Florida Rumors & News

  • Florida promotes Chris Rumph to co-defensive coordinator

    Campus Sports "Chris Rumph has done well enough with the Gators defensive line that the program feels he is ready for more responsibility. On Friday, he received word that he will be sharing the duties of the defensive coordinator position for the upcoming season. Rumph will work alongside Randy Shannon who will..." February 11

  • Miramar DB Brian Edwards settles commitment, goes with Gators

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Brian Edwards has had three different favorites in the final month of his recruitment. The most recent one prevailed on Wednesday. The three-star defensive back finally settled on Florida and signed his national letter of intent at Miramar's Signing Day ceremony in the school..." February 01

  • The story behind Brad Stewart's commitment to Florida

    SEC Country "Brad Stewart planned to pick Florida on National Signing Day, but he couldn’t hold it back this weekend. The 4-star cornerback from New Orleans made a spur-of-the-moment commitment to the Gators during his official visit to UF." January 30

  • 4-star DB Elijah Blades decommits from Florida

    Land of 10 "Days after visiting Nebraska, 4-star cornerback Elijah Blades has de-committed from Florida, he announced Wednesday on Twitter. “I would like to reopen my recruitment up and think about what’s the best decision for me,” Blades wrote. After announcing his de-commitment, Blades posted his..." January 26

  • UF QB Luke Del Rio to miss spring practice following shoulder surgery

    Orlando Sentinel "Luke Del Rio opened the 2016 season as the Florida Gators’ quarterback of the future. But injuries derailed Del Rio’s season and now raise the question whether he will start another game for the Gators. Del Rio will miss spring practices following shoulder surgery, the school announced..." January 19

  • Florida’s Jalen ‘Teez’ Tabor to declare for 2017 NFL Draft

    Fanrag Sports "According to an official statement released via the Players’ Tribune on Thursday morning, Florida Gators’ cornerback Jalen “Teez” Tabor has elected to forgo his senior season in order to declare for the 2017 NFL Draft. Projected to come off the board in the early stages of the upcoming NFL Draft,..." January 05

  • Florida C Cameron Dillard to graduate, transfer from program

    247 Sports "Florida will have a transfer before national signing day, with starting center Cameron Dillard announcing he will graduate and leave the program. Dillard tweeted the news on Tuesday evening. "With a lot of consideration and prayer I would like to say that I will not be playing my final year..." January 04

  • Gators' CB Quincy Wilson leaves for NFL, Duke Dawson stays for final season

    Orlando Sentinel "The Florida Gators' secondary lost one of its top players Tuesday, but will have his possible replacement back for one more year. Starting cornerback Quincy Wilson confirmed season-long speculation and declared for April's NFL draft during an article with Sports Illustrated. Meanwhile, nickel..." January 04

  • Gardner helps No. 17 Florida rout Iowa in Outback Bowl

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- No. 17 Florida has been burned by second-half comebacks on occasion this season, but defensive back Chauncey Gardner decided to take matters into his hands. Gardner, a freshman cornerback, had two interceptions and returned one for a 58-yard touchdown to lead the Gators to a..." January 02

  • UF tailback Jordan Cronkrite transferring

    Orlando Sentinel "UF tailback Jordan Cronkrite is transferring, ending a frustrating sophomore season when he went from a starting role to little role at all with the Gators. Cronkrite's decision, first reported by Ryan Bartow of 247Sports, is of little surprise and reflects the failings of the team's..." December 08

  • No. 1 Alabama wins SEC with rout of Florida

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Alabama won the national championship in 2009, the last time it followed an unbeaten regular season with a victory over Florida in the SEC Championship Game and the Crimson Tide appear poised for a repeat. Alabama, which won national titles in 2011, 2012 and 2015 with one loss, is..." December 03

  • Gators linebacker Jarrad Davis expected to play in SEC Championship

    Tampa Bay Times "Florida Gators coach Jim McElwain said he expects linebacker Jarrad Davis to return from an ankle injury and play in Saturday's SEC Championship. Davis, one of the nation's top linebackers, has missed all of the last three games due to injury. " December 02

  • Florida State wins fourth straight over Florida, 31-13

    The Sports Xchange "TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Jimbo Fisher vs. the state of Florida? Oh, he's good. Real, real good. The seventh-year Florida State head coach, whose rumored future is no longer in doubt after LSU filled its head coaching position earlier in the day Saturday, improved to 17-1 all-time..." November 27

