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Gators regain control of season (and narrative) by upsetting Vols in Swamp

Gators regain control of season by upsetting Vols   By Hays Carlyon Presented by Woolsey Morcom GAINESVILLE – Billy Napier didn’t want to leave the field after beating No. 11 Tennessee. He was too busy recruiting the best players in the country. An hour after pulling off the best win of his Florida career, the second-year Gators coach was at the 22-yard line talking to many of the blue-chip prospects […]

todaySeptember 17, 2023

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FSU’s improvement in trenches makes ‘Noles a legit title contender

FSU’s improvement in trenches makes ‘Noles a legit title contender   By Hays Carlyon Presented by Woolsey Morcom   Florida State quarterback Jordan Travis might win the Heisman Trophy. The redshirt senior leads a dynamic group of FSU playmakers. However, the reason FSU might go from good to championship contender is the improvement coach Mike Norvell has led in the trenches. FSU is a big, bad bully again on both […]

todaySeptember 5, 2023

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Gators are young but Napier looks like the rookie

Gators are young but Napier looks like the rookie   By Hays Carlyon Presented by Woolsey Morcom   Florida was certainly relying on several freshmen and first-year players in Thursday night’s opening game at No. 14 Utah. So, why did its head coach look like the rookie? Billy Napier was leading his 66th career game as a head coach. There was simply no excuse for his lousy performance in a […]

todaySeptember 1, 2023

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Three Recently Drafted Gators Making a Name For Themselves in the NFL

The Florida Gators have a long history of producing fine football talent. Ever since the Cleveland Rams selected Walter Mayberry as the first pick of the eighth round in 1938, more than 350 Florida Gators players have forged careers in the NFL. Some 29 of those former Gators have gone on to become Pro Bowlers, with the legendary figures Jack Youngblood and Emmitt Smith inducted into the Football Hall of […]

todayNovember 23, 2022

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Gators defense dominant in rout over South Carolina

By Hays Carlyon GAINESVILLE – I never dreamed I’d see this. Not this season. A dominant defensive performance? From the Gators? What seemed impossible two weeks ago became a reality Saturday. Florida’s defense continued the strong play that began in a second-half comeback win at Texas A&M last week with an even better effort against South Carolina at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. The Gators didn’t allow a point defensively, routing […]

todayNovember 12, 2022

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Billy Napier Can’t Fix Florida’s Defensive Problems This Season

By Hays Carlyon GAINESVILLE – Imagine not getting playing time on this Florida defense. Might be time to hit the portal. If you’re not good enough to get on the field with this defense, you’re not an SEC player. Good grief. Florida’s defense is atrocious. Just atrocious. It’s Ventrell Miller at inside linebacker and nothing else of consequence. Nothing that meets the standard of a Gators defender. LSU scored a […]

todayOctober 16, 2022

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Gators Offense Woeful in Loss to Kentucky

By Hays Carlyon GAINESVILLE – Well, it was a fun season for a week. Now, the reality has set in. The Gators might’ve upset Utah last week, but there remains a ton of work to do for first-year coach Billy Napier. He needs players. Everywhere. He also needs to learn to punt. Kentucky turned a 16-7 deficit into a 26-16 win over the Gators in The Swamp on Saturday night […]

todaySeptember 10, 2022

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Anthony Richardson shines as Gators upset Utah

By Hays Carlyon GAINESVILLE – I’m not going to use the H word. I’m not going to talk about Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson going to a certain New York athletic club in mid-December. But you’re thinking it. And you should be. Soak it up, Gators fans. You might not have much of a defense, but you’ve got a legit coach in Billy Napier and you have a potential superstar at […]

todaySeptember 4, 2022

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The Florida Gators have remained hot on the 2021 recruiting trail. In the past three weeks alone, Florida has added five commitments giving them 23 for the 2021 recruiting cycle. Here is a look at the five newest commitments. Wide Receiver Marcus Burke Burke (6-foot-3, 180 pounds) is a four-star prospect from Jacksonville. He committed on July 20. Burke was a big commitment for Dan Mullen because he is a […]

todayAugust 4, 2021