Florida Rumors & News

  • Florida AD Jeremy Foley retiring effective Oct. 1

    ESPN "Longtime Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley is stepping down after 25 years of overseeing the Gators' athletic department. Foley announced his plans to Florida coaches and staff members early Monday morning." June 13

  • UF to name football field after Steve Spurrier

    Orlando Sentinel "No one person has a bigger presence at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium than Steve Spurrier. Spurrier's imprint on Florida Gators football just got even bigger. UF has decided to name the field after the school's winningest football coach and the Gators' first Heisman Trophy winner. The official..." June 09

  • Suspension of Florida Gators WR Antonio Callaway altered so he can go to class, more details

    Only Gators "Florida Gators sophomore wide receiver Antonio Callaway has been away from the team for more than four months, and it’s been three since head coach Jim McElwain officially confirmed that Callaway and junior Treon Harris were suspended. While there is no end necessarily in sight for Callaway’s..." June 07

  • Florida AD uses Baylor scandal to remind coaches of their roles

    Orlando Sentinel "Even though it happened 1,000 miles away and in another conference, Baylor University’s fall from grace hit home with UF athletics director Jeremy Foley. On Thursday, Foley e-mailed his coaches to remind them of their duties when sexual assault/harassment claims are reported to them. In the..." June 04

  • Florida AD Jeremy Foley suggests no long-term revival of Gators-Hurricanes

    College Football Talk "The Florida Gators play Florida State every year, and that appears to be the only school from the ACC Florida will continue to play annually. Sorry, Miami. Florida Athletics Director Jeremy Foley was a guest on WRUF in Gainesville, where he was on to discuss a number of various Florida sports..." May 30

  • West Virginia's Holgorsen anticipates Grier being eligible to start 2017

    The Score "Will Grier must sit out the 2016 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules, plus the six weeks remaining on his one-year drug suspension, but it appears the latter could be wiped out. In a statement Friday, West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen said he "fully anticipates" the quarterback being..." May 21

  • Ryan Sousa to transfer from Florida Gators

    Alligator Army "Redshirt freshman wide receiver Ryan Sousa will not become redshirt sophomore wide receiver at Florida this fall, he announced via Twitter Monday evening. Sousa got well wishes from several now-former teammates, and his transfer isn't a surprise or a major blow to the Gators. Sousa was seen..." May 12

  • Gators earn commitment from Alabama QB Kadarius Toney

    Orlando Sentinel "The Florida Gators picked up their fifth commitment to the 2017 recruiting class with the addition of Eight Mile (Ala.) Blount High dual-threat quarterback Kadarius Toney. Toney told Ben Thomas of AL.com he relayed the news to UF running backs coach Tim Skipper and also talked to head coach Jim..." May 05

  • Florida-Miami rivalry to be renewed in 2019 season opener

    The Score "A rivalry renewed. After not playing since 2013, Miami and Florida are set to square off to open the 2019 campaign. "We are pleased to have partnered with Florida Citrus Sports and ESPN Events to kick off the 2019 season against Miami,'' Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley said. "Orlando..." April 26

  • Deal for 2019 Florida-Miami game close to being finalized

    College Football Talk "Back in October of last year, it was reported that Florida and Miami were closing in on a deal that would pit the two football programs against each other in the 2019 season opener in Orlando. Over the past six months, there’s been no public movement on that front, although it appears that could..." April 13

  • Former Florida QB Will Grier transfers to West Virginia

    Fox Sports "Former Florida quarterback Will Grier has transferred to West Virginia, the university announced Wednesday. Grier was suspended for one calendar year after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance in his first season as the Gators' starting QB in 2015. So not only will he have to..." April 07

  • Florida coach Jim McElwain gets $750K raise after winning SEC East

    CBS Sports "Florida coach Jim McElwain has been handsomely rewarded for his role in the quick turnaround of the Gators' program. After guiding Florida to a 10-4 record and an SEC East title in his first year in Gainesville, McElwain has been given a $750,000 annual raise, bringing his salary to $4.25..." March 26

  • Report: Florida not guaranteeing starting job led Will Grier to transfer

    The Score "Many were surprised when Will Grier announced he was transferring from Florida in December, but the move came down to a guarantee he would start following his return from a year-long suspension. The talented quarterback was suspended for a calendar year following the Gators 6-0 start for..." March 24

  • Five-star CB gives Florida visit a near-perfect grade

    Saturday Down South "Five-star CB Deangelo Gibbs, the No. 2 cornerback and No. 10 overall prospect of the 2017 class according to 247Sports composite rankings, was among the 14 visitors Florida hosted this weekend. He spoke to SEC Country’s Zach Abolverdi and gave a very positive review of his weekend in..." March 22

