Florida Rumors & News

  • Nebraska assistant says Scott Frost turned down Florida job over loyalty to staff

    Larry Brown Sports "Scott Frost did an impressive job in his two seasons at UCF, and his success with the Knights led to job offers from some of the nation’s most storied programs. Many felt the Florida head coaching job was the best of the bunch, and we may now have a better idea of why Frost turned it..." June 13

  • Rice gets commitment from Florida grad transfer Andrew Mike

    College Football Talk "Catching up on a bit of recent transfer news here at CFT, with a Conference USA football program one of the latest to become a beneficiary of a Power Five player who moved on from his previous school. Late last week, Andrew Mike wrote on his personal Twitter account that he..." June 12

  • Florida Gators add West Virginia grad transfer Adam Shuler

    Tampa Bay Times "Former West Virginia defensive lineman Adam Shuler announced Monday that he plans to join the Gators as a graduate transfer. Shuler, a 6-foot-4, 268-pound Longwood native, started 10 games for the Mountaineers last season.  " June 11

  • Florida AD: Rising salaries among coaches present big challenge

    Orlando Sentinel "In 1997, Steve Spurrier became the first $2 million head coach in college football. A little more than 20 years later, LSU gave defensive coordinator Dave Aranda a four-year deal worth $2.5 million annually. In Spurrier’s day, a $1 million dollar head coaching salary..." May 30

  • Police: Florida's Watkins released after kicking woman's car, breaking her phone

    Tampa Bay Times "One of the Florida Gators' top incoming recruits was released from jail early Wednesday after police allege he kicked a female's car and broke her phone after an argument. Justin Watkins — a four-star athlete from Clermont — and an unnamed female had a verbal argument last week. Watkins then..." May 10

  • Florida redshirt freshman QB Jake Allen to transfer from program

    SEC Country "Florida redshirt freshman quarterback Jake Allen posted on Twitter on Tuesday night that he intends to transfer from the program. Allen was the odd man out in the Gators’ quarterback competition, rotating in behind redshirt sophomores Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask as well as freshman early..." April 18

  • Steve Spurrier to coach Orlando in Alliance of American Football

    ESPN "The Alliance of American Football added another big name Saturday, announcing that Hall of Famer Steve Spurrier will coach its Orlando team. Spurrier said in a statement that he is "fired up and ready to go" and noted that the new league gives him "a unique opportunity to get back into..." April 07

  • Will 5-star RB Trey Sanders join his brother at Florida?

    SEC Country "Trey Sanders, the nation’s No. 1 running back, was included last Friday as one of six 5-star recruits who are seriously considering the Gators. Sanders made a surprise visit to Florida on Saturday, watching the second open practice and touring the campus with his mother and older brother,..." March 19

  • Dan Mullen would 'love' to get Tim Tebow involved at Florida

    Yardbarker "New Florida head football coach Dan Mullen has his sights set on getting a Gators legend involved with his program. He wants Tim Tebow. As we all know, Tebow is currently involved in other endeavors. Along with his amazing charity work, he’s been invited to spring training with the New York..." February 11

  • Four-star WR Jacob Copeland commits to Florida, mom gets up and leaves

    CBS Sports "National Signing Day is supposed to be one of the best days of a high school football player's career. Jacob Copeland, a four-star wide receiver from Escambia, Florida, had a signing day that was more bizarre than special. The 6-foot, 190-pounder committed to the Gators over Alabama and..." February 07

  • Florida players suspended amid fraud charges will rejoin team, report says

    Sporting News - NCAAF "After being suspended last season due to felony fraud charges, four Florida players will officially rejoin the Gators on Wednesday. Running back Jordan Scarlett, receiver Rick Wells and linebackers James Houston and Ventrell Miller are the four who will rejoin team. ”All of our players..." January 24

  • Florida RB Jordan Scarlett, WR Rick Wells among four suspended Gators reinstated

    CBS Sports "Florida running back Jordan Scarlett, wide receiver Rick Wells, as well as linebackers James Houston and Ventrell Miller are all enrolled in school and have been cleared to return to the Gators after serving season-long suspensions stemming from a credit card fraud case that resulted in the..." January 23

  • Florida lands commitment from highly touted WR Justin Watkins

    SEC Country "Florida coach Dan Mullen landed a commitment Saturday from 4-star wide receiver Justin Watkins. The Under Armour All-American from East Ridge High School (Clermont, Fla.) is one of five official visitors for the Gators this weekend. Watkins is ranked the nation’s No. 21 wide receiver and No...." January 21

  • Jordan Smith is leaving Florida amid credit card fraud case

    Fanbuzz "Former four-star defensive Jordan Smith is leaving the Florida Gators after two seasons with the team. He made the announcement via his Twitter. The 6-foot-6, 220-pound defensive end was one of the players involved in the credit card fraud case that resulted in a year-long suspension. " January 11

  • Malik Zaire’s father upset with what happened at Florida

    SEC Country "Quarterback Malik Zaire has decided not to petition the NCAA for an extra year of eligibility, ending his time at Florida after one season, according to his father. Zaire, who broke his ankle two games into his 2015 season at Notre Dame, could have pursued a medical hardship waiver for a sixth..." December 29