The Back Nine: UF QBs impress at scrimmage

The Back Nine comes at you after one last visit to St. Augustine to see my dad before the start of football season. Be sure to wish him a Happy 91st next Thursday. 10. It was hardly surprising UF coach...
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Dooley: Breaking down my Preseason Top 25 ballot

Is it officially the end of talking season today? After all, it is game week for teams like UMass, Colorado State, Rice and New Mexico State. And whether you think it matters or not, The Associated Press poll comes out...

Twitter poll provides some UF fan insight

Twitter can be evil. It comes without a conscience or a breathalyzer. It can be anonymous, wicked and without compassion. But I still am a big Twitter guy. It’s entertaining and it’s where a lot of stories are broken and...

Scarlett in shape for better future at Florida

Jordan Scarlett stood in the corner of an interview room in the southwest corner of the stadium, a stadium he missed and that missed him. He wore his UF-issued blue Jumpman golf shirt and, while the cameras and tape...

The Back Nine: Are Gators hungry enough?

The Back Nine comes at you after a lot of driving, a lot of watching golf and a lot closer to the start of football season. It’s coming and hell’s coming with it. 10. Which is, of course, a line...

It’s approaching ‘show us’ time for this UF unit

There are narratives and then there is reality. The narrative is that Florida’s offensive line will be better this year. The narrative is that the Gators have experience. The narrative is that these guys are in the best shape of their lives. The...

The Back Nine: Meyer’s judgment clouded by loyalty

The Back Nine comes at you with the knowledge that we are inside three weeks before the first actual college football games are played, which should make you smile. 10. Like many of you, I keep digesting the news coming...

UF’s defense working to return to elite unit

At a lot of places, being the 31st-ranked team in the country in total defense would be a reason to celebrate. Heck, at the very least the defensive coordinator would get a raise. Shoot, in the Big 12, being...

McCoys giving adversity a beatdown

His ankle was throbbing and the X-rays showed the worst fears, that it was broken and would require surgery. His season was over and he’d have to have a plate inserted into the damaged area and need to wear...

Is All-SEC caliber QB on UF roster?

It’s not something that you like to think about, but love to talk about. It’s the second question I usually get asked on a radio appearance or at a Gator Club, the first being — Who is going to start...

The Back Nine: Mullen rebuilding a damaged program

The Back Nine comes at you after an amazing vacation that included swim-up blackjack at the Tropicana, the Grand Canyon, the Hoover Dam, a trail hike in Sedona and it may take a few weeks to get the sound...

More than usual suspects have shot in SEC race

There is a tendency when you are listening to coaches or players or other members of the media who you trust or even the guys on the SEC Network to see the path. You know all about the path and...

Gators brought swagger to SEC Media Days

ATLANTA — The last three SEC teams wrapped up Thursday at Media Days with all of the electricity of a soggy bag of burritos. The coaches spoke in monotones all week, sometimes struggled to hear questions in the new venue...

Ranking the SEC coaches’ presentations

14 coaches from the nation's best league.

LeCount has reasons to smile

ATLANTA — Terry LeCount woke up at 3 a.m. on Tuesday like he does every morning, preparing for another day of work that would start with an early morning run through the streets of Atlanta. He was getting ready to...

Ivey, Jefferson want to leave a better legacy at Florida

ATLANTA — They aren’t supposed to be here. OK, maybe they could have ended up in Atlanta on Tuesday as members of the Falcons, watching SEC Media Days on TV. But not here, representing the University of Florida and answering questions...

Fisher has things to prove at Texas A&M

ATLANTA — The three stenographers had blank looks of relief on their faces and charred fingertips where sparks had been flying only seconds before. They had been in charge of taking down every word said by Jimbo Fisher during his...

Predicting order of finish in SEC for 2018

By Pat Dooley and Robbie Andreu Staff writers This is the week when the assembled SEC media gets an opportunity to be bold and take chances. Or not. When the votes are tallied, we pretty much know the two teams at the top...

Swampcast: Top 30 SEC players (1-10)

Gainesville Sun sports writers Pat Dooley and Robbie Andreu give you their top 10 SEC players for this upcoming season.

Swampcast: Top 30 SEC players (11-20)

Breaking down the top 30 SEC players for the upcoming season with Pat Dooley and Robbie Andreu of The Gainesville Sun.