Florida Rumors & News

  • Will history repeat itself in Muschamp's final game as Gators coach?

    Fox Sports Florida "The comparison was inevitable. Will Muschamp knew it. Somewhere, Ron Zook knew it. Certainly everyone inside the Florida football team's meeting room Monday afternoon knew it when a reporter asked Muschamp about his situation compared to Zook's 10 years ago. If your memory has faded, a quick..." November 25

  • How good is the Florida job?

    USA Today "The common perception is that Florida's head coaching job, which opened this week when the school announced it would part ways with Will Muschamp at the end of the season, is among the four best in college football alongside Texas, Alabama and Southern California. The reason most often given is..." November 21

  • Nick Saban: Will Muschamp 'did a really good job' at Florida

    Fox Sports - College Football "Florida announced on Sunday that coach Will Muschamp will not be back next season. The Gators went 4-8 last season and are currently 5-4. On Monday, athletic director Jeremy Foley expressed the program's need to bring in a head coach that can spark the offense. As the Gators begin to..." November 20

  • Gators DE Dante Fowler Jr. tweets he will leaving for the NFL

    Orlando Sentinel "UF defensive end Dante Fowler Jr.'s reticience Tuesday afternoon left little doubt he would be leaving early for the NFL in 2015. Asked if there is anything that would make him return to the Gators as a senior to play a new coaching staff, Fowler paused for several seconds. “Um, just if..." November 19

  • The Sad Reality Behind Will Muschamp’s Departure

    Gamedayr "Prior to Sunday, I’d be hard-pressed to tell you the last time the sports world had legitimately made me sad. Excited, enthralled, intrigued, frustrated, disturbed: those all come and go on a weekly, if not daily, basis. But saddened? I figured myself to be too old, too jaded, and too desensitized..." November 18

  • Report: Florida not considering Rich Rodriguez, Dan Mullen as next coach

    SI - College Football "Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez and Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen will not be candidates to replace Florida coach Will Muschamp, ESPN's Brett McMurphy reports. Florida fired Muschamp on Sunday, a day after a 23-20 overtime loss to South Carolina dropped the Gators to 5-4 on the season...." November 18

  • Gators start search with an eye on offense

    ESPN.com "Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley said Monday that the search for the Gators' new football coach will begin immediately and that he'd ideally like a coach in place before Christmas. "We'll proceed as quickly as we can," Foley said Monday. "There's a lot of work to do, a lot of research to..." November 17

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    Andy Staples @Andy_Staples

    http://t.co/4bXilNU6qk has learned that Will Muschamp has been dismissed at Florida. Story upcoming.

  • Is Will Muschamp doomed at Florida after brutal South Carolina loss?

    Fox Sports - College Football "The game was over and Will Muschamp had breathing room ... and then it wasn't and the embattled Florida coach didn't. With less than a minute left and a 17-10 lead over South Carolina in the Swamp on Saturday, Muschamp sent out his punting unit. Get the ball off and there would be little time..." November 15

  • Gators' Muschamp adopts 'bunker mentality'

    ESPN.com "As criticism has mounted, Florida coach Will Muschamp says he's taking a "bunker mentality" these days. The fourth-year coach has come under fire from fans in recent weeks, and some of their barbs have hit close to home. "Well, you've got to get home and explain to your 9-year-old why they're..." October 28

  • Report: Expect Florida to make a run at Bob Stoops

    Rumors & Rants "Florida’s football program is an absolute mess right now. The Gators are 3-3 with a 2-3 record in the SEC and no hope of recovering under current head coach Will Muschamp. Fans are ready for a new regime after three-plus years and a 25-19 record under Muschamp, and a familiar name has popped up as..." October 23

  • Gators name Treon Harris new starting quarterback

    Orlando Sentinel "Freshman Treon Harris will replace struggling veteran Jeff Driskel as the Florida Gators’ starting quarterback, coach Will Muschamp said Wednesday. Driskel has 12 turnovers during the past four games, including six during consecutive losses to LSU and Missouri. Harris, a first-year player..." October 22

  • Steve Spurrier would rather retire than take over at Florida

    USA Today "The Florida Gators are 3-3 and just lost their second Homecoming game in a row last weekend. This time around, Missouri put on a 42-13 beat down, and fans in The Swamp chanted “Fire Muschamp.” UF athletics director Jeremy Foley has stated several times he will evaluate things after the season..." October 21

