GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Early in the 2012 season, Florida coaches discovered something puzzling about running back Matt Jones. The 6-foot-2, 225-pound freshman, who was built more like a linebacker, wasn't playing to his size.
about 1136 days ago | Edward Aschoff | Florida Gators
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - It started innocently enough with a hashtag and an illustration tweeted by Florida wide receivers coach Joker Phillips. There was the Joker, the Batman villain portrayed by Heath Ledger, wearing a blue Gators blazer including the hashtag #ComePlayWRFortheJoker.
about 1142 days ago | Derek Tyson | On The Trail: Southeast Region
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida's new approach on special teams was on display during the Gators' final open practice of the spring. D.J. Durkin has been UF's special teams coordinator since he was hired by former coach Urban Meyer in 2010, but Will Muschamp promoted him to defensive coordinator in January after Dan Quinn left to become the defensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks.
about 1197 days ago | Michael DiRocco | Florida Gators
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Florida coach Will Muschamp doesn't have to worry whether new offensive line coach Tim Davis will be a good fit with the rest of the coaching staff. Davis, who spent the 2011 season at Utah, has already worked with nearly all of them.
about 1594 days ago | Michael DiRocco | Florida Gators
Here are three keys for Florida heading into the Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl against Ohio State Monday: Let loose on offense: Florida's offense struggled yet again this season, so it's time to open things up.
about 1637 days ago | Edward Aschoff | Florida Gators
Later this week, the bowl season kicks off for the SEC with three games. On Friday, Mississippi State faces Wake Forest in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl. And on Saturday, Vanderbilt takes on Cincinnati in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, while Auburn meets Virginia in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Florida coach Will Muschamp said he's not using the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl matchup against Ohio State as an audition for the 2012 season. The Gators (6-6) are not going to bench some of the older players against the Buckeyes (6-6) in order to get some of the younger players more playing time.
about 1660 days ago | Michael DiRocco | Florida Gators
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Mickey Marotti, Florida's strength and conditioning coordinator, is weighing a job offer to join Urban Meyer at Ohio State and is expected to make a decision today, a source close to the team told GatorNation Tuesday morning.
about 1670 days ago | Michael DiRocco | Florida Gators