Dooley Noted: Final Episode of the Season: Guest: Robbie Andreu

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Pat Dooley, the sports columnist for The Gainesville Sun, talks with his partner from Gatorsports.com Robbie Andreu, the sports writer at The Gainesville Sun. The two give you a live Fact or Fiction, talk about the potential start to college sports, pro sports, Odds on the season and of course Three Things.

Dooley Noted: A conversation with Florida’s first Black QB, Don Gaffney

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Pat Dooley, the sports columnist for The Gainesville Sun, talks with Don Gaffney, who was the fist Black quarterback at the University of Florida in 1973. Dooley will also talk about social justice, race, golf, baseball and of course Three Things.

The Back Nine: Make it or break it for Gators?

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The Back Nine comes at you after a weekend that included playing and watching golf, doing a little grilling and wondering what’s next for 2020. There is a pervasive feeling -- and I saw it detailed again on...

Can Golden Age for SEC QBs continue?

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There are two ways you can look at almost anything. Sometimes 15 or 16 but let’s not go there. Instead, let us today look at the difference between expectations at quarterback in the SEC this season compared to what we...

How many UF football games will you attend?

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There is so much going on in the world and we have to do everything we can over here in the sports pages to try to have a little fun (remember in the old days when the rest of...

Dooley Noted: Jay Bilas of ESPN joins the podcast.

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Pat Dooley, the sports columnist at The Gainesville Sun, talks with ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas in this episode of the Dooley Noted Podcast. Also Pat talks about the Gators football team coming back for workouts, Golf getting ready to start, Kneeling, Social Change, Heisman odds and of course Three Things.

The Back Nine: Hear all voices

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The Back Nine comes at you after a strange weekend with Covid-19 heading back in the wrong direction, the country possibly headed in the right direction and Sundays not feeling like Sundays anymore. All around this country, we...

Pandora’s Box about to open for college sports

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It was many years ago and I wish I could tell you exactly what year. But I’m guessing it was the summer of 1996 and I do remember this -- I was doing laundry in my apartment complex. Really, the...

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.

SEC West still strong at top

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On Sunday, we gave you a look at the Eastern Division teams in the SEC, how they got where they are and why they are where they are and where they might be going. Boy, that sounded like a Ron...

SEC East teams’ journey to today

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This happens in life, you wake up one morning and look at your surroundings (there may or may not be the severed head of a horse next to you) and you wonder about your choices in life. Why am I...

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

Dooely Noted: A slow return to sports. Guest: Nat Moore

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Pat Dooley , the Gainesville sun sports columnist, talks with Gator great Nat Moore in this episode of the Dooley Noted podcast. Dooley also talk about the slow return to sports, nothing is going to be perfect, conferences deciding if football will start again, and of course Three Things

Will college football fans ever come back?

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While school presidents and conference commissioners continue to earn their Zoom rewards points and try to figure out when there will be football, it’s difficult to imagine a scenario where there will be any major home field advantages this...

Dooley Noted: Steve Spurrier stops In to talk

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Pat Dooley, the sports columnist for the Gainesville Sun, talks in this episode of the Dooley Noted podcast to the head ball coach Steve Spurrier about the 1990 Florida Gators and the first Florida SEC championship. Also Pat talks about SEC media days, routine, MLB, and of course Three Things. 

The Back Nine: We won’t back down

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The Back Nine comes at you with another series of thoughts without actual sports being played, which is kind of like a meatless buffet. No offense, vegans. Or UFC fans. It feels as if it has been around...

We can’t have a repeat of this college football season

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If we needed any more examples about how shaky the prospects are for the 2020 college football season, they were delivered in the last couple of days. There was Mark Emmert, the grand exalted poobah of the NCAA, saying this...

Dooley Noted: Guest Jimmy Hyams; Eight weeks without sports

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Pat Dooley, the Gainesville Sun sports columnist, talks this week with guest Jimmy Hyams, sports talk show host in Tennessee on The Sports Animal, about the Tennessee recruiting triumphs. Also Pat talks about talking with Scott Stricklin, 4 months from now, SEC media day, Fans in the stands and of course Three Things

Dooley Noted: Guest Mike Bianchi, the Orlando Sentinel

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Pat Dooley, the Gainesville Sun sports columnist, is joined this week by guest Mike Bianchi, sports columnist with the Orlando Sentinel, to talk about the possible return of the NBA to play in Orlando and many other topics. Pat talks about a Zoom call with Dan Mullen, the Gators mental approach, two UF basketball players enter the draft, Name Image and Likeness, NCAA decisions, the NFL draft and of course Three Things.

Observations of first round of NFL draft

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So, yes, I watched the first round of the NFL draft. I never even switched away during the commercials. And here are a dozen observations about the first virtual draft in these different times: Did everyone lock their dogs...