#Florida Gators football


Greg Knox, Florida Gators make most of 'opportunity in chaos,' secure bowl bid with sixth victory

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida interim coach Greg Knox could sense something a little different from the Gators after their meeting in the team hotel on Saturday morning. It had been a wild six weeks for Florida, filled with losses, adversity, and the dismissal of coach Dan Mullen last Sunday. Rather than give up on the season, Knox and his seniors led Florida to a 24-21 win over rival Florida State, clinching bowl eligibility while denying the Seminoles their own shot to get to six wins.
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Florida State hilariously whiffs onside kick attempt vs. rival Florida as Gators earn bowl eligibility

Florida State staged an impressive rally during its 24-21 loss at Florida on Saturday, but the Seminoles' bid for a comeback victory fell short -- in part due to a comical onside kick attempt. With 49 seconds remaining and FSU trailing by three, Seminoles kicker Parker Grothaus barely grazed the top of the football with his right foot, causing it to fall off the tee and allowing Florida to take over and run out the clock.
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Florida football: Grading the Gators' 2021 season

Florida wrapped up its regular season Saturday with a hard-fought 24-21 victory over rival Florida State. Florida’s third consecutive win over the Seminoles was one of the few highlights for a program that underachieved so dramatically that 4th-year head coach Dan Mullen was dismissed after a 24-23 loss to Missouri. Florida finished 6-6 with a 2-6 SEC record, its worst SEC finish since 1986. Only Vanderbilt (0-8) finished with a worse SEC record.
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Louisiana coach Billy Napier addresses Florida coaching search reports

Louisiana coach Billy Napier is reportedly the top candidate in Florida's coaching search, which could conclude soon. Napier addressed Florida's reported interest and buzz circulating about his candidacy after Saturday's win over Louisiana-Monroe. "No decision has been made yet," Napier said, via The Montgomery Advertiser. "We're still certainly evaluating everything,...

ESPN getting called out for graphic during Florida-FSU game

ESPN’s broadcast of Saturday’s Florida-Florida State game went off the rails in the second quarter, with commentator Robert Griffin III discussing some interesting coaching candidates for the Gators. There was also a pretty obvious mistake during the broadcast, as a graphic misspelled Florida AD Scott Stricklin’s name as “Steve Strickland.”
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Five questions, Five answers: FSU falls to UF

The Florida State Seminoles fell short ending their season in an upsetting loss to the Florida Gators on Saturday. A game where nearly everything in the officiating book and under the sun came into play involved targeting, multiple unsportsmanlike penalties, and punches thrown, made it a classic rivalry in it’s own right, starting and ending in an abject fashion. Although the Seminoles ultimately fell to the Gators there were some bright and dark moments in the 24-21 loss. So what happened? What went right? What went wrong? The Tomahawk Nation staff sat down to answer a few questions about the matchup and give some insight into the loss:

A Perfect End To An Imperfect Game, Week For Gators

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If one play can sum up a game, then go with the failed attempt at an onside kick in the final minute by Florida State kicker Parker Grothaus. Gators and Seminoles should be able to laugh at that one together in coming years when reminiscing about Saturday's wacky, mistake-filled Sunshine Showdown on a beautiful afternoon at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

Keiva Rodriguez, Mother of Gators Tight End Kemore Gamble, Made It To Senior Day

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Her voice is strong. Her wit is sharp. Her laugh is pleasant. Over the telephone, Keiva Rodriguez sounds like any other spirited middle-age woman preparing for a much-anticipated weekend trip. As she talks about her life being turned upside down for most of 2021 – and specifically the past three months – Rodriguez's voice dips into disappointment for a moment.

Robert Griffin III Suggests Tim Tebow as Next Florida Gators Head Coach

Robert Griffin III believes that former Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow should become the program's next head football coach. There is a current vacancy for the permanent head coaching position with the Gators football program. That, of course, will bring plenty of speculation from observers of who the head coach might be.

Jayden Gibson Sticking With the Florida Gators

West Orange (Fla.) 2022 wide receiver Jayden Gibson plans to honor his commitment to the Florida Gators despite their coaching staff reset, he shared via Twitter on Saturday. "I'm locked in with the Gators man!" Gibson wrote. "Did some thinking and I don’t wanna go anywhere else in the country."

Gators Seniors to be Recognized Saturday

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Twenty-seven Florida football players will take part in Senior Day festivities prior this year's Sunshine Showdown presented by Fresh From Florida between Florida and Florida State. (Noon ET kickoff). Members of this year's class of seniors contributed in the dominating performance against Michigan at the 2018 Chick-fil-A...
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Former Florida State coach speaks on Florida Gators coaching job

There have been quite a few names circulating around over the last few days as the Florida Gators search for a new head coach. Two of the popular ones have been ULL coach Billy Napier and Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin. The dark horse candidates include Bob Stoops, who was listed as the betting favorite before shooting down the job earlier this week.

The Opening Kickoff: Gators at Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The final road trip of the regular season is the longest of the season for the Gators. Florida boarded a two-hour flight to St. Louis on Friday afternoon, and then due to refurbishing of the landing strip at the Columbia airport, took a two-hour bus ride to the team hotel here near the University of Missouri. On Saturday afternoon, the Gators (5-5, 2-5) close out what has been a long Southeastern Conference season when they face the Tigers (5-5, 2-4) at Memorial Stadium.

Gators Donor Gary Condron a Game Changer

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Gary Condron is a name that has become familiar to many Gators fans over the past decade. For those who regularly visit the University of Florida campus, the Gary Condron Indoor Practice Facility has stood off SW 2nd Avenue since 2015, providing the UF football team a place to escape the weather at practice. Condron's contributions to Gator Boosters, the fundraising arm of the University Athletic Association, stretch far beyond the facility that bears his name.

Gators Fall to Eighth-Ranked Kentucky Wildcats

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The 20th-ranked Florida volleyball team fell to the No. 8 Kentucky Wildcats in three sets on Saturday afternoon in Memorial Coliseum. The Gators drop to 20-7 on the year and 14-3 in league play, while Kentucky moves to 23-4 overall and 16-1 in the conference – clinching at least a share of the SEC title.