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  • Florida football coach Dan Mullen gets $1.5 million raise, contract extension

    USA Today "Florida football coach Dan Mullen has received a $1.5 million raise and contract extension after leading the Gators to three consecutive New Year’s Six bowl games, producing an SEC East title and Heisman Trophy finalist in 2020.  He’s now one of the five highest paid..." June 01

  • 5 Florida Gators Sophomores Set to Make Major Impact in 2021

    SI "While it typically takes a couple of seasons for a recruiting class to truly make an impact, the Florida Gators could see its 2020 recruiting class do just that. Over the past two seasons, the Gators saw plenty of its veterans step up to the plate. In 2019, its offense consisted..." May 15

  • College football position battles to watch

    CBS Sports "Spring games have begun as teams spend the next month winding down spring practices and preparing to enter the offseason conditioning portion of the college football calendar. Every fan is dialed into whatever information they can get from scrimmages or open practices, hoping to get an idea of..." April 12

  • Gators have a confident DT in Daquan Newkirk, the Auburn transfer who could not be stopped

    The Athletic " Transfer defensive tackle Daquan Newkirk shares an off-campus apartment with Kyree Campbell, the very player Florida is bringing in Newkirk to replace. They don’t see one another much because Campbell is away training for the draft, so Newkirk’s primary roommate is Cowboy, an..." April 12

  • Arik Gilbert ponders return to LSU after spurning Florida

    Lafayette Daily Advertiser "Former LSU tight end Arik Gilbert may be on his way back to the Tigers. Gilbert, a freshman from Marietta, Georgia, who was a top threat for LSU in 2020, left the team late last season, entered the transfer portal, and considered transferring to Florida. But that did not work..." April 07

  • Arik Gilbert decommits from Florida, re-enters transfer portal

    247 Sports "Florida has lost one of its major expected additions from the transfer portal, it would appear. On Sunday afternoon, LSU tight end and former five-star prospect Arik Gilbert announced that he has decommitted from Florida and will re-enter the NCAA's transfer portal...." February 28

  • UCF AD trolls Florida schools while introducing Gus Malzahn

    MSN.com "The UCF football program has always had a bit of a chip on its shoulder, and that continued Monday despite a rather high-profile hiring. UCF athletic director Terry Mohajir took a shot at rival programs within the state while introducing new head coach Gus Malzahn. Mohajir called..." February 15

  • Notre Dame, Florida schedule future home-and-home series for 2031, 2032 college football seasons

    CBS Sports "Two college football blue bloods will face off on the gridiron, but we unfortunately won't get to see it until the next decade as it was announced on Monday that Florida and Notre Dame have scheduled a future home-and-home series. While the matchup is certainly enough to..." February 09

  • Arik Gilbert Commits to Florida

    SI "Former LSU tight end and major Georgia target Arik Gilbert has committed to Florida per his social media feeds. He announced his decision Sunday on Twitter with the following statement:  "After careful consideration, I have decided to commit to the University of..." February 01

  • Florida Gators Add Auburn DT Transfer Daquan Newkirk

    SI "In an attempt to anchor down the trenches with experienced talent, Florida has added another graduate transfer to the defensive front in the form of Daquan Newkirk. After announcing his intentions to transfer just four days ago, Newkirk spent little time finding a new place to..." January 15

  • Oklahoma’s Isaiah Thomas trolled Florida after big win

    Larry Brown Sports "Oklahoma defensive lineman Isaiah Thomas puffed out his chest after his Sooners destroyed Florida in the Cotton Bowl on Wednesday night. The Sooners beat the Gators 55-20. They intercepted Kyle Trask three times and had Florida playing three different QBs. Thomas,..." December 31

  • Kyle Trask addresses his future with Florida

    Larry Brown Sports "Kyle Trask had his worst game of the season in Florida’s blowout loss to Oklahoma on Wednesday, but it may not be the last of the quarterback’s collegiate career. Trask got off to an abysmal start with interceptions on Florida’s first three possessions of..." December 31

  • Dan Mullen full of excuses after Florida gets hammered in Cotton Bowl

    MSN.com "The Florida Gators got destroyed in the Cotton Bowl on Wednesday night, and that had Dan Mullen singing excuses after the game. The Gators lost 55-20 to Oklahoma at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. They gave up a season-worst 55 points, 684 yards of offense, and 435 rushing..." December 31

  • Kyle Trask Struggles as Spencer Rattler, Oklahoma Rout Florida in Cotton Bowl

    Bleacher Report "Lincoln Riley's bowl drought ended in blowout fashion.  The Oklahoma head coach finally got his first postseason victory on his fourth attempt as the No. 6 Sooners knocked off a shorthanded No. 7 Florida team, 55-20, at the Cotton Bowl Classic in Arlington, Texas, on..." December 31

  • Florida LB Has Blunt Comment About Facing Oklahoma: “They’re Not SEC”

    MSN.com "In just over a week, one of college football best bowl games will kick off from AT&T Stadium – home of the Dallas Cowboys. No. 6 Oklahoma will face off against No. 7 Florida in what is expected to be a high-scoring affair. The Sooners took down Iowa State to win the Big 12..." December 23

  • NCAA announces Florida is on probation, Dan Mullen hit with show-cause

    Saturday Down South "Florida and Dan Mullen are facing a host of penalties following violations of NCAA recruiting contact rules on two occasions, the NCAA announced on Tuesday. The NCAA also said Mullen did not promote an atmosphere of compliance. At issue is what the NCAA said the..." December 22

  • Florida's Kyle Pitts declares for NFL draft

    The Score "Florida's Kyle Pitts, arguably the top tight end in the country, announced Sunday he's entering the 2021 NFL Draft and will forgo a bowl game. " December 20

  • John Metchie decleats Trey Dean III with incredible hit

    For The Win "Florida thought it had a game-changing play in the SEC Championship game against Alabama on Saturday night … until Bama’s John Metchie had one of the hits of the year and flipped the game right back on its head. The play happened during the first quarter with..." December 20

  • Inside the SEC championship game that launched the Alabama dynasty and ended Florida's

    USA Today "As Colin Peek sat in the Georgia Dome stands during the 2008 SEC championship game – watching Tim Tebow lead No. 2 Florida on two fourth-quarter touchdown drives for a 31-20 victory over Alabama, en route to the Gators’ second national title under Urban Meyer – he was beyond..." December 19

  • Dan Mullen says he'll think about Florida Gators' playoff chances 'after we win' SEC title vs. Alabama

    ESPN "Florida coach Dan Mullen said whether his team can reach the College Football Playoff with two losses is ultimately out of his control, but that didn't stop him from projecting confidence heading into a showdown with No. 1 Alabama in the SEC championship..." December 17