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Florida Faces Vanderbilt: Five Things to Know

If the Florida Gators are going to win on Saturday night against Vanderbilt, they had better stick to what works for them. That means more running on offense and more pass rush on defense.The Commodores know it’s coming and have expected it since last Saturday when the Gators proved they could beat a team by simply bulldozing them from the opening kick. Over 400 yards rushing,...
Via Football Nation
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Which Schools Could Reach Out To Mack Brown?

A story of lore involving myself and Mack Brown goes a little something like this – and yes, it’s real because my parents were there to witness it.I was a beat writer in Jacksonville covering high school sports and helping out with the college football preview. I was asked to write about North Carolina (this was 1996) and to get a quote or two from the SID on campus about the...
Via Football Nation
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Florida Senior RB Posts Inspirational Instagram, Wants Gators To Follow Muschamp, Win 5 Straight

Mack Brown – Florida’s senior running back, not the retired coach – isn’t giving up on the Gators’ 2014 season.  Florida, which has started the season 3-3, 2-3 in the SEC, seems to be on its way to another unsuccessful campaign after a 4-8 year in 2013. Brown, though, has other plans.  The 5-foot-11, 209-pound running back, who has ran for 65 yards this season, says the...
Via College Spun
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Muschamp Must Be Fired At Florida, But When Should Jeremy Foley Pull The Trigger?

Heading into week eight of the college football season, it was known that the Michigan job would be open at the end of the season. Now, it’s almost a certainty that the Florida job will be open in December as well. Texas and USC replaced coaches after the 2013 regular season. These are not dull times in the coaching profession. The editors of The Student Section discuss the situation...
Via Bloguin Best
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Muschamp Must Be Fired At Florida, But When Should Jeremy Foley Pull The Trigger?

Heading into week eight of the college football season, it was known that the Michigan job would be open at the end of the season. Now, it’s almost a certainty that the Florida job will be open in December as well. Texas and USC replaced coaches after the 2013 regular season. These are not dull times in the coaching profession. The editors of The Student Section discuss the situation...
Via The Student Section
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas' Strong newcomer to Texas-Oklahoma rivalry

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) When Charlie Strong leads Texas through the Cotton Bowl tunnel to play No. 11 Oklahoma, he'll get his first taste of one of the fiercest rivalries in college football. He'll hear the sounds of the State Fair and get his first whiff of the aromas of the corny dogs and turkey legs and the latest hot item off the midway: funnel cake beer. Saturday will also be Strong...
Via AP on Fox
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

7 Coaches Who Could Replace Will Muschamp at Florida

The seat was warm. Now, it is scalding. Will Muschamp got his first real dose of the full court press this year to remove him from his job in yesterday’s 42-21 loss to Alabama. The loss was not the issue – the way the team played in the loss was.Now, with LSU, Georgia and FSU still on the schedule and Tennessee as a potential sleeper, this is a schedule that looks not only daunting...
Via Football Nation
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Gators' Herndon waited for opportunity, then capitalized on it

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- At UF's media day last month, Gators junior running back Mark Herndon sat at a table alongside fellow tailbacks Matt Jones, Kelvin Taylor and Mack Brown. A former walk-on who was placed on scholarship last season, Herndon took far fewer questions than his teammates from the large group of assembled media making its way around the room. After rushing for more...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Gators notes: Kelvin Taylor growing into more complete back

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The Gators' depth chart at tailback reads like this: Kelvin Taylor or Matt Jones or Mack Brown. The way freshman Brandon Powell looked in camp, you should probably expect to see him too in Saturday's season opener against Idaho. Florida head coach Will Muschamp knows what he saw during camp from Taylor, the most decorated of the four backs prior to their arrival...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Gators bolstered by deep, talented backfield

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- You can never have too many. That is a lesson Gators offensive coordinator Kurt Roper learned in his second stint at Tennessee, where he returned in 2006 to serve as running backs coach. The Vols backfield was stacked in Roper's assessment. They had a talented freshman in LaMarcus Coker, and a pair of productive sophomores in Arian Foster and Monterio Hardesty...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Predicting Wins and Losses for the 2014 Texas Longhorns' Schedule

When the 2014 Texas Longhorns take the field this fall they will begin a new era in their tradition rich football program history book. After having Mack Brown patrol the sidelines in Austin, Texas for nearly two decades the reigns are now handed over to Charlie Strong. Strong, the former defensive coordinator at Florida and head coach at Louisville, was brought in to bring a new...
Via Football Nation
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

HUNH: Bingo, Blue Chips, Hundley and Mack

Each Thursday we take a look around the world of college football and check out some of the biggest stories, best content (and sometimes worst), videos and opinions. Since the title of this weekly column is the “Hurry Up No Huddle”, let’s start with Gus Malzahn and his trip to the Oak Park Nursing Home [story link]. Here’s Gus taking part in a game of “Hurry Up No Huddle...
Via Bloguin Best
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Gators hoping to maintain spring momentum as summer approaches