  • Goal-line stand gives No. 23 Florida SEC East crown

    The Sports Xchange "BATON ROUGE, La. -- Forget the fire hose of bad blood spilled in the LSU-Florida rivalry over the last six weeks, the fallout from a critical game being postponed by a hurricane and moved out of The Swamp to Tiger Stadium 600 miles away. Forget all the huffing and puffing in pre-game..." November 19

  • Leonard Fournette shoves Florida assistant during pregame scuffle

    The Big Lead "Florida and LSU were originally scheduled to play in early October, but the game was canceled because of Hurricane Matthew. Both schools had problems with the rescheduling negotiations, but they are finally meeting today after buying out non-conference opponents. Before the game the teams got..." November 19

  • Florida kicker Eddy Pineiro charged with two misdemeanors for allegedly damaging two scooters

    SEC Country "Florida kicker Eddy Pineiro is facing two misdemeanor charges after allegedly doing damage to two scooters. According to a sworn complaint to the University of Florida Police Department, Pineiro did $800 worth of damage to the scooters. He was not arrested. Florida issued a statement on the..." November 17

  • Appleby guides Florida past South Carolina

    The Sports Xchange "Senior quarterback Austin Appleby passed for 201 yards and two touchdowns to help Florida stay atop the SEC East with a 20-7 victory over South Carolina on Saturday at Gainesville, Fla. Appleby completed 17 of 21 passes while starting in place of injured sophomore Luke Del Rio (shoulder)...." November 12

  • Stingy defense powers Arkansas past No. 11 Florida

    The Sports Xchange "FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- After one of its worst defensive games in school history, Arkansas had one of its best Saturday afternoon. The Razorbacks shut down Florida's running game and held the 11th-ranked Gators without an offensive touchdown in a 31-10 victory at Reynolds Razorback..." November 05

  • No. 14 Gators slide past Georgia

    The Sports Xchange "JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- For anyone doubting that the 14th-Florida Gators are good enough to win the SEC, quarterback Luke Del Rio had this say after Saturday's 24-10 win over Georgia. "One hundred percent. I believe it with every bone in my body," Del Rio said. "We are getting better each..." October 29

  • E-mail chain about Florida game another embarrassment for LSU

    USA Today "An e-mail chain that circulated within the LSU athletic department following Florida’s decision to postpone their Oct. 8 game due to Hurricane Matthew reveals that the dysfunction between the two parties and the Southeastern Conference was every bit as real as suspected. LSU officials, in fact,..." October 25

  • Chris Leak accuser decides not to press charges

    Sporting News - NCAAF "It appears former Florida quarterback Chris Leak won't face charges related to sexual misconduct. The 16-year-old girl who accused Leak of inappropriate contact with her at Edgewater High School has chosen not to file charges, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The 31-year-old Leak was..." October 18

  • Florida's Jarrad Davis suffers ankle spain

    Tampa Bay Times "Star linebacker Jarrad Davis sustained a severe ankle sprain, and the Florida Gators do not know when he will return, the school announced Sunday. UF is off this week before playing rival Georgia on Oct. 29 in Jacksonville. The Gators control their destiny in the SEC East. Davis injured..." October 17

  • Florida season-ticket holders offered discount for relocated LSU game

    ESPN "Florida season-ticket holders will be reimbursed for the two games that won't be played in Gainesville and are being offered half-price tickets for the Gators' game against LSU that will now be played on the road in Baton Rouge. These details were revealed in a letter emailed Sunday and signed..." October 17

  • No. 18 Florida shuts down Missouri, 40-14

    The Sports Xchange "No. 18 Florida got its starting quarterback back, but the Gators' defense remains the story in Gainesville. Florida returned two interceptions for touchdowns and shut down the SEC's leading passing attack in a 40-14 homecoming victory over Missouri on Saturday at Ben Hill Griffin..." October 15

  • LSU, Florida to make up game Nov. 19, buy out previous opponents

    ESPN "LSU and Florida will play this season after all. After a heated debate over what to do after Hurricane Matthew forced last Saturday's game to be postponed, the schools reached an agreement with SEC commissioner Greg Sankey to move the game from Florida to LSU and to play Nov. 19 at Tiger..." October 13

