomore. Maye totaled 82 tackles...
Via Cat Scratch Reader
14 hours ago

4 potential assistant coaching candidates for Jim McElwain at Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida coach Jim McElwain now has two openings to fill on his staff. McElwain promoted Randy Shannon to defensive coordinator on Jan. 6, but that still left UF one assistant short. Then on Saturday, Gators offensive line coach Mike Summers departed for Louisville. Mike Locksley, who had been linked to Florida in late December, was hired Monday by Alabama...
Via SEC Country
15 hours ago

CBS Sports says LSU, Florida and Alabama among teams most affected by NFL Draft early entrees

This is the time of year when underclassmen consider their NFL possibilities, and to CBS Sports’ Tom Fornelli, three SEC programs will be most affected by NFL Draft early entrees. In this piece published Monday, Fornelli explains how LSU, Florida and Alabama “will feel the sting in 2017” with quality underclassmen choosing to begin their professional careers early. The inclusion...
Via SEC Country
16 hours ago

Coach from Antonio Callaway’s old high school bans Florida recruiter from his school

Homestead High School football coach Ahmad Ward did not mince words. He’s banning a Florida Gators recruiter from visiting his school. The leader of the South Florida football program apparently has some issues with an unnamed member of the Gators’ coaching staff, and decided to vent his frustration with the situation via social media on Monday morning. Florida star WR Antonio...
Via SEC Country
20 hours ago

Toughest game for the Florida Gators in 2017? It’s not FSU

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida doesn’t yet know who its quarterback will be for the 2017 season. Coach Jim McElwain still has positions on his coaching staff to fill. Spring practice is two months away yet. But it’s never too early to peek ahead at the Gators’ schedule for next fall and start plotting out the best matchups. Everybody knows that Florida ended up losing two home...
Via SEC Country
20 hours ago

LOOK: Enormous reptile proves there are bigger gators than Patric Young

Here at OnlyGators.com, we don’t waste too much time getting into the miniature of the internet. Sure, there may be a Florida Gators-related viral video or something crazy a player writes on social media that we post, but we generally stay away from tying things to Florida that should otherwise not be. This is an exception. Meanwhile in Florida…Kim Joiner says she spotted this...
Via Only Gators
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Florida Gators need to recruit better in order to win national championships

Clemson beat Alabama for the national championship. Clemson does not always sign recruiting classes ranked in the top 5. Therefore, national championship teams can be built through non-elite recruiting classes. That’s a popular sentiment among Florida Gators fans, particularly after the Clemson win. The thinking is that Jim McElwain is a good enough coach to overcome his second...
Via SEC Country
21 hours ago

Florida’s 5-0 SEC start puts Gators in elite company

This isn’t a great team, necessarily, but it’s off to a great start. The Florida Gators men’s basketball team’s win on Saturday over the Georgia Bulldogs pushed Florida’s record to 5-0 in conference play after two full weeks of intraconference competition. And that gives the Gators a shot at going 6-0 in SEC play, something that has happened only very, very rarely —...
Via Alligator Army
21 hours ago

Chomping at Bits: Canyon Barry and Keith Stone star in Florida’s OT win over Georgia

The two hit season-high point totals against the Bulldogs. 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. Canyon Barry and Keith Stone...
Via Alligator Army
23 hours ago

LB Levi Jones names a new leader

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Levi Jones has a new school atop his leaderboard. The 4-star linebacker from Austin, Texas, named Florida State his favorite school in late December. But following his official visit to Florida this weekend, the Gators have surpassed the Seminloes in his recruitment. “I’d say UF for sure,” Jones told SEC Country when asked for his leader. “It was all...
Via SEC Country
1 day ago

WR James Robinson builds strong bonds on his Florida visit

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s top receiver target, 4-star prospect James Robinson, officially visited UF this weekend. The Under Armour All-American hung out with several Florida commits, early enrollees and current players, most notably Gators linebacker pledge Ventrell Miller. Both Miller and Robinson are from Lakeland, Fla. “The bonds I had with everyone,” Robinson said...
Via SEC Country
1 day ago

Keith Stone emerging as yet another intriguing option in surging Gators’ rotation

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Keith Stone insists his offensive breakout these last two games hasn’t had any dramatic impact on his confidence. It was always there, he says. The only difference lately has been opportunity. Stone came somewhat out of nowhere to score 14 points at Alabama on Tuesday night for only his third double-digit scoring effort of the season and first in more than...
Via SEC Country
1 day ago

