Franks, Trask say they’re not worried about quarterback competition

Unlike most in Gator Nation who are desperate for the impending news concerning who Florida’s starting quarterback is going to be, the two main combatants for the job seem almost indifferent about it. Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask don’t seem...
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Mullen surprises walk-ons Raymond, Villano

Special to Gatorsports.com When Florida coach Dan Mullen huddled the Gators together following Monday evening's practice inside Florida’s Indoor Practice Facility, he saved a special surprise for last. The announcement caused a celebration as Mullen put both tight end R.J....

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...

Notebook: Gators committed to freshman no longer playing because of heart ailment

True freshman safety Randy Russell’s playing career may have been ended by a heart condition, but he still remains very much a part of the Florida football team. “When Randy made the decision to come to the University of Florida,...

Updated: Mullen hasn’t decided on starter at QB for Gators

It looks like Florida’s quarterback situation will be cleared up sometime within the next few days. UF coach Dan Mullen indicated Monday he is moving closer to naming a starter following Sunday night’s scrimmage in The Swamp. “We’re getting guys ready...
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Video: Mullen gives football practice updates

Florida football coach Dan Mullen meets the media

No. 1 Alabama tops preseason Top 25; Clemson, Georgia next

By RALPH D. RUSSO , AP College Football Writer Alabama will begin its quest for a second consecutive national championship with a rare three-peat.The Crimson Tide is just the second team to be ranked No. 1 in the preseason Associated...
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Photos: Gator Football Fan Day

Fans turn out to celebrate with the players.

UF’s Fan Day draws 3,000 to Indoor Practice Facility

By Chris Baldwin Staff writer Vincent Williams, a 55-year-old truck driver who lives in Gainesville, stood patiently in line waiting to gain entrance to the Gators’ Indoor Practice Facility for the annual Fan Day event on Sunday. But he also was excited...

Banks’ long college football journey lands him at Florida

Nearing the completion of his senior year at West Florida Tech, Noah Banks’ dream of playing NCAA Division I football appeared over. “I was just an average recruit because I hadn’t really developed my body yet. I was a really...

Special Teams Breakdown: Gators have talent to be special

This is the final story in a series of seven breaking down the 2018 Florida football team. For a look back on the series, click http://www.gatorsports.com/home-page/florida-position-breakdown/ A preview of the Florida special teams entering head coach Dan Mullen’s first season: The upside The...

UF notebook: One strong running back; Fan Day details

True freshman running back Dameon Pierce has done some impressive things on the practice field and appears headed for playing time and carries this season. He’s been even more impressive in the weight room. The 5-foot-10, 216-pound Pierce...

Gators’ Lemons lights up interview room

Florida sophomore running back Adarius Lemons made a rare move Wednesday, one that certainly both surprised and pleased members of the media. Surrounded by tape recorders, microphones and cameras, Lemons opened player interviews by giving an opening...

Dooley Noted: Questions from the road and an interview with Tate Casey

Pat talks about questions he gets speaking to Gator groups. They include: Who's the starting QB? And will special teams be better? He also talks with former UF tightend (and current sideline reporter) Tate Casey.

Florida also has intense competition for starting center position

Quarterback, of course, is the position battle that has commanded all the attention and headlines from Florida’s preseason camp. But, believe it or not, there may be an even bigger, more important, battle being waged on the UF offense at...

Mullen expects second scrimmage will determine UF’s starting QB

Florida coach Dan Mullen appears closer to knowing who his starting quarterback is going to be in the aftermath of the Gators’ first preseason scrimmage Monday night in The Swamp. By the end of the next scrimmage, which is Sunday,...

UF notebook: Safety Lenton out for season

Florida has suffered its first season-ending injury in preseason camp. Redshirt sophomore safety Quincy Lenton tore his achilles tendon in Monday’s scrimmage and underwent surgery Wednesday. He’s expected to miss the season. “That’s the only injury that we expect anyone to...

Gators’ offensive line still under construction

UF football coach Dan Mullen complimented the offensive line Wednesday. Well, sort of. “I’m not upset where our (starting) offensive line is in their stage of development,” he said. “Obviously, we have a ways to go. They are not by...

UF cautioning players about Jumpman gear

Florida coach Dan Mullen said the program has repeatedly cautioned players about selling Jordan-branded gear, but that the situation is difficult to oversee. “It’s really hard to monitor, in some ways. It’s a lot of education of our players. It...
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Video: Dan Mullen provides UF football practice updates

Florida coach Dan Mullen meeting with the media on the UF campus following practice No. 11.