  • Tim Tebow criticizes identity, leadership of Florida offense

    CBSSports.com "Tim Tebow does not think the Florida offense has an identity, and that a lack of leadership on that side of the ball is one reason for their current struggles. After a blowout home loss to Missouri, Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley issued a statement that indicated an evaluation for is..." October 21

  • Florida AD to continue to evaluate Muschamp

    Covers.com "Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley said Monday that he would continue to evaluate coach Will Muschamp following the Gators' embarrassing 42-13 homecoming loss to Missouri. "At the beginning of the season, we said we would evaluate the season as it plays out," Foley said in a statement. "We..." October 20

  • Statistics do not favor Florida Gators embattled coach Will Muschamp

    Miami Herald "Will Muschamp remains Florida’s football coach. For now, anyways. Florida’s fourth-year coach is all but certain to be fired after the Gators were embarrassingly routed 42-13 on homecoming to a mediocre Missouri team, losing for the 10th time in 13 games. The Tigers (5-2, 2-1 Southeastern..." October 20

  • Muschamp says Driskel and Harris will play QB for Florida vs. Mizzou

    CBSSports.com "Florida QB Treon Harris will be back on the field Saturday against Missouri, Gators coach Will Muschamp said at his Monday press conference, but that doesn't mean Jeff Driskel is about to be pushed out of the picture, either. "They both will play this week," Muschamp said. "We'll work through..." October 14

  • Florida WR Latroy Pittman released from hospital

    College Football Talk "Florida wide receiver Latroy Pittman has been released from a local hospital after being carted off late Saturday night. Pittman was injured in a scary-looking situation late in Saturday night’s game between Florida and LSU. Pittman was injured on a pass play in his direction and rolled over..." October 13

  • Florida QB Treon Harris' accuser withdraws sexual battery complaint; Harris reinstated

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "The woman accusing Florida QB Treon Harris of sexual battery withdrew her complaint on Friday. The school issued a statement confirming the complaint was withdrawn. The student who accused Treon Harris of sexual battery has withdrawn her criminal complaint. This means she is not pursuing..." October 11

  • Florida QB Treon Harris’ Attorney Has Issued A Statement, Claims Client Is “Not Guilty Of A Crime”

    College Spun "Monday, news broke that Florida freshman quarterback Treon Harris had been accused of sexual assault early Sunday morning by a female on-campus following the Gators’ comeback victory over Tennessee. Thursday morning, Harris’ lawyer, Huntley Johnson, issued an official statement on the..." October 09

  • Muschamp says Jeff Driskel to start at QB vs. LSU on Saturday

    CBSSports.com "With freshman quarterback Treon Harris facing legal issues, Florida coach Will Muschamp said Wednesday that Jeff Driskel will get the start Saturday vs. LSU. "Well, Jeff [Driskel] will start the game," Muschamp said at a news conference. "Jeff was going to [start], no question. We had not made..." October 09

  • Muschamp: ‘no change’ in Treon Harris’ status

    College Football Talk "As expected, Will Muschamp took part in the weekly SEC coaches teleconference. Just as expected, the Florida head coach had little or nothing to say about a pair of off-field incidents this week involving three of his football players. Following allegations of a sexual assault committed Sunday..." October 08

  • Florida QB Mornhinweg, lineman in fight Monday night, police say

    The Gainesville Sun "University of Florida football may be in trouble again after a fight between two players Monday night outside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. UF police received a complaint that Gators quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg got into a fight with a teammate, defensive lineman Gerald Willis. Both players..." October 07

  • Recruit Committed To Florida After Being Catfished on Twitter

    Rocky Mount Telegram "In the world that is college football recruiting, anything can happen. It’s a multiple-million dollar industry that serves as the farm system for a sport that in some cases is followed more closely than the actual games themselves. There are scholarship offers, there are promises, and there..." October 06

  • Florida Quarterback Treon Harris Is Suspended, Under Investigation In “Legal Matter”

