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08/15/2018 01:55 PM
UF coach Dan Mullen still undecided on Gators' starting QB

UF coach Dan Mullen is not ready to decide on a starting quarterback, but he would like to following Sunday’s scrimmage.

When anyone else finds out is another issue entirely.

“I’d like to have an answer after the next scrimmage. I don’t know if I’ll share it with everybody,” Mullen told reporters...


08/11/2018 12:05 PM
Three things we learned from Gators' open practice

UF coach Dan Mullen opened the Gators’ entire Saturday practice to the media.

Here are three takeaways:

1. None of the Gators are going to outwork receiver Van Jefferson.

The Ole Miss transfer not only seems to be every quarterback’s favorite target, Jefferson is setting the bar for how to practice.

...

08/10/2018 10:45 AM
UF coach Dan Mullen anxious to name Gators' starting QB

UF coach Dan Mullen is not ready to name a starting quarterback.

But a decision is coming soon.

“I really don't want it to go into the game week,” Mullen said Friday. “I’d love to get it done way before then.”

In a little more than two weeks, Gators will begin to prepare for a Sept. 1 visit from...


08/08/2018 07:10 PM
UF coach Dan Mullen pushing Gators' special teams unit to be a game changer

UF coach Dan Mullen loves to score points, but not all points are created equal.

Not all players are treated equally under Mullen, either.

For Mullen’s Gators, special teams is not just football nomenclature, it is a daily goal.

Those who play and perform at high level for one of the six units...


08/08/2018 02:05 PM
UF making $6.3 million upgrade to Wi-Fi in the Swamp

Those wanting to share their game day experience in the Swamp soon will not have to wait seemingly forever for photos or videos to upload.

The school announced Wednesday has begun $6.3 million in upgrades to the stadium’s Wi-Fi system to be fully completed by the 2019 season.

The school’s University...


08/07/2018 07:30 PM
Gators' Kyle Trask embraces underdog role in QB competition

Quarterback Kyle Trask has yet to throw a pass in a college game and did not even start one in high school.

This might make him an unlikely candidate to play one of the nation’s most high-profile positions. Trask sees his unique path as an advantage.

“I've always viewed myself as an underdog, even...


08/07/2018 04:30 PM
Podcast: The latest on the Florida Gators QB race and more
The Florida Gators fall camp has begun and with key storylines being played out on the field - and in the interview room.

08/06/2018 01:00 PM
Florida Gators' QBs a long way from meeting Dan Mullen's expectations

UF coach Dan Mullen hopes he has enough time to get his quarterbacks ready for the Gators’ season opener … in 2019 against Miami.

It’s going to be awhile before Mullen identifies his quarterback of the future. Chances are it will not even be this season.

Mullen’s reputation for developing top QBs...


08/07/2018 03:30 PM
Browns rookie, ex-UF receiver Antonio Callaway cited for marijuana possession

Antonio Callaway didn't take long to run into trouble with the Browns.

The fourth-round draft pick and wide receiver from Florida, who arrived in Cleveland with a history of issues while in college, was cited early Sunday morning for marijuana possession and driving with a suspended license.

According...


08/04/2018 03:10 PM
UF transfers Trevon Grimes, Van Jefferson look to impact underachieving Gators' receiving corps

If Ohio State transfer Trevon Grimes ever questioned the impact he could make on the Florida Gators, it did not take long for him to receive the ultimate endorsement.

Perhaps the most dynamic playmaker in UF history, Percy Harvin himself, took Grimes aside last spring and gave the 19-year-old a...


08/03/2018 07:55 PM
Florida Gators open preseason camp with coach Dan Mullen seeking consistency, commitment

It was a seemingly routine completion that would not qualify for any highlight show.

But to UF coach Dan Mullen, it was the play of the day during the Gators’ opening practice of preseason camp Friday.

A 6-yard completion from Kyle Trask on a checkdown pass exemplified the sound decision-making...


08/02/2018 04:45 PM
UF coach Dan Mullen has grueling preseason camp in store for Gators

Beginning with the opening of preseason camp Friday, UF coach Dan Mullen and the Gators have a lot to accomplish during the next 25 practices.

Mullen’s end game likely will determine how his first UF squad fares during the season.

Much of last season, the Gators were pushed around on their way...


08/02/2018 03:00 PM
Gators' coach Dan Mullen: UF compliance office investigating ties to gambler, rental car discount claims

The group of Gainesville men involved in a May 28 confrontation with UF football players included an alleged gambler who was friends with Gators’ tight end C’yontai Lewis.

The relationship between Lewis and 21-year-old Gainesville resident Devante Zachery, known as “Tay Bang,” turned sour when...


08/02/2018 11:35 AM
UF coach Dan Mullen has no timetable to name Gators' QB

UF coach Dan Mullen realizes everyone wants to know who the Gators’ starting quarterback will be, even his wife.

