Andreu’s Answers: Gators take care of business at FSU

TALLAHASSEE -- 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 12: 1. Can the offensive line protect quarterback Feleipe Franks? The big guys...

Andreu’s Answers: Another game of growth for UF

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 11: 1. Will true freshman quarterback Emory Jones see extensive playing time? The coaches went...

Andreu’s Analysis: Young Guy Day

It’s Senior Day in The Swamp on Saturday. But you also could call it Young Guy Day -- because a whole bunch of true freshmen who haven’t played, or haven’t played since the first two non-conference games, are...

Andreu’s Answers: Gators seek to maintain edge this time

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 10: 1. In the last two games, the UF defense has combined for only...

Andreu’s Analysis: This looks familiar

I’m not exactly sure what happened during Florida’s bye week three weeks ago, but the Gators have come out of it looking and playing a whole lot like last year’s 4-7 team. Poor quarterback play. Inconsistent on offense....

Andreu’s Answers: Florida has plenty to clean up

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 9: 1. Coming off the disappointing loss to Georgia, will the Gators come out...

Andreu’s Analysis: One shaky pick

I have to admit it. Coming off that big game with all that atmosphere in Jacksonville last Saturday, I’m a little flat. That’s probably to be expected. So, will the Gators be flat as well come Saturday? We’ll...

Andreu’s Answers: Gators in need of offensive consistency

JACKSONVILLE — 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 8: 1. Midway through the first quarter in last season’s game, the...

Andreu’s Analysis: Gators closing the gap

Based on what I’ve been hearing on talk radio and seeing on social media, Gator fans can be broken down into two camps concerning Saturday’s big game in Jacksonville. In one, there is the belief that the Gators...

Andreu’s Analysis: Gators making grade under Mullen

Florida’s bye week has given the No. 11 Gators a chance to rest, relax and recover. And because we’ve brought up the three Rs, it’s also time to hand out the mid-term grades for this 6-1 team heading into...

Andreu’s Analysis: Upset special in Music City?

The most encouraging thing Dan Mullen’s first Florida team has done this season is show steady progress every Saturday since the loss to Kentucky a month ago. If that trend continues, the Gators should be OK in Nashville on...

Andreu’s Answers: Swamp back with Mullen-led Gators

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 6: 1. How will the fans respond to Dan Mullen’s challenge to recapture the...

Andreu’s Answers: Big opportunity for Gators

Either way, this is going to be a statement game for the Florida Gators. It will tell us if they’re closer to returning to elite status in college football than many have projected -- or they’re not. So,...

Andreu’s Answers: Gators playing to their strengths

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- 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 5: 1. What kind of reception will Dan Mullen receive in...

Andreu’s Analysis: Gators got a chance

Back in the summer, going down Florida’s schedule, I penned in (as opposed to penciled in) this Mississippi State game as a loss for the Gators. A sure thing. Two weeks ago, I upgraded it to a blowout loss....

Andreu’s Answers: All three phases contribute for Gators

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 4: 1. How will Florida’s depleted secondary match up against the potentially explosive UT...

Andreu’s Analysis: Long night in Knoxville

Heading into the season, I believed that this Tennessee game would be crucial for the Gators because a win would keep the early momentum going for Dan Mullen in his rebuilding project. And a loss would, at least temporarily,...

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...

Andreu’s Analysis: Much patience is required

The devastating loss to Kentucky has prompted several friends (and others) to contact me through social media and ask me how many games I think the Gators will end up losing this season. Looking at the schedule, my response...

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...