    College Spun "Earlier, we posted various tweets from members of the Florida Gators media, who raised concerns about UF Football’s cancelled press conference today. Now, according to one report, it appears that the issue may involve Florida quarterback Treon Harris. Harris, a freshman, made headlines this..." October 06

  • Florida issued 406 drug tests to football players in 2013

    College Football Talk "The Florida Gators issued 406 drug tests in 2013 to football players and have already issued 300 drug tests to players this year. According to The Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Bianchi, the Gators are easily on pace for over 400 drug tests within the football program this year. The numbers..." September 28

  • Gators AD Jeremy Foley: Will Muschamp will get entire season to prove himself

    Orlando Sentinel "Among the litany of angry fire-the-coach emails in my inbox after Alabama manhandled the Florida Gators last weekend was one from a well-heeled UF booster who threatened to cease his hundreds of thousands of dollars in annual contributions to the school unless the Gators fire Will..." September 26

  • Will Muschamp calls Gator hotline under pseudonym and knocks himself

    Fox Sports "During the Gator Hotline show Thursday, a curious call came through from "Bill from Gainesville," the alter-ego of Florida Gators head football coach Will Muschamp. Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley joined the show's host Mick Hubert as a guest representative from the Florida..." September 12

  • UF tight end Jake McGee out for the year

    247 Sports "Florida tight end Jake McGee was carted off the field with an injury to his lower left leg midway through the second quarter, with the Gators leading the Eastern Michigan Eagles 24-0. McGee was caught under a block when right guard Trenton Brown knocked an Eastern Michigan defender to the ground,..." September 07

  • Florida to pay Idaho $975,000 for game that won't be played

    SB Nation "Florida announced Wednesday that it will not play its scheduled game against Idaho, which lasted all of one play before being canceled due to thunderstorms. Florida will begin its season next week at home (with three players who were suspended for the Idaho game now able to return) against Eastern..." September 04

  • Florida-Idaho declared no contest, rescheduled for 2017

    CBSSports.com "Idaho will not have to make a return trip to Gainesville this year. We finally have a resolution to the Florida-Idaho game that was canceled last weekend due to storms in the area, as the game has been declared a no contest. Which basically means it never happened, nor will it happen any time..." September 03

  • Muschamp lashes out at suspension critics

    ESPN.com "A testy Will Muschamp fired back at critics of his decision to lift the suspensions of three Florida players after a Week 1 game that was suspended by a lightning storm. Muschamp showed his frustration Wednesday when asked about charges that he went easy on starting defensive tackle Darious..." September 03

  • Florida reinstates three players suspended for Idaho game

    CBSSports.com "It turns out that severe weather doesn't only lead to the cancellation of football games, but the cancellation of suspensions as well. On Saturday it was announced that Florida had suspended receiver Demarcus Robinson and defensive linemen Jay-nard Bostwick and Darious Cummings for its season..." September 01

  • Kelvin Taylor growing into more complete back

    Fox Sports Florida "The Gators' depth chart at tailback reads like this: Kelvin Taylor or Matt Jones or Mack Brown. The way freshman Brandon Powell looked in camp, you should probably expect to see him too in Saturday's season opener against Idaho. Florida head coach Will Muschamp knows what he saw during camp..." August 28

  • Five-star DT Thomas Holley out for season, will redshirt for Florida

    Miami Herald "Five-star freshman defensive tackle Thomas Holley underwent season-ending surgery Monday to repair a torn labrum stemming from a high school sports hernia injury, coach Will Muschamp announced. Holley, the nation’s No. 18 overall player according to 247Sports, is expected to be sidelined..." August 19

  • Gators land another Georgia prospect in OG Brandon Sandifer

    Orlando Sentinel "The Florida Gators landed a third straight commitment from Mark Richt's backyard Wednesday night when Warner Robbins (Ga.) Northside offensive guard Brandon Sandifer committed to the Gators. He announced his decision via his Twitter account @_bsandifer, "I am proud to say that next year I will..." August 14

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Florida CB Vernon Hargreaves III (bone bruise) day-to-day after scuffle

    CBSSports.com "Florida fans got a scare at an open practice on Thursday night, as a team scuffle resulted in star cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III getting carted off the field. According to the Associated Press, wide receivers and cornerbacks began to tussle during "Oklahoma" drills. The preseason All-SEC..." August 08

