The University of Florida Gators kickoff their 2013 football season in Gainesville against a Toledo Rockets team ready to spring a big upset on the number 10 team in the country.
Although many outsiders believe last year’s 11-win season and trip to the Sugar Bowl were flukes, the Florida Gators see them as the framework for more success — including a trip to Atlanta for the SEC title game in 2013.
While the Florida Gators lost one weapon when Andre Debose went down with a knee injury, the team also welcomed back starting quarterback Jeff Driskel and suspended linebacker Antonio Morrison Thursday night.
Will Muschamp’s defensive acumen has already helped Florida return to the upper echelon of the Southeastern Conference. The third-year coach spent most of his appearance at SEC Media Days on Tuesday explaining how the offense plans to catch up.
The Boston Red Sox have reached down to the University of Florida for its latest signing. The Red Sox and UF quarterback Jeff Driskel have agreed to a deal that would give the football star a baseball shot if his gridiron career fizzled.
Just four weeks after suffering its first loss of the season, No. 6 Florida suddenly finds itself back in the national title hunt.
The Florida Gators are coming off two heart-stopping victories over Missouri and Louisiana-Lafayette in consecutive weeks. The Gators get a bit of a reprieve this week against Jacksonville State, but may be without their starting quarterback against the Gamecocks.
Jelani Jenkins returned a blocked punt 36 yards for a touchdown with two seconds remaining and No. 7 Florida rallied in the closing minutes to beat Louisiana-Lafayette 27-20 on Saturday.
Mike Gillislee took a screen pass and went 45 yards for a touchdown, and No. 8 Florida survived a scare to beat Southeastern Conference newcomer Missouri 14-7 on Saturday.
Shawn Williams’ criticism will be remembered as a challenge.