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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Back Nine: Enjoy ride while UF team grows

Gators will be a much better team at end of season.
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Dooley Noted: Was it the greatest play in Florida history?

Pat reviews the Florida-Tennessee game -- and Feleipe Franks' remarkable game-winning pass -- and catches you up on other SEC news from the weekend.

The Sunday Blog: Wild Week Three (I think)

The Sunday Blog comes at you after a late, late night and for that, we thank you. Only nuts like myself were watching Texas and USC in double overtime at 1:30 a.m. Wait, you were, too? 1 -- Gosh, the...

Dooley: Gators let it fly to create memorable ending

Feleipe Franks said his first thought when he rolled out of the pocket was to run. In a split second, he had to decide whether there was enough time to get out of bounds and still have a monster...

Dooley Grades The Gators: Needed win

Offense C+ First half: Florida did some things well, but not enough of them. The backs need to learn how to pick up blitzes. Second half: After a miserable third quarter, the Gators picked it up in the fourth and then,...

Battle royale? Losing coordinator leaves town

It’s funny how some things stick with you. Your first kiss that isn’t from your grandmother, your first hole-in-one (pats self on back), maybe a day at the beach where you absorbed the perfect combination of sun, boiled shrimp and margaritas.

McElwains’ barbecue sauce debuts at Swamp

Part of the label for Florida football coach Jim McElwain's new barbecue sauce, which makes its debut this weekend. [Submitted]

THE PICKS: SEC East closing gap vs. West

We are two weeks into the college football season and, of course, everyone is absolutely freaking out! (I need to figure out how to put a GIF in print).

Dooley: Jones’ style a lot like Les Miles

He’s an easy target, a punching bag of sorts no matter how many games he wins, because he’ll let you know about each one of those wins in some bizarre way. He wears a haircut from the 1950s and talks...

Dooley Noted: Tennessee a ‘must-win’ for Florida

Pat talks about Hurricane Irma, recent NCAA games, and Florida's prospects against Tennessee.

The Back Nine: Florida facing must-win game

The Back Nine comes at you after only 12 hours without power, eight of which I slept through, and minimal wind damage. It feels like we were lucky, but I look around this great state and realize not everyone...

Sunday Blog 2: Sooners surprise sans Stoops

The Sunday Blog comes at you with Irma-geddon right around the corner. But we can still talk some college football, right? This is simple. Sometimes we’re so wrong about things. Sometimes we’re not. We are two weeks into...

The Picks: UF veterans seen plenty of drama

Here’s a record Jim McElwain didn’t want — most games lost to hurricanes (two). “Well, at least I have one record,” McElwain said Thursday night.

Dooley Noted: Hurricane Irma, Northern Colorado and key NCAA matchups

UF has its eyes on Irma as the Gators prepare to play Northern Colorado. Meanwhile, Pat talks with ESPN's Chris Low about Auburn-Clemson and other outstanding NCAA matchup.
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Facebook Live: Previewing Florida-Northern Colorado

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Dooley: Come on, Gators have an identity

Every sports column should come with a caveat, a disclaimer that says that what we are writing about really, really matters, but only in the small speck of life that is sports entertainment. As we await a killer hurricane in...

Dooley Noted: Gators ‘a team with no offensive identity’

Pat looks back on Florida's loss to Michigan and the question of coach Jim McElwain's job security.

The Back Nine: McElwain won’t call UF plays

The Back Nine comes at you after a quick weekend in Texas that was uneventful off the field unless making your 6:15 a.m. flight home can be considered a major event. 10. So, how did you feel about Florida’s opening...

Sunday Blog, Week One: Florida should revisit venue

The Sunday Blog comes at you from the airport in Dallas very early in the morning. So excuse any typos: One thing about the crowd in Arlington, it was pretty cool to see all of those Gator fans there....

Dooley: Disappointing way to start Florida’s season

ARLINGTON, Texas — As he walked off the fake-grass field of the massive stadium, Doug Nussmeier stared up at one of the video screens where the statistics of the game just finished were being flashed. With his jaw jutting, the...