SEC ballot, Phase One

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HOOVER, Ala. " The other SEC coaches probably liked Steve Spurrier a lot more when he was sort of bad-mouthing his South Carolina team the past two years at SEC Media Days. They probably...

Commodores on the rise?

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This is July, so everybody's undefeated, everybody's happy, everybody's pumped up about the upcoming SEC season. Even Vanderbilt. Despite losing seven of eight league games last season, despite not having a winning record or playing in a bowl...

George W. overlooked one Gator

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Derek Baldry may hold the distinction of being the only Florida football player in history to be snubbed by the president of the United States. It happened earlier this year, when the national champion Gators were being honored...

Gators need some leaders

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I'm not going to condone the behavior (or habits) of Brandon James and basketball player Brandon Powell. I'm not going to overreact and judge them, either, like so many are doing out there in Cyberspace. Yes, marijuana (selling...

Most improved players

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Here are my most improved players:1. David Nelson - The lanky wide receiver started making plays in the second half of the spring and it looks like he'll find his way into the playing rotation this season. He still...

Offense gets rolling

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The offense, led by a handful of young skill position players, hung a pretty good one on the defense Saturday morning with hundreds of high school coaches from the state looking on. The stars of the...

Breaking down five positions

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Here's our look at five positions less than halfway through the spring: Tailback " Junior Kestahn Moore is the veteran of the group and he's performing like it. He's been UF's most consistent and complete...

Gators get it on

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The coaches put the offense vs. the defense is competitive situations throughout the day and had a scoring system to determine the winner at the end of the day. The final result was a little surprising, with...

Some first day observations

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* Tim Tebow is clearly becoming the leader of this team. He's vocal, he's emotional and his teammates seem to embrace him. He also appears to be running the offense with much more confidence than last season. *...

QBs on shaky knees?

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During Florida's bowl preparation last December in Gainesville, I noticed one day that Chris Leak was wearing a brace on his right knee. I had not noticed one before, so I was thinking maybe his knee was banged...

Why Ryan Smith left early

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Even though the NFL Draft Advisory Committee provided information to Smith that he likely wouldn't be taken on the first day of the draft (three rounds), Smith said he simply felt it was time to leave because...

NFL comes to Gainesville

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Several former Gators will spending some of their most important (and most pressure-packed) hours ever on Florida Field on Wednesday morning when they are tested by dozens of NFL coaches and scouts. The draftable Gators will be...

No rest for national champions

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Urban Meyer is out of the country this week and national signing day has come and gone, but, of course, football season never ends at Florida.Less than two months after winning the national championship in Arizona "...