  • Urban Meyer: 'I still don't get' why Tim Tebow is out of NFL

    NFL.com "NFL training camps are in full bloom and Tim Tebow is still waiting for a team to call him. He's going on a year of being out of the league, and Urban Meyer says he doesn't understand why that's the case for the QB he coached to stardom at Florida. "I still don't get that part of it," Meyer..." July 29

  • Hybrid WR/TE Kalif Jackson commits to Gators

    Alligator Army "After losing four commitments and gaining just one over the last 10 days on the recruiting trail, Florida got back on the positive side of the ledger on Tuesday, picking up a commitment from Jacksonville wide receiver Kalif Jackson. Jackson, who plays for Fletcher High in Jacksonsville, is a..." July 29

  • Gator TE Colin Thompson reportedly transferring to Temple

    Philly.com "FORMER ARCHBISHOP Wood tight end Colin Thompson is transferring to Temple after two injury-plagued seasons at Florida, sources familiar with the situation confirmed. Rated as one of the top players at his position in the recruiting class of 2012, he never caught a pass for the Gators. He played..." July 23

  • Florida commit Deontai Williams flips to Georgia

    Alligator Army "Usually, on the recruiting trail, it's Florida doing the flipping. On Saturday, Georgia played the Gators' game, as former Florida commitment Deontai Williams flipped to the Dawgs, according to 247Sports reporter Rusty Mansell ($). Williams, who attends Trinity Christian School in Jacksonville..." July 20

  • SEC defines QB 'strike zone' for defenders

    ESPN.com "In a move to further protect players from dangerous hits, the SEC has defined a "strike zone" from below the neck to above the knees in which an unabated defender may attempt to tackle an "offensive player in a passing posture." "This is a player safety issue," said Steve Shaw, the SEC's..." July 17

  • UF's Vernon Hargreaves III calls Jeff Driskel 'the best quarterback in college football'

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "UF's All-SEC cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III faced some of the nation's top quarterbacks as a freshman in 2013. Hargreaves wonders if the best of them all might have been on the Gators' sideline as their season unraveled. With Jeff Driskel out for the final nine games after suffering a..." July 16

  • Florida CB Jalen Tabor cited for marijuana possession in May, had prosecution deferred

    Alligator Army "Florida freshman cornerback Jalen Tabor was cited for marijuana possession on May 27, 247Sports' Thomas Goldkamp reports. Goldkamp also notes that Tabor reached a deferred prosecution agreement on June 3. The Gainesville Police Department report on Tabor's citation notes that he was arrested..." July 15

  • Florida coach Will Muschamp is on fire and it's not because he's winning

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Thanks to truckloads of TV money annually being dumped on major conferences, college football is increasingly a ridiculously fickle business, especially in the SEC. If you're hired as a head football coach in this league, you normally sign a five-year deal. Translated: Improvement is..." July 15

  • Four-star LB Jerome Baker commits to Florida over Ohio State

    SI - College Football "Urban Meyer and Ohio State were unable to keep one of the top recruits in Ohio home. Four-star linebacker and class of 2015 recruit Jerome Baker spurned the Buckeyes and verbally committed to the Florida Gators on Friday morning on a Bleacher Report video. Baker is a consensus four-star recruit..." July 13

  • 2014 Florida calendar features Aaron Hernandez

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions finally have someone they can laugh at regarding calendar blunders. Anyone who purchased the 2014 University of Florida calendar and flipped the page to July today saw an oversized image of former Gators tight end Aaron Hernandez. Via the Associated Press, school officials claim..." July 01

  • Florida transfer TE could be looking to play closer to home

    College Football Talk "All has not exactly gone to plan for tight end Colin Thompson. Two years at Florida have been littered with injuries, limiting him to appear in just three games combined between the last two football seasons since committing to play for the Gators. Now the Pennsylvania native could be looking to..." June 23

  • Injured Gators' tight end Colin Thompson to transfer

    Orlando Sentinel "Gators' tight end Colin Thompson has decided to transfer following two injury plagued seasons at UF, the school confirmed. Thompson, 21, was a highly rated prospect out of Warminsiter, Pa., but never made a catch for coach Will Muschamp because of multiple foot injuries. Thompson's decision..." June 21

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