Florida fans sing "We Are the Boys" at the end of the third quarter against Florida State at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Nov. 25, 2017.
Scott Stricklin says he thinks the stadium will be filled for Gator football games at some point in 2021.
The Gators have the state’s top team but less than a 4 percent chance of winning the SEC, according to ESPN’s metrics.
The statement came a day before the Florida House is set to take up the controversial bill.
Phlandrous Fleming averaged 20.1 points, 7.1 rebounds and was the two-time Big South Defensive Player of the Year.


  1. Texas center Charli Collier goes up for a basket against Texas A&M center Ciera Johnson (40) during a game Dec. 6 in Austin, Texas. The Dallas Wings selected Collier with the first pick in the WNBA draft Thursday.
  2. Florida fans sing "We Are the Boys" at the end of the third quarter against Florida State at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Nov. 25, 2017.
  3. Will the Gators be a top-10 team? ESPN's early Football Power Index doesn't think so.
  4. Charleston Southern's Phlandrous Fleming brings the ball upcourt against Missouri on Dec. 3, 2019.
  5. Former Miami Hurricanes star Gregory Rousseau is one of the elite opt-outs complicating this year's NFL draft.
  6. Wisconsin's Brad Davison (34) is fouled by Penn State's Myreon Jones in a Big Ten tournament game March 11 at Indianapolis.
  7. Stanford celebrates with the trophy after its championship-game win against Arizona on Sunday in San Antonio, Texas.
  8. University of Missouri-Kansas City guard Brandon McKissic looks for an opening during a game against Connecticut on Nov. 11, 2018.
  9. Scottie Lewis (23) celebrates with Noah Locke (10) after forcing Xavier to call a timeout in the final of the Charleston Classic on Nov. 24, 2019, in Charleston, S.C.
  10. Gators defensive back Marco Wilson had a great pro day Wednesday. He's a possible Day 2 draft pick.
  11. Florida forward Omar Payne entered the transfer portal Tuesday.
  12. The Denver Broncos drafted former Gators quarterback Tebow with the No. 25 overall pick in 2010.
  13. Florida forward Colin Castleton (12) blocks a shot by Oral Roberts guard Max Abmas in the Gators' second-round NCAA Tournament loss March 21 in Indianapolis.
  14. Forward Osayi Osifo announced plans to play elsewhere Friday, becoming the fourth player in three days to leave Mike White’s program.
  15. Coach Lon Kruger gets a piece of the net after Florida wins the 1994 NCAA East Region final in Miami, sending the Gators to their first Final Four.
  16. Florida's Noah Locke shoots against Virginia Tech during their first-round NCAA Tournament game last Friday in Indianapolis.
  17. The Gators are optimistic that their defense improved this spring from where it was after the blowout loss to Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl.
  18. Oral Roberts' DeShang Weaver tries to shoot over Florida's Omar Payne during the second half Sunday of their second-round NCAA Tournament game in Indianapolis.
  19. An usher places a sign near the fans' entrance to remind them to wear face coverings for a first-round game in the men's NCAA Tournament on Saturday at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind.
  20. Florida State's Balsa Koprivica dunks during the second half against UNC Greensboro in a first-round NCAA Tournament game Saturday in Indianapolis.
  21. Florida forward Colin Castleton blocks the shot of Virginia Tech guard Tyrece Radford in the second half of a first-round game in the NCAA Tournament at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
  22. Virginia Tech guard Hunter Cattoor, right, tries to steal the ball from Florida forward Colin Castleton in overtime of a first-round game in the NCAA men's tournament at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
  23. Gators quarterback Emory Jones showed his athleticism at times during the Cotton Bowl loss to Oklahoma.