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  • 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

  • Dan Mullen defends Marco Wilson over shoe throw

    Larry Brown Sports "Marco Wilson’s shoe toss helped cost the Florida Gators a game and perhaps even more than that, but Dan Mullen isn’t throwing him under the bus. Mullen defended his cornerback over the penalty he took in Saturday’s loss to LSU, arguing that Wilson was not trying to..." December 13

  • Dan Mullen takes jab at Ohio State, CFP over schedules

    Yardbarker "Dan Mullen was left with nothing other than a big visor full of heartache after Florida’s 37-34 loss at home to LSU on Saturday night. And he vented a little after the game.  Mullen’s Gators lost after one of their players threw an opponent’s..." December 13

  • Marco Wilson’s Dad Addresses His Son Throwing A Shoe & Costing Gators Game vs. LSU

    Total Pro Sports "Marco Wilson is the sickest man in the nation right now, after he inexplicably grabbed a shoe of an opposing player and tossed it downfield in celebration of a defensive stop. Officials flagged him for unsportsmanlike conduct, giving the Tigers a free first down. LSU drove..." December 13

  • Marco Wilson costs Florida by throwing shoe after late stop

    For The Win "Florida – LSU is always a heated SEC rivalry, but the game took a turn for the absolutely ridiculous on Saturday night during the fourth quarter. With the game tied at 34, #6 Florida appeared to force LSU into a fourth down … until Florida’s Marco Wilson picked up an LSU..." December 13

  • Dabo Swinney: Ohio State Shouldn't Make CFP over Texas A&M, Florida

    Bleacher Report "Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney suggested Friday that Texas A&M and Florida are more deserving of a spot in the College Football Playoff than an Ohio State team that plays six games. In an interview Thursday on The Rich Eisen Show (h/t Garrett..." December 11

  • Florida Gators Players Write Their IG Names On Whiteboard & Tell White Women Vols Fans To Follow Them

    Black Sports Online "The Tennessee Volunteers are only 2-6 this year and have lost 6 straight so it makes sense why the #6 ranked Florida Gators didn’t really take them seriously this past weekend. There’s not taking teams seriously and then there’s what the Gators were doing during the..." December 08

  • Alabama remains No. 1 in Amway Coaches Poll, while Texas A&M passes Florida at No. 5

    USA Today "A college football weekend bereft of any major upsets produced little change near the top of the Amway Coaches Poll. The first four teams all won in convincing fashion to retain their positions with just two weeks left in the season. Alabama easily remains No. 1 after blowing..." December 06

  • Dan Mullen rips into DC Todd Grantham on Florida sideline

    MSN.com "It’s no secret that things can sometimes get testy on the sideline between teammates and coaches. What happened on Florida’s sideline Saturday went above and beyond the usual, though. TV cameras caught Gators head coach Dan Mullen berating defensive coordinator Todd..." November 28

  • Florida star TE Kyle Pitts to make return vs. Kentucky

    SI "Florida Gators head coach Dan Mullen shared on Monday that star tight end, Kyle Pitts, will return for UF's upcoming contest against the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday, Nov. 28. Pitts had been held out of Florida's past two games against the Arkansas Razorbacks and..." November 24

  • Florida going to extreme measures to avoid using Vanderbilt locker room

    Larry Brown Sports "The Florida Gators are doing everything they possibly can to avoid using Vanderbilt’s visitors locker room on Saturday. Due to concerns about COVID-19, Florida coach Dan Mullen has worked to ensure that the Gators don’t have to crowd into the cramped Vanderbilt Stadium..." November 21

  • Florida QB Anthony Richardson demands Heisman for Kyle Trask

    The Score "It's safe to say Kyle Trask came to play against Arkansas. The Florida quarterback - and potential Heisman front-runner - completed 23 of 29 passes for 356 yards and six touchdown passes in a 63-35 win over the Razorbacks on Saturday. Trask turned in..." November 15

  • Dan Mullen ‘not shocked’ to see Feleipe Franks succeeding at Arkansas

    Yardbarker "The Florida Gators will confront a former member of the team Saturday when they face the Arkansas Razorbacks, led by quarterback Feleipe Franks. The senior quarterback is in his first year at Arkansas, having transferred from Florida due to the emergence of Kyle Trask. Franks has been..." November 14

