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  • Storied College Football Programs That Will Struggle in 2022

    Bleacher Report "College football has several storied programs. The ones like Alabama, USC, Notre Dame and Ohio State are among the all-time leaders in wins and championships as part of their rich history.  Most storied programs have bright futures in front of them heading into 2022, but some..." January 21

  • Louisiana OL O’Cyrus Torrence commits to Florida

    The Athletic "Louisiana offensive lineman O’Cyrus Torrence committed to Florida on social media on Monday after entering the transfer portal on Jan. 2. The three-year starter earned first-team All-Sun Belt honors this season. According to PFF, Torrence was graded the fourth-best offensive..." January 17

  • OL coach Rob Sale leaving NFL's New York Giants to become Florida Gators' offensive coordinator

    ESPN "New York Giants offensive line coach Rob Sale is leaving to become the offensive coordinator for the Florida Gators, sources told ESPN on Tuesday. Sale heads back to the SEC and reunites with new Florida coach Billy Napier, who he worked with at Arizona..." January 11

  • Florida Gators CB Kaiir Elam declares for NFL draft

    ESPN "Florida cornerback Kaiir Elam is entering the NFL draft, he announced Monday. Elam started 26 games for the Gators, including all 12 games in 2020, when he earned first-team All-SEC honors. ESPN's Mel Kiper lists Elam as the No. 5 draft-eligible cornerback for..." January 10

  • Trevor Etienne spurns Clemson to commit to SEC school

    Larry Brown Sports "Trevor Etienne will not be following the path of his brother Travis by committing to Clemson. Instead, the younger Etienne has opted to try his hand in the SEC. Etienne, a consensus four-star running back recruit, announced prior to Saturday’s All-American Bowl that he..." January 08

  • Florida, UCF got heated at end of Gasparilla Bowl

    Larry Brown Sports "UCF had been waiting for well over a decade for a shot to face Florida, and they made the most of the opportunity on Thursday night. While the two schools hardly ever face one another, they certainly looked like in-state rivals after the final whistle blew. Things got heated on the..." December 24

  • Florida’s Emory Jones makes big decision on future

    Larry Brown Sports "Florida’s Emory Jones is the latest high-profile quarterback to enter the transfer portal. Jones has decided to enter the transfer portal, according to Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports. The quarterback will have two years of eligibility remaining. " December 15

  • Florida lands 5-star safety Kamari Wilson

    The Athletic "Five-star safety Kamari Wilson signed with Florida on Wednesday in new Gators coach Billy Napier's first signing class. Wilson is rated as the No. 2 safety and the No. 14 prospect overall in the 247Sports Composite. He is ranked as the No. 5 recruit in Florida. The 6-foot,..." December 15

  • 4-star recruit Quency Wiggins signs with LSU football over Alabama and Florida

    Lafayette Daily Advertiser "Four-star defensive end Quency Wiggins committed to LSU football over Alabama and Florida at the opening of the early signing period on Wednesday morning. LSU announced Wiggins' signing shortly after the announcement.  At 6-foot-6 and 274 pounds,..." December 15

  • Florida to hire LSU's Corey Raymond

    247 Sports "Florida coach Billy Napier has landed his first whale of an assistant coach, according to a report from FootballScoop.com. The Gators are reportedly expected to hire LSU's Corey Raymond as assistant head coach of the defense and cornerbacks coach, pairing..." December 09

  • WR Jayden Gibson Decommits From the Florida Gators

    SI "Wide receiver Jayden Gibson is the latest 2022 prospect to recommit from the Florida Gators, he announced via social media on Wednesday. "I want to thank the Gator faithful for their undying love and support, as well as coach [Dan] Mullen, coach Billy [Gonzales], and..." December 08

  • With $200 million already spent, where will USC, LSU and Florida turn?

    Yahoo! Sports "The defining trend of this 2021 coaching carousel is easy to identify. It began with the early firings of coaches, as Georgia Southern and USC dismissed their coaches in September and the floodgates opened from there. What has happened since..." November 27

  • Bob Stoops’ brutally honest take on the Florida head coaching job

    Clutch Points "Ever since the Florida Gators elected to part ways with Dan Mullen following their road SEC loss to Missouri last week, the rumors have been swirling on just who will fill the head coaching vacancy. Among the names that have come up is former Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops. He..." November 25

  • Florida could name new head coach by next week?

