It’s been a long time since a Florida Gators vs. Miami Hurricanes matchup carried as much importance as Saturday’s game does. The game’s hype has overtaken South Florida and rivals how the old FSU vs. UM games in the 1980’s and 1990’s used to feel.
Two coaches on parallel paths with national college football powers will finally cross paths on Saturday at Sun Life Stadium.
No. 10 Florida doesn’t have any identity issues. The Gators know exactly who they are under third-year coach Will Muschamp: a blue-collar, physical group that’s going to try to beat opponents up and wear them down on both sides of the ball.
Mack Brown had a career day, Jeff Driskel was efficient and No. 10 Florida opened the season with a 24-6 victory over Toledo on Saturday.
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.
It may be just mid-July, but football season is right around the corner and that’s on display in Hoover, Alabama Tuesday as the annual Southeastern Conference media days kickoff.
The University of Florida football team has set the standard for football excellence in the last several years. But as the murder case against former UF and New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez moves forward, it’s bringing another aspect of UF’s history into the light.
Florida’s annual spring game will be little more than a typical practice: the Gators are down to five healthy scholarship offensive linemen.
A year after calling his team soft following an embarrassing home loss to Florida State, Florida coach Will Muschamp watched many of those same players rip the Seminoles 37-26 on Saturday.