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Florida four-star 2017 verbal T commit Kadeem Telfort will take official visits to Auburn, Florida and Miami.

Telfort plans on using all five of his official visits, but he has only determined the first three for certain. The 6-foot-6, 323-pound tackle prospect indicated that UCF and Purdue could draw his two other slots and said that he plans on locking in a final decision in January. That isn't to say that he has abandoned his commitment to the Gators, though. Said Rivals' No. 213 overall recruit for 2017, " The best thing about Florida is that the coaches keep it 100. They’re always in contact and let me know everything straightforward."
Source: Rivals
Aug 20 - 4:51 PM

Florida named redshirt junior QB Luke Del Rio the starter for 2016.

Florida consultant and former HC Steve Spurrier hinted at Del Rio-as-starter at the end of July. It is official now. The 6-foot-1, 213-pounder originally entered the college ranks as a walk-on at Alabama in 2013, then transferred to Oregon State in 2014 before transferring for a final time to Florida. In the Gators' spring game, Del Rio completed 10-of-11 passes for 176 yards a pair of scores. Purdue transfer Austin Appleby and freshman Felipe Franks were in competition to start before Del Rio pulled away with the starting gig.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 18 - 4:07 PM

Florida junior CB Teez Tabor tweeted that a practice fight with redshirt sophomore TE C'yontai Lewis led to pair's suspension.

"Scuffles happen in football all the time, just didn't kno you could get suspended for it lol," Tabor tweeted. The cornerback's mother also tweeted about the incident, which is always interesting, saying Teez had "no choice" but to defend himself in the altercation. Florida should have no trouble beating UMass in the season opener.
Aug 18 - 9:44 AM

Florida redshirt sophomore TE C'yontai Lewis has been suspended for the first game of the season against UMass for "behavior that is not acceptable."

Lewis and junior cornerback Teez Tabor were suspended at the same time, and small bits of information has leaked linking the two in a practice scuffle. Lewis dealt with a hand injury last year and played behind Jake McGee, hauling in four catches for 75 yards and two touchdowns.
Aug 18 - 9:22 AM

Florida redshirt junior LB Matt Rolin retired.

Rolin twice tore his left ACL during his time with the Gators (in 2014 and 2013) and HC Jim McElwain noted that the 6-foot-3, 216-pounder had lost some of the light in his eyes. "He just kind of lost the love of the game," McElwain explained. "He's going to stay and graduate, should be done actually this semester if he chooses to use his time right. And that's kind of the goal for him. And for the right reasons." According to McElwain, part of Rolin's motivation for stepping aside was that he didn't want to steal reps from the younger players on the team. The linebacker -- a former four-star recruit -- finished his Florida career having recorded 11 tackles.
Source: 247Sports
Aug 17 - 3:20 PM

Florida junior CB Teez Tabor has been suspended for the opening game of the season due to "behavior that is not acceptable.

Tabor is Florida's most well-known defender. Perhaps more importantly than missing the season opener against UMass, Tabor is not allowed to practice with the team or be involved with activities during that time. As of now the reason for the suspension is not publicly known, but Tabor did tweet last January that college football is the modern form of slavery. Tabor was suspended with teammate C'yontai Lewis, a tight end.
Aug 17 - 11:20 AM

Florida sophomore WR Antonio Callaway's admission of marijuana use has drawn concern from HC Jim McElwain.

During a student code of conduct hearing investigating an allegation of sexual assault against Callaway, the 5-foot-11, 198-pounder said that he "was so stoned [he] had no interest in having sex with anyone." Callaway was cleared of the sexual assault allegation, but his marijuana reveal did catch McElwain's attention. Said the Gators' second-year head coach, "If it becomes habitual, then there are some consequences. At the same time, through the stuff we do, through the education piece, I'm here to help him." McElwain has yet to inform reporters whether Callaway will be available for the season-opener against UMass, as the wideout is still technically serving an indefinite suspension.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 16 - 1:38 PM

Florida redshirt junior LB Matt Rolin has left the school's football team.

Rolin started two games last season after missing all of 2014 and 2013 due to a torn ACL in his left knee. Rolin is a former 4-star recruit under Will Muschamp, but thus far has not lived up to those expectations on the field. Jarrad Davis is the unquestioned leader of Florida's linebacker unit in terms of on-field play.
Source: SEC Country
Aug 15 - 10:53 AM

Florida sophomore WR Antonio Callaway has been cleared of a sexual assault allegation by a Title IX investigation.

