Florida Rumors & News

  • 4-Star Adarius Lemons Announces Decommitment From Florida

    College Spun "Adarius Lemons, a four-star running back from Clearwater, Florida, has decommitted from the Florida Gators. Lemons made the announcement on Monday evening via Twitter. This is the second program from which Lemons has decommitted during this recruiting cycle. He was originally committed to..." August 23

  • Florida's Del Rio after winning QB job: 'I earned it'

    Orlando Sentinel "Luke Del Rio had to go to three schools and endure four preseason camps to finally to get his shot to be a starting quarterback. Del Rio called his chance to lead the Gators a "long time coming," a day after Jim McElwain tabbed him the starter for the team's Sept. 3 opener against UMass. "I..." August 20

  • Florida names Luke Del Rio its starting quarterback

    SEC Country "The wait is over for Florida fans. They will know who the starting quarterback will be for the 2016 season opener against UMass. The school announced that Oregon State transfer Luke Del Rio will start the season opener. Del Rio, a redshirt sophomore, beat out Austin Appleby, who transferred..." August 18

  • Florida suspends Jalen Tabor, C'yontai Lewis

    247 Sports "Florida has suspended two players from the team, including All-American cornerback Jalen Tabor, coach Jim McElwain announced via the team website Wednesday. "Both C'yontai (Lewis) and Jalen will not be involved with the team or practice due to behavior that is not acceptable," McElwain said...." August 17

  • Florida's best receiver gets cleared in Title IX sexual assault case

    Fox Sports "Florida's best receiver, Antonio Callaway, has been found not responsible in a Title IX sexual assault investigation and is expected to be able to play in the Gators' opener against UMass on Sept. 3. The accuser and her witnesses opted to boycott the hearing because the university had appointed..." August 12

  • Florida G Antonio Riles will miss season with injury

    Gridiron Now "Florida’s offensive line already was the weakest position unit on the team, and the group took a further hit with news that projected starting guard Antonio Riles will miss the season with a knee injury. GN has confirmed that Riles will miss the 2016 campaign because of a knee injury suffered..." August 10

  • Florida's Jalen Tabor changes given name to Teez

    College Spun "Jalen Tabor is no longer on the roster. Instead, you’ll see a “Teez.” Now, the UF communications office and media recognize the star corner by his childhood nickname. Although his family and friends began using the nickname as a joke, the star now prefers it to his given name." August 04

  • Treon Harris the latest quarterback to transfer from Florida

    CBS Sports "Florida's quarterback battle just became a little less congested. Quarterback Treon Harris -- expected to move to wide receiver this season -- has been granted his release from the school and is planning to transfer. Harris appeared in 12 games for the Gators last season, throwing for 1,676..." July 25

  • Gators land Florida’s No. 1 RB, Adarius Lemons

    SEC Country "Florida’s recruiting momentum continued Sunday with another verbal commitment for the Gators. Adarius Lemons, a 4-star running back from Clearwater, Fla., flipped from North Carolina to UF. He attended Friday Night Lights and told SEC Country the Gators were pushing for his No. 1 spot." July 25

  • Gators LB Cristian Garcia helps stop sexual assault behind bar

    ESPN "A University of Florida football player assisted in stopping a rape that was happening behind a Gainesville restaurant early Thursday morning, according to police reports. Cristian Garcia, a junior linebacker for the Florida Gators who played in one game last season, said he was working..." July 23

  • Florida's Jim McElwain confirms Treon Harris has moved to WR

    Yahoo! Sports "After months of speculation, we now know what position Treon Harris will play when Florida begins preseason camp in a few weeks. Months after it was first reported, Gators head coach Jim McElwain confirmed on ESPN writer Ivan Maisel’s podcast that Harris has made the move from quarterback to..." July 21

  • Florida WRs Tyrie Cleveland and Rick Wells Arrested for Allegedly Shooting BB Guns in Dorm

    The Big Lead "Florida freshman wide receivers Tyrie Cleveland and Rick Wells were arrested Sunday for allegedly firing BB guns and causing more than $1,000 worth of damage on campus. Cleveland and Wells, both 18, were charged with criminal mischief for damaging property of more than $1,000 – a third-degree..." July 18

  • Report: Florida WR Alvin Bailey decides to transfer

    The Gainesville Sun "Florida redshirt junior wide receiver Alvin Bailey is transferring to another school, the university confirmed to The Sun on Monday. A four-star recruit in the 2013 class out of Seffner, Bailey contributed minimally during his three seasons at Florida. After redshirting his freshman season, he..." June 28

  • 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