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What to expect from USF, Florida, FSU spring football games

What to expect from USF, Florida, FSU spring football games

At last, the state's college football fans get to watch a furlong or two of their respective team's quarterback derby this weekend.Just be advised: The view likely will be of the back stretch. We expect none of these races to be determined any time s...
Published: 04/13/18
Why former Florida Gators, FSU greats have been fixtures at spring football practices

Why former Florida Gators, FSU greats have been fixtures at spring football practices

When Florida and Florida State host their spring games Saturday, their programs' past will be on display alongside the present.Former UF players will join current ones for the Gator Walk, two hours before the 3 p.m. kickoff. The Seminoles are going r...
Published: 04/11/18
Comparing 2019 quarterback commits at Florida, Florida State

Comparing 2019 quarterback commits at Florida, Florida State

While both Florida and Florida State fans are rightfully focused on their current quarterback battles, both programs picked up recent commitments from recruits who could factor into future competitions.Three-star recruit Jalon Jones orally committed ...
Published: 04/10/18
FSU’s Willie Taggart: An expected ascension, if a tad early, to his dream job

FSU’s Willie Taggart: An expected ascension, if a tad early, to his dream job

TALLAHASSEE — Never before in Willie Taggart's coaching life did his two-word mantra carry as much urgency as it did on that warm early-October afternoon in 2015.Do Something. Taggart's career at USF, a rung below abysmal to that point, hinged ...
Published: 04/09/18
Steve Spurrier returns to coaching

Steve Spurrier returns to coaching

Orlando, get ready for the Fun 'n' Grizzled.Florida icon Steve Spurrier, who turns 73 later this month, will coach the Orlando franchise in the Alliance of American Football, the upstart spring professional league announced. An eight-team league play...
Updated one month ago
Jordan Scarlett grateful for his second second chance with Florida Gators

Jordan Scarlett grateful for his second second chance with Florida Gators

GAINESVILLE – Florida running back Jordan Scarlett spent almost every day of his lost season in the weight room.He didn't know when, or if, he'd get reinstated from a suspension for his role in a credit card fraud scandal that clouded the Gator...
Updated one month ago
The real reason ex-Gators coach Jim McElwain took a loss on his Florida home isn’t so funny

The real reason ex-Gators coach Jim McElwain took a loss on his Florida home isn’t so funny

GAINESVILLE — Jim McElwain and his family didn't have to accept the offer that became a punchline.At first, they didn't. They rejected a bid well below the $1.8 million they paid for their Gainesville home in 2015, when McElwain was entering hi...
Updated one month ago
The story behind the story of Jim McElwain’s home sale

The story behind the story of Jim McElwain’s home sale

Today's story about the real reason former Florida Gators coach Jim McElwain took a $400,000 hit on his Gainesville home started with a tweet that had nothing to do with the end result.After McElwain's sale became public, USA Today's Dan Wolken tweet...
Updated one month ago
ACC football championship staying in Charlotte through 2030

ACC football championship staying in Charlotte through 2030

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Atlantic Coast Conference is making Charlotte, North Carolina the long-term home for its football championship game, keeping it in the Queen City through 2030. "Charlotte remains at the center of our footprint," Commissioner Joh...
Updated one month ago
The Florida football team most likely to win a conference title is …

The Florida football team most likely to win a conference title is …

We've reached the point of the college football offseason where we've progressed from too-early top 25 rankings to too-early analytical projections.Thanks, ESPN.ESPN wrote a little about its 2018 FPI (football power index) numbers, which you can see ...
Updated one month ago