“You asked me if Megan is involved in the program, I get this question from her quite a bit, too,” Mullen joked. “‘Can we get this resolved? Can we get a starter we feel good about?’”

...

08/02/2018 09:00 AM
UF transfer receivers Van Jefferson, Trevon Grimes eligible to play for Gators this season

Promising UF wide receivers Van Jefferson and Trevon Grimes are eligible to play for the Gators this season, the school announced Wednesday.

Based on an SEC ruling June 1, it would have been a surprise if Jefferson, an Ole Miss transfer, could not play immediately. The conference voted to allow...


08/01/2018 05:10 PM
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer, er, Urban Liar should resign for reportedly covering up domestic-violence charges against fired assistant

For years, football fans of the Florida Gators and the Ohio State Buckeyes vehemently accused me of being unfairly critical of Urban Meyer and have continually asked me if I have something personal against one of the greatest coaches in college football history.

My basic reply has always been the...


08/01/2018 08:30 AM
Gators' coach Dan Mullen sure to address these five topics at UF Media Day

The Florida Gators’ Media Day, the unofficial start of the 2018 season, kicks off with coach Dan Mullen at 11 a.m. Thursday.

Mullen will have plenty to address, including some topics he likely would rather avoid.

Here are five question Mullen is sure to face:

1. How will he discipline his players...


07/31/2018 08:30 AM
Gators' history of conflict with Gainesville men led to May confrontation

A late May confrontation between UF football players and a group of local men had brewed for months, according to a report from the Gainesville Police Department.

The report shows several Gator football players and local residents their age had engaged in conflicts dating to February. One of them...


07/27/2018 11:50 AM
Gators' freshman Justin Watkins leaves UF following latest arrest

Gators signee Justin Watkins has left the football program just days after he was arrested and accused of hitting and strangling his girlfriend on the UF campus.

Watkins, a former standout at Clermont’s East Ridge, was one of the top recruits in coach Dan Mullen’s first UF class.

The 19-year-old...


07/26/2018 10:10 PM
Guns, gamblers and domestic violence: What is new Gators coach Dan Mullen going to do to clean up this mess?

Who is more idiotic — a purported local gambler in Gainesville who lost money by betting on the pathetic Jim McElwain-coached Florida Gators last season or a group of six current UF players who now face disciplinary measures for confronting this gambler with Airsoft guns resembling assault rifles?

...

07/26/2018 03:30 PM
6 Gator football players involved in altercation, face student conduct review

Six UF football players were involved in a May 28 confrontation on campus and must face the student conduct board. Two Gators brandished Airsoft guns resembling assault rifles, according to a campus police report.

The group of players, including senior tight end C’yontai Lewis, top receiver Tyrie...


07/24/2018 04:35 PM
UF signee Justin Watkins suspended indefinitely following arrest

UF signee Justin Watkins has been suspended from team activities indefinitely following his second arrest in 10 weeks.

Watkins, a former standout at Clermont’s East Ridge and top Gator recruit, was in Alachua County Jail Tuesday facing four charges, including false imprisonment/kidnapping and domestic...


07/20/2018 09:25 AM
Media projects Gators third in SEC East

SEC media members predict the Florida Gators will finish third in the East Division behind reigning conference champion Georgia and surging South Carolina.

Seniors Martez Ivey and CeCe Jefferson also were selected as members of the All-SEC first team — Ivey at left tackle and Jefferson at defensive...


07/19/2018 05:45 PM
After Jim McElwain fiasco, Gators should appreciate Will Muschamp's impact

Sometimes, the best move you can make is no move at all.

If former University of Florida athletics director Jeremy Foley was completely honest, these are probably the words he would use to describe the firing of Will Muschamp and the hiring of Jim McElwain four years ago.

This was the first thought...


07/19/2018 01:00 PM
Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason predicts big things for underdog Commodores

Derek Mason is not one to shy away from a challenge.

The 44-year-old does coach football at Vanderbilt University, after all. Few jobs in college football pose a biggest test than winning consistently at a mid-sized, academic heavyweight that lines up against many of the game’s behemoths in the...




2018 Football Schedule

9/1 CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 7:30pm
9/08 KENTUCKY 7:30pm
9/15 COLORADO ST. 4pm
9/22 @ TENNESSEE TBD
9/29 @ MISS STATE TBD
10/06 LSU TBD
10/13 @ VANDERBILT TBD
10/27 GEORGIA (JAX) 3:30pm
11/3 MISSOURI TBD
11/10 S.CAROLINA TBD
11/17 IDAHO TBD
11/24 @ FLORIDA STATE TBD
12/1 SECC Game TBD
BOWL GAME TBD TBD

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