Observations from Saturday’s open UF football practice

As the Gators began Saturday’s early morning football practice, coach Dan Mullen implored the team to continually question whether or not they’re giving optimal effort. “Learn to play with maximum effort,” he said. “Strain every rep.” Despite the chilly weather, Florida...

Malik Davis’ return a bonus for loaded UF backfield

Malik Davis has been running since before he can remember, but his foot didn’t quite feel right after a second quarter run against Colorado State. “When I went down, I felt something funny,” the redshirt sophomore said, “but I...

Gators land four-star WR/TE Jeremiah Johnson

Gators have seven verbal commits in the 2020 class

Mullen makes first of back-to-back trips to Jacksonville

By Garry Smits, GateHouse Florida JACKSONVILLE -- Florida football coach Dan Mullen made a trip to Jacksonville on Wednesday to speak to the area's Gator Club. If anyone missed it, just wait a few days: he's coming back to the area March...

Middle school player motivated by Florida’s offer

Player will enter Mosley High School in Bay County in the fall.

Notebook: Hevesy looking for leaders on offensive line

Offensive line coach John Hevesy, who has to replace four starters, is currently operating an assistant football coach’s version of daddy day care. The veteran coach is working with a ton of youth and inexperience this spring, including four true...

UF players not surprised by Grantham’s decision to stay

When the NFL calls, it’s customary to pick up the phone. That’s exactly what Florida’s defensive coordinator, Todd Grantham, did — at least twice, in fact — following UF’s 41-15 win over Michigan in the Peach Bowl. Having spent a...

Video: UF football coach Dan Mullen’s news conference

Coach scheduled to address media at noon today.

Florida’s homecoming game Oct. 5 against Auburn

Gator Growl on Oct. 4 at Flavet Field

Observations from first UF football practice in pads

By Zach Abolverdi, Correspondent To the delight of Florida’s defense, the Gators held their first spring football practice in full pads Saturday. The first-team defensive unit danced and shouted in excitement when they first took the field for 11-on-11, setting the stage for...

Commits, highly recruited prospects expected for UF’s 2nd Junior Day

Florida’s 2020 class has taken several hits as of late, yet Saturday will offer football coach Dan Mullen an opportunity to regain some momentum on the recruiting trail. Prior to UF’s third Spring practice, Florida will host its second Junior...

Confident Franks transitioning to leadership role

One would think redshirt junior quarterback Feleipe Franks, whose curly locks add another inch to his 6-foot-6 frame, would have little trouble feeling like the big man on campus. Yet Franks admitted that’s been anything but the case. Instead, his...

Photos: Gator football holds first open practice of the year

The Florida Gators held practice open to the public at the practice facility on Tuesday.

Gators look the part in Day 1 of spring practice

Whether it’s for preseason camp, the start of spring practice or simply a summer workout, football coaches will be the first to tell you that everyone looks good in shorts. That’s probably the best way to describe the...

UF Spring Football Primer: Newcomers to Watch

Plenty of playing time up for grabs