Callaway and the transferring Treon Harris had been accused of sexually assaulting a woman in December. They were suspended indefinitely following the decision, with Harris opting to move on from Gainesville during the summer. Callaway remains, has enrolled in classes and is practicing with the team. While he might not play in the season-opener against UMass depending on how HC Jim McElwain handles his suspension over the coming weeks, he should see game-action now that his off-field troubles have been resolved.
Source: SEC Country
Aug 12 - 3:03 PM

According to his high school coach Tim Neal, Florida freshman CB C.J. McWilliams has suffered a torn ACL.

Florida has yet to confirm, but if McWilliams tore his ACL, he would almost certainly be forced to miss the entirety of the 2016 season. The 5-foot-11, 161-pounder was a three-star recruit out of high school by Rivals' standards and one of three defensive backs to sign with Florida in February. Given McWilliams' inexperience at the collegiate level, this suspected loss won't have a tangible on-field impact.
Source: SEC Country
Aug 12 - 12:48 PM

Gator Country's Nick De La Torre reports that Florida redshirt junior G Antonio Riles could miss the 2016 season due to a knee injury

Following Monday's practice, HC Jim McElwain addressed Riles' injury, saying, ""Antonio Riles went down today with a leg. I have no idea how serious it is." Should Gator Country's report prove accurate, sophomores Tyler Jordan and Martez Ivey will see more reps in camp moving forward. They were competing with Riles to start at guard this coming season.
Aug 10 - 3:52 PM

Florida junior WR Brandon Powell (foot) indicated that he is no longer feeling the effects of offseason surgery.

Powell's pesky foot problems are not limited to the recent past. He has dealt with them since high school. After hooking up with the Gators as part of the 2014 class, the 5-foot-9, 177-pounder went an initial procedure on his hoof, one in which screws were inserted into his foot. Then, last spring, a "hot spot" was found in Powell's foot and he was shut down once more. While he managed to play in the first seven games, the chronic ailment began to nag him again midway through the 2015 campaign and while he still managed to make it onto the field, he was unable to perform to his potential due to his physical limitations. Powell underwent another surgery after Florida's bowl loss to Michigan and again missed spring practice, but he feels like this most recent procedure has him ready to roll for 2016. HC Jim McElwain noted that "[w]e’ve had to kind of put on the reins a little bit far as his development with that foot. But he’s doing everything now."
Source: SEC Country
Aug 9 - 3:13 PM

Florida state attorney William Cervone indicated to ESPN that there was not enough evidence to charge Florida sophomore WR Antonio Callaway and transferring WR Treon Harris for sexual assault stemming from an alleged December incident.

The woman in question did not contact police following the alleged sexual assault by Callaway and Harris, but did report it to Florida's student conduct and conflict resolution office. Cervone said that after speaking with officers at the university, he believes that "[i]t would have been totally un-prosecutable based on the facts given to me. It would have never risen to sexual assault or sexual battery." A decision regarding Callaway's student code of conduct hearing should be determined in relatively short order. He is practicing with the Gators, now, and barring further off-field issues, should see game-time in 2016. Whether HC Jim McElwain slaps him with an in-game suspension of any sort remains to be seen.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 8 - 12:21 PM

ESPN's Paula Lavigne and Mark Schlabach report that a woman is accusing Florida sophomore WR Antonio Callaway and transferring WR Treon Harris of a December sexual assault.

Florida suspended Harris and Callaway in January due to a violation of the student code of conduct. Little information beyond that has been available as to the exact circumstance that led to those suspensions until now. Per ESPN's sources, the woman in question reported the alleged December assault to the student conduct and conflict resolution office. She did not report it to the police. Callaway is having his student code of conduct hearing on Friday, but the woman will not be attending due to the fact that Florida hired one of its own boosters to adjudicate the proceedings. For the time being, the still-suspended Callaway is being allowed to practice with the Gators.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 5 - 2:07 PM

Florida sophomore WR Antonio Callaway was seen working with the second team offense after being allowed to practice.

"He didn't look like he really missed a beat," head coach Jim McElwain said. Callaway is Florida's top returning receiver, but this was his first practice since last season after being suspended for a possible student conduct code violation. Callaway's suspension has been modified at each point of the offseason; allowing him to attend class, and later practice. The receiver is still technically suspended and he will likely miss the season opener.
Aug 5 - 10:59 AM


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