  • Georgia DB Lewis Cine Ejected After Brutal Hit To Florida Gators TE Kyle Pitts

    Total Pro Sports "Lewis Cine’s day of playing football ended early today. The Georgia Bulldogs defensive back delivered a bone-crushing hit to the head of Florida Gators TE Kyle Pitts that had his own helmet flying off afterwards. " November 07

  • Georgia Bulldogs WR Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint Suffers Gruesome Leg Injury Vs. Florida Gators

    Total Pro Sports "This is just an awful injury. On Saturday during the Georgia Bulldogs game against the Florida Gators — Bulldogs WR Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint caught an a touchdown pass. " November 07

  • 'We got to focus on the really important things': Georgia election official jokes about college football

    USA Today "Americans have had their eyes glued to the happenings in Georgia, one of the key battleground states that will determine who will be the next president of the United States.  Democratic challenger Joe Biden, a longtime senator and former vice president under Barack..." November 06

  • Luke Bryan Casts Curse On Florida Using Tim Tebow's Heisman, Go Dawgs!

    TMZ "Luke Bryan just took the Georgia-Florida rivalry to a whole 'nother level ... the country music superstar is now using Tim Tebow's Heisman Trophy to cast a curse on the Gators!!! Bryan -- a BIG Georgia fan -- revealed Thursday he and his wife won the rights to the..." November 05

  • SEC announces player suspensions, Dan Mullen fined $25,000

    247 Sports "The SEC announced penalties Monday afternoon regarding the fight that took place Saturday between Florida and Missouri heading into halftime. Commissioner Greg Sankey issued suspensions and handed down a fine to Florida head coach Dan Mullen. Mullen will not be suspended for the..." November 02

  • Florida's Zachary Carter on Brawl with Mizzou, 'Do Not Disrespect My QB or Coach!'

    TMZ "One of the players ejected from that insane Florida vs. Mizzou fight is speaking out ... issuing an apology AND a warning! Florida Gators defensive lineman Zachary Carter was one of 3 players ejected from the game for the bench-clearing brawl right before halftime. " November 02

  • Georgia-Florida week arrives without cocktail party atmosphere; it's all about the football

    USA Today " This will be a Georgia-Florida week unlike anything since the series moved to Jacksonville on a permanent basis in 1933.  In fact, it's inaccurate to call it a "week."  With the exception of the city marina opening about seven dozen or so slips..." November 02

  • Dan Mullen wears Darth Vader costume after Florida win

    MSN.com "Mullen showed up to his postgame press conference wearing a Darth Vader costume. Vader is the villain from the original “Star Wars” trilogy. Mullen wore the costume on Halloween, but there’s more to it than that. The Gators coach was upset with a cheap..." November 01

  • 3 Players Ejected From Florida-Missouri Game Following On-Field Brawl

    Complex "Saturday's game between Missouri and Florida took a violent and ugly turn. As pointed out by 247Sports, tensions peaked toward the end of the first half, after Gators QB Kyle Trask took a late hit from Tigers defensive lineman Trajan Jeffcoat. As the..." November 01

  • Dan Mullen furious over Trajan Jeffcoat cheap shot late hit on Kyle Trask

    Larry Brown Sports "Dan Mullen appeared to be furious over a late hit on Florida quarterback Kyle Trask before halftime of Saturday’s game against Missouri at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla. that sparked a brawl. Florida attempted a Hail Mary while up 20-7 against Missouri on the..." November 01

  • Elite 2022 CB Sam McCall Commits to the Florida Gators

    SI "The Florida Gators have earned a verbal pledge from top 2022 cornerback/athlete Sam McCall of Lake Gibson High School (Lakeland, Fla.), over the likes of Alabama, Oklahoma, and Florida State.  McCall has been recruited by Florida since April 2019, and has often made..." October 28

  • Florida lands 4-star DE Jeremiah Williams

    The Score "Four-star defensive end Jeremiah Williams announced Monday he's committed to Florida. Williams will join the Gators by way of Ramsay High School in Birmingham, Alabama. " October 27

  • Florida Gators resume football practice after two-week stoppage due to COVID-19

    Florida Rivals "No. 10 Florida reopened its football facilities Monday and resumed team activities after a 14-day suspension, which began Oct. 13. The Gators will hold practice this afternoon for the first time in two weeks. A COVID-19 outbreak on the team, which resulted in 25 cases in the..." October 26

  • Dan Mullen: Florida expects to resume activities Monday

    UPI "Florida football coach Dan Mullen, who has tested positive for COVID-19, said he hopes the Gators will resume activities as soon as Monday amid an outbreak that has caused two game postponements. The Gators coach remains in quarantine at home after he announced Saturday..." October 21

