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Six Questions To Ask About Each SEC Team Before Making Your Predictions About Said SEC Teams, Part II: Gus and Puncho

I can’t remember the last time I made predictions and took the time to write them down, and I have no plans to change that method. Instead, I put that burden of potentially being horribly wrong on you. From now until the start of the season (hopefully), I’ll ask six extremely important and detailed questions about each team in the SEC and provide answers to these questions...
Via The Belly of the Beast
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gators' offense looked good in Friday's scrimmage; Fan Day on Saturday

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The Gators used their 15th practice of fall camp Friday to scrimmage inside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Earlier in the week Florida head coach Will Muschamp talked about how the defense is usually ahead of the offense early in camp. If Friday's performance is any indication, Florida's offense has closed the gap. "I thought we had a good operation in...
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gators transfer TE Jake McGee already forming bond with Jeff Driskel

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- When tight end Jake McGee transferred to Florida this summer, coaches arranged for him to live with quarterback Jeff Driskel. The two formed an instant bond. By the end of the season, they might be best friends. McGee is expected to play a key role in Florida's revamped offense, a 6-foot-5, 255-pound target with the size to overmatch defensive backs...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Gators transfer TE Jake McGee already forming bond with Jeff Driskel

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- When tight end Jake McGee transferred to Florida this summer, coaches arranged for him to live with quarterback Jeff Driskel. The two formed an instant bond. By the end of the season, they might be best friends. McGee is expected to play a key role in Florida's revamped offense, a 6-foot-5, 255-pound target with the size to overmatch defensive backs...
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Offensive coordinator Kurt Roper working on timing with new Gators QBs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- One of the Gators' worst fears came true a season ago when starting quarterback Jeff Driskel suffered a broken leg in the third game of the season. Florida lacked experienced depth behind Driskel after Jacoby Brissett transferred to NC State. Tyler Murphy, who had never thrown a college pass, provided temporary relief. However, Murphy injured his shoulder...
Via Fox Sports Florida
7 days ago  |  Discuss

After going 4-8, Florida vows to return SEC elite

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Little, if anything, went right for Florida last year. Mounting injuries, including a devastating one to quarterback Jeff Driskel in the third game of the season, were the main culprit in the program's first losing season since 1979. Coaching conflicts, locker room issues and a woe-is-me mentality made a difficult situation downright dire. Coach Will Muschamp...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Jeff Driskel wears helmet-cam during Gators practice

Running through practice at a major college football program. It is an experience few get a chance to take part in. But Jeff Driskel, the starting quarterback for the University of Florida, is here to give a little bit of a that dream to the masses. Driskel, a junior who started three games for the Gators last season before breaking his leg, wore a camera on his helmet during practice...
Via Fox Sports Florida
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Physically Buried All The Frustrations From The 2013 Football Season In A Hole In Their Practice Field

The 2013 football season was one of the worst in Florida history.  The Gators went 4-8, lost to an FCS team in Georgia Southern, and fell to Vanderbilt at home for the first time since 1945. Much of this offseason, coach Will Muschamp and his players have been asked about the dismal year. What went wrong? How can it be corrected? Is there a chance it could happen again?  Florida’s...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Gators Fall Camp: First-Person Point-Of-View Video

Jeff Driskel strapped on the helmet cam for practice, bringing fans a first-person point-of-view of how the Florida Gators are preparing during fall camp.
Via Gamedayr
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: See A Florida Practice Through Gator QB Jeff Driskel’s Eyes With This Go-Pro Footage

What does Jeff Driskel see during a Florida practice?  What’s it like for the Gators quarterback to drop back and complete a pass, to hold the ball for his kicker, to yell out a play to his offensive teammates?  The following video will show you. Driskel recently wore a Go-Pro camera atop his helmet during a Florida practice. Here’s the footage:  This is becoming a common...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Gators notes: Moving on from 2013 but not forgetting it

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Happy birthday, Coach! Will Muschamp turned 43 on Sunday. The same day his University of Florida football team reported for the 2014 season. Considering how badly Muschamp wanted to get down to business with his team and get back on the field for the rabid UF fan base, he could not have had a better birthday wish than standing before his team for real again and...
Via Fox Sports Florida
17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Florida Gators Could Be the Sleeper of the SEC

As writers who cover the SEC, there are many who are split down the middle about the Florida Gators and the 2014 season. A 4-8 record will do that to you as will losing three starters in the secondary and having to retool the offensive line and linebackers this season. Some would argue this is one of the better Florida teams since the days of Urban Meyer, Tim Tebow and some guy named...
Via Football Nation
28 days ago  |  Discuss

SEC Countdown: No. 7 Florida

Will Muschamp's tenure in Gainesville has been a see-saw ride. After taking over for two-time national title winner Urban Meyer in December 2010, the long-time defensive coordinator could not immediately duplicate his predecessor's success, going 7-6 with the Gators' first losing record in conference since 1986. Everything -- well, almost everything -- changed in 2012...
Via Fox Sports South
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Trip to Alabama one of many tests Gators QB Jeff Driskel to face

