Jaguars select Florida’s Bryan

Making the transition from high school to college, defensive tackle Taven Bryan had to travel more than halfway across the country. His next move -- from the University of Florida to the NFL -- is going to be just...
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Gainesville Sun recruiting guru Graham Hall talks Florida Gators football, softball, baseball and more

Florida lands commitment from 4* LB Tyron Hopper

Florida’s 2019 class landed a commitment Thursday from one of the top outside linebacker prospects in the country. Tyron Hopper, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound linebacker out of Roswell, Georgia, committed to UF and coach Dan Mullen over South Carolina. C O M...

NFL draft analysts think Florida’s Bryan is a first-round pick

Growing up in somewhat remote Casper, Wyoming, Taven Bryan loved football as a boy, but yet never showed much interest in the NFL. "I didn't really grow up following any teams,” the former Florida defensive tackle said. “I was kind...

SEC’s new coaches try to build winning foundation in spring

More than a decade after Nick Saban took over as the coach of Alabama, the rest of the Southeastern Conference is still trying to figure out how to consistently beat him.A lot of coaches have tried. A lot of...

A look at some SEC players poised for possible breakouts

Some of the Southeastern Conference players who were impressive during spring workouts and could be impact players next season:ALABAMADB Saivion Smith. The junior college transfer, a former five-star LSU signee, could make an immediate impact in a secondary short...
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Dooley Noted: For Florida football, summer’s all about staying out of trouble

Pat looks at football expectations in the SEC and at baseball, softball, gymnastics and the NFL Draft.

The Back Nine: Florida will be in better shape

The Back Nine comes at you after a wonderful weekend in my old home town of St. Augustine that included time with family and a visit to Barley’s Pub in downtown. Try the lamb burger. And tip your waitresses. 10....

No comparison: Marco Wilson wants to leave his own mark at Florida

After starting all 11 games at cornerback as a true freshman and recording 34 tackles and a team-high 10 pass break-ups, the consensus is Marco Wilson had an outstanding first season at Florida. But that opinion is not unanimous. There is...

Catching up with: Jesse Palmer

Pat Dooley catches up with former Gator quarterback Jesse Palmer.

UF defensive back Burnett announces he will transfer

Rising redshirt sophomore didn't see much playing time in Gainesville.

Gators re-offer once-committed DB Elijah Blades

Florida coach Dan Mullen have apparently offered a scholarship to a JUCO prospect who is no stranger to UF. Elijah Blades, a former four-star prospect and current cornerback at Arizona Western College, was re-offered a scholarship from the University of...

UF’s Swain feels better about role, ready for productive season

Last September, when Freddie Swain caught the winning touchdown pass against Kentucky with only 43 seconds remaining, many were thinking this is it, the former four-star recruit’s breakout moment at Florida has finally arrived. But that wasn’t it. Because a breakout...

Update: Florida’s Jefferson has shoulder surgery

Florida senior starting defensive end/outside linebacker Cece Jefferson could be out for four months after undergoing “significant” shoulder surgery earlier this week, sources confirmed to The Sun on Wednesday. Jefferson injured his right shoulder in the first half of...

Teammates view Franks differently than vocal Gators fans

If anyone is asked if they have a favorite Dan Mullen quarterback, there are plenty of options. Because his track record of developing quarterbacks is long and illustrious. Feleipe Franks, who might be Mullen’s next quarterback, has a favorite. Dak Prescott,...

Missing part of offense will play big role in Mullen’s Gator attack

Some of the confetti that fell on Alabama at the conclusion of the SEC Championship Game two years ago also rained down on Florida tight end C’yontai Lewis. He decided to bring a sample back to Gainesville to keep as...
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Dooley Noted: Gator fans are energized

Pat looks back on the spring game, talks baseball, softball and golf, and interviews Gator great Chris Doering.

QB Jake Allen plans to transfer from Florida

Florida’s quarterback competition has become a three-man race. Redshirt freshman Jake Allen, recruited by Jim McElwain as a pro-style quarterback, announced on Twitter that he is going to transfer to another school. "I believe coach (Dan) Mullen is going...