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12/10/2017 02:00 PM
Gators add former Dan Mullen QB Brian Johnson to football staff

New UF coach Dan Mullen has hired Brian Johnson, reuniting Mullen with a former quarterback and adding a top young offensive mind to the Gators’ staff.

Johnson played for Mullen in 2004 at Utah, backing up future No. 1 pick Alex Smith. Johnson went on to a record-setting career with the Utes.


12/08/2017 04:50 PM
UF receiver James Robinson's career over due to heart condition

UF freshman receiver James Robinson’s college football career is over before it even started.

Sidelined all season after doctors detected a heart abnormality in early September, Robinson announced on Twitter he no longer can play football.

“Hurts knowing I can’t play football again,” Robinson posted.


12/08/2017 05:25 PM
No. 5 Gators look to end surprising three-game skid against Cincinnati

It was only Thursday, but the week already had gotten away from coach Mike White and his Florida Gators.

Their season suddenly was in peril, too.

White’s squad had risen to No. 5 in the national rankings Monday. Three days later, the Gators were in a freefall following home losses to Florida State...

12/07/2017 06:40 PM
Troubled UF receiver Antonio Callaway headed to NFL

After sitting out this past season due to suspension, UF receiver Antonio Callaway reportedly will leave school early for the NFL.

The decision, reported by Neil Stratton of insidetheleague.com, was expected and officially ends Callaway’s turbulent career at UF after just two seasons.


12/06/2017 09:05 PM
No. 5 Gators shocked 65-59 by 16.5-point underdog Loyola-Chicago

The Florida Gators’ hangover continues.

A Nov. 26 collapse against Duke still lingers.

Loyola-Chicago is the latest team to capitalize, stunning the nation’s fifth-ranked team 65-59 Wednesday night in the O’Connell Center.

Two days after an 83-66 loss to Florida State, the Gators looked to get...

12/06/2017 03:15 PM
Gators' football, hoops to switch to Jordan Brand apparel

New UF football coach Dan Mullen is looking to take his shoe game to another level.

Known for wearing the latest and hippest sneakers available, Mullen and the Gators’ football and basketball teams soon will become the first SEC school to don the Jordan Brand.

Mullen cannot wait. After all, the...

12/05/2017 06:00 PM
UF coach Mike White calls Gators' effort in FSU loss 'epitome of soft'

In a state of shock, his mind racing, his blood boiling, UF coach Mike White tried to gather his thoughts following a loss no one saw coming.

Once he did, White did not sugarcoat his disappointment following the Gators’ 83-66 loss Monday night at home to Florida State.

Unranked, nine-point underdog...

12/04/2017 10:05 PM
Florida State stuns No. 5 Florida Gators 83-66

The Florida Gators had the ranking and résumé, but Florida State showed it still owned the rivalry.

Behind a career-high 25 points by shooting guard Terance Mann, the Seminoles stunned the Gators 83-66 Monday night to remain unbeaten and extend their winning streak in the series to four games.


12/04/2017 01:25 PM
Gators' punter Johnny Townsend only UF player named first-team All-SEC

UF punter Johnny Townsend ended his record-setting career as one of the few bright spots during the 2017 Gators’ miserable 4-7 season.

On Monday, the fifth-year senior rewarded as the team’s only player to make the Associated Press’ All-SEC first team.

The school record-holder in every major statistical...

12/02/2017 05:30 PM
From Tim Tebow to Dak Prescott, UF coach Dan Mullen has a Midas touch with QBs

Quarterback Tim Tebow was having a bad day, his team was losing. Off to the sideline, coach Dan Mullen could do nothing to help him.

A friendly game of EA Sports’ “NCAA Football” during a visit to the Mullen home had turned ugly a room away.

“All I heard was, ‘Tim, you threw another pick,’” Mullen...

12/03/2017 03:15 PM
No. 6 Gators' hoops team looks to end three-game skid against FSU

An overcast Thanksgiving weekend capped by a gut-wrenching loss gave way to sunshine just as UF coach Mike White and his Gators headed to Portland International Airport for a cross-country trip home.

By the time the team landed in Gainesville, it was dark outside again.

“It was like we skipped...

11/30/2017 08:15 AM
Todd Grantham becomes Gators' defensive coordinator

In an expected move, defensive coordinator Todd Grantham will join new UF coach Dan Mullen’s staff.

Grantham spent the past season at Mississippi State, where he led an impressive defensive turnaround for Mullen.

During Grantham’s one season in Starkville, the Bulldogs ranked third in the 14-team...

11/28/2017 07:10 PM
Vols' fiasco with Greg Schiano shows danger of letting fans rule

Dan Mullen has quickly won over Gator Nation, but imagine if he’d seen something awful more than 20 years ago.

Like at Wagner College, where he started out as a wide receiver coach. Imagine he saw another coach taking a boy into a shower, but he didn’t tell anyone.

Imagine 25 years later, somebody...

