The Gators’ loss to Texas A&M on Saturday took control of their postseason hopes out of their hands and made it unlikely UF will take another trip to the conference title game this season. With one of its main goals now out of its control, what’s keeping the team motivated?
Already down nine players due to suspensions, it’s unclear how many of Florida’s seven players injured against LSU will be back this weekend. But with or without them, the Gators are trying to rev up an offense that stalled against LSU.
The University of Florida will unveil special edition “swamp green” uniforms for Saturday’s home game against Texas A&M. The jerseys feature alligator-print patterns. It is the first time in school history the team is deviating from the orange and royal blue colors.
If Florida wins out in conference play, it’d still make the SEC title game despite the one blemish to the Tigers. Even with injuries, suspensions and playoff hopes likely slashed, players are using that as motivation.
It took a goal-line stand to beat the Tigers last season in Baton Rouge. It culminated in a stop by safety Marcell Harris, who’s out this season with an injury. Without him and without other starters from that team, Florida is trying to find playmakers to replace them.
Grubhub.com broke down the food orders received in Miami, Tallahassee and Gainesville to determine the luckiest foods for the University of Miami, Florida State and University of Florida football teams.
Following Luke Del Rio’s season-ending shoulder injury, Florida coach Jim McElwain no longer needs to make a choice. Feleipe Franks is his starting quarterback. But entering his first game back at the helm, he’ll have to cope without his best receiver.
It was supposed to be the “strength” of the team heading into the season, but Florida’s offensive line didn’t play like it Week 1 against Michigan. Four weeks later, amid multiple off-field distractions, the unit has improved in every game this season.
Standout offensive players Antonio Callaway and Jordan Scarlett are among the nine Florida football players accused of using stolen credit card information to purchase laptops, iPads and other items from the UF bookstore. One player is also accused of using stolen cards to purchase take-out orders.
The Gators have won back-to-back games to open conference play in dramatic fashion, but coach Jim McElwain said that doesn’t matter. What does matter is that they found a way to win those games, even with a change at quarterback.
Florida State’s out of the Associated Press Top 25 for the first time in almost six years. The University of Miami, ranked No. 14 in the Associated Press poll, leads the ranked state teams with South Florida and Florida behind.