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Tim Tebow: ‘I will die as a Gator’

Tim Tebow: ‘I will die as a Gator’

GAINESVILLE — Though his latest speech to the Gator Nation didn't reach 2008 standards, Tim Tebow nonetheless found just the right words to stoke an audience of more than 90,000 Saturday.In conjunction with UF's recognition of its 2008 national...
Published: 10/06/18
Florida defense sparkles in a 27-19 upset of No. 5 LSU

Florida defense sparkles in a 27-19 upset of No. 5 LSU

GAINESVILLE — The chippiness of the Florida-LSU rivalry intensified in 2016 when LSU essentially demanded the teams' post-hurricane makeup game be staged in Baton Rouge instead of Gainesville (the originally slated site).The hostility intensifi...
Published: 10/06/18
Could LSU’s caretaker be a catalyst against Gators?

Could LSU’s caretaker be a catalyst against Gators?

It wasn't so much a sound bite as it was a crunch or, yes, even a chomp. Gators WR Trevon Grimes created a social media stir earlier this week with his assessment of LSU QB (and fellow Ohio State transfer) Joe Burrow.Speaking of the reigning SEC Offe...
Published: 10/05/18
Jordan Cronkrite shining, NFL draft prospects in Gainesville and more Florida football notes

Jordan Cronkrite shining, NFL draft prospects in Gainesville and more Florida football notes

Local of the weekFlorida State LB DeCalon Brooks (Gaither High)Brooks earned ACC linebacker of the week honors in his second start with two tackles for a loss and a forced fumble at Louisville. Given the Seminoles' offensive struggles, he'll need to ...
Published: 10/05/18
Florida State-Miami needs more juice. Here are four ways to make it matter again.

Florida State-Miami needs more juice. Here are four ways to make it matter again.

After spending more than two decades around Florida State/Miami, Hurricanes coach Mark Richt knows the series as well as anyone."It's a great rivalry," Richt said during his weekly news conference.But it's not what it used to be, or what it should be...
Published: 10/05/18
Heisman Watch: Does Kentucky’s Benny Snell deserve a look?

Heisman Watch: Does Kentucky’s Benny Snell deserve a look?

How Tampa Bay Times staff writer (and Heisman Trophy voter) Matt Baker sees the field through five weeks:5. Kentucky RB Benny Snell: He deserves to be on this list thanks to his stats (639 rushing yards) and his role in the Wildcats' remarkable start...
Published: 10/05/18
College football Week 6 viewing guide

College football Week 6 viewing guide

Lamest time window: Late. It's a well-balanced slate, but the primetime matchups have the greatest snooze potential.Noon: The first top-20 Red River Rivalry game since 2012 has big playoff implications for No. 7 Oklahoma (and the rest of the Big 12)....
Published: 10/05/18
Tebow may address Gators before Saturday’s game

Tebow may address Gators before Saturday’s game

It appears the most famous speech-making player in Gators history will address the current team prior to Saturday's game against LSU.If new coach Dan Mullen has his way, former pupil Tim Tebow won't be the last former Gator attempting to inspire the ...
Published: 10/04/18
FSU’s Willie Taggart still looking for faster tempo heading to Miami

FSU’s Willie Taggart still looking for faster tempo heading to Miami

When Virginia Tech shut down Florida State's offense in Week 1, center Alec Eberle pointed to a lack of tempo.A month later, that tempo is still a work in progress in FSU coach Willie Taggart's Gulf Coast Offense."I think that's probably what makes t...
Published: 10/03/18
Florida Gators’ Feleipe Franks not looking back to LSU commitment and other state notes

Florida Gators’ Feleipe Franks not looking back to LSU commitment and other state notes

GAINESVILLE — As a blue-chip recruit, QB Feleipe Franks committed to LSU before eventually flipping to Florida.Three years later, Franks said he hasn't looked back, even to wonder how different things might be in Baton Rouge."We got someth...
Published: 10/01/18