The Back Nine: Inquiries during coach search not job offers

The Back Nine comes at you a couple of days late, because something happened Monday and that sound you heard was the collective popping of corks by the legitimate media boys and girls because another coaching search has ended. 10....

Dooley: Mullen gets it, let’s give him time to fix it

Scott Stricklin heard from a lot of people from the state of Mississippi over the last 48 hours. Many of the texts and emails were less than complimentary. But there was one message that stood out. “He said, ‘I knew it...
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Dooley Noted: On Mullen, Pat’s ticked off by ‘lunatic fringe’ among Gator fans

In his last podcast of the year, Sun sports columnist Pat Dooley dives into Florida's decision to hire Dan Mullen as head football coach.

The Sunday Blog, Regular season finale

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Dooley: Finally, time to put this embarrassment in the rearview

It’s over. Thank goodness, it’s over. It ended with a whimper on a perfect Saturday, as FSU won the race of snails. The sad Seminoles made fewer awful plays than the gloomy Gators and kept their desperate bowl hopes alive. Florida, on...

Dooley Grades The Gators: F for finish

Offense F for Feleipe First half: Feleipe Franks reached a new low in that he was not only struggling to produce points, but was handing them to the Seminoles. The drive at the end of the half helped, but did...

Dooley: Today’s game still holds meaning

Between all of the flight tracking, speculative guessing, contract language, agent envy and will he-or-won’t he?, we have noticed something else during this Thanksgiving weekend. There’s a football game today. It may be Rivalry Week, but in Gainesville it’s more of...
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Dooley Noted Podcast: ‘Lamest’ UF/FSU game in over 50 years

Pat Dooley talks with Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times.

The Picks: Thankful for a winning record

Because it is Thanksgiving, I could write one of those cliche Thanksgiving columns about all of the things I am thankful for on this day.

The Back Nine: A question only Kelly can answer

The Back Nine comes at you wondering if anybody is going to track my next plane trip in a couple of weeks. Come on, guys, it would make me feel important. 10. As we enter another week of Chipmania, is...
Dooley Noted Podcast

Dooley Noted Podcast: UAB reaction, FSU preview and coaching search

Pat discusses UF's coaching search, the win over UAB and the Gators chances against FSU this week.

Dooley: End result Saturday spurred by decision not to quit

The band cranked up the fight song and some of Florida’s players stumbled around like they didn’t know where to go. It had been that long. The children of several coaches sprinted onto the field and jumped into daddy’s arms...

Dooley Grades The Gators: Any win is a good one

Offense B- First half: If not for the dropped passes (three), it would have been a decent first half for Feleipe Franks. The running game (80 yards) was average at best. Second half: Florida really got the running game going with...
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Dooley: No guarantees in college football

The college football landscape is littered with once-proud programs who have been kicked to the curb and former train wrecks that have turned into powerful programs.

The Picks: UF out to avoid another 7-game slide

There is a great quote in the movie Tombstone (an all-time Dr. Football favorite) when Doc Holliday/Val Kilmer says, “My hypocrisy goes only so far.” And then later, “It appears my hypocrisy knows no bounds.” What he said. Both times. Because...

Dooley Noted Podcast: A Florida win would still feel good

Pat discusses his confidence in the remaining coaches, encourages fans to show up and support the players and talks with Gator great James Bates.

The Back Nine: Here’s the thing about Kelly to Florida

The Back Nine comes at you a day late, because of the Gator basketball opener which was the first time I’ve seen the Gators win in person at anything in awhile (I’m 0-1 in volleyball). 10. So let’s start with...

Dooley Noted podcast: Loss to Muschamp, coaching search and CFP

In Pat Dooley's post-game podcast, Pat discusses the Gators loss to South Carolina, Florida's coaching search and the college football playoff.

Dooley: Gators can score; defend a question

Chris Chiozza’s grin was sly and knowing. It didn’t take him more than a split second to answer the question about what it’s like directing a basketball team with so many weapons.

The Sunday Blog, from the other Columbia: Tricks out

The Sunday Blog comes at you after another season changing college football Saturday ... except at Florida. Again, no trick plays. No jet sweeps, just guys running in motion for no apparent reason. This is an offense that relies...