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Steve Spurrier is now an ambassador and consultant for the Florida Gators

There is an inmate drive in people to see where life takes them and how far they can go. That drive led Steve Spurrier to the NFL and then to the fallback of South Carolina. The truth is, Spurrier should never have left the University of Florida. Now he’s back as a part of the Florida Gators….. Former Florida quarterback and head coach Steve Spurrier has been named Ambassador...
Via The Student Section
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Just a consultant? Steve Spurrier names Gators’ starting quarterback

Just a few hours after being announced as an “ambassador and consultant” with the Florida Gators athletic program, Steve Spurrier took questions on a conference call about his new role and return to his alma mater. It was on that call he sounded more like the Head Ball Coach than Florida’s current head football coach, Jim McElwain, as he directly answered a football question...
Via Only Gators
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier named ambassador, consultant at Florida

Steve Spurrier is a pretty legendary name for the Florida Gators as he was a Heisman Trophy winning quarterback in 1966 and led them to the national title as a head coach in 1996. Now that his coaching career is over, he will help the Gators in a much different way Just a month after the team announced they would name the field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium after Spurrier, they announced...
Via Campus Sports Net
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier returns to the Florida Gators in a new role

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Steve Spurrier already has a statue outside of the  football stadium and the field named after him. Next he'll serve as ambassador and consultant for the University of Florida's entire athletic department.Gators athletic director Jeremy Foley made the announcement on Friday."It's a great day for the Gator Nation to be able to welcome Coach Spurrier back home...
Via Associated Press
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

‘Head Ball Coach’ Steve Spurrier returns to Florida as an ambassador

Steve Spurrier, the former Heisman Trophy winner and head coach at Florida and South Carolina is returning to his Alma Mater in Gainesville as ambassador. The official twitter account of the Florida Gators football team tweeted out the news: He's back! #WelcomeHomeHBC Spurrier rejoins #Gators as Ambassador and Consultant. : https://t.co/0RhdYFvvYu pic.twitter.com/E6GZMguG6u ...
Via EndZoneScore
18 hours ago

Steve Spurrier returning to Florida as ambassador and consultant

Spurrier returning to Florida as ambassador, consultant It’s not just Steve Spurrier’s name that’s coming back to The Swamp. Florida announced Friday morning that Spurrier is rejoining the Gators program as an “ambassador and consultant” for Florida’s athletic department. When Gators head coach Jim McElwain and Foley talked with him informally recently about an ambassador...
Via Alligator Army
18 hours ago

Florida names Steve Spurrier ambassador, consultant

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida has named former coach Steve Spurrier an ambassador and consultant for the school's athletic department. Athletic director Jeremy Foley made the announcement Friday, welcoming Spurrier ''back home.'' Foley says ''it's only fitting that at this point in his career he is back in Gainesville.'' Spurrier stepped down as South Carolina's coach last...
Via Associated Press
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier rejoins Florida Gators athletic department in ‘ambassador consultant’ role

Just months after retiring as a head ball coach, Steve Spurrier has come full circle back to where it all started. The Florida Gators athletic department announced Friday that Spurrier will be rejoining his alma mater as “ambassador and consultant” for the entire athletic program.” “My wife, Jerri, and I are extremely thrilled to be returning home to our alma mater, and to...
Via Only Gators
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chomping at Bits: Florida's 2006 national championship football team to be honored during homecoming

The '06 champs will be back in The Swamp. 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. 2006 national championship football team...
Via Alligator Army
1 day ago

Florida's Jarrad Davis makes Bruce Feldman's list of college football's athletic freaks

The Gators' linebacker possesses an incredible blend of power and speed. For the last several years, venerated college football writer Bruce Feldman has produced a "freaks" list detailing the most outstanding athletes in the sport. This year's edition includes Florida linebacker Jarrad Davis, who checks in at a tie for No. 20 with Arizona 'backer Freddie Tagaloa of Arizona. Here...
Via Alligator Army
2 days ago

Chomping at Bits: Incoming Florida freshman center Gorjak Gak cleared to enroll, but not to play

Gak has been ruled ineligible for the 2016-17 season by the NCAA. 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. Incoming freshman...
Via Alligator Army
2 days ago

Gorjok Gak ineligible to play for Gators basketball in 2016-17

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida center Gorjok Gak will not be eligible to play as a freshman next season. The Gators announced Tuesday that the NCAA cleared Gak for enrollment this fall but denied his eligibility for the 2016-17 season. The 6-foot-11, 205-pounder from Australia will be allowed to practice and take part in basketball-related activities, but not games. He attended...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NCAA rules Florida's Gak ineligible to play in 2016-17

