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  1. UF's Jones has roller coaster pointed up

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- For every Florida player who lived through that miserable 4-8 season in 2013 there is a personal tale of turbulence. None was more bumpy than that of Matt Jones. Then a sophomore running back, Jones was expected to excel in th...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  2. Roper and his offense give Gators hope

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- If you ask Kurt Roper the coach to go back in time and evaluate Kurt Roper the quarterback, you'll get a belly laugh as he describes himself essentially as a recruiting whiff. "Not good enough!" he chortles. "A miss!" It's ...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  3. Gator-on-Gator block still lives in infamy

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- It started with some innocent ribbing when Florida players watched their game tape after losing to Georgia Southern in late November of last season. The play that caught everyone's eyes and tickled their funny bones revealed G...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  4. Gators sing Backstreet Boys at karaoke

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida coach Will Muschamp found a receptive audience when he told his players their Wednesday night practice to break camp was cancelled in favor of a little party at his house. The Gators feasted on steaks and played ...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  5. UF making roster decisions as camp ends

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Preseason camp is a time of constant evaluation, with players' fortunes rising and falling in each day of competition. That part is over for the Florida Gators, who now shift into preparations for Week 1 opponent Idaho. UF ...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  6. Thomas Holley of Florida Gators to have surgery for torn labrum, ...

    Jeff Barlis

    The Florida Gators will not have the chance to play one of their top recruits this fall as defensive tackle Thomas Holley will have surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2014
  7. Gators' Debose back for one last season

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Andre Debose took a look at the interview table that was set up with his name in front of an empty seat and leapt over it in one great bound. For an audience of journalists gathered for media day, hours before the Gators opene...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  8. Missouri Tigers season preview

    Jeff Barlis

    Previewing the 2014 season for the Missouri Tigers: 2013 record: 12-2 (7-1 SEC), beat Oklahoma State 41-31 in the AT&T Cotton Bowl Final grade for 2013 season: In their second season in the SEC, the Tigers were one of the league's bigg...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  9. Gators hope injury woes are in the past

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- At SEC media days, coach Will Muschamp was asked when his Florida Gators hit rock bottom in 2013. Naturally, it involved an injury. "On a Tuesday night, it was about 9:30, 10 at night," he said, recalling the night of Nov. ...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. UF off and running in first week of practice

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- After three years of watching his pro-style offense go nowhere slowly, Florida head coach Will Muschamp switched to an up-tempo, spread attack. Installing a new offense takes time, however, and there is only so much that can b...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  13. Florida Gators say CB Vernon Hargreaves suffered bone bruise afte...

    Jeff Barlis

    Vernon Hargreaves, Florida's All-SEC cornerback and best player, injured his left knee during a large scuffle at the Gators' first public practice on Thursday night.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2014
  14. Florida Gators season preview

    Jeff Barlis

    Previewing the 2014 season for the Florida Gators: 2013 record: 4-8 (3-5 SEC) Final grade for 2013 season: Pardon the pun, but there's just no way to give a passing grade to a team that could hardly complete a forward pass. An incomplete g...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  15. Healthy tackles are key to Florida OL

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Consider Dante Fowler Jr., Florida's preseason All-SEC defensive end, an authority on the Gators' offensive tackles. Fowler emerged as a sophomore in 2013 and rode a wave of offseason momentum into a dominating spring. Much of...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  16. The Season: Closest calls in the SEC

    Jeff Barlis

    It's the Season, as in singular. There can be only one, which means along the way we had to make some some gargantuan choices. This is what we set out to determine -- one great season by an individual that can be considered the best in the history...

    Blog | August 05, 2014