    Larry Brown Sports "In contrast to some other prominent college football coaching searches, the Florida Gators appear to be moving very quickly to replace the ousted Dan Mullen. A clear favorite has emerged for the role, according to Pat Dooley of the Gainesville Sun. Dooley told 1010 XL’s..." November 24

  • Four-star DL Chris McClellan commits to Gators

    CBS Sports "Chris McClellan, a four-star defensive tackle in the 2022 recruiting class, committed to Florida live Tuesday on CBS Sports HQ. McClellan, a 6-foot-3, 295-pounder from Owasso (Oklahoma) High School, is ranked as the No. 101 overall player in the 247Sports Composite and the 18th-ranked defensive..." November 24

  • Eli Drinkwitz takes harsh parting shot at Dan Mullen

    Yardbarker "Dan Mullen was fired on Sunday after just three-plus seasons as the head coach at Florida, and one of his rivals clearly feels no sympathy for him.  Missouri head coach Eli Drinkwitz was asked about Mullen’s dismissal during a Tuesday appearance on 1010XL Radio in..." November 23

  • Florida and Virginia Tech eyeing same head coach candidate

    Larry Brown Sports "The Florida Gators and Virginia Tech Hokies may be competing with each other for one head coaching candidate. Louisiana coach Billy Napier is poised to be a hot candidate for bigger schools as the coaching carousel heats up, and that already appears to be the case. Florida is..." November 23

  • WR Isaiah Bond Decommits From Florida Gators

    SI "The Florida Gators have lost a second commit in the class of 2022 following head coach Dan Mullen's firing, this time being Buford (Ga.) wide receiver Isaiah Bond. "First I would like to thank the Florida coaching staff for bringing me into that family," Bond wrote on..." November 22

  • Florida fires football coach Dan Mullen as struggles mount

    News 4 Jax "Dan Mullen has been fired as the Florida Gators’ head football coach, completing a downfall that saw him play for the SEC championship last season and sinking to just five wins this year. " November 21

  • With a lacking supply of top coaching candidates, Florida's hesitancy to part with Dan Mullen crystalizes

    CBS Sports "There will be no midseason firing of Florida coach Dan Mullen, sources tell CBS Sports. If the Gators ultimately decide to do anything with Mullen, it will not come until the end of the regular season. Mullen will have at least that long to fix what's wrong with a team that came within a..." November 16

  • Dan Mullen seems out of ideas after Florida’s embarrassing first half

    Larry Brown Sports "Things seem to be getting worse with each passing week for Dan Mullen and the Florida Gators, and Saturday was no exception. The Gators found themselves trailing 42-35 at halftime of Saturday’s home game against Samford, an FCS team with a 4-5 record. Perhaps more embarrassing..." November 13

  • Florida Gators Fire Defensive Coordinator Todd Grantham

    SI "The Florida Gators have relieved defensive coordinator Todd Grantham of his duties, according to Bruce Feldman of The Athletic. The team also relieved offensive line coach John Hevesy, per Feldman. Grantham's eventual dismissal would not have come as a major surprise given the..." November 08

  • Dan Mullen doesn't want to discuss recruiting after loss to Georgia

    The Score "Florida head coach Dan Mullen was quick to shut down questions about recruiting during his Monday press conference following Saturday's 34-7 loss to No. 1 Georgia. "We're in the season now, we'll do recruiting after the season - when it gets to recruiting..." November 01

  • Steve Spurrier wore great disguise to Florida-Georgia game

    Larry Brown Sports "Steve Spurrier remains a national treasure, and the former SEC coached proved that with his attendance at the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party on Saturday. Spurrier is a college football legend, so he attracts plenty of attention wherever he goes. Knowing that, the..." October 31

  • Georgia's Stetson Bennett to Start at QB vs. Florida over JT Daniels

    Bleacher Report "Georgia head coach Kirby Smart is sticking with the hot hand at quarterback for Saturday's SEC showdown against Florida.  Per Matt Zenitz of ON3.com, Stetson Bennett will remain under center even though JT Daniels is ready to return from a lat injury.  " October 29

  • Four-star WR Jayden Gibson commits to Gators

    CBS Sports "Jayden Gibson, a four-star wide receiver prospect in the Class of 2022, announced his commitment to Florida live Wednesday on CBS Sports HQ. Gibson chose the Gators over Baylor, Miami, South Carolina and Arkansas.  Gibson is tabbed as the No. 170 overall player in the Class of..." October 14

  • Kentucky fined $250,000 by Southeastern Conference for fans storming field after Florida win

