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  1. Gators used to being swamped by rain

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Steve Spurrier knew what he was doing when he nicknamed Ben Hill Griffin Stadium "The Swamp." On Saturday night, Florida's season opener against Idaho was delayed and ultimately suspended by lightning, hours of heavy rain and ...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  2. Zook's last Florida class helped win titles

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- When he resigned from Florida in January 2002, Steve Spurrier hardly left time for his replacement to recruit. But boy could Ron Zook recruit. As Spurrier's successor, Zook capitalized on the Head Ball Coach's 12 years of p...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  3. UF's top recruiting classes of last decade

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- In the last decade, more than any other time in its history, Florida's status as a recruiting juggernaut has been proven. Once head coach Steve Spurrier established his alma mater among college football's elite, blue-chip tale...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  4. Planning for success: Florida

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- It's come down to this: the once-mighty Gators playing spoiler. All of their biggest goals have vanished, leaving Florida with two last glimmers of hope. They can upset SEC East rival South Carolina on Saturday night, which wo...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  5. 300-yard passers have become rare

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- A quarterback throwing for 300 yards used to be a regular occurrence at Florida. It started when Steve Spurrier arrived in 1990 and it continued with Ron Zook and Urban Meyer. Quarterbacks surpassed the 300-yard mark 71 times ...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  6. UF nonconference games we'd like to see

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- SEC commissioner Mike Slive was subtle, but the message was clear: He wants the league's 14 teams to beef up their nonconference schedules. Dump the FCS schools and some of the games against smaller directional schools and ins...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  7. Ranking the Gators' 2013 schedule

    Michael DiRocco

    It's Rankings Week at GatorNation. Every day we'll rank some aspect of the Florida football program heading into the 2013 season. Today we're ranking the Football Bowl Subdivision teams on the Gators' schedule. On Tuesday we'll rank the top 10 offens...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  8. Florida Gators QBs better in Year 2

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Jeff Driskel is entering his second season as Florida's starting quarterback, and that comes with expectations. The bar was set somewhat low in 2012, because Driskel and Jacoby Brissett were sophomores who had seen minimal pla...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  9. Top 5 moments: Blitz

    Michael DiRocco

    Editor's note: GatorNation is counting down the top five moments of Florida's 2012 season this week. They could be plays, drives, quarters or decisions, but regardless of what they are, they are the significant moments that shaped the season. We c...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  10. UF-UGA: Top 10 recruiting battles

    Derek Tyson and Kipp Adams

    The Florida-Georgia rivalry doesn't just take place in Jacksonville. The two schools compete all year long on the recruiting trail around the Southeast. Kipp Adams of DawgNation and Derek Tyson of GatorNation take a look at ten of the top battles for...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  11. Top 5 heartbreaks for Georgia vs. Florida

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- It's Florida-Georgia week, which means it's time to take a look back at the annual series between the two Southeastern Conference rivals. Each day this week, GatorNation will have a top five list that captures the colorful his...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  12. Top 5 heartbreaks for Florida vs. Georgia

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. - It's Florida-Georgia week, which means it's time to take a look back at the annual series between the two Southeastern Conference rivals. Each day this week, GatorNation will have a top-five list that captures the colorful hist...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  13. 3 Up, 3 Down: Florida 44, S. Carolina 11

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida moved a step closer to an SEC East championship by routing South Carolina and former coach Steve Spurrier on Saturday. The Gators didn't look impressive on offense but -- as usual -- made some adjustments at halftime and ...

    Blog | October 21, 2012
  14. Jeff Driskel leads Florida Gators to unexpected heights

    Michael DiRocco

    It might have seemed laughable a month ago, but because of Jeff Driskel's play at quarterback, the Gators have a chance to play for the SEC division title.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2012
  15. Game preview: Florida vs. South Carolina

    Michael DiRocco

    No. 7 South Carolina (6-1, 4-1 SEC) at No. 2 Florida (6-0, 5-0 SEC) Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET Florida Field, Gainesville, Fla. CBS Three storylines 1. Division race: This game won't officially decide the Eastern Division championship, but it...

    Blog | October 19, 2012
  16. Florida Gators winning despite being last in SEC in passing

    Michael DiRocco

    Florida might be undefeated and No. 2 in the BCS standings, but the Gators' passing game isn't the reason why, as Florida is last in the SEC in passing yards per game.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2012