GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Here's what we learned about the Gators after their 26-20 loss to Georgia Southern on Saturday: 1. Florida needs Tyler Murphy back: All week the Florida coaching staff expressed its confidence in third-string quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg by saying he was ready to use more of the playbook in his next start.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Just when it appeared Florida's season of discontent could get no worse, it did. The Gators lost to an FCS opponent for the first time in school history Saturday, and with that 26-20 loss to Georgia Southern, UF (4-7, 3-5 in the SEC) has its first losing season since 1979, as well as an end to a 22-year run of bowl games that was the longest active streak in the nation.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- No Florida team since 1979's winless bunch has needed a win as badly as these Gators. Coming off a five-game losing streak, Florida (4-6) returns to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday to play host to Georgia Southern (6-4).
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- On what must be a lengthy list of disappointments this season, Florida coach Will Muschamp counts his run defense among the most confounding. Perhaps this was to be expected because Florida lost seven starters from last year's defense, which ranked fourth in the nation against the run.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Season openers are usually met with tremendous enthusiasm. It's the day fans have waited months for. As the No. 10 Gators are set to host Toledo, however, some of that excitement has been tempered by a slew of suspensions that will cost UF two defensive starters and a handful of depth players.
On Saturday, No. 10 Florida will host a Toledo team that went went 9-4 last season and knows how to move the ball at a fast pace. The Gators are looking to prove that last year's 11-win season wasn't a fluke, but they'll start the year with a beat-up offense, as key players like running back Matt Jones and offensive linemen Chaz Green and Jon Halapio are out.
about 99 days ago | Edward Aschoff | Florida Gators
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- D.J. Durkin enjoys being able to roam. During his first three seasons at Florida, Durkin coached the Gators’ linebackers. All day. Every day. Jon Bostic, Jelani Jenkins, Neiron Ball, Darrin Kitchens, Antonio Morrison.
about 115 days ago | Michael DiRocco | Florida Gators