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DC Collins speaks on defense, time in Gainesville

Florida defensive coordinator Geoff Collins is excited to be in Gainesville. In some aspects, he's like a kid in the candy store. The former architect of Mississippi State's defense gushed over his current job and personnel in a press conference Wednesday. He first spoke about linebacker Antonio Morrison. The senior 'backer miraculously recovered from a torn ACL to be available...
Via Fox Sports
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Florida 2015 Preview: In Defense We Trust

Will Muschamp pissed off a lot of Florida Gators fans in 2014, as the team stumbled to 7-5 and 4-4 in the SEC. It wasn't really about the defense- they were great - it was about the goddawful offense. The goddawful offense was -- you've got it -- goddawful. The great defense simply couldn't do anything about it. And now Jim McElwain's been hired away from Colorado State, and Florida...
Via SEC Football Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

SEC football 2015 previews: Florida

Florida is next up on our SEC football 2015 preview list: Record last season: A 7-5 overall record and 4-4 SEC mark earned Will Muschamp a pink slip after just four years as the Florida head coach. The Gators started … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
1 day ago

Will Muschamp Says He Has ‘Zero’ Bitterness Toward Florida Gators

Despite being focused on making sure the Auburn Tigers and their defense live up to expectations during the 2015 season, Will Muschamp is still answering questions about his tenure as the head coach of the Florida Gators. Muschamp spent four years in Gainesville and had some big wins to put on his resume, but a 11-13 record the last two seasons (including the first losing season...
Via Gamedayr
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gators Linebacker Trolls Former Alabama Running Back Recently Cut From NFL Team

When the Florida Gators take the field on Saturday for their 2015 season opener, Antonio Morrison will be back in the starting lineup less than nine months after having surgery following a major knee injury in the team’s bowl game. But it’s his recent comments while complimenting a teammate that are getting attention. Morrison was asked about freshman running back Jordan Scarlett...
Via Gamedayr
1 day ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Former FSU Star Delivers Troll Of Rival Florida Gators From His Home

Even a decade and a half after playing his last game as a member of the Florida State Seminoles, former wide receiver Marvin “Snoop” Minnis is still taking time out of his busy day to troll the rival Florida Gators. The Miami native, who played four years for the Seminoles which included a national championship in 1999, recently took a picture of his back yard in South Florida...
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Gators To Honor Late Coach With Helmet Decal During 2015 Season

For ten seasons, Ray Graves patrolled the sidelines as the head football coach of the Florida Gators. During that time, the Tennessee native complied a winning percentage of almost 70%, while leading them to four bowl victories and bringing in Steve Spurrier as his quarterback, a player who would go on to win the school’s first Heisman Trophy. Graves passed away this past April...
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Quarterback Will Grier Spending Time With Former Bucs Cheerleader Jeanne O’Neil

The Florida Gators open their season September 5 at home against New Mexico State, and redshirt freshman quarterback Will Grier has been competing against Treon Harris for the starting role under center. But that’s not all he’s been doing.  It appears the aspiring starter has been spending his free time with former Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleader Jeanne O’Neil. Life it good...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Announces It Will Wear “RG” Decals On Helmets To Honor Ray Graves

This past April, Ray Graves, who coached the Florida Gators from 1960-1969 and also served as the school’s AD from 1960-1979, died at the age of 96. This fall, UF will be honoring his legacy, opting to wear “RG” decals on its helmets for the entire season. The school made the announcement Tuesday morning on Twitter. In honor of the late Ray Graves, we will be wearing an RG...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida fall practice 8/31: Sharpe works at LT, Scarlett continues to impress

The Gators practiced last night outside, but thanks to some first day of school stuff for me, I wasn’t able to get a recap up until just now. Sorry about that. Two things struck me from last night’s practice. The … Continue reading →
Via In All Kinds Of Weather
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Gators depth chart released

Florida has released its depth chart to begin the 2015 season. I think the best way to do this is not tease anything and just show it to you, so here it is: Note: Florida has not officially named a … Continue reading →
Via In All Kinds Of Weather
3 days ago  |  Discuss

SEC Network Predicts Every Florida Gators Game For 2015 Season

There’s a new beginning down in Gainesville, Florida. The slate has been washed clean. There are no more prints left in the sand. You can throw any other cliche on it, but Jim McElwain’s time as head coach of the Florida Gators has everyone excited. But how will the season actually turn out for McElwain and the Gators? The SEC Network’s Clint Stoerner and Chris Doering, a...
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Florida Gators Go Nuts When Jim McElwain Surprises 6 Walk-Ons With Scholarships

