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Florida Ends Recruiting Drought, Gators Land Commit No. 9

Miami LB Rayshad Jackson has committed to the Florida Gators.
Via Gamedayr
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Beyond the arc: 3 takeaways from UF’s 72-71 loss to Ole Miss

Some observations from UF’s 72-71 loss at Ole Miss: – At what point do the Gators consider benching starting point guard Kasey Hill and giving freshman Chris Chiozza a shot? Hill turned in another woeful performance with 1 point, 6 assists and 4 turnovers. And 1 of 4 from the free-throw line from your starting point guard isn’t going to cut it. Hill just hasn’t been consistent...

CeCe Jefferson Has Florida On His Mind During Ole Miss Visit

CeCe Jefferson has the Florida Gators on his mind while visiting the Ole Miss Rebels.
Via Gamedayr
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gators Using Former Miami Hurricanes Star As Recruiting Tool

The Florida Gators are using Miami Hurricanes legend Ray Lewis as a recruiting tool for this weekend.
Via Gamedayr
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Florida Is Installing Vernon Hargreaves III’s First Team All-American Brick

Star cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III has been a very bright spot of a few lean years for Florida football, and this season he was named First Team All-American by Sporting News. Florida commemorates its All-Americans with bricks outside of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, and Hargreaves’ brick is being installed this morning.   Look what’s getting installed today! #brick #AllAmerican...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gators Back In Picture For Top Wide Receiver Recruit

Tristan Payton has decommitted from USC, and the Florida Gators could be back in the picture.
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Time to panic?

With National Signing Day less that two weeks away, Florida fans are on the verge of shifting into full panic mode. The Gators are ranked 99th in the nation in recruiting by Rivals, have only eight commitments (all from three-star prospects) and their biggest targets seem to be leaning toward another school whose colors are orange and blue. So, yes, the potential is certainly there...

Florida unveils plans for $15M indoor practice facility

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida has announced plans for an indoor practice facility, becoming the last Southeastern Conference team to build one. The school unveiled details Wednesday, saying the $15 million project will be completed in early September. The new facility will be built on the current practice field and will contain a full, 120-yard, turf field. It also will have additional...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Gators Land Player In Super Bowl For 13th Consecutive Year

The Florida Gators have now landed at least one player in the Super Bowl for 13 consecutive seasons.
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

TE Jake McGee granted sixth year of eligibility

Remember all the problems Florida had in 2014 with tight ends screwing up in crucial situations? You know, like Tevin Westbrook’s drops against LSU and FSU that directly led to the Gators’ demise? Yeah, that. Say goodbye to that, and say … Continue reading →
Via In All Kinds Of Weather
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Whoops! Florida’s Devin Robinson tries to dunk; misses by two feet

This dunk attempt by Devin Robinson sums up the Florida Gators 2014-2015 basketball season so far as they have struggled to a 10-7 record which includes Georgia handing them their first conference loss since 2013….
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Breakdown Of The 8.5 Sacks Registered In 2014 By Florida DE/OLB Dante Fowler Jr.

I will have a full breakdown of Florida defensive end/outside linebacker Dante Fowler Jr. finished soon, but in the meantime, I was asked by a reader to break down all 8.5 sacks that he had in 2014. Here they all are as requested. Fowler’s first sack of the season came in the Gator’s second game […] Breakdown Of The 8.5 Sacks Registered In 2014 By Florida DE/OLB Dante Fowler...
Via Steelers Depot
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Florida Gators Forward Devin Robinson With the LOL Moment of the Day

We do not get to have butt-fumbles and 300+ pound lineman throwing touchdown passes to enjoy in basketball, but there are plenty of moments in basketball games that are just as funny as a five-lateral play that ends with a 40-yard loss.  Stuff like this:Exhibit A: Florida freshman forward Devin Robison going for the monster jam a few feet early. Read more »
Via FatManWriting
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Georgia 73, Florida 61: It Wasn’t That Close

This wasn’t good. At all. The 73-61 final score made Georgia’s win over Florida actually seem like a much closer game than it was. Dorian Finney Smith leading the scoring with 11 points is never a good sign, and just seeing … Continue reading →
Via In All Kinds Of Weather
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Donovan’s psychological ploy sparks struggling Frazier

