Saturday, October 20, 2018

Florida Gators

Ryan Finley and the NFL draft, Ohio State on upset watch and more college football nuggets

Ryan Finley and the NFL draft, Ohio State on upset watch and more college football nuggets

Eye on the NFL draftWith a 6-foot-4, 212-pound frame plus a top-10 completion percentage, North Carolina State QB Ryan Finley is an interesting pro prospect. Clemson's defense is loaded with even bigger talents, including DE Clelin Ferrell and DT Dex...
Published: 10/19/18
Heisman watch: Two AAC players crack the top five

Heisman watch: Two AAC players crack the top five

5. Memphis RB Darrell Henderson: The nation's leading rusher (1,133 yards) ran for 199 on UCF in a one-point loss.4. Houston DL Ed Oliver: His 1.9 tackles for a loss per game lead all interior linemen nationally.3. Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins: The B...
Published: 10/19/18
Florida Gators midseason review: Is a NY6 bowl game in reach?

Florida Gators midseason review: Is a NY6 bowl game in reach?

After Florida's historic Week 2 loss to Kentucky, expectations plummeted for Dan Mullen's first season as the Gators' coach.A month later, No. 11 UF (6-1) is tied for first in the SEC East and a serious contender to make a run at a New Year's Six bow...
Published: 10/18/18
Georgiaís Kirby Smart not surprised by Florida Gatorsí quick turnaround

Georgiaís Kirby Smart not surprised by Florida Gatorsí quick turnaround

The Gators have completely transformed themselves from where they were a year ago against Georgia.Their 42-7 loss to the Bulldogs didn't even seem as close as the final score indicated. A day later, Jim McElwain was out as the head coach.No. 11 Flori...
Published: 10/17/18
Matt Bakerís AP Top 25: Miami out, Florida Gators up and UCF in top 10

Matt Bakerís AP Top 25: Miami out, Florida Gators up and UCF in top 10

Four teams in the top eight of my AP Top 25 lost Saturday. So did four teams from 16-25. Just another college football weekend.Georgia's shocking 20-point loss at LSU sent the Bulldogs down from third to No. 9 on my ballot. UGA, for me, is in the 5-1...
Published: 10/14/18
Why the SEC East no longer looks like the SEC Least

Why the SEC East no longer looks like the SEC Least

When the Gators removed their list of SEC East championships from Ben Hill Griffin Stadium over the offseason, the official reason was that no other Florida team showed off its division titles.There might as well have been another factor, too: Winnin...
Published: 10/12/18
Florida Gatorsí defensive swarm, Miami cashing in on turnovers and more state nuggets

Florida Gatorsí defensive swarm, Miami cashing in on turnovers and more state nuggets

Florida's flying DThe Gators' swarming defense has been the biggest reason for its Year 1 turnaround under coach Dan Mullen. Four players — LB Vosean Joseph, DL Jachai Polite, DE Jabari Zuniga and DB Chauncey Gardner-Johnson — have a...
Published: 10/12/18
College football Week 7 viewing guide

College football Week 7 viewing guide

Lamest time window: Noon. Go outside and enjoy the (slightly) cooler weather before the games get interesting in the afternoon.Noon: Vanderbilt usually plays the No. 14 Gators tough. Will that continue in Nashville?2:30: Pitt dashed Miami's playoff h...
Published: 10/12/18
College basketballís secrets are spilling at trial. When is footballís reckoning?

College basketballís secrets are spilling at trial. When is footballís reckoning?

The dark underbelly of college basketball is being exposed in a New York federal courthouse.That's where Brian Bowen Sr. — the father of former blue-chip basketball prospect Brian Bowen — was on the witness stand Tuesday, tellin...
Published: 10/10/18
Jim McElwain had a fast start, too. But Dan Mullenís Florida Gators might be built to last

Jim McElwain had a fast start, too. But Dan Mullenís Florida Gators might be built to last

GAINESVILLE — As No. 14 Florida enters the second half of coach Dan Mullen's first season, the Gators have surpassed their early expectations.They already have a statement win over a top-five team (LSU). They're alive in the SEC East, entr...
Published: 10/08/18