Five questions as Gators football camp approaches

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Once the groundwork was finished and the foundation laid, the Florida football team's new indoor practice facility began to rise higher and higher each week throughout the summer. The job is on schedule to be completed in time for the Gators to move in soon. The Gators hope to experience a similar ascension under head coach Jim McElwain. The Gators report for...
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

How Twitter reacted to the Raiders fifth round selection Neiron Ball

In their second pick of the fifth round, the Oakland Raiders drafted linebacker Neiron Ball. Here is how Twitter reacted: 161. #Raiders – Neiron Ball, LB, Florida – Athletic LB who has overcome lots of adversity. Wrote about him in March: — Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) May 2, 2015 Raiders take another LB, Neiron Ball of Florida. Apparently they really like...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Cardinals Work Out Florida LB Neiron Ball

With the 2015 NFL Draft only three short days away, the sports media is in a frenzy looking for and reporting any clues to determine the possible outcomes. With that in mind, I bring you one such clue in regards to the Arizona Cardinals draft strategies.It is no secret the Cardinals need to add depth to their linebacking corps, in addition to adding a pass rusher. Now it is just...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 New England Patriots Mock Draft 2.0

With the 2015 NFL Draft less than a week away, teams are well aware which players they have on and off their draft boards. The New England Patriots have always been a very interesting team during the draft process. This year, positions such as cornerback, defensive tackle, guard, and linebacker are some of the most important positions of need.Now that the visits and workouts are...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Florida LB Neiron Ball Had Private Workout With Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers have finished up their pre-draft visits ahead of next week’s 2015 NFL Draft and in addition to that, they worked several other prospects out of town. One of those players was Florida linebacker Neiron Ball, according to the National Football Post. Ball, who measured in at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine at […] Report: Florida LB Neiron Ball Had Private...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Draft, Cowboys, Eagles, Falcons, & Lions

Draft Florida LB Neiron Ball has visited with the Patriots, Buccaneers, Broncos, and Texans while working out for the Falcons, Texans, Rams, Steelers, and Cardinals. (Aaron Wilson) Cowboys According to Tony Pauline, the Cowboys are working out Mississippi State LB Benardrick McKinney on Friday. Eagles Tony Pauline reports that the Eagles are working out UConn players CB Byron...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Combine: Seven Prospects Who Should “Blow Up” in Indianapolis

The NFL Combine has tremendous value for NFL teams from a player evaluation standpoint. While interviewing top quarterback, comparing top prospects and weeding out players from the big board is a huge aspect, team’s mostly want to make sure they haven’t “missed” on any guys, especially ones they may have under-appreciated. These seven players are a mix of lesser known and...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Gators notes: Collins brings 'Minister of Mayhem' tag, interim results and more

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- As college football nicknames go, the moniker attached to new Gators defensive coordinator Geoff Collins is catchy. They referred to him at Mississippi State as "The Minister of Mayhem." Staying in a conference with a rich history of memorable nicknames -- who can forget The Bear, Cadillac, Johnny Football, Honey Badger and The Freak -- Collins will have an opportunity...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Records don't mean a thing when Seminoles match up with Gators

As America takes this Thanksgiving weekend to reflect on all that they are grateful for, the college football world turns its attention to rivalry week. With a bevy of historic matchups on the slate for the last weekend of November, the interstate showdown between the 6-4 Florida Gators and the 11-0 Florida State Seminoles is one of Saturday's most intriguing. With a total of 157...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida seeks bowl eligibility on Senior Day vs. Eastern Kentucky

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Will Muschamp has been at the center of perhaps the biggest story in college football this week. Muschamp's career as Florida's head coach is on its deathbed. Two games left, starting with Saturday's matchup against FCS opponent Eastern Kentucky. Ever since Florida Athletic Director Jeremy Foley announced Sunday that Muschamp was stepping down at the end of the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Gators' senior class can walk out of tunnel with heads held high

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- This is not what they envisioned on the day they signed to play for the Gators. Back then, their overstuffed dreams included national titles and big bowl games and sellout crowds cheering their name. Senior Day would be epic, their chance to shine one last time at The Swamp as their family and friends watched from the stands. Dreams don't always go as planned...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida seeks bowl eligibility in home finale

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) No matter what Florida does Saturday, it won't really change the season. Sure, the Gators can end a three-game losing streak at Florida Field, become bowl eligible and give 22 seniors and fired coach Will Muschamp an enjoyable home finale. But none of those would redefine Florida's year, which will be remembered for continued offensive failures, late-game...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Missed opportunites, mistakes offer lessons for Florida from loss to Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- They would probably prefer to burn the game film and toss the ashes into the ocean, never to be seen or heard from the rest of their days. But after a 42-21 loss to No. 3-ranked Alabama on Saturday, in a game many observers thought the Gators could win and make a statement they were back among the SEC's elite, they harped on their need to study film and correct...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Florida D’s Strip, Scoop And Score Has Gators Up 14-7 On Alabama

Just a few minutes ago, we showed you a clip of Alabama’s Blake Sims and Kenyan Drake hooking up for an 84-yard touchdown completion on the first play of the Crimson Tide’s game against Florida. It looks like the Gators have had no trouble rebounding from the terrible start. After a 28-yard touchdown pass from Jeff Driskel to Valdez Showers evened the score at 7-7, UF took the...
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September 20, 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

SEC Media Days: Five Gators Storylines

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Since it ended Nov. 30, putting the 2013 Florida football season in the rearview mirror and looking to better things in 2014 has preoccupied the Gator Nation. Staff changes, an outstanding recruiting class, encouraging spring followed by an ensuing offseason of conditioning has the orange and blue blood pumping again, and no one's heart is beating faster with...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Florida Gators 2014 spring football preview

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Even following a successful season, the start of spring football practice delivers a renewed sense of optimism. The arrival of a fresh crop of recruits is usually all it takes. Often times a new coach or revamped offensive scheme or fresh-faced quarterback is the source of the buzz. Coming off a 4-8 season like the Gators, all the above are in play. The Gators...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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