Friday, September 21, 2018

Florida Gators

Matt Baker’s takeaways from Florida-Kentucky

Matt Baker’s takeaways from Florida-Kentucky

I don't know if Kentucky RB Benny Snell is the best in the SEC (as he claims), but he's really, really good. He rushed for 85 yards on eight carries in the first half, and it felt like more than that.Give CB C.J. Henderson credit for stepping up in a...
Published: 09/08/18
Cece Jefferson still suspended for Florida Gators against Kentucky

Cece Jefferson still suspended for Florida Gators against Kentucky

GAINESVILLE — The Florida Gators will again be without defensive lineman Cece Jefferson.The 6-foot-1, 252-pound senior remains suspended for academic reasons, UF announced before tonight's SEC opener against Kentucky.The other six players suspe...
Published: 09/08/18
Heisman watch: Who’s on top entering Week 2 of college football?

Heisman watch: Who’s on top entering Week 2 of college football?

Our top five Heisman Trophy candidates entering the second full weekend of college football.5. Purdue WR Rondale Moore: Does he have a shot? Probably not. But breaking the Boilers' all-purpose yardage record in his first game puts him on the list aft...
Published: 09/07/18
Around the state: Beat the (UF) streak, run with the Bulls and more

Around the state: Beat the (UF) streak, run with the Bulls and more

No. 25 Florida will try to extend its winning streak over Kentucky to 32 games Saturday night. The last time the Wildcats won . . .• UF coach Dan Mullen was a 14-year-old freshman on the football team at Trinity High in Manchester, N....
Published: 09/07/18
What makes Florida Gators’ Dan Mullen a quarterback guru?

What makes Florida Gators’ Dan Mullen a quarterback guru?

GAINESVILLE — When the staff that recruited him to Bowling Green left in 2000, Joshua Harris was anxious.He knew nothing about the new regime, and his incoming quarterbacks coach was some 28-year-old graduate assistant.Harris didn't know w...
Updated one month ago
Why the jump pass isn’t just a Tim Tebow throwback

Why the jump pass isn’t just a Tim Tebow throwback

GAINESVILLE — When Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks threw a 3-yard jump pass to Tyrie Cleveland in the Gators' rout of Charleston Southern, the flashbacks were obvious."Hello, Tebow," announcer Tom Hart said on the SEC Network's broadcas...
Updated one month ago
Who’s the best college football team in the state of Florida?

Who’s the best college football team in the state of Florida?

When compiling my AP Top 25 ballot Tuesday morning, I was stuck with a question that was tougher than I expected:Who's the best team in the state?Two weeks ago, I thought the answer was Miami, easily. The Hurricanes have a great defensive front plus ...
Updated one month ago
AP Top 25: Florida Gators in, Florida State falls out

AP Top 25: Florida Gators in, Florida State falls out

The Florida Gators are back in the AP Top 25, and Florida State has fallen out.Those are the two quick local headlines from the latest poll, released Tuesday afternoon. The Seminoles, of course, dropped out of the rankings after Monday night's 21-poi...
Updated one month ago
Chauncey Gardner-Johnson on Gators’ streak over Kentucky: ‘It’ll be 32 after Saturday’

Chauncey Gardner-Johnson on Gators’ streak over Kentucky: ‘It’ll be 32 after Saturday’

GAINESVILLE  — Florida defensive backs typically don't lack for confidence. That's certainly the case this week against Kentucky, which has a 31-game losing streak to the Gators."It's 31, right?" defensive back Chauncey Gardner-Johnso...
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Dan Mullen era begins with Florida Gators’ rout of Charleston Southern

Dan Mullen era begins with Florida Gators’ rout of Charleston Southern

GAINESVILLE — Florida opened the Dan Mullen era Saturday night at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium by doing exactly what it was supposed to do.Destroy a completely overmatched Division I-AA team.So ignore the final score against Charleston Souther...
Updated one month ago