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Orlando Sentinel
Gators’ Feleipe Franks among young QBs who need time, patience to develop9.6 yards per attempt, while Eason averaged 6.6 last season. Meanwhile at UF,
Orlando Sentinel / Posted an hour ago
9.6 yards per attempt, while Eason averaged 6.6 last season. Meanwhile at UF, Franks seemingly has regressed while coach Jim McElwain juggles suspensions and injuries, a rebuilding defense and inconsistent offensive line play. During last week’s... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Georgia knows complacency is the enemy against UFyears in a row, so Florida owns us,” said Bellamy. “We can’t get complacent.”
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 2 hours ago
years in a row, so Florida owns us,” said Bellamy. “We can’t get complacent.” This is likely the last chance for UF coach Jim McElwain and his program to salvage the season. If Georgia aspires to be a national contender, then it can’t let a... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
What you need to know for Friday, Oct. 20are off this weekend, but Tampa Bay Times college football writer Matt Baker ha
The Tampa Tribune / Posted yesterday
are off this weekend, but Tampa Bay Times college football writer Matt Baker has something for their fans to ponder: Wasn't Jim McElwain supposed to improve the UF offense, and have a "blast" doing it? Start your day with Matt's analysis of why the... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Little separates McElwain and Muschamp eras of futility at FloridaJeremy Foley knew the Gators' next head coach would have to revive one of the w
The Tampa Tribune / Posted yesterday
Jeremy Foley knew the Gators' next head coach would have to revive one of the worst offenses in the SEC. He thought Jim McElwain could. McElwain developed NFL quarterbacks. He sent two running backs to the Heisman Trophy ceremony. He turned... Read more
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The Register Citizen
Social media helping college teams start new traditionswas born. "To see that after 'We Are The Boys,' to hear that place (sing) in u
The Register Citizen / Posted 2 days ago
was born. "To see that after 'We Are The Boys,' to hear that place (sing) in unison, it was special," Florida coach Jim McElwain said. "Credit goes to the people who put it together, and more than that, the response of the fans. And,... Read more
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CBS Dallas - Fort Worth
Social Media Helping College Teams Start New Traditionswas born. “To see that after ‘We Are The Boys,’ to hear that place (sing) in u
CBS Dallas - Fort Worth / Posted 2 days ago
was born. “To see that after ‘We Are The Boys,’ to hear that place (sing) in unison, it was special,” Florida coach Jim McElwain said. “Credit goes to the people who put it together, and more than that, the response of the fans. And,... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
SEC a hot spot for football coaches in 2017list for coaches who are on a hot seat, including No. 5 Barry Odom (Missouri),
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
list for coaches who are on a hot seat, including No. 5 Barry Odom (Missouri), No. 21 Kevin Sumlin (Texas A&M), No. 22 Jim McElwain (Florida) and No. 24 Ed Orgeron (LSU). It is no coincidence that five of those are in the SEC West and play the... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Social media helping college teams start new traditionswas born. "To see that after 'We Are The Boys,' to hear that place (sing) in u
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 2 days ago
was born. "To see that after 'We Are The Boys,' to hear that place (sing) in unison, it was special," Florida coach Jim McElwain said. "Credit goes to the people who put it together, and more than that, the response of the fans. And,... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Social media helping college teams start new traditionswas born. "To see that after 'We Are The Boys,' to hear that place (sing) in u
Stamford Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
was born. "To see that after 'We Are The Boys,' to hear that place (sing) in unison, it was special," Florida coach Jim McElwain said. "Credit goes to the people who put it together, and more than that, the response of the fans. And,... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Social media helping college teams start new traditionswas born. "To see that after 'We Are The Boys,' to hear that place (sing) in u
Connecticut Post / Posted 2 days ago
was born. "To see that after 'We Are The Boys,' to hear that place (sing) in unison, it was special," Florida coach Jim McElwain said. "Credit goes to the people who put it together, and more than that, the response of the fans. And,... Read more
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Island Packet
Social media helping college teams start new traditionswas born. "To see that after 'We Are The Boys,' to hear that place (sing) in u
Island Packet / Posted 2 days ago