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The first phase of Florida's turnaround project is complete. The Gators closed spring camp Saturday with a 23-23 tie in the annual Orange & Blue Debut. The spring game concluded a busy stretch since the end of last season's 4-8 campaign. Florida coach Will Muschamp brought in three new assistant coaches, UF signed another top-10 recruiting class, new offensive...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The SEC's 20 Biggest Questions Heading Into 2014

Their BAAAACK!One conference, two divisions and a whole lot of questions to be answered. There is no question the SEC is still the best conference in college football, but the rules may have changed a bit.The times of the SEC - they are a changing. The SEC East is rebuilding offenses and regrouping defenses. The league is transforming - with Kantucky and Tennessee having great recruiting...
Via Football Nation
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

College Football 2014: 5 Programs On The Decline

Everything in college football is cyclic. Teams that were good fall off the winning wagan and then find some way to get back on.Call it the continuation of college football. New coaches, new players, new teams making their presence known. Big time players leave programs, head coaches succeed and are offered the "dream job they always hoped for." Meanwhile the program left by coaches...
Via Football Nation
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida RB to miss spring practice

Florida running back Matt Jones is to miss the spring practice after needing another knee surgery. Is it not known whether Jones - who needed surgery on his left knee after destroying it in the Gators' loss at LSU in mid-October after he started four games this season - will be fit enough to start Game 1 in September against Idaho at The Swamp. BOTTOM LINE: It's not great news for...
Via SEC Football Blog
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The 5 most intriguing teams to follow this off-season

PHOTO: USA Today Sports The Florida State Seminoles knocked off the Auburn Tigers in a thriller on Monday night and now we have a long eight month wait ahead of us until the 2014 season. Recruiting season will kick off the off-season, then it's the NFL Draft and spring practice and then the long summer before fall practice starts. What should you do to occupy your time now that...
Via Bloguin Best
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlie Strong Officially Confirmed as Next Coach of Texas

Saturday night it was confirmed by Louisville that Head Coach Charlie Strong was officially leaving the Cardinals to become the next coach at the University of Texas. The official announcement comes a night after the news broke that Strong was going to be the next coach at Texas, but the news wasn't confirmed by Louisville officials until Saturday. That suspense is now over and Strong...
Via Football Nation
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Reports Say Charlie Strong will be Next Coach At Texas

Late Friday night the news broke that the Texas Longhorns could reportedly be close to hiring Louisville’s Coach Charlie Strong as their new head coach. The news hasn’t been made official yet, but by all accounts seems to be the lead guy at this point. The Longhorns let former Coach Mack Brown go as more of a forced resignation more than anything, despite Brown’s claim that...
Via Football Nation
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 New Year Wishes for Some College Football Traditional Powers

As the New Year arrives and we start 2014, it’s time to take a look at what some of the traditional powers in college football should wish for in 2014. The list will include the elite of the elite and teams that undoubtedly rule the land of college football in popularity. The game of college football increases in popularity ever year and with a new final four playoff system beginning...
Via Football Nation
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Potential Offensive Coordinator Choices for UF

The University of Florida’s football program is in no rush to make a decision on its new offensive coordinator. Head coach Will Muschamp knows and the university’s athletic director Jeremy Foley must be in sync when making this hire.The decision to bring Brent Pease in to replace Charlie Weis was met with a solid applause from the Gator Nation, but those claps quickly turned...
Via Football Nation
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

College Football: Five Under-The-Radar Bowl Games Worth Watching

USC vs. Fresno State: Las Vegas BowlThis game has significance for a few reasons. It may also be a high-scoring affair for one or both teams.Besides the Florida Gators and Texas Longhorns, what other school in the nation has been more defined as team turmoil than the USC Trojans? Three head coaches in one season seems a bit much.Fresno State starts Derek Carr at quarterback - brother...
Via Football Nation
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

USA Today Lists Charlie Strong As A Top Five Candidate For The Texas Job

With it now being official that the University of Texas will be looking for a new head football coach, the national talking heads are speculating who the Longhorn will target to replace Mack Brown. It should come as no surprise that Louisville head coach Charlie Strong is being mentioned as a potential candidate. USA Today lists Strong as one of the five potential candidates for...
Via The Cardinal Connect
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Charlie Strong on USA Today’s short list for Texas

Mack Brown did what he said wasn’t going to do and tendered his resignation at the University of Texas over the weekend, probably setting in motion a wave of coaching changes at some winning programs. Apparently Nick Saban, of Alabama, had apparently turned Texas down before any official offer could be tendered, one happy camper with the program he restored at Alabama. The speculators...
Via Louisville Card Game
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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