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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
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Troubled Florida quarterback Treon Harris to transfer

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida quarterback Treon Harris has decided to transfer, looking for a fresh start after two tumultuous seasons in Gainesville. The Gators confirmed Monday that Harris has been granted his release from scholarship. He is the seventh quarterback to leave Florida in the last four years, following Jacoby Brissett (North Carolina State), Tyler Murphy (Boston...
Via Associated Press
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Troubled Florida QB Treon Harris decides to transfer

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida quarterback Treon Harris has decided to transfer, looking for a fresh start after two tumultuous seasons in Gainesville. The Gators confirmed Monday that Harris has been granted his release from scholarship. He is the seventh quarterback to leave Florida in the last four years, following Jacoby Brissett (North Carolina State), Tyler Murphy (Boston...
Via Associated Press
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Treon Harris to transfer from Florida

The Gators' much-discussed, much-maligned former QB is departing from the program. Former starting quarterback Treon Harris will transfer from Florida, the school confirmed in a release on Monday. The news was first reported by Ryan Bartow of 247Sports. Harris made 15 starts at quarterback for Florida as a freshman and sophomore, all but one of those starts coming after being elevated...
Via Alligator Army
12 hours ago

Gators release updated contracts for 2016 coaches: Collins, Summers get big raises

The Florida Gators made some tweaks to their coaching staff in 2016 after a complete overhaul last year. With the season set to kick off in just over a month, the program’s athletic department decided to release the salary information for head coach Jim McElwain and his assistants. Most notable is the updated contract for defensive coordinator Geoff Collins, who saw his salary...
Via Only Gators
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Florida Gators QB-turned-WR Treon Harris granted his release

The Florida Gators are granting a release to former starting quarterback Treon Harris.Coach Jim McElwain had already moved Harris to wide receiver before spring practice had begun despite Harris being the team's most experienced QB.In 12 games last season, Harris completed 119 of 235 passes for 1,676 yards and nine TDs. He shared time with Will Grier, who played in six games and...
Via Fox Sports
13 hours 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
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Treon Harris to transfer from Florida Gators

Junior Treon Harris, a former four-star quarterback who would have entered the 2016 season at wide receiver, will transfer from the Florida Gators, according to Ryan Bartow of 247Sports. Harris has been suspended by Florida since the spring but just recently began taking classes and rejoined the team for workouts as terms of his suspension had been eased by the school. One of two...
Via Only Gators
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Florida CB JC Jackson transfers to Maryland

The Florida Gators’ loss has become the Maryland Terrapins’ gain as they have added former four-star recruit JC Jackson for the 2016 season. He has enrolled with the team and will be immediately eligible for the upcoming season. It was reported that Jackson has joined D.J. Durkin’s staff to continue his career with the Terrapins after it started pretty rocky. He was slated...
Via Campus Sports Net
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chomping at Bits: Four-star 2017 running back Adarius Lemons flips to Florida Gators

Lemons flipped from UNC to the Gators yesterday. 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. Adarius Lemons flips commitment to...
Via Alligator Army
18 hours ago

RB Adarius Lemons decommits from North Carolina, flips to Florida

Pardon the pun, but life just gave Jim McElwain one sweet batch of Lemons. The Gators have now claimed a pair of commits as a result of their Friday Night Lights recruiting camp, the latter being prized running back Adarius … Continue reading →
Via In All Kinds Of Weather
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gators get their running back: Adarius Lemons flips to Florida

The Class of 2017 being built by Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain was missing an important piece, a top-flight running back. Just two days after the program’s Friday Night Lights summer camp, that hole has been filled as four-star Adarius Lemons (Clearwater, FL) flipped his pledge and decided to continue his career with the Gators. Lemons (6-foot-1, 195 pounds), the 139th...
Via Only Gators
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gators’ Jalen Tabor Tells Fans To Not Worry About Recruiting

The Florida Gators aren’t having the most successful time recruiting for their 2017 class. Head coach Jim McElwain currently has just 11 commitments in the class, which is ranked No. 22 in the nation by 247Sports. It may not be the worst in college football, but it’s a far cry from the elite classes Florida and other top SEC schools are used to. In response to what may seem some...
Via Gamedayr
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Police say Florida Gators linebacker helped stop sexual assault

Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida football recruiting: Linebacker James Houston commits at Friday Night Lights

Florida adds another linebacker to a class that could use a few. No position on Florida's roster is more bereft of proven depth entering the 2016 season than linebacker, with only cornerback coming even plausibly close. So it makes sense for the Gators to load up on LBs, something they continued to do on Friday night, with the commitment of American Heritage linebacker James Houston...
Via Alligator Army
3 days ago

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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2 Florida players arrested, face charges for shooting BB gun

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Two Florida freshmen football players face felony charges for firing BB guns into a residential hall on the Gainesville campus. Officials say Tyrie Cleveland and Rick Wells - both 18 - were arrested Sunday. They remained in the Alachua County Jail on Monday morning and face felony charges of criminal mischief and firing into an occupied dwelling. Jail records...
Via Associated Press
7 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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow Set To Speak At GOP Convention

Heisman Trophy winner and former Florida Gators’ star Tim Tebow will be speaking at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Tebow is one of the number of athletes on the list of speakers for the convention. He will headline the fourth night of the four-day convention. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is known for being a fan of the two-tie national championship...
Via Gamedayr
11 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
11 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
13 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
14 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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