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The Florida Gators really do have a shot at a New Year’s Six bowl

The Florida Gators really do have a shot at a New Year’s Six bowl

As expected, there was no movement at the top of the latest College Football Playoff rankings.The top 10 teams remained unchanged. If No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Clemson, No. 3 Notre Dame and No. 4 Michigan all win out, they're almost certainly in the semif...
Published: 11/13/18
Florida Gators’ Feleipe Franks didn’t see the signal, so he chose the game winner himself

Florida Gators’ Feleipe Franks didn’t see the signal, so he chose the game winner himself

GAINESVILLE — After getting stuffed on two of the last three plays near the goal line Saturday against South Carolina, Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks wanted to try one more time.So when he couldn't find the play signal on fourth and goal, F...
Published: 11/12/18
Matt Baker’s AP Top 25 ballot: Little movement high, but Cincinnati enters

Matt Baker’s AP Top 25 ballot: Little movement high, but Cincinnati enters

No major upsets this week meant no major movement at the top of my weekly AP Top 25 ballot.I only made one change in the top 11: Georgia and LSU switched, with the Bulldogs jumping to No. 5 and the Tigers falling to No. 7. I kept LSU higher last week...
Published: 11/11/18
Feleipe Franks silences critics in Florida Gators’ 35-31 comeback win over South Carolina

Feleipe Franks silences critics in Florida Gators’ 35-31 comeback win over South Carolina

GAINESVILLE — After one of the most turbulent weeks of his turbulent Florida career, quarterback Feleipe Franks entered Saturday wanting to silence the critics in his fan base.He made sure they got the message.Franks shushed the crowd after his...
Published: 11/10/18
Updated: 11/11/18
Matt Baker’s takeaways from Florida-South Carolina

Matt Baker’s takeaways from Florida-South Carolina

Florida WR Kadarius Toney's muffed punt was bad (and costly). But considering the moves he made on his 18-yard touchdown in the third quarter, the Gators can't give him the ball enough. He amassed 84 yards on his six offensive touches.RELATED: F...
Published: 11/10/18
UF journal: ‘Sleepwalking’ defense continues to cede points

UF journal: ‘Sleepwalking’ defense continues to cede points

GAINESVILLE —Florida's second 17-point comeback of the season shouldn't overshadow an important fact.The defense needs a lot of work.One year after producing one of the worst statistical seasons since World War II, the Gators' defense has done ...
Published: 11/10/18
Heisman watch: Welcome back, Will Grier

Heisman watch: Welcome back, Will Grier

5. Alabama DL Quinnen Williams: In a year of dominant defensive linemen, Williams might be the best of the bunch.4. Washington State QB Gardner Minshew: A mediocre Colorado pass defense should help him rebound from his worst game of the season (one t...
Published: 11/09/18
What’s up with Florida Gators, FSU quarterbacks and more college football nuggets

What’s up with Florida Gators, FSU quarterbacks and more college football nuggets

UF still searching for a QBWith QB Kyle Trask (foot) apparently out for the year, Feleipe Franks will almost certainly be Florida's starter for the rest of the season. But it's still stunning that the No. 19 Gators' search for a successful long-term ...
Published: 11/09/18
Florida Gators’ Kyle Trask reportedly out for the year with broken foot

Florida Gators’ Kyle Trask reportedly out for the year with broken foot

Florida Gators quarterback Kyle Trask was carted off the field during practice Wednesday with an apparent non-contact injury to his lower body, according to a report from 247Sports.His father, Michael, wrote on Facebook that Trask will miss the ...
Published: 11/07/18
Updated: 11/08/18
We asked. You answered. Why college football attendance is down

We asked. You answered. Why college football attendance is down

GAINESVILLE — When a top-20 Florida team took the field last week at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, the Gators were greeted by thousands of amped-up fans.And a lot of empty seats.Gators coach Dan Mullen wasn't asked directly about the crowd, but he ...
Published: 11/07/18