Friday, October 19, 2018

Florida Gators

Tebow may address Gators before Saturday’s game

Tebow may address Gators before Saturday’s game

It appears the most famous speech-making player in Gators history will address the current team prior to Saturday's game against LSU.If new coach Dan Mullen has his way, former pupil Tim Tebow won't be the last former Gator attempting to inspire the ...
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Florida Gators’ Feleipe Franks not looking back to LSU commitment and other state notes

Florida Gators’ Feleipe Franks not looking back to LSU commitment and other state notes

GAINESVILLE — As a blue-chip recruit, QB Feleipe Franks committed to LSU before eventually flipping to Florida.Three years later, Franks said he hasn't looked back, even to wonder how different things might be in Baton Rouge."We got someth...
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Gators return to AP top 25, UCF up to No. 12

Gators return to AP top 25, UCF up to No. 12

The Mullen Bowl may not have a trophy for the victors, but the Gators still departed Starkville with something to show for their surprising triumph.An Associated Press poll ranking.After a three-week absence from the poll, the Gators (4-1) returned c...
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Matt Baker’s AP Top 25: Florida Gators are in after the Dan Mullen Bowl

Matt Baker’s AP Top 25: Florida Gators are in after the Dan Mullen Bowl

Please forgive my tardiness and brevity in explaining my AP Top 25 ballot this week, but Starkville isn't the easiest place to get to. But I'm here, at Gate A31 in Memphis, so let's go.I've been pumping the brakes on Florida all season. I didn't rank...
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Florida upsets No. 23 Mississippi State 13-6 to win the Dan Mullen Bowl

Florida upsets No. 23 Mississippi State 13-6 to win the Dan Mullen Bowl

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Dan Mullen's return to Mississippi State began with fans chanting his name.They were Bulldogs fans, welcoming Mullen and his new Gators team to Davis Wade Stadium.Their chant began with an expletive.Mullen's first trip ...
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UF journal: Backs in a corner after targeting call

UF journal: Backs in a corner after targeting call

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Florida's already thin secondary got thinner, barely five minutes into Saturday's game at No. 23 Mississippi State.Freshman DB Trey Dean was called for targeting while covering UF's first punt of the game. The Gators have be...
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Matt Baker’s takeaways from Florida-Mississippi State

Matt Baker’s takeaways from Florida-Mississippi State

It's cool that the SEC schedule's quirkiness allowed Dan Mullen to come to Starkville in his first season with the Gators. But it's silly that the teams aren't scheduled to play again until 2025.RELATED: Florida upsets Mississippi State to win Mullen...
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How Starkville is handling Florida Gators coach Dan Mullen’s return

How Starkville is handling Florida Gators coach Dan Mullen’s return

STARKVILLE, Miss. — The racks at Maroon & Co. normally don't include game-specific T-shirts.But this isn't a normal game for the Mississippi State clothing store. It's Florida coach Dan Mullen's return to the program he led for nine season...
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Dan Mullen, a frozen custard shop and “The Lateral Move”

Dan Mullen, a frozen custard shop and “The Lateral Move”

STARKVILLE, Miss. — If nothing else, Florida coach Dan Mullen's return to Mississippi State is boosting the local economy.One clothing store sold out of Dan Who? T-shirts. And business has been booming at a frozen custard shop with a Mulle...
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A Starkville store ordered 500 Dan Who? shirts. It sold out in a week.

A Starkville store ordered 500 Dan Who? shirts. It sold out in a week.

STARKVILLE, Miss. — Local clothing store Maroon & Co. doesn't normally sell game-specific T-shirts.But Saturday's game isn't a normal game. It's Florida coach Dan Mullen's return to Mississippi State. On his spring speaking tour, he said i...
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