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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. Shades of 2013, but this time Gators win

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- It was 2013 all over again for the Florida Gators, and then suddenly it wasn't. Against an opponent Florida used to beat year after year, the miscues and maladies returned and a mighty streak in the Swamp was in doubt. Pass-pr...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  3. Plays that changed OT: Kentucky-Florida

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida came into Saturday night's game a heavy favorite against a Kentucky program that hadn't won in Gainesville since 1979. The Gators exited with a win by slimmest of margins. Don't let 36-30 score fool you. Kentucky took ...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  4. Roper's offense pleases crowd, UF players

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- When he was introduced as Florida's offensive coordinator, Kurt Roper made one thing clear about his philosophical approach. It's not about yards or drives. It's all about points. That is why Roper was all smiles after the Gat...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  5. Florida freshman QB has memorable debut

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida played nine true freshmen in its season-opening 65-0 rout against Eastern Michigan last weekend. Duke Dawson, one of four fresh-faced defensive backs to see action, became the first true freshman in school history to r...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  6. Stoops 'furious' over his player's trash talk

    Jeff Barlis

    Kentucky running back Jojo Kemp poked the bear, and his coach isn't happy about it. Kemp, a DeLand, Fla., native, was asked about returning to his home state for Saturday's game in which the Wildcats (2-0) face the Gators (1-0) in the SEC opener f...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  7. Planning for success: Kentucky

    Jeff Barlis

    There was no point in denying it, so Mark Stoops came right out and admitted he is anxious to see his Kentucky Wildcats play Florida on Saturday. "Yeah, it's a measuring stick for us," he said during his weekly news conference on Monday. It wou...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  8. Driskel thrives in return as Gators' QB

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- At some point before he took the field for Florida's season opener last Saturday, Jeff Driskel gathered the rest of the Gators' quarterbacks and acknowledged his personal comeback story. "Guys," he said, "I haven't taken a hit...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  9. Florida Gators' D.J. Humphries has high ankle sprain

    Jeff Barlis

    Florida starting left tackle D.J. Humphries has a high ankle sprain and could miss the Gators' game at No. 3 Alabama on Sept. 20.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2014
  10. Plays that defined Florida's new offense

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida's first play of the game was a pass. Twenty-four of UF's first 31 first-down plays were passes. The Gators piled up 655 yards of offense in Saturday's 65-0 season-opening victory against Eastern Michigan. To say the de...

    Blog | September 06, 2014
  11. Jake McGee of Florida Gators leaves game with leg injury

    Jeff Barlis

    Florida tight end Jake McGee is out for the season after breaking his tibia and fibula in the first half of the Gators' season opener on Saturday against Eastern Michigan.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2014
  12. SEC viewer's guide: Week 2

    Jeff Barlis

    Noon ET Florida Atlantic at No. 2 Alabama, SEC Network This one could get ugly, as the Crimson Tide defense -- the secondary, in particular -- looks to bounce back and earn some trust from coach Nick Saban after last week's too-close-for-comfort ...

    Blog | September 06, 2014
  13. Florida players revved up to start season

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- What's the mindset of the Gators for Saturday's second attempt at a season opener? Heavyweight boxer Clubber Lang from that great American film "Rocky III" could have summed it up when he said, "Prediction? Pain." Of all th...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  14. Gator fans redeem themselves in the rain

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The debate over Florida fans' attendance at the Swamp, which has lagged since 2010, was ready to resume last Saturday. It was a brutally hot day, the Gators were coming off a 4-8 season and were set to play an FBS bottom-feede...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  15. Florida, Idaho won't reschedule

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida and Idaho will play 11-game regular seasons after the schools' athletic directors agreed Wednesday not to reschedule last Saturday's contest that was suspended by lightning and an unplayable field. "We looked at a numb...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  16. Florida Gators, Idaho Vandals won't make up suspended game

    Jeff Barlis

    Florida and Idaho will play 11-game regular seasons after the schools' athletic directors agreed Wednesday not to reschedule last Saturday's contest that was suspended by lightning and an unplayable field.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2014