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida center Gorjok Gak will not be eligible to play as a freshman next season. The Gators announced Tuesday that the NCAA cleared Gak for enrollment this fall but denied his ineligibility for the 2016-17 season. The 6-foot-11, 205-pounder from Australia will be allowed to practice and take part in basketball-related activities, but not games. He attended...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Late signee Gorjok Gak will not play for Florida Gators basketball in 2016-17

Florida Gators basketball will not have all three of its incoming freshmen available to play in the 2016-17 season as the program announced Tuesday that three-star center Gorjok Gak (Bradenton, FL) has not met the academic standards needed to play college basketball this year. He will, however, be allowed to enroll at the University of Florida. Gak, who was originally committed to...
Via Only Gators
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida gives defensive coordinator Geoff Collins hefty raise

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida defensive coordinator Geoff Collins has a chance to join elite company in college football this season.Collins was given a $300,000 raise this year and has a chance to make $1 million annually. Only nine assistant coaches made $1 million in 2015, according to USA Today.Responding to a public records request, the University Athletic Association released...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Florida QB Treon Harris to transfer

Florida junior Treon Harris, who played quarterback for the Gators the past two years but had planned on transitioning to wide receiver, will transfer from the university, per 247 Sports. Harris, should he transfer to another FBS program, will have two years of eligibility remaining after he sits a year, per transfer rules. Harris threw for 1,676 yards and nine touchdowns against...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Gators football player helps break up sexual assault behind bar

In an offseason dominated by the talk of college athletes and sexual assault on and off campus, there is at least one good guy out there in the college football world. That’s because University of Florida student and Gators linebacker Cristian Garcia was involved in helping to stop a rape behind a bar in Gainesville. Garcia, who is a walk-on linebacker who appeared in just one...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Coach Jim McElwain Said On SportsCenter That He Wants To Collaborate With 50 Cent

Gators head coach Jim McElwain joined SportsCenter today to discuss the upcoming season, but yet another piece of information was revealed – the coach is totally down to record a track with rapper 50 Cent.  Did you hear that, @50cent? @CoachMcElwain is ready to shoot a rap video with you. #GoGators@SportsCenter — Florida Gators (@FloridaGators) July 19, 2016   Florida coach...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Gators at The Open Championship: Billy Horschel shockingly ejects

The third major of the golf season kicked into gear this week at Royal Troon in Scotland as three former Florida Gators took the course in an attempt to contend and possibly win The Open Championship. It was an incredibly promising start for Billy Horschel, who finished four shots back of fellow American Phil Mickelson after first-round action on Thursday, posting a 4-under 67 that...
Via Only Gators
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow Set To Speak At The GOP Convention In Cleveland

Donald Trump will have a former Heisman Trophy winner speaking for him at the GOP Convention in Cleveland next week.  The New York Times has obtained a list of the people to speak at the four-day convention and Night 4 will be headlined by Florida Gators’ great Tim Tebow.  Trump has long been a fan of the two-time national champion quarterback. He bought a signed Tebow jersey...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Treon Harris still on suspension at Florida

We all know that Treon Harris will not be playing quarterback for the Florida Gators going into the 2016 season after he switched to wide receiver earlier this year. At this point, however, it doesn’t look like he will playing much at all as he is still on suspension. Harris and sophomore wide receiver Antonio Callaway were placed on suspension earlier this year for an undisclosed...
Via Campus Sports Net
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Gators 2016 Season Preview, Game Five: @Vanderbilt Commodores

It’s been awhile since my last game preview, and for that, I apologize. The Gator baseball team’s run through the NCAA Tournament became more newsworthy and article-worthy, if you will. But now that it’s all over (sadly), let the game by … Continue reading →
Via In All Kinds Of Weather
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Spurrier honored to have Swamp field named after him

Steve Spurrier is an SEC legend and his time at the University of Florida might be the most memorable. On Thursday, Florida announced that it will rename Florida Field to Steve Spurrier-Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in honor of its Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback and national championship coach. Just a few days later, Spurrier released a statement expressing his gratitude...
Via Gamedayr
June 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Danny Kanell trolls Florida about new field name

The University of Florida announced Thursday that it has renamed the football field in honor of former head coach Steve Spurrier, news that made perfect sense to anybody and everybody that follows college football. Although, while the news makes sense, people are questioning UF’s decision to keep “Florida Field” as part of the title, making the name quite the mouthful to say...
Via College Spun
June 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Florida is renaming its field after Steve Spurrier

Florida’s football facility is officially named Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field – at least for now. Thursday, the school will reportedly announce that the name of the field will be changing in honor of former player and coach Steve Spurrier. Spurrier, who won the Heisman Trophy at quarterback for the program back in 1966, later coached the team from 1990-2001. He coached...
Via College Spun
June 09, 2016  |  Discuss
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