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Florida freshman QB Treon Harris (bruised knee) will start against Florida State.

Gators coach Will Muschamp told the media that Harris' knee is fine and his availability is not in question. Surprisingly, Florida is only a 7.5-point underdog for the game against the 11-0 Seminoles in Tallahassee. Las Vegas clearly sees a live 'dog.
Nov 25 - 12:09 AM

Florida redshirt sophomore Tyler Moore's father says the T will declare for the NFL draft following the season.

Confirmation comes from ESPN recruiting analyst Derek Tyson. Moore missed from November to the end of the season last year after breaking his arm in a scooter accident, seeing time at right guard and right tackle. He filled the starting right guard role in Florida's most recent game.
Nov 24 - 2:34 PM

Florida sophomore WR Demarcus Robinson hauled in four passes for 137 yards and two touchdowns in a victory over Eastern Kentucky on Saturday.

Robinson's presence is going to make it a lot easier for Florida's new coach to turn around the school's offense in 2015. The receivers emergence wasn't enough to save Will Muschamp's job, but hopefully Florida can find a competent QB to pair with him next year. Robinson has 43 receptions for 703 yards and seven touchdowns in 2014.
Nov 23 - 5:57 PM

Florida DC D.J. Durkin will coach the team in their bowl game.

The Gators trounced Eastern Kentucky 52-3 on Saturday, improving their record to 6-4 and guaranteeing a bowl game. Defensive coordinator Durkin will coach the game in place of the outgoing Will Muschamp. Muschamp has the reigns of the team for one more game before he moves on to less hostile pastures.
Nov 22 - 6:16 PM

Alabama HC Nick Saban said that he thought Florida HC Will Muschamp "did a really good job."

"He did a great job of recruiting. He was a great competitor out there in recruiting and I think he did a really good job coaching the team," said Saban. Florida was a Top-5 program in Muschamp's second season in 2012, but their offense has been spotty and inconsistent in Muschamp's tenure. A recent ESPN article speculated that Muschamp could end up with a defensive coordinator job in the SEC if that's something he's interested in.
Source: Al.com
Nov 19 - 9:26 PM

Florida HC Will Muschamp said that there's "no question" that junior edge rusher Dante Fowler should be drafted on Day 1 of the NFL Draft.

Fowler tweeted that he was "leaving with [Champ]" on Tuesday night, referring to Muschamp. Champ had nice things to say about the junior. "There aren't many folks that possess the qualities he can give you as far as rushing the passer," said Muschamp. He added, "[In the NFL] you've got to have guys that can rush the passer, and [Fowler] can win one-on-one (battles)." Evaluators love the 6-foot-3, 277-pounder's ability to work in different schemes and his energy on defense. Last week, he debuted on Mel Kiper Jr.'s Big Board at No. 15.
Source: NFL.com
Nov 19 - 4:45 PM

Florida redshirt senior TE Jake McGee is unsure if we will apply for a medical redshirt.

McGee already took a redshirt season, so if he does return in 2015 it will be with a sixth season of eligibility. McGee broke his tibia and fibula in early September. The Virginia transfer recorded 71 grabs for 769 yards and seven touchdowns in the last two seasons.
Nov 19 - 1:43 PM

ESPN's Chris Lowe speculated that Florida HC Will Muschamp could find a job as a defensive coordinator after he coaches the final two games of the season for Florida.

Lowe spoke with a veteran SEC coach who told the reporter, "[Muschamp's] not a good football coach. He’s a great football coach. He’s a coach’s coach and does it the right way." Lowe speculated that if Muschamp wants to remain in the SEC, it's possible he could find work as a defensive coordinator within the conference. "More than a few schools in this conference have had trouble stopping anybody on defense this season, and Muschamp’s defensive acumen speaks for itself," noted the reporter.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 18 - 8:51 PM

Florida junior edge rusher Dante Fowler posted on social media that this will be his final season of college football.

