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Gators push toward answers as preseason camp passes halfway mark

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The hours are long and on some days, clear-cut answers difficult to find. That is the dilemma Florida head coach and his staff have faced the first half of preseason camp. McElwain took over a program that he knew had a rich history, a talented defense and an offense lacking superstars and much production in recent years. Florida's leading passer a season ago...
Via Fox Sports Florida
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida hopes McElwain era includes passing improvements

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida coaches have been trying to improve the program's paltry passing game for years. Urban Meyer started the trend in 2010. Will Muschamp made little, if any, progress during his four-year tenure. Now, Jim McElwain is taking a shot. A reasonable goal might be to get the Gators' air attack back under triple digits. Florida ranked 114th, 107th and 104th...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

As Antonio Morrison recovers, opportunities arise for Gators' linebackers

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- When the Gators arrived for practice Saturday morning, senior linebacker Antonio Morrison was one of the first players off the bus. Right in front of him was head coach Jim McElwain, who turned to Morrison and playfully joined him in waving toward a reporter who was recording the team's exit from the bus. Any discussion about Florida's linebackers usually begins...
Via Fox Sports Florida
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Gators Safety Keanu Neal gears up for the upcoming season

The Florida Gators defense will look slightly different from the group that ranked 15th overall last season. Key impact players like Daunte fowler will be missed but the Gators manage to retain a few impact players as they prepare for the upcoming season. Veteran leadership from returning players like Antonio Morrison and Vernon Hargreaves will be vital but the Gators will need a...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Gators have no timetable for return of LB Morrison from knee surgery

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Linebacker Antonio Morrison was mostly a spectator at Florida's first preseason practice Thursday. It's a role he might have to get used to this fall. Morrison, a 6-foot-1 senior from Bellwood, Illinois, is recovering from a left knee injury that required two operations. He has no idea when he'll be ready to play, and the Gators aren't sure it will be this...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Gators have no timetable for return of LB Morrison from knee surgery

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Linebacker Antonio Morrison was mostly a spectator at Florida's first preseason practice Thursday. It's a role he might have to get used to this fall. Morrison, a 6-foot-1 senior from Bellwood, Illinois, is recovering from a left knee injury that required two operations. He has no idea when he'll be ready to play, and the Gators aren't sure it will be this...
Via Fox Sports Florida
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida's Morrison on the mend, his return on hold

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Linebacker Antonio Morrison was mostly a spectator at Florida's first preseason practice Thursday. It's a role he might have to get used to this fall. Morrison, a 6-foot-1 senior from Bellwood, Illinois, is recovering from a left knee injury that required two operations. He has no idea when he'll be ready to play, and the Gators aren't sure it will be this...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Gators LB Antonio Morrison had two knee operations

As the 2015 college football season is beginning to close in, the Florida Gators are getting prepared for their opening game on September 5th against the New Mexico State Aggies. Antonio Morrison was a huge piece of the Gators’ defense last season, but he has missed quite a bit of time this offseason with an injury. According to a report from Mark Long, the Gators’ linebacker...
Via Campus Sports Net
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Gators football: Antonio Morrison ready to go

The Florida Gators will need their defense to stand strong while the revamped offense works on becoming a more efficient part of the team. With a team missing key players on both sides of the ball, veteran leadership will be warranted. Young players will look to senior players when they encounter situations they are not mentally prepared for. The Gators’ new coaching staff may...
Via isportsweb.com
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The Fallout: Travin Dural, Jake Ruddock, Antonio Morrison, and more.

Welcome to the Fallout - Sunday edition.I'm a Travin man who made a lot of stops all over the world. Kevin Brockway profiles LSU wide receiver Travin Dural. (The Gainesville Sun)If I die before I wake, feed Jake.Ari Wasserman profiles Michigan quarterback Jake Ruddock. (cleveland.com)Vadal Savage. Pat Dooley profiles LSU offensive tackle Vadal Alexander. (The Gainesville Sun)The...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

McElwain talks transfers, gives injuried/suspended player updates

When a new regime comes in, it's often followed by the exodus of several players that either conflict with the new scheme, coaching staff or both. The Gators are not immune to this, as their new coach Jim McElwain talked openly about the possibility of transfers this summer. Courtesy of Gatorsports.com, "A couple of guys have asked to explore their options, which I totally support...
Via Fox Sports
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Muschamp left some holes

As he showed again Wednesday, Will Muschamp is a great recruiter when it comes to landing elite prospects. But recruiting isn’t just about landing stars, it’s also about filling needs. In that regard, Muschamp fell short in some areas in his four years at Florida. As a result, new coach Jim McElwain has some serious holes to fill, which he started doing on National Signing Day...
Via Gatorsports.com - Robbies Playbook
February 05, 2015

