Gators imploring return of confidence against Colorado State

Josh Hammond walked out of the Florida locker room and into the team’s meeting room, where the media waited to ask the junior wide receiver just what went wrong Saturday night in UF’s 27-16 loss to Kentucky. Rather than declare...

Dooley Noted: Perspective on Florida’s loss to Kentucky, plus an interview with Tony Barnhart

Pat reflects on Florida's poor performance against Kentucky, looks at other games across the country and interviews college football insider Tony Barnhart.

Notebook: UF receivers spreading out receptions

Through two games, the Florida Gators don’t have what you could call a go-to receiver. What they have instead is go-to receivers. Quarterback Feleipe Franks has spread the ball around, completing passes to 14 different players, eight of them wide...

Gators in-progress OL to start same five vs. CSU

After a 27-16 loss at home at the hands of Kentucky, it would make sense for the Gators to re-evaluate the starting lineup throughout the week. While multiple reserves will continue to make an impact, Florida offensive line coach John...

Gators accept Mullen’s challenge

After Saturday night’s humbling loss to Kentucky, Florida coach Dan Mullen called out his players, challenging them to come back to work Monday focusing on becoming tougher and playing harder. They’ve apparently accepted the challenge. At least they have so...

Notebook: Franks takes another step in development

Just like everybody else in a Gator uniform, quarterback Feleipe Franks had his share of struggles in the loss to Kentucky. But he also appears to have taken another step forward in his development. The obvious sign of that was...

After tail kicking, Gators work to correct lapse on defense

Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham has a simple and succinct explanation for why the Florida defense got gutted for 303 yards rushing in the loss to Kentucky on Saturday night. "No. 1, we got our tails kicked, OK?” he said. “You...

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Gators insist physical practice is key to improved defense

Following Florida’s 27-16 loss to Kentucky, sophomore defensive back CJ Henderson quietly stepped to the lectern, a look of anguish across his face. Whether the look was for what had just occurred on the field, or the loss of his...

Notebook: The Reese watch

The junior middle linebacker has missed the first two games.

Gators hit with depth issues in secondary

Injuries have put the Gators in full scramble mode in the secondary. The latest player to go down is standout sophomore cornerback Marco Wilson, who injured his knee early in the loss to Kentucky on Saturday night. UF coach Dan Mullen...

Cece Jefferson expected to return for Saturday’s game

Senior rush end Cece Jefferson, one of the leaders on defense, is scheduled to return for Saturday’s game against Colorado State after being suspended from the first two games for academic reasons. “Yeah,” UF coach Dan Mullen said Monday. “We’ll...

Florida at Tennessee a night game

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Gators emphasize improving physicality

Coach Dan Mullen didn’t need to admit Florida got dominated on both sides of the line. It was likely apparent to even a casual observer. UF’s 27-16 defeat at the hands of Kentucky reeked of a team overmatched and...

Andreu’s Answers: Gators in need of offensive balance

Before every game, veteran college football beat writer Robbie Andreu comes up with five pertinent questions and then answers them after the game. Here’s Week 2: 1. Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks was benched in the second half of last year’s...

The Sunday Blog, Week II: Snell punished Gators

The Sunday Blog comes at you after another late night of Pac-12 After Dark and trying to figure out how we were so badly fooled about Florida’s physical side. * I think I heard this right in a noisy press...

Gators at mercy of rule in field goal controversy

Florida freshman kicker Evan McPherson stared at the official, his hands spaced more than a foot apart, his face in disbelief. Moments earlier his 36-yard field goal attempt had appeared to sail successfully through the uprights, cutting Kentucky’s third-quarter...
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Swampcast: Analyzing Florida’s loss to Kentucky

Gainesville Sun staff writer Robbie Andreu, left, and sports columnist Pat Dooley break down Florida's first loss to Kentucky in more than three decades Saturday night at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

Out of the blue: Kentucky ends 31-game losing streak against Florida

Finally, after all these years, the Kentucky Wildcats have found the secret to ending Florida’s long winning secret. And, as it turns out, it’s no secret at all: Simply put a better team on the field than the Gators. ...