Our favorite videos of the off-season are the ones of walk-ons being awarded by scholarships and getting mobbed by their exuberant teammates. Today, it is Florida’s turn. Jim McElwain is playing with a number of open scholarships, and chose to give away six to walk-ons: junior tight end Bair Diamond, senior wide receiver Roger Dixon, sophomore running back Case Harrison, sophomore...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida freshman OT Martez Ivey to have leg surgery

The Florida Gators offensive line suffered an unfortunate injury to one of their starters on Thursday. True Freshman Martez Ivey will undergo arthroscopic leg surgery tomorrow, according to head coach Jim McElwain. The head coach spoke with reporters this afternoon to confirm the news. Ivey was the top rated offensive lineman in the 2015 class and was expected to start at left tackle...
Via Campus Sports Net
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Gators to play 2 quarterbacks in season opener

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida will play two quarterbacks in its Sept. 5 season opener against New Mexico State. New Gators coach Jim McElwain says sophomore Treon Harris and redshirt freshman Will Grier both will play. Harris started the final six games last season, completing 49.5 percent of his passes for 1,019 yards, with nine touchdowns and four interceptions. He also ran for...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

No resolution in sight: Gators to play both QBs in the opener

For anyone holding out hope that a quarterback would emerge before the Sept. 5 opener against New Mexico State, no need to continue with those thoughts as Jim McElwain says both will play against the Aggies. With no separation between redshirt freshman Will Grier and sophomore Treon Harris, their head coach will let their game results determine the team's starter. The Gators shouldn...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Position Preview: Kelvin Taylor

Kelvin Taylor has the high school stats, the pedigree and the talent to be a difference maker at the college level. As he enters his junior year at Florida, he knows that he will be taking on a bigger role. Expectations might be high, but he seems to be confident with his ability to be the starting running back for the Gators. How he performs could really determine what type of season...
Via The Bull Gator
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida coach Jim McElwain pens letter to students

The Florida Gators football team is set to begin a new era in just over a week, as former Colorado State head coach Jim McElwain takes over for Will Muschamp in “The Swamp.” As McElwain prepares to bring the Gators back to glory, he is doing everything in his power to make sure he has the students at the University of Florida firmly in his corner when the 2015 season begins...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Gators release awesome ‘Heart’ hype video

The Florida Gators are beginning a new era heading into the 2015 college football season, with Jim McElwain taking over as head coach job. McElwain will make some changes to better fit his system, but the tradition of Gators’ football will live on. On paper, the Gators look to be a team that could compete in the SEC for a bowl game. They finished 7-5 last season, but the talent...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Releases Awesome “Heart” Hype Video

The Florida Gators are looking to rebound from a bit of a down period, in which the team won just 11 games in two years combined. Armed with a new coach (Jim McElwain) and some renewed optimism, the Gators are hoping to return to form and compete for an SEC East title.  Sunday night, the school released a short hype video titled “Heart”, that focuses on the effort the players...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Florida releases amazing timelapse of new facility

Next weekend, the Florida Gators will hold their first practice in their shiny new indoor facility. Plenty of hard work has gone into construction for the new facility and we got our first look at what the Gators can expect thanks to a video released on Sunday morning. The Gators official Twitter acccount released an incredible timelapse video that shows everything from the beginning...
Via Campus Sports Net
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Florida Releases Awesome Time-Lapse Video Of New Indoor Practice Facility Construction

The Florida Gators will have to wait 13 more days before they kick off the upcoming 2015 college football season, but they already feel like they’ve begun a new era in Gainesville.  After months of construction, Florida’s brand new indoor practice facility is complete and, on Saturday, the football team held it’s first ever practice inside those walls. From now on, the Gators...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Gators mascot joins Tinder and gets verified

Florida Gators mascot Alberta is looking for a new lover. According to a very bizarre Tinder post, the “21-year-old” Alberta is ”just an alligator girl in a Florida Gators world. Everyone has told me that Tinder is just like the chomp, always right over left, so this shouldn’t be too difficult for a gator like me.” Okay, that is pretty hilarious. However, that isn’t...
Via Campus Sports Net
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Coaches concentrating on keeping Gators camp positive momentum going

The Gators are currently working hard in their first fall camp under Jim McElwain, but don't think this is McElwain's first rodeo. The Florida coach knows what's soon to hit Gainesvilles if he isn't careful - the dreaded wall of camp. "I think the novelty of the new season, the fresh new uniforms you've got have now been washed a whole bunch," McElwain said to the Orlando Sentinel...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Five biggest winners of Florida’s fall practice so far

The Florida Gators are now a week into their fall practice session. There’s still a long way to go, but the Gators have been mostly impressive to this point. Well, as impressive as a team can be throughout its first week … Continue reading →
Via In All Kinds Of Weather
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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