FLORIDA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Among Florida’s 6 DB signees, 2 have the best chance at playing early

“It’s about developing the young guys and putting them in positions to be successful.” That was the overriding message from Florida’s press conference last week when the school introduced its newest assistant coaches. New defensive backs coach Corey Bell is the man charged with getting the Gators’ latest batch of top-level DB recruits up to speed in time for Florida...
Via SEC Country
12 hours ago

Trio of Florida targets earn invites to The Opening

DAVENPORT, Fla. — Florida had more than a dozen recruiting targets competing Sunday in the Orlando regional for “The Opening”, an annual combine for the nation’s top recruits at Nike world headquarters in Oregon. A trio of UF targets earned invitations to the big event: 4-star safety Amari Burney (Clearwater, Fla.), 5-star safety Tyreke Johnson (Jacksonville, Fla.) and 4...
Via SEC Country
13 hours ago

Florida baseball: Jackson Kowar dazzles while Gators’ bats slug

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The competition Sunday was not between the Florida and William & Mary baseball teams. Not really. It was between Florida’s pitching and its lineup for top billing in the Gators’ lopsided win over the Tribe. Jackson Kowar struck out the first three batters he faced and racked up 10 Ks overall in 5 2/3 dominant innings. Meanwhile, Florida slugged 3 home...
Via SEC Country
16 hours ago

New assistant coach Ja’Juan Seider hints at his plans for Gators RBs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New Florida running backs coach Ja’Juan Seider says he’s watched film of the players he’s inheriting within his position group, but he’ll have all spring and beyond to evaluate them. His first priority, he said, is for them to get to know him and — most importantly — trust in him as a new voice. “The first thing is trust. You’ve got to trust...
Via SEC Country
17 hours ago

Florida men’s swimming and diving wins fifth consecutive SEC championship

The Everything School grabs another SEC crown. Florida’s men’s swimming and diving team cleaned up on Saturday night at the SEC Championships, finishing a sweep of the relay events to win a fifth consecutive SEC title in the sport. Caeleb Dressel, Maxime Rooney, Mark Szaranek, and Jan Switkowski combined to win the 400 free relay on Saturday, giving the Gators gold in the 200...
Via Alligator Army
21 hours ago

Gators overcome lackluster performance to beat Mississippi State

Having gotten the art of blowing opponents out of the water down pat, the Gators tried their hand at winning […]
Via In All Kinds Of Weather
23 hours ago

Florida baseball: Gators cruise between Brady Singer, bats in second game

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida didn’t get a dominant performance from ace Alex Faedo on Friday night, but here’s the thing opponents of the Gators are going to learn this season. It doesn’t get any easier as the weekend progresses. Sophomore right-hander Brady Singer gave up 3 hits and 1 run while striking out 6 over 5 innings to lead Florida to an 8-1 win over William &...
Via SEC Country
1 day ago

Florida holds on against Mississippi State, runs win streak to 8

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Chris Chiozza scored 14 points, KeVaughn Allen added 11 and No. 15 Florida held on to beat Mississippi State 57-52 on Saturday. Florida (22-5, 12-2 Southeastern Conference) extended its winning streak to eight games, which is the longest under second-year coach Mike White. The Gators also won their first game since starting center John Egbunu suffered a...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Eight things to know: Barry hurt as Gators scratch by Bulldogs on road

It was definitely closer than No. 15 Florida Gators basketball (22-5, 12-2 SEC) wanted, but the visitors held on for a hard-fought 57-52 victory over the Mississippi State Bulldogs (14-12, 5-9 SEC) on Saturday in Starkville, Mississippi. Florida extended its win streak to eight games but may have lost its second big-time player in as many contests. OnlyGators.com breaks down the...
Via Only Gators
1 day ago  |  Discuss

No. 15 Florida holds on to beat Mississippi State 57-52

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Chris Chiozza scored 14 points, KeVaughn Allen added 11 and No. 15 Florida held on to beat Mississippi State 57-52 on Saturday. Florida (22-5, 12-2 Southeastern Conference) extended its winning streak to eight games, which is the longest under second-year coach Mike White. The Gators also won their first game since starting center John Egbunu suffered a...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Florida 57, Mississippi State 52: Gators stand tall down stretch in Starkville

Florida had every opportunity to lose on a brutally difficult day on the road. And it didn’t. This one, of all of them, was the close one. This game featured the Mississippi State Bulldogs erasing all of the Florida Gators men’s basketball team’s 12-point lead in the second half to tie things up in the waning minutes, and another injury to a key Florida contributor, and the...
Via Alligator Army
1 day ago

