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Jim McElwain Lands First Commitment As Gators Coach

Daniel Imatorbhebhe, a tight end recruit out of Georgia, committed to the Florida Gators on Tuesday.
Via Gamedayr
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Florida hires DC Geoff Collins away from Mississippi State

  New Florida coach Jim McElwain made his first official hire Tuesday. McElwain named Mississippi State's Geoff Collins his defensive coordinator. Collins replaces D.J. Durkin, who will serve as Florida's interim head coach for the Birmingham Bowl. Collins helped turn Mississippi State into one of the nation's top defenses. The Bulldogs rank 10th in scoring defense, allowing 19...
Via AP on Fox
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gators hire Mississippi State’s Geoff Collins as defensive coordinator

The Gators may not have snatched the Mississippi State head coach away from Starkville, but they did get his top assistant. Jim McElwain has hired Geoff Collins, the Bulldogs’ defensive coordinator, as the Gators’ defensive coordinator. Collins, who was a finalist for the … Continue reading →
Via In All Kinds Of Weather
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Florida to hire Miss. State's Collins as defensive coordinator

A person close to the search says Florida has hired Mississippi State's Geoff Collins as its new defensive coordinator. The person spoke to The Associated Press Tuesday on condition of anonymity because coach Jim McElwain has not officially announced the hire. The Gators are expected to announce it later Tuesday. Sports Illustrated first reported the move. Collins, who has ties to...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Geoff Collins To Be Hired As Florida Gators Defensive Coordinator

Geoff Collins is reportedly set to become the new Florida Gators defensive coordinator.
Via Gamedayr
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cupcakes in the shape of a Florida Gator? Oh, why not!

The University of Florida athletics department has apparently discovered Pintrest. Its Twitter account, @GatorZoneNews, tweeted the following photo in honor of National Cupcake Day.This looks like a great way to celebrate #NationalCupcakeDay! http://t.co/pNjX2O1tQL pic.twitter.com/qMiX3yS643— Florida Gators (@GatorZoneNews) December 15, 2014And yes, The Gators do have a Pintrest site.

Will Muschamp Will Still Receive Entire Buyout From Florida

Will Muschamp will still receive his entire buyout from the Florida Gators, on top of his salary from Auburn.
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Auburn hires Muschamp as defensive co-ordinator

Auburn has hired former Florida Gators head coach Will Muschamp as defensive co-ordinator, the school has announced. According to ESPN, Muschamp will be paid $1.6m to $1.8m annually - making him "college football's highest-paid defensive co-ordinator". "I'm excited to welcome Will back to Auburn as our new defensive coordinator," Tigers coach Gus Malzahn said in a statement. "Will...
Via SEC Football Blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Muschamp To Be Named Auburn Defensive Coordinator

Thayer Evan of SI.com is reporting that former Florida Gators head coach Will Muschamp will return to Auburn to become the teams new defensive coordinator. Former Florida coach Will Muschamp will be Auburn's new defensive coordinator per a source. — Thayer Evans (@ThayerEvansSI) December 13, 2014 In his two seasons at Auburn, Muschamp’s defenses ranked No. 3 nationally in...
Via Thacover2
4 days ago  |  Discuss

FSU Fans Can’t Quit Trolling Jeff Driskel, Gators

FSU fans can't quit trolling Jeff Driskel and the Florida Gators.
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow Dishes On New Florida Coach Jim McElwain

Tim Tebow weighs in on how he feels about new Florida Gators coach Jim McElwain.
Via Gamedayr
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Beginning of the McElwain Era

The last two years have shown the Gator nation one thing: the Florida Gators don’t accept failure. Unfortunately for Will Muschamp, “failure” is probably the best word there is to describe his tenure at Florida, and so he was relieved … Continue reading →
Via In All Kinds Of Weather
8 days ago  |  Discuss

ITP: Florida Comeback, Hysterical Tweets & Bill Selfish Interview

It was a fantastic comeback in Allen Fieldhouse, and Ryan Landreth, Daniel Cunningham, and Joshua Brisco reflect on Kansas’ victory over the Florida Gators. They also bring in a special guest to help them look forward to Wednesday’s game against Georgetown. http://insidethepaint.podomatic.com/entry/2014-12-08T15_59_52-08_00 Kansas is 6-1, but it certainly didn’t look like...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chip Kelly drops epic quote about turning down Florida job

Chip Kelly dropped an absolute gem of a quote on Thursday when talking about the Florida Gators head coaching job. Kelly was mentioned as a person of interest for the Gators during the school’s search to replace Will Muschamp. The former Oregon head coach explicitly stated that he was not interested in leaving the Eagles...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Hires Jim McElwain As Their Next Football Head Coach

