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11/29/2015 03:12 PM
Gators' offense fails to carry its weight during lop-sided loss to FSU

GAINESVILLE — In the wake of Florida State's beat-down of the Gators, Florida tight end Jake McGee had plenty of reasons to feel queasy.

On Senior Night in the Swamp and with College Football Playoff semifinal implications in play, the Gators turned in their worst performance of the fledgling Jim...

11/28/2015 11:33 PM
Gators' offense sputters during 27-2 loss to Seminoles

GAINESVILLE – Florida coach Jim McElwain said the Gators had their chances against Florida State.

The Seminoles just had too many.

While Florida’s offense sputtered, a valiant defensive effort by the Gators fizzled during the fourth quarter as Seminoles star tailback Dalvin Cook found his groove...

11/29/2015 03:00 AM
Gators lost chance to beat FSU when Will Grier was suspended

GAINESVILLE — The record will show the Florida Gators lost to the Florida State Seminoles on a Saturday night in November, but actually the game was lost on a Sunday afternoon six weeks ago.

That's when Florida coach Jim McElwain found out starting quarterback Will Grier tested positive for performance-enhancing...

11/29/2015 12:36 AM
UF's Jon Bullard rallies to play against FSU despite injury

GAINESVILLE — Jon Bullard wasn't going to miss his senior day.

Despite being listed as doubtful after injuring his right knee against FAU last weekend, the senior defensive tackle was on the field for No. 12 Florida's first defensive drive against No. 13 Florida State on Saturday.

Heading into...

11/27/2015 12:38 PM
Gators call game with Seminoles 'personal,' vow to end FSU success versus UF

GAINESVILLE — Coach Jim McElwain is a Montana native new to the Florida-Florida State game.

Sophomore cornerback Jalen Tabor hails from Washington D.C., where the Redskins-Cowboys rivalry is king.

Yet, it hasn't taken coach or player long to develop a proper hate for the Seminoles.

"Those guys...

11/26/2015 07:44 PM
Trip Thurman plays through shoulder injury to bolster Gators' offensive line

GAINESVILLE — Florida offensive lineman Trip Thurman had a choice to make, even if it really was no choice at all.

Thurman would not give up playing for the Gators without a fight, but a chronic shoulder injury was winning.

It nearly forced Thurman to quit football during the offseason.

With the...

11/25/2015 03:11 PM
Gators' defense embraces challenge of slowing FSU star tailback Dalvin Cook

GAINESVILLE — Quincy Wilson and Dalvin Cook used to be close friends and almost were college teammates at Florida.

When Cook changed his commitment to Florida State, the two South Florida natives became heated rivals.

This week, things will reach a boiling point.

"We're not on speaking terms right...

11/25/2015 05:34 PM
Bianchi: Jim McElwain's "dead fish" Gators starting to smell like Will Muschamp

Coach Jim McElwain compared his Florida Gators to a bunch of doll-eyed dead fish after a pathetic two-win Florida Atlantic team nearly beat UF in overtime last week.

"When you guys go to a seafood market or to the grocery store, you see all those dead fish on ice?" McElwain moaned to the media...

11/24/2015 08:42 PM
FSU, UF game has impact on recruiting trail

TALLAHASSEE — FSU defensive end DeMarcus Walker, in the waning days of his recruitment, considered Florida.

Former Gators coach Will Muschamp made a late push on Walker as he waivered from his commitment to play for Alabama, using Walker's mom as a way to get in good with the Jacksonville native.


11/24/2015 05:22 PM
Senior Day never gets old for Gators tight end Jake McGee

GAINESVILLE — Jake McGee is not much of a crier, and Senior Day should be no different for the Florida Gators' tight end.

"If I do, you guys can get on me a little bit," he said.

Even if McGee was prone to choke up during an occasional tear-jerker, he has seen this movie before. He hopes the sequel...

11/23/2015 06:04 PM
Overachieving Gators banged-up as Florida prepares to face FSU

GAINESVILLE — Coach Jim McElwain will be the first person to say the Florida Gators should not be a 10-win football team.

He also realizes No. 11 might not happen for awhile.

McElwain entered his first Florida-Florida State week with a battered roster, a struggling offense and an unreliable placekicker.


11/23/2015 05:29 PM
Florida kicker Austin Hardin's struggles mystify Gators coach Jim McElwain
Hardin is 5-of-11 on field-goal attempt this season, and has missed three extra points

11/23/2015 12:11 PM
Jon Bullard, Alex McCalister among 11 injured Gators as team prepares for FSU
Bullard injured his knee on the fifth play against FAU, but returned to the game

11/22/2015 04:55 PM
UF coach Jim McElwain frustrated by Gators' lack of energy

GAINESVILLE — At least Florida coach Jim McElwain could laugh.

