What's wrong with this picture?

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Florida and LSU are a combined 9-1, both teams are ranked in the top 15, both teams are serious contenders in the SEC race (maybe even beyond that), both teams are loaded with young, promising talent, but. ... Fans from...

Alabama game recruiting

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All those Gator ledge-jumpers should calm down for a second. Well, those concerned about the team's offensive woes after the mortifying display at Alabama, stay put. Those there because they are afraid Bama's 31-6 rout inside one of the most impressive...

Gators recruiting stats roundup

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Here's what Florida prospects did on the first weekend in October ... VERBAL COMMITMENTS Fullback Hunter Joyer — Tampa Catholic got its first win of the year, beating Deerfield Beach Zion Lutheran 64-6. Joyer's two touchdowns came on a 4-yard...

How bad is Brantley hurt?

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A relatively quiet day on the Florida football beat took a turn toward the frenetic when the latest betting line came out in the morning. The line (UF favored by seven) was dropped by the Las Vegas oddsmakers...

Not following the plan

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It didn't take Urban Meyer long Monday to describe how the Gators followed their weekly plan to win in the 31-6 loss to Alabama on Saturday night. "We failed miserably," he said. UF's plan to win is pretty much the following:...

Alabama prediction time

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Way back in the summer, when it seemed the start of the football season would never get here, I made three bold predictions in one of our daily football fixes. One of those,  I picked Florida to beat Alabama. I felt...

Ask Aschoff 9/29

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We're moving right along with recruiting this year. Florida had a pretty productive weekend, getting a lot of top prospects in for the Kentucky game. A lot of the guys on campus and in the stands were...

Setting Burton's record straight

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This blog is in response to the dozens of e-mails I've received this week concerning Trey Burton breaking Tim Tebow's school record for touchdowns in a game with six Saturday night against Kentucky. A lot of fans out there have...

Notebook: Pop Saunders shows off versatility

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On paper, you'd think De'Ante "Pop" Saunders was primed to be the next great offensive playmaker. But you'd be wrong. The DeLand athlete might have surpassed the 100-yard mark running the ball in three of four games this season,...

Alabama … where the Tuscaloosa

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For those who don't get that headline, it's an old (like me) Groucho Marx joke. Anyway, the subject today is Tuscaloosa (not the tusks are looser), and how tough a place it is to play. Urban Meyer and the Gators...

QBs have winning in common

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Dating back to last season, much has been made about the fact that Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy has not lost a game as a starting quarterback since he was in eighth grade. It's an awesome record, but Florida quarterback...

Gators recruiting stats roundup

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Here's a look at what Florida recruits did over the weekend. Commits: Quarterbacks Jeff Driskel — Driskel's game was postponed due to weather. Wide Receivers Ja'Juan Story — Brooksville Nature Coast's game with Tavares was halted at halftime due to weather, but Story scored...

UF-UK recruiting visits

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Saturday's game with Kentucky marks the first real recruiting weekend for Florida's staff. Most of Florida's commits will be in attendance (as always), while a few of Florida's top uncommitted prospects will be in Gainesville as...

Kentucky prediction time

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This should be the most sure-bet prediction there is for Saturday night's game: The struggling Florida offense will start slow and get shut out in the first quarter for the fourth consecutive game. I'm tempted to go with that. But...

Debose will be just fine

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Over the past few weeks, I've received quite a few e-mails from people inquiring about the status of redshirt freshman wide receiver Andre Debose, whom Urban Meyer compared to Percy Harvin when he signed as part of the 2009...

Ask Aschoff 9/22

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With most of the top prospects in the country still holding off on verbal commitments, recruiting as a whole has been pretty laid back and a little boring this year. There's been little drama so far, which...

Steward balancing present and future

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Everybody wants a piece of Tony Steward. He's the nation's top-rated middle linebacker. All the best football programs are after him. And he's one of the most physically impressive prospects around. But none of that matters to him, not while his...

Young guys starting to emerge

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Like the Florida coaches have been projecting all along, many of the Gators' young studs have started to make a move with game experience and are contributing more. "There are a bunch of them," UF coach Urban Meyer...

New defense designed to stem Tide?

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The Gators revealed a new defensive look at Neyland Stadium on Saturday, playing five defensive linemen at the same time to put more size and strength on the field to defend the Vols' power running game. Starting tackle Jaye Howard...

Recruiting stats roundup

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Here's a look at what some of Florida's commits and targets did over the weekend. COMMITMENTS Quarterback Jeff Driskel — Driskel lost his first game of the season, as Hagerty fell to Sanford Seminole 28-14, but he finished the game...