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The Back Nine: Mullen wants players to be like Hulk

The Back Nine comes at you with another busy week ahead and the first road trip of the year looming. By my count, this will be my 17th trip to Knoxville to cover a Florida-UT sporting event. I should...

The Back Nine: Mullen still working on culture

The Back Nine comes at you after one streak-busting performance and one great birthday party for a special woman (Robbie’s wife, Jill) so that it wasn’t a completely lost weekend. 10. So all of us who drank the Kool-Aid smoothies...

The Back Nine: Signs of a special unit at UF

The Back Nine comes at you after a ton of real football and even though it was less than drama-filled we now have plenty of stuff to over-analyze and, boy, does my AP poll look a lot different from...

The Back Nine: Proving time for Gators’ starting QB

The Back Nine comes at you and it’s Game Week which already feels different. The food tastes better, the drinks are colder and the clubs go into storage. Time to focus. 10. If you had stopped just about any Gator...

The Back Nine: UF QBs impress at scrimmage

The Back Nine comes at you after one last visit to St. Augustine to see my dad before the start of football season. Be sure to wish him a Happy 91st next Thursday. 10. It was hardly surprising UF coach...

The Back Nine: Are Gators hungry enough?

The Back Nine comes at you after a lot of driving, a lot of watching golf and a lot closer to the start of football season. It’s coming and hell’s coming with it. 10. Which is, of course, a line...

The Back Nine: Meyer’s judgment clouded by loyalty

The Back Nine comes at you with the knowledge that we are inside three weeks before the first actual college football games are played, which should make you smile. 10. Like many of you, I keep digesting the news coming...

The Back Nine: Mullen rebuilding a damaged program

The Back Nine comes at you after an amazing vacation that included swim-up blackjack at the Tropicana, the Grand Canyon, the Hoover Dam, a trail hike in Sedona and it may take a few weeks to get the sound...

The Back Nine: Gonzales holds one key to UF’s season

The Back Nine comes at you after a weekend of pool time, golf, grilling and generally laziness. I’ve had my down time. Let’s start football season. 10. We talked about this on one of our Daily Football Fixes (when we...

The Back Nine: Tebow will get call up to majors

The Back Nine comes at you before taking a little break for the Fourth of July with the realization that we are inside two weeks until SEC Media Days. What happened? 10. So Tim Tebow can add another notch on...

The Back Nine: 12 UF programs in Top 5

The Back Nine comes at you after spending some time in St. Augustine and if you think it’s crowded now they may be getting spillover into Putnam Hall after the next expansion to the east. 10. Sigh. Do you feel...

The Back Nine: Every new coach faces change in culture

The one thing about having the golf tournament a little earlier than normal (and it was a perfect day) is that you feel like you have a full summer for once.

The Back Nine: UF football team taking shape

The Back Nine comes at you after a wild, crazy and sweaty weekend.

The Back Nine: Everything school on a big roll

The Back Nine comes at you after a weekend where Florida is probably trying to figure out where all of these trophies go. And I hope all the mothers had a special day. I miss mine every minute. 10. As...

The Back Nine: Tebow still big deal in minors

The Back Nine comes at you after a long, hot weekend where we had our air conditioning go down for four days, my car die for the weekend and the refrigerator forming glaciers in the freezer. It always happens...

The Back Nine: Lack of experience may have hurt Pineiro in NFL draft

The Back Nine comes at you after a weekend of baseball and softball and a prom for one special young lady and a great Stop Children’s Cancer Gala at the Cade Museum. It was a busy weekend. I like...

The Back Nine: UF’s Run of Ineptitude is over

The Back Nine comes at you after a busy weekend for fans, UF administrators, people working concessions, the police and everybody who had anything to do with one crazy Saturday on campus. 10. So my colleague Robbie Andreu and I...

The Back Nine: UF players have something to prove Saturday

The Back Nine comes at you after catching my breath (also known as watching The Masters and other sports on my recliner) to get ready for what should be a fun-filled week around Gainesville. 10. It is pretty clear Dan...

The Back Nine: Playing hard Step 1 for UF football

The Back Nine comes at you after one final weekend filled with college basketball played by both men and women and watching a baseball team that is on a major roll.

The Back Nine: Another rugged UF hoops schedule taking shape

The Back Nine comes at you after a full weekend of baseball with some softball and basketball viewing mixed in. Maybe I should have been more constructive. It felt like an empty weekend in a way for Gator...