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  1. Muschamp known to overcome adversity

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Will Muschamp has a 17-inch steel rod on display in his office. It was implanted in his leg following a high school baseball injury that nearly ended his college football career before it started. If you ask him about it, ...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  2. Opener gives Florida the rainout blues

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida coach Will Muschamp was in an exceptionally good mood for his weekly news conference on Monday. He was working the crowd, cracking jokes. There wasn't much football to discuss after an epic storm suspended the season o...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  3. SEC helmet stickers: Week 1

    Jeff Barlis

    What a weekend of college football. The SEC kicked off the festivities with three games on Thursday night and wrapped it all up with the Tennessee-Utah State game on Sunday night. Here's a look at the five best performances from Week 1. Kenny Hill...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  4. Adversity nothing new for Florida Gators coach Will Muschamp

    Jeff Barlis

    Will Muschamp has overcome plenty of adversity in his life, from a debilitating leg injury to the death of his father. So being on the hot seat at Florida with a date at Alabama on the docket won't faze him.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2014
  5. Gators have buried the past ... literally

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The end of one of the longest offseasons in Florida football history was in sight. The Gators suffered eight long months of pain and frustration following a 4-8 record in 2013. Eight months of being the butt of jokes from ever...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  6. Hargreaves injury puts scare into Gators

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The specter of last season's plague of injuries still looms over the Florida football program. That much was obvious after the team's best player, sophomore cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III, was hurt during Thursday night's pr...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  7. Best Season Ever?

    Jeff Barlis

    Who has had the single greatest individual season at each SEC school? ESPN.com's Jeff Barlis has boiled down a hefty list to just three contenders and wants your input on whether or not he got it right.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2014
  8. Vote: Top SEC games of the 2013 season

    Jeff Barlis

    Here's a good way to survive the dog days of summer -- relive the glory of last year's best college football games. ESPNU will count down the top 25 games and air all but four of them July 21-Aug. 3. Of course the SEC is well-represented. Game Nos...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  9. Florida's two-deep: Linebacker

    Jeff Barlis

    Editor's note: We're breaking down the Gators' two-deep depth chart every day for the next two weeks. We'll cover every position and offer a glimpse into the future. You can read the whole series here. LINEBACKER The starters: Senior strongside...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  10. Four-star QB Jones pledges to Florida

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- It didn't take long for Sheriron Jones to make up his mind. In fact, it took just a few hours on his first visit to the University of Florida. The four-star dual-threat quarterback from Moreno Valley, Calif., committed to the ...

    Blog | June 08, 2014
  11. SEC's lunch links

    Jeff Barlis

    One of the most dominating defensive players in college football history, the late Derrick Thomas, is in the Hall of Fame where he belongs. Here are some of his best games in college and the pros. Boise State President Bob Kustra vowed to fight N...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  12. Hall of Fame adds three from SEC schools

    Jeff Barlis

    The College Football Hall of Fame on Thursday announced its 16-member Class of 2014. It included the late, great Alabama linebacker Derrick Thomas (1985-88), Ole Miss tight end Wesley Walls (1985-88) and South Carolina wide receiver Sterling Sharpe (...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  13. SEC's lunch links

    Jeff Barlis

    The College Football Hall of Fame is announcing its 2014 inductees today at 12:30 p.m. ET. You can watch it live at footballfoundation.org. Here's a breakdown of this year's nominees from the SEC. SEC commish Mike Slive told the Associated Press ...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  14. Gators win another SEC All-Sports Trophy

    Jeff Barlis

    Even a subpar football season couldn't keep Florida from winning its 24th SEC All-Sports Trophy as presented by the Halifax Media Group. The Gators won five SEC championships this past year. Georgia was second and Texas A&M was third in a repe...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  15. McGee gives Florida offense a big boost

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- For a team that was desperate for playmakers on offense last season, the Florida Gators have growing hopes for 2014. Enthusiasm has been building since spring football ended, and it's not just because starting quarterback Jeff...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  16. Ex-Gator Harrison eager to watch NFL draft

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Jonotthan Harrison can't remember exactly when it started, but at some point in high school he became an NFL draft junkie. As a college football prospect at Groveland (Fla.) South Lake, he'd watch for hours with friends and th...

    Blog | May 06, 2014