Jefferson focused on mission rather than homecoming

Van Jefferson’s friends back home could hardly wait until Florida had secured a 48-10 win over Colorado State to trade barbs. The redshirt junior, who grew up in Brentwood, Tennessee, several hours west of Knoxville, is set to experience...

UF notebook: Tale of two lines

After losing both lines of scrimmage in the loss to Kentucky, the goal against Colorado State was to be tougher, more physical and more effective on both lines. Both were a little better, but the defensive line apparently was better...

Dooley Noted: Gators special teams, defense and what Dan Mullen isn’t saying

Pat looks back at Florida's win over Colorado State and interviews SEC Network's Peter Burns.

Gators’ freshman kicker McPherson to test his approach in Knoxville

Some of the older Florida players have been giving the freshmen a head’s up this week about the noise in Neyland Stadium. It’s going to be loud Saturday night. Really loud. “Some of the guys told me that it’s the loudest...

Gators release 2019 football schedule

Auburn to visit Gainesville on Oct. 5, 2019

Florida defensive lineman Conliffe is into ‘Avenger’ role

One of the responsibilities that comes with being the head football coach at a Power Five program is having the ability to relate with your student-athletes. It’s a dilemma Dan Mullen faced this offseason when describing the separate demeanors...

Inside Tennessee: Vols open SEC play with grueling 5-game stretch

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee is following up one of the easiest two-game stretches in the program's recent history with one of the most challenging five-game swings facing any team this season. The Volunteers (2-1, 0-0 SEC) open Southeastern Conference play...

Mullen: No need for Hail Mary play if you put a team away

With the Gators and Vols getting ready to tee it up again Saturday, it is inevitable that the tape of the final play from last year’s Florida-Tennessee game is going to be played over and over this week. It was...

Mullen’s $6.1 million per year contract with Florida finalized

Florida coach Dan Mullen’s six-year, $36.6-million contract has been finalized with the school. The contract was released by the University Athletic Association on Monday per a records request. Mullen will be making an annual salary of $6,103,000. His base annual salary is...

Updated: UF running back Malik Davis out with broken foot

Florida sophomore running back Malik Davis sustained a broken foot in the win over Colorado State on Saturday and is out indefinitely, Mullen said Monday. “He’ll be out for an extended period of time,” Mullen said. “We’re not sure on...

Notes: Gators at Miss. State set for 6 p.m. start on ESPN

Jabari Zuniga was named SEC defensive lineman of the week

Houston contributing to Gators’ cause in any way

Colorado State, having had its opening drive end in a three-and-out, was back to punt, with punter Ryan Stonehouse backed up deep inside the 15-yard line. With a chance to seize some early momentum, Florida called for the punt...

Andreu’s Answers: Gators improve play on line of scrimmage

Before every Florida game, veteran college football beat writer Robbie Andreu comes up with five pertinent questions and then answers them after the game. Here’s Week 3: 1. How will Florida’s depleted secondary hold up against a very potent Colorado...

Mullen: Franks also developing thick skin

The jeers rang out as Florida once again settled for a field goal against a seemingly inferior opponent. The starting quarterback? A paltry 0-for-6 performance to start the game, with an interception to boot. For many, 14 games of...

Photo gallery: Gators top Colorado State

The Gators beat Colorado State 48-10

Gators respond in big way with boost from special teams

This Florida football team hasn’t yet shown any signs of being, or possibly becoming, special. But the special teams, well, that’s another story. They are becoming special, and that potential was on full display Saturday in the Gators’ 48-10 win...

Dooley Grades The Gators: Florida gets job done

Offense C First half: It was a miserable first quarter for the Gators and Feleipe Franks, who did not complete a pass and threw a pick. Better in the second quarter, but still only seven first downs in the half. Second...

Notebook: Florida able to establish running game

Through the first two weeks of the season, Florida’s rushing attack was seemingly nonexistent. For a position with as much talent and proven production as the Gators backfield, the early subpar performances were disconcerting for an offense that can’t...