Andreu’s Answers: Too many Gators mistakes to overcome

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 11: 1.Who wins the battle of young quarterbacks? FSU true freshman James Blackman or UF...

Andreu’s Analysis: Someone else’s Swamp

For those Florida football players who have been urging their fans to fill up the stadium Saturday, I’ve got news for you. It doesn’t matter. The Swamp isn’t the Gators any more. It belongs to the Seminoles. They...

Gators want to send senior teammates out with win over Seminoles

“BP, how many times have you beaten FSU?,” Shannon asked. Powell simply shook his head. He hasn’t, just like every other player in that Florida locker room.

Gators have fun in gaining much-needed win

It was a feel-good day/night for the Gators, and it was badly needed.

Andreu’s Answers: Solid way to end losing streak

It was a good crowd, considering, and it was an energized one that the players seemed to feed off of. The crowd produced a typical Swamp atmosphere — and that was something that was seriously in doubt heading into this game.
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Florida players seek a reversal of fortune

“They don’t quit,” Shannon said of the 3-6 Gators. “A lot of enthusiasm. A lot of good things going on. Very competitive. Like anything, a team can shut it down."

Andreu’s Analysis: Let the fun begin

Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin wants to make Florida football fun again, and he plans to get things headed in that direction with whoever he hires to be the next coach (no, it’s not Chip Kelly, yet). I...

Andreu’s Answers: Gators put up a fight

COLUMBIA, S.C. — 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 9: 1. Will the Gators play with more emotion and energy than...

Five questions with … UF junior defensive tackle Taven Bryan

Q: What are your thoughts about David Reese’s comments calling out the players for not playing for one another? A: I didn’t hear him specifically. I think it’s good that someone’s stepping up, filling the leadership role with many of...

Andreu’s Analysis: The beat goes on

People are down on the Gators. I get that. But most of the complaints from a little earlier in the season no longer apply. This isn’t about coaching or play-calling or playing with passion and effort. It’s about...

Andreu’s Answers: Gators can’t Lock down Tigers’ offense from get-go

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Before every game, veteran college football writer Robbie Andreu comes up with five pertinent questions and then answers them after the game. Here’s Week 8: 1. How will Florida’s young secondary hold up against quarterback Drew...

5 Questions with … Randy Shannon

Q: What’s this all been like for you and what’s been your approach?

Strange times: New-look Gators, Shannon ready for Missouri

Just when you think you’ve seen everything, stranger things happen to the Florida Gators. Season-ending injuries, player suspensions, hurricanes, canceled games, accusations of death threats.

McElwain visits practice to say goodbye

At the end of his first day not being Florida’s football coach, Jim McElwain stepped onto Florida Field for one last time late Monday afternoon to say goodbye to his players. McElwain came onto the field at the conclusion of...

Drama-filled week ends with ugly loss to Bulldogs

JACKSONVILLE — This rivalry game was pretty much over midway through the first quarter Saturday. But when did this humbling Florida loss to arch-rival Georgia first begin? Was it Monday, when UF coach Jim McElwain, out of nowhere, brought up death...

Andreu’s Answers: Struggles continue for Gators’ offense in third straight loss

JACKSONVILLE — 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 7: Will Florida’s struggling offense have any sustained success against a tough UGA...

5 questions with UF’s Hammond

Florida sophomore wide receiver Q: How confident are you that you can beat Georgia? A: We haven't lost to Georgia in the last three years, our seniors have never lost to Georgia, so I think that mentality that they bring, being...

25 years ago, underdog Gators upset highly ranked Georgia

No college football coach has beaten Georgia more than Steve Spurrier. He’s done it 16 times, once more than Auburn’s Shug Jordan. And each of those 16 wins is special and memorable, but there is one that sticks out...

Andreu’s Analysis: ’Dogs ready to romp

As unfathomable as it may seem, the two-touchdown underdog Gators do have a path to victory Saturday in Jacksonville. But it’s a tiny, tight, treacherous one. Here’s how they can successfully navigate that path: Win the turnover margin...

Gators’ injury list continues to grow

One of the big benefits of a bye week is the time off it gives some injured players a chance to heal and return. But that’s not really working out for the Florida Gators during their current open...