Sunday blog: LSU has a legit offense

The Sunday Blog comes at you working on no sleep and a special thanks to the idiot who pulled the fire alarm at 4 a.m. Classy. * At around 3 a.m. Gainesville time, I figured I might as well fill...

Game Gators run into offensive buzzsaw in bayou

BATON ROUGE, La. — In the suffocating small room where the visiting head coach answers questions at Tiger Stadium, Dan Mullen could hear the fans still celebrating every time the door opened.  It was a sobering experience for the head...

Dooley At The Half: Where’s the elite UF defense?

BATON ROUGE, La. — Gainesville Sun sports columnist Pat Dooley looks at the first half of the Florida-LSU game. Joe Burrow hurt Florida almost as much with his legs as with his arm, scrambling for some big gains...

Dooley: Florida’s latest wins in series fuel LSU’s heat

Maybe I am just naive. Maybe I am dumb enough to think that time heals wounds and bygones become bygones and every other bad cliche in the book. But I thought it was over. I thought it was back to normal. Intense, but...

Thinking ahead to what is possible for Florida football team

There are two extremes of people or, rather, two extremes of football fans. There are those who are part-realists and part-pessimists, who are always ready to pump the brakes while all around them fans are seeing faux confetti. And there are...

The Back Nine: Trask’s personality fits his role on Gators

The Back Nine comes at you after a weekend that was so good it makes me worried about what the next week will hold. I mean, I’m due. Or maybe just on a roll. 10. Football seasons fly past really...

Dooley At The Half: UF mistakes saving Auburn

Sun sports columnist Pat Dooley looks at the first half of Florida-Auburn: * I’m not sure if I’ve ever heard The Swamp louder at the start of a game than it was Saturday. It may have been for a previous...

Gators have plenty to prove

There is not a lot we know for sure about what will happen today. We think we know, but we don't really know. Or as I like to say, I know more than you think I know, but I...

Dooley: SEC scheduling can use some work

The SEC is more of a collection of institutions than it is a conference. Some schools will give up their permanent opponent when you pry their cold, dead hands from it.

The Back Nine: Surgery didn’t stop Mullen from coaching vs. Auburn

Mullen had an emergency appendectomy at 11 the night before the game

Sunday Blog: A campus spot for College GameDay

The Sunday Blog comes at you and then it’s off to the golf course for one last bit of fun before all hell breaks loose in Gainesville next week. After a seven-year drought, ESPN’s GameDay will be in...

The Picks: Reckon Alabama shouldn’t be ranked No. 2

I wouldn’t call it an epiphany. Maybe more of a realization. Or as Val Kilmer said in the wonderful “Tombstone” (in my top 10 of all time, by the way), “Oh, make no mistake about it. It’s not revenge he’s...

Dooley Noted: Gators 4-0 in first third of the season

Gainesville Sun columnist Pat Dooley talk this week about the Florida Gators football game against Towson. Also topics include how the Gators look toward the rest of the season, if the Florida defense elite, Spreads, an interview with former Gators standout linebacker James Bates, and of course Three Things.

Gators begin basketball practice amid high expectations

There was no soft-selling, no dampening of expectations Tuesday at the Florida basketball facility. There was the occasional of the work to do and the long road ahead. But the loudest sound on Florida Basketball Media Day was the buzz...

The Back Nine: Big boys just ahead for Gators

The Back Nine comes at you after the first real Saturday night watching college football on TV. It didn’t stink. 10. No matter what you think about the way they have played, it is certainly noteworthy that Florida over two...

Sunday Blog: Tennessee may need more than these Volunteers

The Sunday Blog after another UF win over Tennessee: * Please don't take this the wrong way, but being on the field after the game and watching the Tennessee Volunteers trudging slowly off the field, I almost felt bad for...

Dooley: Gators far from finished product, but 4-0 is nice

As he walked in the tunnel area, Florida receiver Freddie Swain held a camera up on an elaborate selfie stick and began taking in the scene. This would be his last Florida-Tennessee game and he wanted to enjoy the...

1994 champs set up Gators on historic run

Nobody was thinking about it at the time because the players were young babes of football with no premonitions about what the hazy future could bring. At the time, it was simply what it was. But as the great Florida...

Struggling Volunteers can still pose problem for Gators

Florida-Tennessee a rivalry game?

The Back Nine: No. 11 back at starting quarterback for Gators

The Back Nine comes at you after another wild and crazy Florida football win. It seems like there has been a lot of them lately. 10. When Kyle Trask takes the field as the Florida starting quarterback, he will be...