The Latest Line out of Las Vegas has Florida State by 27 over Florida. That may go change either way by kickoff Saturday. What do you think? FSU will win by more than 27 or will UF hold it at under that line?
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A whirlwind of rumors hit the Twittersphere early Friday morning, before they were put to rest hours later. The speculation was that Florida quarterback Tyler Murphy would not play Saturday at Missouri because of an injury. Then, it was first reported by The Sun that Murphy hurt his shoulder against LSU, but would play in the Missouri game according to sources. A Sun reporter saw Murphy at Gainesville Regional Airport later Friday. When asked about the injury, Murphy said he had no… Read More »
CBS Sports college football analyst Gary Danielson, a former QB at Purdue and in the NFL, has good things to say about UF quarterback Tyler Murphy. “Tyler Murphy is a tremendous example to all of college football including coaches, parents and players,” Danielson said on a CBS release. “Eventually you will get your shot. It doesn’t always happen on your time table, but everybody eventually gets that opportunity to prove themselves. The major question is will you be ready when… Read More »
Fans of former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow have announced a 3:16 p.m. rally Monday in parking areas of EverBank Field in Jacksonville. Their goal: to convince the struggling Jaguars that now’s the time to sign Tebow. The fans’ website – www.jags-tebow.com – says the rally will last three hours and 16 minutes, a reference to the “John 3:16″ eye black that Tebow wore during the Gators’ BCS National Championship victory in January 2009. According to the website, the supporters want… Read More »
Florida, coming off an 11-2 record in coach Will Muschamp’s second season, is ranked No. 10 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 poll released today. It’s the same spot the coaches ranked the Gators in their poll released earlier this month. UF has been ranked in the preseason AP poll 10 years in a row. Alabama, which received 58 of 60 first-place votes, is ranked No. 1. The Tide matched Florida’s 2009 total for highest percentage of first-place votes… Read More »
If junior quarterback Jeff Driskel is to have a breakout season at Florida, the offensive line will have to do its part by providing protection. The Gators allowed 39 sacks for a loss of 283 yards last season. Conversely, the UF defense had 30 sacks for minus 197 yards. UF’s offensive linemen know the numbers and have worked to improve during the offseason. “That’s one of the big things we’re working on this summer is the pass protection, for the… Read More »
You know the start of college football season is just around the corner when the annual SEC Media Days kick off in Birmingham, Ala. This year, it’s Tuesday-Thursday. Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel, defensive lineman Dominique Easley and offensive lineman Jon Halapio will represent the Gators along with coach Will Muschamp. The SEC’s official website, SECDigitalNetwork.com, will have continuous coverage, as well as on ESPNU. The Sun will have special reports from Pat Dooley, Robbie Andreu and photos/video from Doug Finger.… Read More »
By Kevin Brockway Staff writer Florida rising sophomore linebacker Antonio Morrison was arrested Saturday night on charges of simple battery. Morrison, a projected starter in 2013, had 34 tackles and one sack as a freshman. Morrison, 19, was arrested after he punched a Gainesville nightclub bouncer, according to the Gainesville Police Department. He was booked into Alachual County Jail at 6:03 a.m. Sunday. According to the report, Morrison was about to enter the Kava Lounge in Gainesville when he asked… Read More »
We’ve been told by NFL Draft experts that Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd will be selected in the first round of next week’s draft, maybe even in the top five. And that safety Matt Elam could go late in the first round or definitely in the second round. But how about UF’s other draft eligible players? Here is ESPN NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr.’s take from a recent teleconference: “Jonathan Bostic I think is a guy you’re going to… Read More »
New York Times statistician Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight blog has bumped up Florida’s chances of winning it all in the NCAA tournament. The Gators now have the second-best odds of winning it all behind Louisville, which is given a 32.4 percent chance. Silver has increased UF’s chances from 13.2 percent at the start to 21.3 percent, noting its margin of victory in earlier games and its “awfully favorable matchup” with Florida Gulf Coast University in the Sweet 16.