Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Florida Gators

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 ...
Published: 09/05/18
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...
Published: 09/04/18
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...
Published: 09/03/18
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
Matt Baker’s takeaways from Florida-Charleston Southern

Matt Baker’s takeaways from Florida-Charleston Southern

We knew RB Malik Davis would be available for the opener, but it was still impressive to see the Jesuit High alumnus on the field, 10 months after suffering a severe knee injury against Georgia. He was the second running back to touch the ball, after...
Updated one month ago
Fennelly: Good step on a long trek for Dan Mullen

Fennelly: Good step on a long trek for Dan Mullen

GAINESVILLE — There's a new visor in town.Saturday night, Dan Mullen raced into the Swamp with his Florida Gators.And they just kept racing.A smashing 53-6 debut win for the new head coach.A new beginning for Florida.You know, again.Mullen, bac...
Updated one month ago
Seven Florida Gators suspended, including Cece Jefferson and Adarius Lemons

Seven Florida Gators suspended, including Cece Jefferson and Adarius Lemons

GAINESVILLE — The Florida Gators have suspended seven players for tonight's season opener against Charleston Southern.Defensive lineman Cece Jefferson is out for academic reasons. The other six are: Receiver Kadarius Toney, defensive linem...
Updated one month ago
Your Week 1 college football viewing guide

Your Week 1 college football viewing guide

Your guide to the awesome and awful time frames for the first full Saturday of college football:Lamest time window: None. College football, at last, is back. Enjoy.Noon: I don't know if Lane Kiffin and Florida Atlantic can upset No. 7 Oklahoma, but t...
Updated one month ago
Blake Barnett, Willie Taggart and Dan Mullen debuting this weekend

Blake Barnett, Willie Taggart and Dan Mullen debuting this weekend

Barnett's big chanceBefore Blake Barnett ended up at USF as a grad transfer, he was a blue-chip recruit in 2015. A look at the other top quarterbacks from that class:1.       UCLA QB Josh Rosen: Started for three years b...
Updated one month ago
So much for that Florida-Colorado State McElwain matchup

So much for that Florida-Colorado State McElwain matchup

Five games that sounded better at the time they were conceived:Colorado State at UF, Sept. 15: As part of the $7 million buyout to hire Jim McElwain away from Colorado State in December 2014, the Gators agreed to pay the Rams $2 million to play at Be...
Updated one month ago