  • Ex-Florida QB Will Grier says Jim McElwain pushed him to transfer after suspension

    Alabama "Today marks the one-year anniversary of former Florida quarterback Will Grier's one-year NCAA suspension for testing positive for a banned substance. The cause and aftermath of that suspension, including Grier's decision to transfer to West Virginia, has been the subject of widespread..." October 13

  • Miami-Florida State game is on; teams will donate to Hurricane Matthew relief

    Sporting News - NCAAF "The Miami Hurricanes’ football game against Florida State will kick off as scheduled on Saturday at 8 p.m. ET at Hard Rock Stadium, the University of Miami announced on Friday. While Hurricane Matthew has ripped through much of the state of Florida — it caused the SEC game between LSU and..." October 07

  • Are the options to reschedule the Florida-LSU game realistic?

    ESPN "With the Thursday announcement that No. 18 Florida’s home game with LSU has been indefinitely postponed because of Hurricane Matthew, the scramble to figure out if these two teams can play again in 2016 is on. Opinions -- and rage -- have proliferated when it comes to the late decision on..." October 07

  • Florida-LSU postponed due to Hurricane Matthew

    USA Today "Saturday's college football game between the LSU Tigers and Florida Gators has been postponed as a result of Hurricane Matthew, the schools announced on Thursday. Both programs and the Southeastern Conference are expected to decide on a rescheduled date — for the 2016 season — at a later time...." October 06

  • Ex-Gators Chris Leak Resigns as HS HC; Accused of Sexually Assaulting 16-Year Old Girl in Training Room

    Black Sports Online "A disturbing story coming out of Florida where Ex-Gators QB Chris Leak is being accused of sexually assaulting a High School girl in a training room. Leak who was just hired as the Edgewater High School Football coach resigned once the allegations were made public. Here are the..." October 06

  • Florida injury woes continue along the defensive line but QB Luke Del Rio could return to face LSU

    College Football Talk "Florida is dealing with a rash of injuries along their defensive line but may be getting some good news on the offensive side of the ball this week ahead of their rivalry clash against LSU. Specifically that comes in the form of their starting quarterback possibly being ready to play against..." October 04

  • No. 23 Florida sputters on offense but edges Vanderbilt

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Florida's offense wasn't pretty, according to its coach or the stat sheet. But it was just efficient enough for a 13-6 win over Vanderbilt at Vanderbilt Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The No. 23 Gators gained just 236 of total offense, but 171 of that came on their three..." October 01

  • Tennessee halts 11-game skid against Florida

    The Sports Xchange "For No. 14 Tennessee, the second half on Saturday ranged somewhere between catharsis and exorcism. Breaking an unfathomable 11-year losing streak to Southeastern Conference East rival Florida, the Volunteers scored 38 straight points to erase a 21-0 second-quarter deficit and post a 38-28..." September 24

  • No. 23 Florida rolls; QB Del Rio injured

    The Sports Xchange "No. 23 Florida's defense is ready for the heart of its SEC schedule, but is the Gators' offense -- especially if starting quarterback Luke Del Rio misses time? Del Rio left Saturday night's 32-0 win over North Texas in Gainesville, Fla., late in the third quarter. On a drop-back pass, Del..." September 18

  • The five college football programs with the most NFL players

    Fox Sports - College Football "Which colleges produce the most future NFL players? With preseason cuts officially over, we decided to take a look. Obviously these numbers are subject to change -- based on injuries, free agent signings and general roster transactions -- but as of right now, here are the five schools which..." September 14

  • Florida makes it 30 straight over Kentucky

    The Sports Xchange "Florida's defense forced four turnovers, quarterback Luke Del Rio threw four touchdown passes and the Gators beat Kentucky for the 30th time in a row, winning 45-7 in Gainesville, Fla., on Saturday. The 30 consecutive victories mark the longest current streak in the country for teams that..." September 10

  • Del Rio shines in debut, leads Florida past UMass

    The Sports Xchange "Florida won its 27th straight season opener, but it wasn't the performance coach Jim McElwain was hoping to see out of his Gators. Luke Del Rio threw two touchdowns in his Florida debut, and the Gators relied on their defense to survive a scare from Massachusetts in a 24-7 victory Saturday..." September 04