Florida Gators commit Shawn Davis refutes reports that he was considering Miami

It’s the silly season when it comes to recruiting, with reports flying about who is going where. And one of the Gators coveted recruits, Shawn Davis, took to his Twitter account to put down rumors. Davis, a 3-star cornerback, had been rumored to be considering Miami after he was unable to enroll early at Florida. But Davis swiftly refuted the reports with his tweet. Bro you sport...
Via SEC Country
1 day ago

Ranking the 5 best freshman seasons in the SEC

Every year in the SEC, a new crop of super talented freshman enter the SEC. Some, like the 5-star recruits Jacob Eason’s and Isaac Nauta’s of the world, enter with much more fanfare and hype. But regardless of recruiting ranking, a number of freshmen impressed both fans and coaches this season with their play. And while many excelled, a few stood out above others. These are the...
Via SEC Country
1 day ago

Florida’s draft-eligible juniors: Assessing their decisions and potential

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With the official deadline to declare for the 2017 NFL Draft arriving Monday, there remains no suspense with Florida’s eligible juniors. All have announced their intentions to go or stay and now will try to maximize those respective decisions, either over the next few months leading up to the draft April 27-29, or over the next year while returning for a...
Via SEC Country
1 day ago

Watch: Florida lacrosse’s Caroline Fitzgerald scores Hail Mary goal on U.S. National Team

The Gators came so, so close to pulling an upset, too. On Saturday, the Florida Gators lacrosse team took on the U.S. National Team in a preseason warm-up match at IMG Academy in Bradenton. And while pitting a team of collegiate laxers against the actual national team sounds a lot like a mismatch, Florida put up a fight and a half. Oh, and Florida, not Team USA, made the day’s...
Via Alligator Army
1 day ago

Florida football: Updates, analysis from the Gators’ recruiting weekend

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The home stretch of the recruiting season is upon us with the first weekend of the January contact period. The Florida football program welcomed seven official visitors this weekend, including a pair of top-100 prospects. SEC Country will provide analysis and updates on the visitors Sunday. Check the bottom of this story throughout the afternoon and evening...
Via SEC Country
1 day ago

WATCH: Former Florida DB Brian Poole lays big hit on Russell Wilson in NFL playoffs

Brian Poole knew a thing or two about big hits during his time at Florida. As of Jan. 14, 2016, that remains the same. The former Florida defensive back and current Atlanta Falcon laid a big hit on Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in the second half of Saturday’s NFC Divisional Round playoff game. Goodnight, Russ. Brian Poole buries Wilson. #Falcons #Gators https:/...
Via SEC Country
2 days ago

Beyond The Arc: 3 takeaways from UF’s 80-76 overtime win against Georgia

Some observations following UF’s 80-76 overtime win against Georgia: — Florida is now 7-0 since going to a starting lineup of Kevarrius Hayes at center with Justin Leon, Devin Robinson, Kasey Hill and KeVaughn Allen. But given the recent slow starts in wins over Tennessee and Georgia and the play of Canyon Barry and Keith Stone off the bench, it may be time to consider replacing...

No. 23 Florida hands Georgia its 14th straight loss in Gainesville

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Canyon Barry took a slight detour on his way to the locker room Saturday. As he jogged off the floor, he swung by the student section and delivered high-fives to everyone on the front row.Talk about going above and beyond. Barry had already given the home crowd plenty.Barry scored 27 points, including four in overtime, and No. 23 Florida handed Georgia its...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Summers leaves Florida for same position in Louisville

Apparently Louisville offers more opportunity for advancement than Florida does. In his third lateral career move in since 2013, Mike Summers has decided to leave his job as the Florida Gators offensive line coach for the same post in Louisville. Summers is also expected to be given a co-offensive coordinator title, but his actual level of involvement is not yet known. ESPN’s Brett...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago

Watch Rick Barry's son Canyon shoot underhand free throws like his dad

Basketball clearly runs in the family genes of Rick Barry and his offspring.Sons Scooter, Jon, Brent and Drew all played pro basketball.Another son, Canyon, is playing at Florida and is following in his dad's Hall-of-Fame sneaker-steps when he steps to the foul line.Rick Barry and his underhand free throws were a part of NBA history. The all-time great was a 90 percent shooter from...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Fastbreak: Barry’s hot hand leads Florida over Georgia in thrilling overtime victory

No. 23 Florida Gators basketball (14-3, 5-0 SEC) may have started with one of its worst performances of the season, but it absolutely turned things around late in Saturday afternoon’s game to pull out a stunning 80-76 victory over the Georgia Bulldogs at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center in Gainesville, Florida. OnlyGators.com breaks down the latest win below. It was over when...
Via Only Gators
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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