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Florida hired Mississippi State AD Scott Stricklin as its new athletic director.

Stricklin replaces Jeremy Foley, who retired following 40 years at the school, including the last 25 as Florida's AD. Stricklin had been leading the Bulldogs' athletics department since 2012.
Sep 26 - 7:57 PM

Florida HC Jim McElwain indicated that redshirt junior QB Luke Del Rio (knee) is "highly unlikely" to play in Saturday's showdown with Vanderbilt.

McElwain didn't rule Del Rio out completely, but he would need a strong showing during the practice week health-wise. The 6-foot-1, 213-pounder sat out Saturday's meltdown against Tennessee, with Austin Appleby starting in his place. Appleby played well in the first half before the Volunteers put the clamps to the Gators' jaws after halftime.
Sep 26 - 12:41 PM

Florida sophomore WR Antonio Callaway (quad) caught four passes for 134 yards in Saturday's 38-28 loss to Tennessee.

Callaway was questionable for this one throughout the practice week due to a quad injury he suffered against Kentucky on September 10. The 5-foot-11, 198-pound sophomore was a non-factor in the second half of Saturday's contest, but came through in a big way early. Unfortunately for the Gator faithful, Tennessee's defense decided to stop slacking around in the second half. Callaway has been far-and-away Florida's best offensive weapon to this juncture, having now caught 17 passes for 335 yards and two touchdowns in just three games.
Sep 24 - 8:41 PM

Florida senior QB Austin Appleby completed 23-of-39 passes for 296 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 38-28 loss to Tennessee.

Starting in place of Luke Del Rio (knee), Appleby played well enough, particularly in the first half. The 6-foot-5, 229-pounder found DeAndre Goolsby on a three-yard scoring pass with just over a minute gone in the first quarter, then looped back around to throw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Cronkite with 14:20 remaining in the first half. Things wouldn't flow so smoothly after halftime, though, as Appleby and company watched a 21-3 lead melt away. Despite the three touchdown passes and the 296 passing yards, we would advise looking elsewhere for fantasy glory. Appleby entered Saturday's game holding a symmetrical 19/19 TD/INT ratio. He posted those numbers with Purdue, prior to transferring down to Gainesville.
Sep 24 - 8:23 PM

Florida junior CB Teez Tabor left Saturday's game against Tennessee due to an apparent injury.

Tabor was banged up on a run by Tennessee's Jalen Hurd in the third quarter. He was able to walk off the field with little assistance and subsequently went into the locker room. His status for rest of the game is uncertain at this juncture.
Sep 24 - 6:13 PM

Florida ruled out redshirt junior QB Luke Del Rio (knee) on the official depth chart for Saturday's game against Tennessee.

As expected. Del Rio will miss the next two to four weeks with a sprained MCL. Austin Appleby will start Saturday at Tennessee. Appleby, a Purdue transfer, went 2-9 in 11 starts for the Boilermakers. He's your half-priced appetizer of FBS quarterbacks. Don't forget to tip your waitresses.
Sep 23 - 7:53 PM

Florida sophomore WR Antonio Callaway (quad) has been upgraded from questionable to probable.

Callaway sat out Saturday's win over North Texas due to a quad ailment suffered against Kentucky two weekends ago and his status for Tennessee on September 24 seemed decidedly dicey during the early portion of the practice week, with HC Jim McElwain saying that the 5-foot-11, 198-pounder was "hurting pretty good." He is looking more likely to start against the Vols, now, which would be a much-needed boost for the offense given that QB Luke Del Rio has already been ruled out with a knee injury.
Sep 22 - 2:11 PM

Florida HC Jim McElwain remains uncertain about sophomore WR Antonio Callaway's (quadriceps) status for Saturday against Tennessee.

The 5-foot-11, 198-pounder injured his quadriceps against Kentucky. McElwain said Callaway is still "hurting pretty good" but "will try to do everything" to play Saturday against Tennessee. Callaway missed the recent game with North Texas, but he still leads the team in receiving yards (201) and is tied with Brandon Powell in touchdowns (two).
Sep 21 - 12:49 PM

Florida junior CB Teez Tabor indicated that he does not believe that Tennessee has played with all of their heart in the early going.

"I feel like they haven’t really played anybody of our caliber yet so they’ve probably just been kind of slacking around most likely," Tabor said. Feels like a fair assessment to us. The Volunteers have yet to play up to their preseason top 10 ranking in playing Appalachian State, Virginia Tech and Ohio over the first three weeks. Tabor is hopeful that they will step their game up on Saturday, preferably with a few passes thrown his way. Said the 6-foot-1, 195-pounder, "I want them to [throw at me]. My mom always told me, you play with fire you get burnt." In two games this season (he was suspended for the opener), Tabor has recorded three tackles and an interception.
Source: SEC Country
Sep 20 - 4:02 PM

Florida HC Jim McElwain is uncertain as to whether sophomore WR Antonio Callaway will be able to play against Tennessee this weekend.

"I don't know that he'll play or not," McElwain said. Callaway sat out Saturday's win over North Texas due to a quad injury. The 5-foot-11, 198-pounder is the Gators' No. 1 wideout and his potential absence against Tennessee this weekend, coupled with the loss of QB Luke Del Rio (knee), leaves Florida's offense in a woeful state of limbo. Tennessee has not won a game in this series since 2004, but this looks like a prime spot for them.
Sep 19 - 1:39 PM

Florida redshirt junior QB Luke Del Rio's injury is a sprained MCL in his left knee.

Del Rio will miss the next two to four weeks. Austin Appleby will likely start against Tennessee. Florida is 3-0 and arguably looked more impressive than the Vols thus far. Del Rio completed over 60 percent of his passes along with six touchdowns and two interceptions in three starts.
Sep 19 - 9:48 AM

Florida HC Jim McElwain said that redshirt junior QB Luke Del Rio is unlikely to play against Tennessee due to a knee injury.

Del Rio took an awkward hit to his left knee in Saturday's win over North Texas. While he was able to stand and walk under his own power, the injury forced him out of the game. Not looking so hot for Tennessee next weekend. Said McElwain, "We'll probably be missing him." Purdue transfer Austin Appleby will likely draw starting honors versus the Vols, at least barring a rapid recovery from Del Rio.
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 18 - 12:29 PM

Florida redshirt junior RB Mark Thompson rushed for 85 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 32-0 win over North Texas.

Florida is rolling with a committee at this point, with both Jordan Scarlett and Lamical Perine also receiving 11 carries. Thompson made the most of his 11 totes, as he led the team in rushing. The 6-foot-2, 242-pounder entered Saturday's action having managed an uneventful 81 yards on 20 carries. There is little fantasy intrigue here.
Sep 17 - 11:20 PM

Florida sophomore WR Antonio Callaway is considered "highly questionable to doubtful" for this weekend's game against North Texas.

Callaway only did light work during Wednesday's practice, which was a vital day for his possibility of playing this weekend. Head coach Jim McElwain did not completely close the door, but expect Callaway to rest against North Texas. He is the team's top receiver.
Sep 15 - 11:15 AM

Florida sophomore WR Antonio Callaway will attempt to practice on Wednesday despite dealing with a quad injury.

Callaway must practice on Wednesday in order to play against North Texas. Through two games Callaway has 13 receptions, 201 yards and two touchdowns to his name. He has picked up where he left off despite an offseason full of time away from the team due to a suspension.
Source: SEC Country
Sep 14 - 11:17 AM


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