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Mississippi State DC Geoff Collins is taking the same position with Florida, according to Thayer Evans of SI.

We are big fans of Collins' style this season, using plenty of rotation up front to keep pass rushers and disruptors fresh. It is a staple of NFL defenses right now. Collins was with Miss St since 2011 but became the full-time DC in 2013.
Dec 16 - 10:01 AM

Florida junior LB Antonio Morrison "may join the list of Florida Gator underclassmen opting for the draft," reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

It's a rather cryptic line, though it seems logical that Morrison would wait until hearing from the Advisory Board before making a final decision. Morrison is undersized, but he's fast, athletic, and explosive into the hole. Pauline has noted in the past that Morrison's best fit might be as an inside 3-4 NFL linebacker.
Dec 8 - 11:41 PM

Jim McElwain has agreed to be Florida's head coach after the school cleared up buyout issues with Colorado State, according to Chris Low of ESPN.

The resolution has been expected for some time, however, McElwain's reported $7.5 million buyout did put things "on ice" for a bit. SO many that have dealt with Colorado State in recent years have praised McElwain for the way he has run the program. McElwain has an offensive background, the opposite of former Gators HC Will Muschamp, and has coached in the NFL along with being the offensive coordinator at Alabama. He helped produce a 22-16 record in the last three seasons at Colorado State.
Dec 4 - 10:18 AM

Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl wrote that he "love[s] the violence and effort" Florida junior edge rusher Dante Fowler plays with.

Fowler said several weeks ago that he will enter opt for the draft after this season. Former Florida HC Will Muschamp believes there's "no question" that Fowler should be drafted on Day 1 of the NFL Draft. It appears he will be. Fowler is a technician on the edge, using his hands for leverage and to gain a balance advantage. He could succeed in a variety of schemes.
Dec 3 - 6:19 PM

Reports from multiple media sources indicate Colorado State HC Jim McElwain could be introduced as Florida’s next head coach as early as Wednesday.

Florida Athletics Director Jeremy Foley is in Fort Collins, Colorado as we speak with a handful of lieutenants to meet with McElwain, discussions that have reportedly lasted for hours. It's thought that Foley is attempting to get CSU to reduce McElwain's $7.5 million buyout, though there are contradicting reports on the plausibility of that desire. The Coloradoan suggests the promise of a non-conference game between the schools could be one way to cut the upfront cash Florida would have to pay in order to obtain McElwain's release. In three seasons, McElwain, a former Alabama offensive coordinator under Nick Saban, has brought the Rams from three wins to 10-2.
Dec 3 - 12:44 AM

Multiple sources report that Colorado State’s Jim McElwain is the favorite to land the Florida head coaching job.

Yahoo! Sports' Pat Forde reported that McElwain and Florida AD Jeremy Foley discussed the gig on Saturday night, a conversation from which McElwain "emerged as a leading candidate for the Florida vacancy," Forde was told by "multiple sources." Brett McMurphy of ESPN.com reports the same, writing that McElwain has been "targeted as UF’s top candidate to replace Will Muschamp." After guiding the Rams to a 10-2 season, McElwain was named as the Mountain West’s Coach of the Year on Tuesday. He's a former Alabama offensive coordinator. "[NFL] scouts are impressed by McElwain’s ability to develop talent," Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel and Thayer Evans wrote in October, citing Weston Richburg and Crockett Gillmore as examples from last year.
Dec 2 - 6:05 PM

Florida junior RB Matt Jones will declare for the 2015 NFL Draft, according to beat writer Nick De La Torre.

Jones took 166 carries for 817 yards and six touchdowns. Two other Gators have already declared for the draft, guard Tyler Moore and edge rusher Dante Fowler Jr., and expect others to lean towards the NFL due to an upcoming coaching change. If Jones is drafted, it will be on the third day.
Dec 2 - 10:54 AM

Florida junior DL Jonathan Bullard "plays with leverage, quickness and shows good movement skills," according to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"He looks as though he’ll be a solid three-technique prospect and possibly defensive end in a three man line/one-gap system," Pauline wrote. "Bullard is expected to enter the draft but the consensus in the scouting community is he’d really benefit from another season in college." The 6-foot-3, 271-pound Bullard was previously reported to be leaning towards entering the draft if the Gators switched coaches. We'll see if Florida's new boss, whoever that might be, can change his mind.
Dec 1 - 9:22 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline notes that Florida junior LB Antonio Morrison is "lightly undersized but swift and explosive."

"Morrison is very much a linebacker in the body of a safety and a defender who makes plays sideline to sideline," Pauline wrote. "Prior to the Florida State contest Morrison led all Gator defenders with 98 tackles, 40 more than his nearest teammate. He added 5 more during the loss to the Seminoles. He’ll be looked upon as a natural fit at weak side linebacker yet considering the multiple fronts used in today’s NFL, Morrison will also be given consideration on the inside of a 3-4 alignment which allows him to freely run to the action." As the analyst notes, Morrison's draft stock should be aided greatly by the NFL's paradigm shift to an appreciation of versatility and speed.
Dec 1 - 9:09 PM

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

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


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