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...

Dooley: Game-changing plays indicative of Florida’s season

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Brandon Powell sat on the cold, hard bench as the players from both sidelines headed to the middle of the field. He stared straight ahead while chewing on a blue mouthpiece like it was bubblegum. He didn’t...

Dooley Grades The Gators: Hmmmm, better, but still fifth consecutive loss

Offense D First half: It seems like Florida doesn’t start calling plays that could work until they get down in the game. Nine of Florida’s first 15 plays went for zero yards or less. That’s not good. Second half: The Gators...

Dooley: The stadium where Tebow won the Heisman Trophy

Friday was not a day of celebration around the Gator Nation. Heck, for Florida fans, just getting a first down Saturday would be reason to throw your hands in the air and look for a party “Gif” to tweet...

The Picks: Four SEC teams eye bowl berths

This is the time of the year when the conferences start seriously looking at how many bowl teams they will or might get into games at the end of the season
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Dooley Noted: Looking back on better times with Gator great Chris Doering

Pat previews the Florida-South Carolina game and interivews SEC Network analyst Chris Doering.

Video: Pat Dooley fields questions about UF ahead of South Carolina game

Sun sports columnist Pat Dooley talks with readers about the Gators vs South Carolina.

Dooley: At least Muschamp understood Florida

In the Florida coaches locker room, the sound and smells of another football Saturday still fresh in his nose and ears, Will Muschamp knew it was over. His Florida football team had basically just re-gifted a football game, refusing...

The Back Nine: There will be plenty of job openings in Power 5

The Back Nine caught up on some sleep Sunday night and Monday morning so it’s coming at you with a fresh mind and a clear head. At my age, you know that’s probably not true. 10. Actually, I ducked into...
Florida vs. Missouri

Dooley Noted: Gators were pathetic, bad in every phase of the game

Pat reviews Florida's loss to Missouri, the search for a new Gators head football coach and other games in the NCAA over the past weekend.

The Sunday Blog, live from St. Louis: Let ‘er roll, Gators

The Sunday Blog comes at you from the St. Louis Airport, which may be the easiest airport in American to navigate. Where are the people? Here's the thing I don't get about this Florida football team. You are on...

Dooley: Depleted, demoralized, defeated Gators hit new low

COLUMBIA, Mo. — As the Florida band members marched down the stairs of the emptying stadium after the game was over, one Gator fan who would not quit was there to offer support. “Go Gators … in all kinds of...

Dooley Grades the Gators: Team McElwain left behind

Offense F- First half: Hmm, funny what happens when you actually try to throw the ball downfield against a bad defense. For the most part, looked like the same tired old offense. Second half: You had to like the third-and-six run...

Dooley: Next four games an opportunity

Florida will make its every-other-year trip to lovely Columbia, Mo., today for an off-Broadway production of Les Miserables. I mean, way off-Broadway.

The Picks: Half of first four won’t make CFB semifinals

The first College Football Playoff rankings came out, fittingly, on Halloween. Because those rankings and the way-too-long show which accompanies them are basically free candy.
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Dooley Noted: Florida is looking at a deep pool of football coaches

Pat discusses the upcoming Missouri game, the UF coach search and other NCAA games, and interviews ESPN's Edward Aschoff.
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Video: Pat Dooley fields questions ahead of Missouri game

Sun sports columnist Pat Dooley answers readers' questions on Facebook Live.

Dooley: McElwain Era began to unravel early on

To track where it all went wrong for Jim McElwain at Florida, you have to go back to the beginning, to his first few days as the Gator coach when he got a look around at his new surroundings. To...

Dooley: In search of … Gators’ next football coach

First of all, a word of caution. You are entering a construction zone. Please wear a hard hat and protective goggles. You don't want to get a reader’s comment in your eye or an unnamed source with knowledge of the...