That means he will enter the 2015 NFL Draft. Specifically, Fowler's post read "I came in with champ. I'm leaving with Him. Simple as that." Champ refers to exiting head coach Will Muschamp. Fowler is a technician on the edge, using his hands for leverage and to gain a balance advantage. He might like the athleticism of other prospects in tight spaces, but he has been asked to move around more the season. He could be viewed as a commodity in a variety of schemes.
Nov 18 - 8:14 PM

Florida junior edge rusher Dante Fowler Jr. will speak with outgoing Gators' coach Will Muschamp about whether he should declare for the draft.

Muschamp might not be the only one leaving Florida after this season. Fowler said that at the appropriate time "[Muschamp and I] are going to sit down and talk, with me and my family." The 6-foot-3, 277-pound junior popped up on Mel Kiper Jr.'s Big Board at No. 15 last week. Kiper wrote that NFL teams would value Fowler's versatility and non-stop motor.
Nov 18 - 7:45 PM

Florida redshirt senior OLB Neiron Ball will undergo microfracture surgery and miss the remainder of the 2014 season.

Ball was injured during the opening kickoff in Saturday's contest with South Carolina. Draft analyst Tony Pauline wrote in September that Ball was projected as a potential sixth or seventh-round pick, saying that he "flashes skill pursuit as well as the ability to make plays in space." No word as of yet as to how the knee surgery might impact his position in the draft, but it's obviously a concern.
Source: NBC Sports
Nov 17 - 7:28 PM

Florida junior RB Matt Jones ran for 63 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's overtime loss to South Carolina.

Jones created a buzz several weeks ago with his 25-carry, 192-yard performance against Georgia, but he's largely been limited in the two games since. Against South Carolina, Jones rushed for just 63 yards on 18 carries. He scored a short touchdown to put the Gators up 17-10 in the third quarter before South Carolina came back on them. Jones is a patient, strong back at 6-foot-2, 226 pounds, though his top-end speed is somewhat limited. He runs a 4.58 in the 40.
Nov 16 - 4:14 PM

Florida head coach Will Muschamp will coach the final two games of the season and then step down, according to ESPN's Brett McMurphy.

It was only a matter of time, but Florida's two game winning streak prior to Saturday's overtime loss to South Carolina likely delayed things. The Gators have been a mess offensively under Muschamp, and despite a good amount of defensive talent, that side of the ball has not been much better. The former "coach in waiting" at Texas will likely look to catch on as a coordinator next season.
Source: ESPN
Nov 16 - 11:11 AM

Orlando Sentinel's Edgar Thompson notes that Florida senior QB Jeff Driskel has adjusted to a new role in Florida's Wildcat formation.

After starting 21 games at Florida, the 6-foot-4, 237-pound Driskel was ready for a breakout season in 2014. Before Coach Muschamp benched the Gators prospect, Driskel had 12 turnovers in his final four games as starter, and then had a four turnover performance against Missouri, in their 42-13 loss. In Florida's recent 34-10 win over Vanderbilt, Driskel rushed five times as the QB in the Wildcat, while scoring on a 1-yard touchdown run on 4th-and-goal.
Nov 12 - 2:40 PM

Florida redshirt senior DT Leon Orr, who left the school's game against Vanderbilt after being informed he would not be starting, will not be allowed to rejoin the team per head coach Will Muschamp.

"He said he wanted to start and he was leaving if he wasn't starting. That's fine," said Muschamp. "That was his decision. I said, 'You go home, you're done. You're not a Florida Gator anymore." Orr took a bus back from Nashville instead of staying with his team. The defensive tackle has played a backup role during his time with the Gators but finally earned two starts this season. He then had knee surgery to repair lateral meniscus and cartilage damage, missing three weeks and returning as a backup. Orr plans to prepare for the NFL draft and has already graduated from Florida.
Nov 11 - 11:17 AM


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