  • Dan Mullen tests positive for COVID-19

    247 Sports "Florida Gators head coach Dan Mullen tweeted Saturday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 just a few days after it was revealed that 21 of his players tested positive. Florida has already moved this weekend's game with LSU and next weekend's game with Missouri to later..." October 17

  • Stanford coach David Shaw claims ‘overreaction’ to Alabama, Florida COVID-19 reports

    Clutch Points "Two powerhouse SEC football programs in the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Florida Gators have recently seen a spike in COVID-19 positive cases on their team members. Alabama head coach Nick Saban previously contracted the virus and will likely miss his team’s next matchup against No.3..." October 17

  • Florida-Missouri postponement among multiple SEC schedule changes as league grapples with COVID-19

    CBS Sports "Florida is now slated to be off for two straight weeks amid a COVID-19 outbreak within its football program as the SEC announced a shuffling of its schedule on Friday. The Gators were originally set to host Missouri on Oct. 24, but the Tigers will now..." October 16

  • Florida Gators vs. LSU Tigers Football Game Postponed

    SI "The No. 10 Florida Gators will not be taking on the LSU Tigers this week, according to multiple reports, including one from The Advocate's Brooks Kubena as well as WCJB20's Jacquie Franciulli. Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak among the University of..." October 14

  • Florida head coach Dan Mullen walks back ‘pack the Swamp’ comments

    Sportress of Blogitude "Florida Gators head coach Dan Mullen is backtracking on comments in which he expressed hope that fans would “pack The Swamp” for Saturday’s game against the LSU Tigers. Mullen’s original remarks were presumably inspired by how Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis..." October 14

  • Florida pauses team activities due to spike in positive COVID-19 tests

    The Score "The Florida Gators suspended all team activities as of Tuesday afternoon due to an increase in positive COVID-19 test results, the school announced. "Head coach Dan Mullen has been in communication with football players and their parents, and I have had..." October 13

  • Gators report 5 new COVID-19 cases among football players

    Orlando Sentinel "The University of Florida athletics department reported five new positive cases of COVID-19 among the Gators football team as it prepares for Saturday’s home game against LSU. The school performed 345 tests last week to yield the positive results a week after reporting one case..." October 13

  • Dan Mullen frustrated Texas A&M had so many fans at game

    Larry Brown Sports "Florida head coach Dan Mullen was frustrated with the fan situation during his Gators’ 41-38 loss at Texas A&M on Saturday. Each state has different regulations regarding fan gatherings at sports events. In Texas, there is supposed to be a 25 percent capacity..." October 10

  • Florida governor has opened seating at sports events, so what does that mean for Florida-Georgia game?

    USA Today "Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has given sports teams the ability to pack as many fans as they want into their stadiums under a clarification his office issued on Wednesday about the Phase 3 re-opening of the state. What will that mean for the Florida-Georgia game on Nov. 7 at TIAA Bank..." October 08

  • Florida adds transfer RB Demarkcus Bowman from Clemson

    Larry Brown Sports "Florida has picked up a big addition to the program in transfer Demarkcus Bowman. Bowman, a five-star running back, is leaving Clemson and transferring to the Gators. Bowman is from Lakeland, Fla. and told TigerNet he felt “uncomfortable” being so far from home, so the..." October 03

  • Florida Gators' Shawn Davis Jr. Tweets From Locker Room After Getting Ejected For Targeting

    Total Pro Sports "It didn’t take long for us to get our first ejection for targeting of the 2020 SEC season. In the very first quarter of the Florida-Ole Miss game, Gator safety Shawn Davis Jr. was kicked out of the game for this hit on an Ole Miss receiver. " September 26

  • Florida, Ole Miss Players and Coaches Kneel Before Game as a Statement of Unity

    Bleacher Report "Players and coaches from the Florida Gators and Ole Miss Rebels took a knee before kickoff Saturday as a statement of unity in support of social justice efforts. Here's a look at the moment: Jake Thompson of the Oxford Eagle provided a joint statement from the..." September 26

  • If SEC coaches put messages on their masks, here's what they should be

    USA Today "Some football coaches in the NFL have struggled with wearing their masks on the sideline during games. (Their wallets have paid the price, though.)  Let's hope college football coaches in the Southeastern Conference, which begins play Saturday, set a better example..." September 26