    Will Jim McElwain succeed as Florida’s new head coach? Per school announcement, the Florida Gators have announced the hiring of McElwain after the resignation of Will Muschamp. Details on his contract with Florida or buyout with Colorado State is unknown at this time. Are Gator fans content with the hiring of Jim McElwain as Florida tries to find success again? [Miami Herald...
Via Geeks and Cleats
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Former McElwain WR: “Florida Is About To Get Really Good REALLY FAST”

Thursday morning, the Florida Gators officially hired their next head coach, poaching Jim McElwain from Colorado State. The (now) former Rams coach spent three seasons in Fort Collins, leading the program to 10 wins this past season. Previously, he spent four years as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Alabama. Upon hearing the news, a few former Crimson Tide players...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Florida, Jim McElwain Reach Agreement

The Florida Gators have got their man. Jim McElwain, who has coached Colorado State since 2012, has agreed to become the next head man down in Gainesville. ESPN’s Chris Low was the first to report the news. The buyout issues have been resolved, and Florida is expected to announce Jim McElwain as its coach later today. — Chris Low (@ClowESPN) December 4, 2014 According to Low...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

College Basketball: Is it time to panic in Gainesville? Florida’s A Long Way From The Final Four

Florida is preparing for a late-season conference and tournament run in an interesting way: with close early-season battles against strong competition. Challenging early games, mixed with combining some new players on the floor, make it a bit too early for the Gators to panic… even though it might seem panic is warranted. With last Friday’s 11-point loss in the Battle 4 Atlantis...
Via The Student Section
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Josh McDaniels go to Florida?

Sam Greenwood/Getty ImagesThe Florida Gators are in the market for a new head coach after previous coach Will Muschamp was let go by the Gators. According to NFL.com, Josh McDaniels, Patriots offensive coordinator, could be on the short list to replace Muschamp in the Swamp.Football Scoop says that McDaniels is currently being vetted as a potential head coaching candidate at the...
Via Patriots Life
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Muschamp Favorited A Tweet About Being Introduced As Auburn’s Defensive Coordinator

Former Florida Gators head coach Will Muschamp is officially a free agent in the college football coaching world. While he wasn’t overly successful on the offensive side of the ball in Gainesville (it ultimately cost him his job), he’s still considered a genius when it comes to defense. Right now, he’s being courted by a number of fan bases – many of which have struggled...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Gators Head Coach Will Muschamp Gives Us One Last Steaming Mad GIF (thanks coach)

If there is anything that will be missed next season at Florida it will be images of Will Muschamp blowing up with the kind of intensity he wishes his players had on the field. Good thing is he will more than likely be on the sideline somewhere in some capacity next year.So as long as his new boss doesn't tell him to cool it with the temper tantrums we will not have to go without...
Via FatManWriting
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Florida Player on Sideline Hits Jameis Winston After He Runs Out of Bounds

For some stupid reason Florida Gators freshman defensive lineman Gerald Willis decided he needed to hit Jameis Winston as the Florida State quarterback ran out of bounds. Late hits are not unusual, right? Well--this wasn't a late hit. Willis wasn't even in the game!The refs continued with the stupid theme and did not eject Willis, but Muschamp did it for them and sent the idiot to...
Via FatManWriting
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Florida’s Players Mobbed Will Muschamp With Hugs In The Locker Room Following Gators’ Victory

Will Muschamp coached his final game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium as Florida’s leader this afternoon.  The Gators blew out Eastern Kentucky, 52-3.  Following the win, an emotional Muschamp – who will resign at the end of the regular season – was mobbed by his players in the Gators’ locker room.  Locker room post game! Go Gators! #UFvsEKU pic.twitter.com/dabbWD2gV1 —...
Via College Spun
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee Tweets Photo Of Tim Tebow On Campus, Wearing Vols Gear

Tim Tebow is one of the most popular Florida Gators of all time, considering he won two national championships in his time in Gainesville. But now that he’s technically a college football analyst, he apparently has to show some love to all the league’s programs – even major UF rival Tennessee. The school tweeted out a photo of Tebow on campus in Knoxville wearing Volunteers...
Via College Spun
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Muschamp at Florida a lesson in failed relationships

Follow TSS @TheStudentSect Author on Twitter @TheCoachBart Relationships in life … all of them, from picking your next girlfriend to picking your next doctor to picking your next head football coach at Florida … they all follow the same path. Try as you might, you can’t get away from that psychological fate. It can’t even escape really, really smart people like Florida athletic...
Via The Student Section
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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