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...

Sunday Blog: Something about Gators winning at Kentucky

The Sunday Blog comes at you very early Sunday morning after another Florida win in Lexington, Ky. And there have been a few. * That’s the thing, when Kentucky is lining up for what could have been the game-winning field...

Gators get by on pure grit

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Sometimes heroes are made of grit and moxie, of physical talent and a sharp mind. Sometimes they are made of opportunity. And sometimes they are made of perseverance. All of these apply to Florida’s newest hero today. He...

Quarterbacks will have say in who wins tonight in Lexington

Most football games — college and pro and even high school — come down to the play of the quarterbacks. It’s why the network infographics usually show them when they are promoting the games and at some point the...

The Picks: Hot takes on college football

The theme of this week has been heat. Alabama is upset about a noon game next week, apparently not realizing there are FIVE other SEC teams playing at the same time on that Saturday. Man, the league is out to...

The Back Nine: Gators to face new starter at quarterback for Kentucky

The Back Nine comes at you after a home opener, NFL openers and by the time we got to Sunday evening, the use of a bottle opener. 10. There were a lot of us looking forward to seeing how this...

Sunday blog: Gators adjusting just fine

The Sunday Blog comes at you after a late night that included some wonderful Pac-12 After Dark to wrap up crazy day: * One thing we have seen from Florida so far this year has been the ability to adjust....

A way to honor Mr. Two Bits

You think the pressure is palpable for any of the Florida players taking the field tonight for the home opener? How about the people taking the field before it kicks off? The grandchildren of George Edmondson and their families will do...

The Picks: What can Week 2 do for an encore to the nutty opening...

The record stands at 13-2 and would have been better if I hadn’t become dehydrated halfway through The Picks.

A different Swamp sideline for former Florida player

Catching up with ... Clinton McMillan

The Back Nine: SEC is top heavy league

The Back Nine comes at you after a wonderful weekend of football, family and hurricane watching. And some great barbecue. 10. We knew there would be a lot of overreaction after the first weekend, but what we didn’t know was...

Sunday Blog: After Saturday’s results, Gators’ win looks even better

The Sunday Blog comes at you after driving home from a visit with my Dad in St. Augustine and watching an endless parade of power trucks heading the other way: I’m not going to say Auburn saved the...

The Picks: Remaining calm again theme this week

This whole thing has seemed surreal. College football season’s first big Saturday is coming up, but college football already has had a big Saturday game and college football has already had its first Overreaction Monday. OK, so it gets serious this...

The Back Nine: A lot went wrong, but Gators still won

The Back Nine comes at you and I’m in love. I’m in love with the fact I have an actual game to talk about, statistics to look at and highlights to review. OK, maybe we’re just dating. 10. Don't do...

Crazy game, but all that matters is Gators won

ORLANDO — A work of art, this was not. A victory, it was. I’m not saying that’s all that matters, but in the end, yeah, it kind of is all that matters. Florida won. Miami lost. How both teams got to the final...

Dooley: Time for the reveal

The rumor is that Tim Tebow will talk to the Florida Gator football team Saturday before the game. Me, I’d have Billy Donovan. And I’d ask for a specific speech, one even better than Tebow’s pledge. You remember it or have seen...

The Picks: Yeah, there are annoying things about college football

It’s really pretty simple. Florida has a better team

For openers, this one vs. Miami holds a lot of weight

This is the biggest opening game Florida has played in the history of the program.

The Back Nine: Wilson’s wait to end vs. ‘Canes

The Back Nine comes at you and all you need to know is that it is Game Week. It is not Week Zero. It is Game Week. Extra goosebumps sold separately. 10. We’re all excited that there is a game...

A rivalry unlike any other

There is no shortage of rivalries for the University of Florida, and that doesn’t count Gatorade vs. Powerade and jorts vs. Bama bangs. And then there is the rivalry that is not a rivalry, except it is. You are now...