Send to Kindle Donovan’s Gators claimed the No. 1 overall seed. (Burgess/University of Florida Athletics Communications) This has been a trying year so far for the Florida Gators and coach Billy Donovan.  The inconsistency, uncertainty, and lack of execution and leadership on a young Gators team had driven them to a 7-6 record coming into South Carolina for their SEC opener...
Via College Chalktalk
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Dismisses Freshman DL Gerald Willis, The Gator Who Cheap Shotted Jameis Winston, From The Team

Florida has dismissed true freshman defensive lineman Gerald Willis from the team, according to multiple reports.  Willis, a four-star recruit in the 2014 class, has had a troubled time in Gainesville, Fla. The 6-foot-2, 255-pound defensive end was the player who cheap shotted Jameis Winston during the Florida State game. In early October, Willis reportedly got into a fight with...
Via College Spun
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Dance: McElwain Must Restore the Florida Gators’ Culture

The cowbells clanked with such ferocity and for such a length of time, even Christopher Walken thought the Mississippi State fans were overdoing it. There was, however, good reason for said clanking; it was September 30, 2000, and the Bulldogs … Continue reading →
Via In All Kinds Of Weather
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Skip Holtz’s Son Doesn’t Seem To Believe That Florida Utilized Jeff Driskel’s “Strengths”

Earlier this week, it was announced that Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel would be transferring to Louisiana Tech to play out his final year of collegiate eligibility. Driskel will be teaming up with head coach Skip Holtz, who has also had stops at East Carolina and South Florida in the last decade, to attempt to improve upon a successful nine-win 2014 campaign. Monday, Holtz’s...
Via College Spun
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Vernon Hargreaves Seals Birmingham Bowl Win For Florida With INT in the End Zone

It goes without saying that the season for the Florida Gators was nothing that fans envisioned it would be, but with a new head coach ready to take charge there was still one piece of business left--the Birmingham Bowl against a good East Carolina team. However, going in there was one question that needed to be answered.Would the Gators show up? Would they want to finish a lackluster...
Via FatManWriting
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida RB Adam Lane may have crapped himself (Video)

Florida running back Adam Lane put the Gators on his back in the first half of the Birmingham Bowl on Saturday, and his bowels may not have been able to support the load. After Lane scored a 2-yard touchdown in the second quarter to give his team a 14-7 lead, a suspicious stain showed up...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Florida Gators WR Ahmad Fulwood Takes the Short Pass 86-Yards to the House!

Occasionally there are things that happen in a football game that makes every coach think he's Hannibal Smith from the A-Team. I'm talking about the kind of thing that makes a coach think 'I love it when a plan (or play) comes together.' When a play does and everyone does their job (including blocking down field) beautiful things can happen.You know--like an 86-yard touchdown catch...
Via FatManWriting
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Driskel Out in Florida

Former five-star recruit Jeff Driskel has been granted his release from the Florida Gators football program. New head coach Jim McElwain indicated that the program wasn’t going to hold Driskel “hostage” when announcing the release of his scholarship.  This means that the soon-to-be senior quarterback will be given an opportunity to catch on with another top-tier program....
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Senior KR Andre Debose, DL Darious Cummings Didn’t Make The Trip To The Birmingham Bowl

Two Florida players’ careers have come to an end a couple days prior to the Gators’ bowl game.  Senior kick returner Andre Debose and senior defensive lineman Darious Cummings did not make the trip to Alabama for the Birmingham Bowl, interim head coach D.J. Durkin told reporters Wednesday afternoon.  Florida (6-5) is set to play ECU (8-4) in the Birmingham Bowl Jan. 3.  Darious...
Via College Spun
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Has Officially Hired Michigan’s Doug Nussmeier To Be The Gators’ Offensive Coordinator

Florida has officially hired Doug Nussmeier to be the Gators’ offensive coordinator, the school announced Wednesday afternoon.  Nussmeier, 44, spent the past year as Michigan’s offensive coordinator. The Wolverines struggled in 2014, ranking No. 112 in the country in points per game (20.9). Nussmeier was previously the offensive coordinator at Alabama for two seasons.  #Gators...
Via College Spun
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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