Fact or Fiction: Will Florida’s Trask become a Heisman Trophy finalist?

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There are truths and untruths in the world of sports. And there are also opinions that are worth discussing. You may agree or disagree. Just do it with decorum. So begins this occasional feature as Pat Dooley and Robbie...

Stricklin: Gators on schedule for fall sports

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Whether in television, radio or for print interviews in the past several weeks, Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin has stayed on point with his message that the Gators are planning to start the upcoming athletic season on schedule. "Currently, the...

A look at some potential leaders for 2020 Gators

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 Before the start of last season, Florida coach Dan Mullen said he was looking for some players to emerge as alpha dogs to lead his football team. He didn’t know if that would happen or not, but it did.  Seniors...

Gators given fifth-best odds to win CFP National Championship

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The second “if” for Florida stresses the improvement of John Hevesy’s offensive line.

Trask cover boy on preseason magazines

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Florida fans will find both magazines entertaining and informative -- and very positive for their Gators.

Dooley Noted: A lot to unwrap this week: Guest Matt Baker, Tampa Bay Times

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Pat Dooley, the Gainesville Sun sports columnist, talks with this weeks guest Matt Baker, sports writer for the Tampa Bay Times, about the state of college football and how getting back to games may never be the same. Dooley also talks about what going on in the world, Lingard cleared to play, Nembhard transfers, Charlie Strong, the passing of Pat Dye, the MLB and of course Three Things.

Fact or Fiction: This is Grantham’s last season as Florida’s defensive coordinator

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If Florida is ultra-successful, it will be hard to hang on to him for another season.

10 transfers who could be influential in SEC in 2020

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 So, there’s no doubt that transfers are going to have an impact with the Gators in 2020. UF isn’t the only SEC school that likely will benefit from the portal this season.

Fact or Fiction: Will Florida kick off football season Sept. 5?

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Will Florida make the College Football Playoffs this season.

Former 5-star and Gators RB Lingard ruled immediately eligible

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With the question regarding his eligibility now answered, Lingard will look to compete for reps this season in a UF running back unit led by Dameon Pierce and Malik Davis, with Nay’quan Wright and Iverson Clement vying for a role, too. 

NCAA offers plan to bring athletes back to campus

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Schools have already started putting plans in place to test athletes, coaches and staff for coronavirus and implement social distancing. The NCAA says its plan is offered as guidance, consistent with federal and local public health guidelines.

Gators’ six impact seniors to follow in 2020

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With the Southeastern Conference’s East Division perhaps wider open than any previous point in Mullen’s tenure, Florida is hoping to take that next step and contend for a College Football Playoff berth in 2020.

SEC true freshmen who could be significant contributors in 2020

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The league’s recruiting success in 2020 is one for the record books, with Georgia and Alabama finishing one-two in the team rankings and seven SEC schools finishing in the top 10. The others in the top 10 are LSU (No. 4), Texas A&M (No. 6), Auburn (No.7), Florida (No. 9) and Tennessee (No. 10).

Five potential upsets in the SEC this season

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Upsets happen every year, teams that supposedly have no chance against highly ranked teams spring the stunning surprise.

Will SEC dominate NFL draft again? Here are top prospects in 2021

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The SEC had 63 players selected in the 2020 NFL Draft, making it the conference with the most selections for the 14th consecutive year.

Dooley Noted: A slow return has begun: Guest Shane Matthews

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Pat Dooley, the Gainesville Sun sports columnist, talks to legendary Florida Gator Shane Matthews about his career as a Gator and how he is dealing with social distancing. Also Pat talks about the slow return to sports, SEC decision, NBA and MLB slowly starting while NFL is in full go, and of course Three Things

Gators land 2021 QB Jalen Kitna, son of NFL’s Jon Kitna

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With 17 commitments, Florida’s 2021 class ranks No. 6 according to 247Sports.

Fact or Fiction: Florida’s Davis will emerge as one of SEC’s elite safeties

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He had better. Safety play was a weakness in an otherwise stellar defensive season. Too many missed assignments, too many guys running wide open way down the field. The good thing is that Davis is a hitter who bolsters the run game, but he needs to play more like Reggie Nelson and less like Lawrence Wright. Don't get me wrong. L-Dog was a great player.

2021 athlete Charles Montgomery commits to UF

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Charles Montgomery, a 5-foot-10, 185-pound athlete out of Armwood, committed to the Gators over Maryland.

Fact or Fiction: Right time to include Meyer in Ring of Honor at UF?

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Georgia transfer Brenton Cox will have a season similar to Jon Greenard’s 2019 season.