Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Florida Gators

Athlon: Florida Gators, FSU and Miami will all finish in top 20

Athlon: Florida Gators, FSU and Miami will all finish in top 20

One of the first big nuggets from preseason college football magazines is out: Athlon's top 25.The site considers its rankings a prediction of where teams will be at the end of the year, not the beginning.Alabama and Clemson are 1-2 (no shock). Miami...
Published: 05/21/18
Police: Florida Gators recruit Justin Watkins kicked female’s car, broke her phone

Police: Florida Gators recruit Justin Watkins kicked female’s car, broke her phone

One of the Florida Gators' top incoming recruits was released from jail early Wednesday after police allege he kicked a female's car and broke her phone after an argument.Justin Watkins — a four-star athlete from Clermont — and ...
Published: 05/10/18
Why Gators’ Dan Mullen still name-drops his second grade teacher

Why Gators’ Dan Mullen still name-drops his second grade teacher

When first-year Gators coach Dan Mullen spoke to a packed crowd at the Tampa Yacht and Country Club this winter, he told stories about the stars Florida fans recognize instantly.Tim Tebow. Steve Spurrier. Percy Harvin.Then he name-dropped someone els...
Published: 05/10/18
Florida Gators coordinator Todd Grantham to earn $1.39 million. Here are the other salaries

Florida Gators coordinator Todd Grantham to earn $1.39 million. Here are the other salaries

New Florida defensive coordinator Todd Grantham will be one of the highest paid assistants in the country, earning $1.39 million in base pay this year.The Gators released the contracts for Grantham and the rest of Dan Mullen's staff on Tuesday aftern...
Updated one month ago
Why Dan Mullen wants his Gators to hit every school in Florida

Why Dan Mullen wants his Gators to hit every school in Florida

As the Florida Gators hit the road for the spring evaluation period, coach Dan Mullen has a goal."It's really important for me that we try to get into every school in the state of Florida," Mullen said Monday before a speech to the Polk County Gator ...
Updated one month ago
Dan Mullen: Florida Gators not pursuing grad transfer quarterback ‘right now’

Dan Mullen: Florida Gators not pursuing grad transfer quarterback ‘right now’

LAKELAND – Despite some rumblings tying the Gators to Ohio State quarterback Joe Burrow, Florida has no plans "right now" to pursue a graduate transfer at the position, first-year coach Dan Mullen said Monday evening."We're not really looking a...
Updated one month ago
No Gators, Seminoles or Bulls in ESPN’s too-early top 25

No Gators, Seminoles or Bulls in ESPN’s too-early top 25

With spring football over, ESPN updated its too-early top 25 college football rankings.Not pictured: the Gators, Seminoles or Bulls.Miami is the state's top team at No. 8, which seems about right. The Hurricanes are talented — ridiculously...
Updated one month ago
What the 2018 NFL draft told us about Dan Mullen, Willie Taggart

What the 2018 NFL draft told us about Dan Mullen, Willie Taggart

While others are already looking ahead to the 2019 NFL draft, let's take a look back at what happened over the weekend, and what it means for the Gators and Seminoles.Specifically, what does this draft (and the ones before it) tell us about new coach...
Updated one month ago
NFL draft: Florida Gators’ Antonio Callaway headed to the Browns

NFL draft: Florida Gators’ Antonio Callaway headed to the Browns

Former Florida Gators receiver Antonio Callaway's wait in the NFL draft is over.The Browns traded up to pick the talented but troubled Miami native in the fourth round (No. 105 overall)."He's as gifted as any wide receiver in this entire class," NFL ...
Updated one month ago
NFL draft: Bucs trade makes Duke Dawson a Patriots pick in the second round

NFL draft: Bucs trade makes Duke Dawson a Patriots pick in the second round

Former Florida Gators defensive back Duke Dawson was the first state or local player drafted Friday night on Day 2 of the NFL draft. Dawson was the No. 56 overall pick to the Patriots, who got that selection from a trade with the Bucs.Dawson had 13 p...
Updated one month ago