McElwain starts process to revamp Florida football

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Thirty-two days later, the Jim McElwain who arrived at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium dressed in a suit and tie and accompanied by his wife and three kids has vanished. That McElwain, the one introduced as Florida's new head football coach Dec. 6, has primarily worked in the shadows over the past month as the Gators closed out the Will Muschamp era. The McElwain who...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Linebacker Antonio Morrison returning to Florida for senior season

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The Birmingham Bowl was not the final game for junior linebacker Antonio Morrison in a Gators uniform. An All-SEC second-team selection this season, Morrison announced Tuesday that he is returning to school for his senior season. "I'm returning to Florida and I will be getting my degree in 2015. That plays a big role in why I'm returning," Morrison said. "And...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Antonio Morrison Announces Return To Florida With Confident Message

Antonio Morrison announced his return to Florida for 2015 with a confident message.
Via Gamedayr
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida LB Antonio Morrison suffers left leg injury in Birmingham Bowl game

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison injured his leg in the Birmingham Bowl against East Carolina. Morrison, who appeared to have hurt his left leg, was taken off the field on a cart early in the second quarter. He appeared to be screaming while in the cart and slammed a fist down before climbing on. The whole team surrounded the cart before it pulled away...
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida's Morrison sustains apparent leg injury

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison injured his leg in the Birmingham Bowl against East Carolina. Morrison, who appeared to have hurt his left leg, was taken off the field on a cart early in the second quarter. He appeared to be screaming while in the cart and slammed a fist down before climbing on. The whole team surrounded the cart before it pulled away....
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida LB Antonio Morrison suffers left leg injury in Birmingham Bowl game

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison injured his leg in the Birmingham Bowl against East Carolina. Morrison, who appeared to have hurt his left leg, was taken off the field on a cart early in the second quarter. He appeared to be screaming while in the cart and slammed a fist down before climbing on. The whole team surrounded the cart before it pulled away...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Florida looking to send Will Muschamp off with upset for the ages

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The scenes from that night here two years ago remain vivid. Gators linebacker Antonio Morrison's devastating hit on Seminoles quarterback EJ Manuel and Florida's fumble recovery; 24 consecutive points in the fourth quarter; Jeff Driskel's touchdown pass to Quinton Dunbar; Matt Jones' touchdown run to ice the game. Oh, and Will Muschamp's Gatorade bath. When collected...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Eastern Kentucky at Florida: 5 Things to Know

Don’t you think that last Sunday afternoon was a day when Florida Gators head coach Will Muschamp sat back in his chair in his office and finally exhaled?After a tumultuous tenure in Gainesville, Muschamp will step down from the post he was hired to sit at and lead the Gator Nation. It’s safe to say Gator Nation has had enough of his hosting a team that has struggled of late...
Via Football Nation
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Gators Linebacker Comes Close To Getting Ejected

Florida Gators LB Antonio Morrison was almost ejected Saturday against Vanderbilt for throwing punches.
Via Gamedayr
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Seven Gators named to 2014 Preseason All-SEC

Seven Gators were named on the 2014 Preseason Coaches All-Southeastern Conference Football Teams, as announced by the SEC Thursday. Junior defensive lineman Dante Fowler, Jr. and sophomore defensive back Vernon Hargreaves III were chosen as First-Team All-SEC selections. Florida was one of only three schools to have multiple defensive players tabbed to the first team. In addition...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Veteran Gators linebackers know their play crucial to bouncing back

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- As they shuffled into the spacious Touchdown Terrace for their media day obligations Sunday afternoon, the Florida Gators split the room according to what side of the ball they played. Offense to the right, defense to the left. As the linebackers made way to their assigned spots, senior Neiron Ball remarked the group seemed like they were in the same seats as...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Justin Britt blocks a Gator into oblivion

The Seattle Seahawks made Missouri offensive tackle Justin Britt the last pick of the 2nd round in the NFL Draft. It took many analysts by surprise. But nothing can compare to the surprise of this mind-boggling gif of Britt blocking Florida Gators linebacker Antonio Morrison into oblivion.     Apparently Britt is not a big fan of Morrison. Really? We never would have guessed....
Via cover32 - Seahawks
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Three keys to a Florida win over FSU

Time: Saturday at noon. TV:ESPN GAINESVILLE, Fla. --Considering the way the season has gone for Florida, the end sounds about right. The Gators are coming off a 26-20 loss to FCS opponent Georgia Southern, the program's first loss to an FCS foe. They lost more players to injury against the Eagles. They have lost six consecutive games to secure a losing season for the first time...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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