Notebook: Franks in walking boot, facing long recovery, Mullen says

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 Injured former starting quarterback Feleipe Franks is out of a cast and into a walking boot, but is still facing a lengthy recovery from a dislocated/fractured ankle sustained against Kentucky, Florida coach Dan Mullen said Monday.  “He’s out of the...

Gators produce impressive third quarter vs. Commodores

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Achieving perfection is never an easy thing, especially in football, where there are so many variables and so many things can go wrong.  The Florida Gators showed Saturday that it can be done, though.  The Florida offense put together a perfect...

Gators finding ways to keep players content

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In the unlikely event it wasn’t clear from UF’s 56-0 win over Vanderbilt, it bears repeating: the Gators are now a pass-first offense rather than a run-heavy one.  Florida’s stable of five running backs combined for just 34 yards on...

Andreu’s Answers: UF defense does a job on Vanderbilt

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Before every Florida game, veteran college football beat writer Robbie Andreu comes up with five pertinent questions and then answers them after the game. Here’s Week 10: 1. With an early start and coming off an emotional loss to Georgia,...

True freshman Diabate helps lead in UF shutout

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With one of Florida’s key starters sidelined Saturday for the 56-0 win over Vanderbilt, the Gators and coach Dan Mullen called on No. 11 to step up. Yet this time it wasn’t quarterback Kyle Trask stepping in for Feleipe Franks,...

Dooley At The Half: Plenty of stats, but just two UF scores

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Sun sports columnist Pat Dooley looks at the first half of the Florida-Vanderbilt game. Florida had a dominant first quarter and still the score was 0-0. The Gators had 152 yards in the quarter and only had eight...

Today’s storylines: Vanderbilt at No. 10 Florida

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Who: Vanderbilt (2-6, 1-4 SEC) vs. No. 10 Florida (7-2, 4-2) When: 12 p.m. today Where: Steve Spurrier-Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium TV: ESPN Radio: 103.7-FM, AM-850 Line: Florida by 27. Series record: Florida leads 40-10-2. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Florida has won five straight against Vanderbilt...

Dooley Noted: It’s still out there to play for Gators

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Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun sports columnist, talks in this episode of the Dooley Noted podcast about the Florida Gators up coming game against Vanderbilt. Pat hits on subjects like embracing the opportunity, Mr. Two Bits, the CFP and of course Three Things. Plus, Pat has an interview with Adam Sparks, a college sports writer for The Tennessean.

Horror film: Florida’s defensive players see errors that contributed to Georgia loss

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 Going over the tape after a loss is usually an excruciating experience. But it can also be a helpful one, an enlightening one that can be beneficial in the long run.  Such is the case with the Florida defense’s film...

The Back Nine: Gators not quite at ’Dogs level

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The Back Nine comes at you after another Florida-Georgia weekend that included my wife and daughter sitting behind a guy who was passed out during the first three quarters of the game. He probably thought Florida won. 10. The feeling...

Gators drop to No. 10 on Associated Press poll

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The College Football Playoff rankings, the only one that matters for CFP selection, will be revealed after Week 10 games on Tuesday at about 9 p.m. on ESPN

Gators understand season isn’t over, admit “we’ve got to be better than that”

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JACKSONVILLE — Florida’s season isn’t over — far from it, in fact.  But after Saturday’s 24-17 loss to Georgia, Gators coach Dan Mullen didn’t shy away from the obvious.  “There’s an awful lot to still play for. A lot of football...

Dooley: Gators were out of sorts from beginning

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JACKSONVILLE — As Georgia celebrated and half the fans in the stadium cheered wildly and woofed it up, Florida’s players were left to trudge off the field with a strange “what if” question Saturday night. What if the Gators showed...

Dooley Noted: Florida vs. Georgia, a game that will change perceptions

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Pat Dooley, The Gainesville Sun sports columnist, talks in this episode about the upcoming game against Georgia. Pat hits on topics like, perception, big game, the Uncle Rico's, myths, Spreads and of course Three Things. Guest Seth Emerson, college football writer for The Athletic.

Dooley Noted: It’s not about the past, it’s about right now

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Pat Dooley, the Gainesville Sun sports columnist, talks in this episode of the Dooley Noted podcast about the Florida Gators upcoming game against the Georgia Bulldogs. Pat hits on topics like, don't sleep on Georgia, the NFL, Georgia fans worried,defense, last weeks games and of course Three Things. The guest this episode is Brett McMurphy, a college football insider with The Stadium Network.

To-do list for Florida to have success vs. Georgia

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Anyone breaking down the Florida schedule in the preseason probably would have listed the Georgia game as a high probability of a loss for the Gators. The perception back then was that UGA was simply a better football team...

Dooley Noted: Gators look to heal after USC win

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Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun sports columnist, talks in this episode of the Dooley Noted Podcast about the Gators victory over South Carolina, Mullen's opinions on the team, Trask looking better at a QB, and of course Three Things. Pat's guest today is SEC Network lead anchor Dari Nowkhah.

Columbia challenge: Gators to reset for a key SEC game at South Carolina

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Florida survived its two-week Wild West adventure, splitting games with top-10 opponents Auburn and LSU on consecutive Saturdays. Now the Gators are back on their own turf, the SEC East, with a clear path to Atlanta...

Dooley Noted: Gators get great win over Auburn

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Pat Dooley, the Gainesville Sun sports columnist, comes at you with another great edition of the Dooley Noted podcast. This episode Pat talks about the Gators big win over Auburn, Gator fans, LSU, other games from the past weekend and of course Three Things. Also in this episode Pat has an interview with Dennis Dodd, the senior college football columnist for CBSSports.com.

Gators move up to No. 7 in Associated Press rankings

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Florida moved up three spots to No. 7 in the latest Associated Press college football rankings released Sunday. The Gators were ranked No. 10 when they defeated then-7 Auburn 24-13 on Saturday at The Swamp. Florida (6-0, 3-0 SEC) will play...