11/28/2017 03:35 PM
UF to pay Jim McElwain a $7.5 million buyout to no longer coach Gators

UF is paying coach Jim McElwain $7.5 million to leave the Gators, according to a document released by the school Tuesday.

McElwain will receive a payment of $3.75 million on Dec. 1 and five payments over the the next four years.

When UF ousted McElwain Oct. 29, he was due a buyout of $12.9 million....

11/28/2017 04:00 PM
New UF coach Dan Mullen quickly building staff

A day after Dan Mullen was introduced as the Florida Gators’ next head, he quickly began to assemble his staff.

The first two hires, like Mullen himself, are familiar faces to UF fans.

Former Gator assistants Billy Gonzales and John Hevesy will leave Mississippi State to join Mullen in Gainesville....

11/27/2017 07:35 PM
New UF coach Dan Mullen vows to return Gators to nation's elite

Twice during the past seven years, men stood where Dan Mullen did Monday. Both are gone.

Mullen, the Florida Gators’ next head football coach, said this time will be different. After spending the past nine seasons at Mississippi State, the 45-year-old plans to be in Gainesville for a long while.


11/27/2017 05:50 PM
Dan Mullen cherishes chance to coach Gators, unlike Chip Kelly and Scott Frost

At Dan Mullen’s introductory news conference as the new Head Ball Coach of the Florida Gators, he acknowledged the old Head Ball Coach, Steve Spurrier, sitting in the back of the room by telling a story about being a teenage boy back in New Hampshire.

As he sat in front of his TV set on Thanksgiving...

11/26/2017 05:15 PM
Florida Gators hire Dan Mullen to be new head football coach

Dan Mullen was hired Sunday to be the Florida Gators' next football coach, bringing a familiar face to Gainesville with strong ties to a time when the Gators ruled college football.

The move will reunite Mullen with his former team and former boss, Gators’ athletic director Scott Stricklin.


11/25/2017 06:55 PM
Three things we learned during Gators' 38-22 loss to Florida State

Three things we learned during Gators' 38-22 loss vs. Florida State:

1. UF AD Scott Stricklin had a worse week than UF QB Feleipe Franks.

Franks’ four-turnover day against Florida State was the low point of a tough season. But the redshirt freshman has years ahead to improve as a quarterback.


11/25/2017 05:35 PM
UF QB Feleipe Franks endures four-turnover day during loss to FSU

Before taking the field for the final time this season, UF quarterback Feleipe Franks washed down a couple of Advil.

The redshirt freshman from Tallahassee figured his first meeting with Florida State was going to be that kind of day.

Franks had no idea. By day’s end, nothing was going to ease...

11/25/2017 06:30 PM
UF senior Brandon Powell makes most of touches during loss to FSU on Senior Day

After sustaining an injury on a diving touchdown catch just before halftime, Brandon Powell wanted to come back in the game.

After all, it was Senior Day.

So Powell re-entered the game, book-ending his career with one of his best performances in a Florida Gators uniform.

“[He’s] a warrior,” running...

11/25/2017 04:35 PM
With Texas A&M job opening looming, was this FSU coach Jimbo Fisher's last game against Gators?

When you combine the uncertainty of the Florida Gators’ coaching search with the vague and nebulous manner in which Jimbo Fisher addresses his future with the Florida State Seminoles, isn’t it just a matter of time before some blogger reports that Jimbo-to-the-Gators is a “done deal”?

Would anything...

11/24/2017 02:15 PM
Gators moving on from Chip Kelly, continue search for new coach

Chip Kelly likely will not become the Florida Gators’ next coach, culminating a two-week saga that included a meeting this past Sunday in New Hampshire between school officials and the biggest name on the job market.

An Orlando Sentinel source confirmed a report Friday by Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports...

11/24/2017 06:45 PM
Gators eager to close tough season with win over rival Florida State

When Florida-Florida State square off, records don’t matter, conventional wisdom says.

A fierce in-state rivalry pitting programs with a combined six national titles since 1993, two proud fan bases and dozens of players with histories dating to Pop Warner give the game juice few can match.


11/24/2017 04:45 PM
UF looks to end four-game losing streak to Florida State

FSU at UF, noon

Where: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville


Weather: 72 degrees, no rain chance

Online: orlando.com/gators; @osgators on Twitter.

Quick slant: UF has lost four consecutive games and six of the past seven meetings with Florida State. Interim coach Randy Shannon has faced...

2017 Football Schedule

9/02 MICHIGAN(TX) L 17-33
9/09 N. COLORADO Cancelled
9/16 TENNESSEE W 26-20
9/23 @ KENTUCKY W 28-27
9/30 VANDERBILT W 38-24
10/07 LSU L 16-17
10/14 TEXAS A&M L 17-19
10/28 GEORGIA (JAX) L 7-42
11/4 @ MISSOURI L 16-45
11/11 @ S.CAROLINA L 20-28
11/18 UAB W 36-7
11/25 FLORIDA STATE L 22-38
12/2 SECC Game LOL

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