    USA Today "Kentucky's moment of ecstasy following its historic win against Florida will cost the the school's athletics department. The Southeastern Conference has fined Kentucky $250,000 for violating its "access to competition area policy" after fans stormed the..." October 04

  • 3 takeaways from No. 1 Alabama's narrow win over No. 11 Florida

    The Score "Nick Saban improved his winning streak over SEC East opponents to 32 straight games with No. 1 Alabama's narrow victory over No. 11 Florida on Saturday. A missed extra point in the first half and failed two-point conversion in the second proved to be the..." September 19

  • Gators Legend Tim Tebow Gives His Take on Florida QB Situation Ahead of Alabama Game

    247 Sports "All eyes are on the Florida Gators this weekend as Dan Mullen tries to become the first former assistant to take out Nick Saban. Top-ranked Alabama goes into Gainesville as the SEC's marked team riding the nation's longest winning streak against the Gators' two-quarterback..." September 18

  • Florida fan flips the bird during game against Alabama

    Larry Brown Sports "One Florida Gators fan was not too happy with the team during the second quarter of Saturday’s game against Alabama. The Gators had the ball down 21-3 in the second and hadn’t done much offensively. Quarterback Emory Jones was struggling and seemed to be getting..." September 18

  • 5 reasons why Alabama should easily take down the Florida Gators

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF "Rat poison is something Nick Saban calls news stories, reports or anything positive about his team that may lead to his players being complacent, which will then result in the team not giving it their all. Coach Saban, I doubt you clicked on this due to the headline, but this is your..." September 16

  • A rare QB, Florida's Anthony Richardson is taking college football by storm

    247 Sports "As Anthony Richardson backflipped into the college football consciousness early this season, 247Sports solicited tales of his athletic feats from a few people who know him well.  Richardson was easily throwing down dunks as an eighth grader. His high..." September 16

  • Florida Gators Offers Dynamic Middle School Quarterback Julian Lewis Full Scholarship

    Total Pro Sports "The Florida Gators are making major headlines this week when Dan Mullen and company offered a scholarship to eighth-grade quarterback Julian Lewis. “It was big,” Lewis told 247Sports. “I’m blessed. I’m happy right now.” “Florida they..." September 16

  • Nick Saban discusses preparing for two quarterbacks in Emory Jones, Anthony Richardson

    247 Sports "Alabama will head on the road this week as the top-ranked Crimson Tide will take on the No. 11 Florida Gators. Florida has an interesting dilemma at quarterback, as Emory Jones started the season at the position but backup Anthony Richardson has impressed plenty when given..." September 15

  • Anthony Richardson makes his case to replace Emory Jones as Florida QB

    Larry Brown Sports "The Florida Gators appear to have made a quarterback change, and it has paid immediate dividends for the team. Starter Emory Jones struggled on the team’s first two drives against USF, completing just one 20-yard pass on three tries. That appeared to prompt a change, with..." September 11

  • Dan Mullen Talks Gators Season Opener, Excited for Packed Swamp

    SI "It will have been 644 days since The Swamp was packed full of 90,000 screaming fans in attendance. Due to the coronavirus pandemic last season, the capacity was changed, allowing just 17,000 fans in attendance. It was a ghost town by comparison throughout the year. Now, with full..." August 31

  • How Big Could LB Ty'Ron Hopper's Role Be With the Gators This Year?

    Fan Nation ""Ty'Ron Hopper is really like that. You can quote me on that.” Alright, Mohamoud Diabate, we will. Diabate, the Florida Gators rising junior starting weakside linebacker, made it known that he is an avid fan of Hopper, his fellow Gators..." August 22

  • These two true freshmen have ‘bright futures’ with the Florida offense

    Yahoo! Sports "Tight end Nick Elksnis and receiver Marcus Burke are two names to watch after impressing teammates and coaches in fall camp, according to 247Sports. Elksnis enrolled early and received praise for his athleticism and maturity during spring practices. Tight ends..." August 18

  • Under-the-Radar CFB Teams That Can Alter Championship Races

    Bleacher Report "When the regular season is over, the powerhouse programs are usually in position to challenge for a national title. One of college football's best appeals, however, is the potential for an upset of Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Oklahoma or other big-name teams along the way. And..." August 09

  • The Biggest Challenges Facing Each New College Football Coach This Season

    ESPN "From navigating a tricky conference to a complete program overhaul, every new coach has challenges in college football. The hurdles new hires have to face in their maiden season can be seemingly endless in the ever-evolving sport but each job provides its own unique set of..." August 05