HOOVER, Ala. -- As he moved from room to room, interview to interview at SEC Media Days, Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel was reminded more than once of his next scheduled trip to the Yellowhammer State. Sept. 20. Bryant-Denny Stadium. Florida at Alabama. If things go the way the Gators hope in their first three contests -- home games against Idaho, Eastern Michigan and Kentucky ...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

UF's Vernon Hargreaves III calls Jeff Driskel 'the best quarterback in college football'

UF's All-SEC cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III faced some of the nation's top quarterbacks as a freshman in 2013. Hargreaves wonders if the best of them all might have been on the Gators' sideline as their season unraveled. With Jeff Driskel out for the final nine games after suffering a broken leg, UF finished 4-8 and lost its final seven games. Since Driskel's...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Covering Dixie: Gus Malzahn on Nick Marshall, Jeff Driskel, Josh Murray, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. It's what your conference wants to be like when it grows up.Malzahn on Marshall.Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn spoke little about Tiger starting quarterback Nick Marshall's recent citation for marijuana possession at SEC Media Days on Monday. Malzan did say that Marshall would "be addressed" while speaking to Auburn beat reporters...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Muschamp confident Gators will have 'outstanding' year

HOOVER, Ala. -- By way of the schedule on the opening day of the SEC Football Media Days, Florida coach Will Muschamp followed Auburn's Gus Malzahn to the podium to address a ballroom full of TV cameras and reporters here Monday. Muschamp and the Gators won't mind following in Auburn's footsteps again this fall. Remember the state of the Tigers a year go when Malzahn...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida's Will Muschamp unconcerned about job security

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) -- Florida coach Will Muschamp is confident he has the remedy for questions about his job security: Winning a lot of football games. These are strange times for the Gators, who are coming off their first losing season since 1979. Nearly everything went wrong in last year's 4-8 disaster, but Muschamp was upbeat during his Monday address at SEC Media Days, saying...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 College Football Preview: Florida Gators

2013 Record: 4-8 (3-5 in SEC) Head Coach: Will Muschamp (22-16 in three years at Florida) Last Bowl Game: 2012 Sugar Bowl: lost to Louisville 33-23 Stadium: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fl (capacity = 88.548) 2013 Home Record: 3-3 Spring Football Highlights: Schedule: 8/30 vs Idaho 9/6 vs Eastern Michigan 9/13 vs Kentucky (2013 result: won 24-7) 9/20 at Alabama 10/4...
Via College Football Zealots
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Football: Will The Gators Find A Passing Game In 2014?

The Florida Gators football team knows exactly where it stands as the 2014 season approaches.The footing is not as sturdy as the team or its head coach, Will Muschamp, wants it be an SEC schedule that once again could bury this team looks to be the only obstacle in the boys from Gainesville possibly flip flopping the 4-8 record they had last year. Something has to give. Something...
Via Football Nation
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Covering Dixie: Jameis Winston (yes, you heard me), Alabama, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. It's what your conference wants to grow up to be like.To the rescue?Edward Aschoff names quarterbacks Jeff Driskel of Florida, Brandon Allen, Jr. of Arkansas, and Drew Barker of Kentucky as potential "program-saving quarterbacks. (ESPN) It's crazy what you could have had.Capstone Report wonders what would have happened if Florida...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

SEC Football: Player With The Most To Prove In 2014

There are many things Jeff Driskel wants to erase about the 2013 college football season. Two games in particular stand out that he was to move past in 2014.The 21-16 loss to Miami in the second game of the season and the game against Tennessee the very next week where his season ended because of a broken leg that required surgery and six months of rehab. On the play he got hurt...
Via Football Nation
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Muschamp begins tour of Florida alumni groups in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE -- Will Muschamp didn't waste any time. The Florida football coach went right to his "A" material. In putting foot to ball and kicking off his 2014 Gator Club tour Thursday night in Jacksonville, Muschamp opened the program by telling the ballroom audience at the Schultz Center for Teaching and Leadership that he'd gotten with Nike during the offseason...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

QBs, new offense take spotlight for Gators spring debut

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- A spring game with a new offensive coordinator is inevitably going to be about the quarterbacks. Welcome to the 2014 Orange & Blue Debut. Florida's new-look, up-tempo, spread offense was unveiled Saturday before a crowd of 35,834 at “The Swamp,” with the spotlight on the return of quarterback Jeff Driskel and the passing game installed over the last...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Healthy Jeff Driskel helps Gators open up spring game

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Jeff Driskel wore tan flip flops and blue basketball shorts following Florida's spring game. His calm demeanor contrasted with the frenzied offense that the Gators unveiled on Saturday in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Driskel finished 18 of 32 for 167 yards with a 31-yard touchdown to Demarcus Robinson for his first game action since suffering a broken leg...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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