  • Embattled Gators kicker Austin Hardin reportedly transferring

    Orlando Sentinel "The arrival of YouTube kicking sensation Eddy Pineiro means the end of Austin Hardin after three seasons when he made fewer than 50 percent of his field-goal attempts. Hardin reportedly is transferring after three seasons, according to multiple media reports. " March 16

  • Luke Del Rio getting encouraging spring reviews at Florida

    College Football Talk "Florida needs a quarterback to step up and lead the offense in a big way in 2016. The position has been a bit of a sore spot for the Gators since the days of (brace yourself) Tim Tebow. Will Grier appeared to be a bright spot last season before getting suspended for a full calendar year left the..." March 10

  • Treon Harris, Antonio Callaway aren't with the Gators right now, and no one's saying why

    Tampa Bay Times "Florida will open spring practice tomorrow without Treon Harris and receiver Antonio Callaway, who have not been with the team since January, Gators coach Jim McElwain announced Tuesday. McElwain did not give specifics and declined to say whether they were suspended. Harris battled for UF's..." March 09

  • Florida's Treon Harris, Antonio Callaway not with team

    Yahoo! Sports "When Florida opens spring practice on Wednesday, it will be without two notable players. Head coach Jim McElwain announced Tuesday that Treon Harris and Antonio Callaway have not been with the team since January. McElwain did not offer specifics, but the coach said the two have been “doing..." March 08

  • Former Gator Demarcus Robinson says he went to drug rehab

    Orlando Sentinel "Former Florida Gators receiver Demarcus Robinson told reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine he went through rehabilitation for drug abuse his freshman year and is eager to show pro teams he can be trusted. Robinson, a Georgia native who has the talent of a potential first-round pick, said he..." February 28

  • Florida’s Treon Harris Reportedly Moving From Quarterback To Wide Receiver

    College Spun "Following offensive struggles last season, the Florida Gators are reportedly moving some things around at the quarterback position heading into next season. According to a report by Gridiron Now, Treon Harris will be moving from quarterback to wide receiver this off-season. Harris, who stepped..." February 05

  • Report: Florida's Nussmeier not joining Southern Miss

    The Score "Florida offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier, long believed to be a leading candidate for the head coaching job at Southern Miss, will remain with the Gators. According to Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports, Nussmeier didn't feel as though the situation at Southern Miss was right for him. " January 30

  • Jalen Tabor Admits He “Went Too Far With Slavery [Comparison],” Stands By Message

    College Spun "Florida defensive back Jalen Tabor made some shocking comments following USA Today’s report that the SEC posted $527.4 million in revenue after its first full season with the SEC Network. That is a massive figure, and Tabor has the right to his own opinion, but there was probably a better way..." January 20

  • Florida DB on lack of student-athlete pay: 'Modern form of slavery'

    Fox Sports - College Football "The SEC raked in an eye-popping $527.4 million in revenue from the fiscal year ending on Aug. 31, 2015, according to a report Tuesday from USA TODAY Sports. The advent of the SEC Network and the College Football Playoff correlated with a 60 percent increase from 2014. Florida defensive back..." January 20

  • Gators part ways with defensive backs coach Kirk Callahan

    Orlando Sentinel "Defensive backs coach Kirk Callahan, who just completed his first year as an assistant coach at UF, will not return next season, the school announced Friday. UF first-year head coach Jim McElwain hired Callahan in January to be part of his inaugural staff. Callahan previously served as the..." January 15

  • Elite defensive tackle recruit Shavar Manuel commits to Florida on Twitter

    SI "One of the top defensive tackles in a recruiting class featuring a host of elite prospects at that position announced his college decision on Tuesday. Shavar Manuel said in a message posted to his Twitter account that he will attend Florida. “After taking my time, listening to my heart, and..." January 06

  • Purdue QB Austin Appleby transfers to Florida

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Two former Purdue quarterbacks may start against one another in an SEC game next season. For real. As first reported by GoldandBlack.com, Austin Appleby is leaving Purdue for Florida for his final year of college football. Appleby later confirmed the move on his Twitter account. As a..." January 05

  • Gators CB Vernon Hargreaves to enter NFL draft

    ESPN "Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves has officially filed his paperwork to enter the NFL draft, according to a source. Hargreaves, a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, is ranked as the No. 4 overall player by ESPN's Todd McShay" January 04

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