It beat the alternative on a day when his Gators nearly let a special season go off the rails just before the program's biggest two-game stretch since Tim Tebow was UF's quarterback.

Saturday's 20-14 overtime win against FAU was the...

11/21/2015 07:00 PM
Gators survive scare, beat Owls in overtime

GAINESVILLE — The rain came late and soon fell hard, adding to a dismal day in the Swamp for the Florida Gators and their fans.

Some fans headed to the exits for shelter. Some may have seen enough. Some probably could not stand to watch.

But a fair share stuck around to see coach Jim McElwain’s...

11/20/2015 10:29 PM
Gators QB Will Grier loses NCAA drug test appeal

GAINESVILLE — Suspended Florida Gators quarterback Will Grier lost his NCAA drug test appeal, a source told the Orlando Sentinel Friday.

UF later confirmed the news on its football Twitter account.

Grier sought to have his 12-month suspension for using a performance-enhancing drug reduced to the...

11/20/2015 07:55 PM
Gators coach Jim McElwain wary of FAU's trick plays

GAINESVILLE — Out in Big Sky country, the time Montana State University took on Emmitt Smith and the Florida Gators still reverberates.

The Bobcats were on the wrong side of a 69-0 loss in 1988, but facing a future NFL Hall of Famer and picking up a big paycheck made the 2,300-mile trip worth the...

11/19/2015 07:40 PM
UF free safety Marcus Maye may be Gators' most versatile playmaker

GAINESVILLE — Marcus Maye lines up about 15 yards away from the line of scrimmage, but a big play always is within reach.

A touchdown-saving tackle, forced fumble, sack or an interception.

Take your pick.

The Florida Gators' free safety can end a scoring threat, even change a game, as quickly as...

11/18/2015 04:12 PM
Gators defense strives to be best in nation, tops in school history

GAINESVILLE — Randy Shannon played on a national championship defense at Miami in 1987, and coached another one in 2001.

The Florida Gators' linebacker coach is waiting to see the heights his current defense can reach.

The ingredients of a championship defense surely are there — from the unit's...

11/17/2015 09:50 PM
Gators rise to No. 8 in the College Football Playoff rankings
The Gators face struggling FAU Saturday before hosting No. 14 FSU on Nov. 28

11/19/2015 05:05 PM
Ex-Gators QB Jeff Driskel's brother returns to Swamp with FAU
Jsson Driskel had made two starts, appeared in past three games in back-up role

11/17/2015 08:54 PM
UF's Jim McElwain wants Gators prepared for FAU team with something to prove

GAINESVILLE — Many are friends and former teammates, but not all of them have been equals on the football field.

They will come together this Saturday in the Swamp on opposite sides with something to prove to each other.

The No. 8 Florida Gators (9-1) would appear to face little, if any, threat...

11/17/2015 08:10 PM
Florida tight end DeAndre Goolsby a big-play threat for Gators
Goolsby is tied for the team lead with sevens catches of 20 yards or longer

11/16/2015 10:41 PM
Gators open Mike White home era with 104-54 win over North Carolina A&T

GAINESVILLE — The Mike White era opened on the Gators' home court with a little bit of everything for everyone.

It added up to UF's first 100-point night in four seasons.

White's Gators forced turnovers for easy baskets, knocked down 3-pointers, had a handful of highlight-reel dunks and even made...

11/16/2015 07:40 PM
Suspended UF quarterback Will Grier begins appeals process with NCAA

GAINESVILLE — Suspended Florida quarterback Will Grier began his appeals process with the NCAA on Monday, seeking to reduce his one-year ban for violating the NCAA's policy on using performance-enhancing drugs.

Now, Grier awaits a decision.

Orlando attorney Clay Townsend of Morgan & Morgan said...

2015 Football Schedule

9/05 New Mex St W 61-13
9/12 E. Carolina W 31-24
9/19 @ Kentucky W 14-9
9/26 Tennessee W 28-27
10/03 Ole Miss W 38-10
10/11 @ Missouri  W 21-3
10/17 @ LSU L 28-35
10/31 Georgia (JAX) W 27-3
11/7 Vanderbilt W 7-6
11/14 @ S. Carolina W 24-14
11/21 FAU W 20-14
11/29 Florida State 7:30pm
12/5 SECC Game 4pm
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