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  • Gators fired up to finally play season opener

    Gators fired up to finally play season opener
    GAINESVILLE — UF defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. could not hide his emotions in the wake of last weekend's canceled season opener. Like many athletes these days, Fowler did not even try. The 266-pound 20-year-old instead grabbed his smartphone...
  • A quick look at Gators' matchup with Eastern Michigan

    A quick look at Gators' matchup with Eastern Michigan
    Eastern Michigan at Florida Where: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium TV: 4 p.m., SEC Network Weather: 87 degrees, 50 percent /thunderstorms Online: OrlandoSentinel.com/swampthings, @osgators or #gators Quick slant: The Gators have won 24 straight...
  • UF's rainout against Idaho costs Gators' offense a chance to find its footing

    GAINESVILLE — One week into the college football season, the Florida Gators are seven days closer to the SEC season but no closer to answers about their new up-tempo offense. The first chance to get some was washed away last Saturday night when...
  • Despite ups and downs at UF, quarterback Jeff Driskel's toughness earned respect of Gators

    Despite ups and downs at UF, quarterback Jeff Driskel's toughness earned respect of Gators
    GAINESVILLE — A broken leg cost UF coach Will Muschamp a shot at a major college football scholarship 25 years ago and forced him to go the walk-on route at the University of Georgia. It's no surprise that Muschamp wants players who are...
  • UF O-line eager to move on from embarrassing season, pack punch for Gators

    UF O-line eager to move on from embarrassing season, pack punch for Gators
    GAINESVILLE — UF middle linebacker Mike Taylor said he looks across from himself at practice each day and sees a difference. To Taylor, the Gators' offensive line looks more sound, more fit, more talented and more single-minded than this time last...
  • College football: Let's judge what happens on the field

    The time has come to stop talking and start playing. Let the sweet sound of a referee's whistle mercifully replace the pound of a judge's gavel. It's time for wish lists and check lists: Out-of-the-box Thursday features a not-too-shabby lineup of...
  • Kurt Roper hopes UF fans are excited about Gators' new offense

    Kurt Roper hopes UF fans are excited about Gators' new offense
    Heading into UF's opener against Idaho on Saturday night, Gators fans could not be happier to have new offensive coordinator Kurt Roper. Roper hopes it stays that way. Gator Nation has pinned its hopes on Roper's up-tempo spread to lift their team out...
  • UF receivers have high hopes for improvement

    UF receivers have high hopes for improvement
    GAINESVILLE — When Jeff Driskel went down with a broken right fibula against Tennessee last season, wide receiver Quinton Dunbar knew it was going to be a long road ahead for Florida's offense. "It was very tough," he said. "Last year, you get all...
  • UF's Kurt Roper eager to fire up fans with high-flying offense

    UF's Kurt Roper eager to fire up fans with high-flying offense
    GAINESVILLE — Despite some first-game jitters stirring inside him, UF offensive coordinator Kurt Roper figured he'd rest easy Friday night. Roper believes his Gators' offense is ready for primetime. "I sleep pretty good," he said Thursday. "I...
  • Decision on UF's backup QB coming; winner of competition will play during Gators' opener

    Decision on UF's backup QB coming; winner of competition will play during Gators' opener
    A long-awaited decision is coming soon on the Gators’ backup quarterback job, coach Will Muschamp said Friday. Once coaches decide among Will Grier, Treon Harris and Skyler Mornhinweg, the winner in what has been a heated competition will...
  • UF expects success despite managing just four wins in 2013

    UF expects success despite managing just four wins in 2013
    GAINESVILLE — Last year's 4-8 Florida Gators had the school's fewest wins since 1979's winless season and fewest touchdowns since 1988, previously the last year UF failed to make a bowl game. An 11-win, 2012 season, much less the halcyon days of...