Determined and spirited, new Florida OL coach Brad Davis impresses right away

“I’ve been cavity-free since the fourth grade, just so you know.” Those were the closing words of new Florida Gators offensive line coach Brad Davis at his introductory press conference, and while humorous (we’ll get to why in a bit), they shine a light on what appears to be a meticulous, demanding and confident assistant that is drastically different than the man he is replacing...
Via Only Gators
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chomping at Bits: Florida football introduces new assistant coaches

Meet the newest members of the Gators’ coaching staff. 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. Jim McElwain introduces new members...
Via Alligator Army
2 days ago

From Florida commit to Gators DB coach, Corey Bell’s connections run deep

More than 20 years ago, Corey Bell was a high school football recruit with a tough choice to make: stay in state and remain committed to the Florida Gators in the wake of upheaval at the coaching position and probation for the team or head to South Carolina, a perennial middle-of-the-road team that was in the process of joining the Southeastern Conference. Bell ultimately chose...
Via Only Gators
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida center John Egbunu done for season after tearing ACL

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida center John Egbunu will miss the remainder of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee at Auburn. Egbunu, a 6-foot-11 redshirt junior from Nigeria, injured his knee in the first half of No. 15 Florida's seventh straight victory Tuesday night. Tests Wednesday revealed the extent of the injury. Florida says his recovery...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida center Egbunu out for season with knee injury

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida center John Egbunu will miss the remainder of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee at Auburn. Egbunu, a 6-foot-11 redshirt junior from Nigeria, injured his knee in the first half of No. 15 Florida's seventh straight victory Tuesday night. Tests Wednesday revealed the extent of the injury. Florida says his recovery...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gators big man John Egbunu out for the year

Our worst fears have officially been realized. Florida center John Egbunu tore his ACL last night in the Gators’ 114-95 […]
Via In All Kinds Of Weather
4 days ago

Watch: Florida launches Gator Game Changers campaign with highlight video

It’s a pretty great video. Gator Boosters, Inc. has launched a “Gator Game Changer” initiative to help fund a “championship experience” for Florida Gators student-athletes and fans. As you may recall, Florida unveiled a $100 million facility upgrades initiative in the fall of 2016, and the University of Florida Athletic Association and Gator Boosters are seeking donations...
Via Alligator Army
4 days ago

Pyrrhic Victory On The Plains: Gators blow Auburn away, lose Egbunu

In their postgame interviews, Devin Robinson and Justin Leon told reporters that they had to “win it for John.” The […]
Via In All Kinds Of Weather
4 days ago

WATCH: Florida Gymnastics: 2017 Georgia Highlight Video

Highlights from Florida's thrilling victory over rival Georgia! The Gators scored a 197.975, the second highest score in the nation this season, and Alex McMurtry recored a perfect 10.0 on the uneven bars! #GoGators Song used: That's My Girl (Fifth Harmony)
Via Florida Gators Athletics
5 days ago  |  Discuss

For Gators, sharing equals success

Florida was stuck in a rut offensively in mid-January following back to back losses to South Carolina and Vanderbilt. UF’s assist-to-turnover was 20-28 during the two-loss week. The offense was stagnant. Ball movement and player movement wasn’t crisp. Fast-forward close to a month later, and Florida’s ability to share the basketball effectively has fueled its current six-game...

Seven things to know: Florida starts slow then shuts down Texas A&M 71-62

No. 17 Florida Gators basketball (20-5, 10-2 SEC) showed that a tough schedule is no match for their resilience, struggling early but flourishing late to shut down the Texas A&M Aggies (13-11, 5-7 SEC) on Saturday afternoon at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center in Gainesville, Florida. OnlyGators.com breaks down the latest win below. It was over when … With Florida clinging...
Via Only Gators
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Florida Basketball - Pregame Court Projection

When the lights go out... #TheSwamp comes alive. #OneNight #OneTeam #Gators
Via Florida Gators Athletics
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Chiozza gets triple-double, No. 24 Florida thumps Missouri

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Chris Chiozza notched the first triple-double of his career, finishing with 12 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, and No. 24 Florida dominated woeful Missouri 93-54 on Thursday night. Chiozza joined the exclusive club when he dished to Devin Robinson for a 3-pointer with 31 seconds remaining. Equally impressive: The Gators tied a school record by winning...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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