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  1. Gators declare their spring a success

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- In keeping with tradition, Florida concluded a month of practices with a feel-good scrimmage in front of thousands of fans and called the spring a success. Coming off of a terrible 2013 season, the Gators desperately needed ch...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  2. UF spring game a stark contrast to 2013

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- A typical spring football game in the South is like throwing red meat to hungry animals. For the Gators and their football-starved fans, Saturday's scrimmage went down easy. Positive feelings were in abundance inside Ben Hill ...

    Blog | April 12, 2014
  3. What to watch for in Florida's spring game

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Progress. It's what Florida fans expect to see this fall. It's what they hope to see in Saturday's spring game. Everyone is under much more scrutiny after the Gators' 4-8 record last season, but mostly the microscope will be o...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  4. Driskel has something to prove to UF fans

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Jeff Driskel will be on a mission in Florida's spring game on Saturday. His goal? Win over a skeptical fanbase. "I want to show them that I'm confident," the junior quarterback said on Wednesday, "that I didn't let the Miam...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  5. Gators look to win more fans this spring

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- If Will Muschamp had his druthers, every Florida practice would take place under a veil of such secrecy that even the NSA would be jealous. The Gators coach simply believes there's a competitive advantage to keeping team affai...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  6. UF spring predictions: Standouts emerge

    Jeff Barlis

    Editor's note: This is Part 5 of our weeklong series predicting what's ahead for Florida this spring. GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- With so much perfect weather in Florida, fans are expected to flock to the Gators' eight open practices, starting on Wednesd...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  7. Grier well prepared for backup role at UF

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Will Grier knows the deal. He has been hearing from Gator fans for months, knows how excited they are about his future and is flattered by the attention. Some have even called him a savior. "Yeah, I see that all the time," ...

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  8. Can Florida really be a top 25 team?

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida fans clung to a dubious silver lining after Florida's miserable 4-8 season in 2013: It can't get any worse! And it's true. The Gators had terrible luck, enough injuries to fill an entire season of "Grey's Anatomy" and ...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  9. UF fan's viewing guide to all-star games

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- 'Tis the season for high school all-star games. Like Thursday's Under Armour All-America Game, two more games this weekend will showcase Gator commits and targets. Florida fans looking to glimpse the future can tune in to the ...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  10. Florida fan's viewing guide to UA Game

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- A year ago in the Under Armour All-America Game, Florida fans were treated to a satisfying showcase of their top two recruits -- cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III and running back Kelvin Taylor. Neither disappointed as a freshm...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  11. What to watch for: Duke's offense

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida fans are sure to tune in en masse to Tuesday night's Chick-fil-A Bowl (8 p.m. ET, ESPN) to watch their new offensive coordinator run Duke's offense for the last time. They'll be searching for clues to what Kurt Roper can ...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  12. Florida interviews Duke OC Roper

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida fans got their first piece of hard news on Monday in the ongoing search for an offensive coordinator. The Gators flew in Duke offensive coordinator Kurt Roper for an interview, a source familiar with the situation told...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  13. UF still looking for offensive coordinator

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida's search for a new offensive coordinator took a confusing turn on Saturday night. Gators fans watched the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl in earnest as Southern Cal defeated Fresno State. They watched as USC piled up 499 y...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  14. Gators wounded but proud of effort

    Jeff Barlis

    Florida may have lost another game on Saturday, but it proved it hasn't lost its pride. For a team that's been beaten up by injuries, opponents and lately its own fans, the Gators showed a lot of fight in losing 19-14 at South Carolina. After a...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  15. Greetings from the Swamp

    Jeff Barlis

    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...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  16. Bama makes UF's schedule tougher in '14

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- If Florida fans thought the Gators' 2013 schedule was tough, wait till next year. The SEC released the 2014 schedule this morning and while Florida has a pretty light non-conference slate next season (Idaho, Eastern Michigan a...

    Blog | August 21, 2013