was born. "To see that after 'We Are The Boys,' to hear that place (sing) in unison, it was special," Florida coach Jim McElwain said. "Credit goes to the people who put it together, and more than that, the response of the fans. And,... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
FSU doesn't feel need for ongoing reminder of last year's beatdown at Louisvilleredshirt senior had season-ending hip surgery to repair an injury sustained in
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
redshirt senior had season-ending hip surgery to repair an injury sustained in Saturday's 19-17 loss to Texas A&M, coach Jim McElwain said Wednesday. "It's a bad deal, man," McElwain said. And it's the latest bad deal for the Hillsborough High... Read more
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The Daily Commercial
Injuries are piling up for Gators in bye weekfor the Florida Gators during their current open date. The injury list is long
The Daily Commercial / Posted 2 days ago
for the Florida Gators during their current open date. The injury list is longer than ever. “It is what it is,” UF coach Jim McElwain said Wednesday. “I’m sure there’s not a coach in America who hasn’t been through something like this. And yet,... Read more
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WRUF AM850 Gainesville
Gator Football Coach Jim McElwain Announces Multiple Injuriescome at a better time. Not just one, but many players are out of practice this
WRUF AM850 Gainesville / Posted 2 days ago
come at a better time. Not just one, but many players are out of practice this week with injuries, according to head coach Jim McElwain. The most devastating of them all might be defensive-lineman Jordan Sherit, who has been ruled out with a... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Midseason checkup: SEC twofer in playoff?Bailiff, Rice. TOASTY — Jim Mora, UCLA; Bret Bielema, Arkansas; David Beaty, K
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 4 days ago
Bailiff, Rice. TOASTY — Jim Mora, UCLA; Bret Bielema, Arkansas; David Beaty, Kansas; Barry Odom, Missouri. WARMING UP — Jim McElwain, Florida. COOLING OFF — Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M; Todd Graham, Arizona State; Rich Rodriguez, Arizona; Steve... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Does Florida coach Jim McElwain deserve credit or criticism?Florida coach Jim McElwain refuses to make excuses for his undermanned team. H
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 5 days ago
Florida coach Jim McElwain refuses to make excuses for his undermanned team. He certainly could, even though few outsiders, if any, would listen at this point. The unranked Gators (3-3, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) dropped consecutive home games... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Does Florida coach Jim McElwain deserve credit or criticism?GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Jim McElwain refuses to make excuses for
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 6 days ago
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Jim McElwain refuses to make excuses for his undermanned team. He certainly could, even though few outsiders, if any, would listen at this point. The unranked Gators (3-3, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) dropped... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Special-teams mistakes cost Gators in second half against Texas A&MAggies that gave the Gators (3-3, 3-2) their worst start since 2003 and their f
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 6 days ago
Aggies that gave the Gators (3-3, 3-2) their worst start since 2003 and their first back-to-back home losses under coach Jim McElwain. Florida’s field-goal defense team couldn’t do much about LaCamera’s three kicks in the fourth quarter that... Read more
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Island Packet
Does Florida coach Jim McElwain deserve credit or criticism?Florida coach Jim McElwain refuses to make excuses for his undermanned team. H
Island Packet / Posted 6 days ago
Florida coach Jim McElwain refuses to make excuses for his undermanned team. He certainly could, even though few outsiders, if any, would listen at this point. The unranked Gators (3-3, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) dropped consecutive home games... Read more
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5KSDK St. Louis
10 observations from Week 7: College football is the beston in the Auburn athletic department right now, losing a game like this helps n
5KSDK St. Louis / Posted 6 days ago
on in the Auburn athletic department right now, losing a game like this helps nobody’s cause. 7. Kevin Sumlin trending up, Jim McElwain trending down It’s time to say it. Kevin Sumlin has done a hell of a job with this team since the UCLA... Read more
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WRUF AM850 Gainesville
Florida Drops Back-To-Back Games At Home, Falls to Texas A&M 19-17in the second half, we gotta stay on the field and give ourselves an opportunit
WRUF AM850 Gainesville / Posted 6 days ago
in the second half, we gotta stay on the field and give ourselves an opportunity to be successful,” Florida head coach Jim McElwain said. Franks echoed the sentiment. “Covert on third downs, obviously, we want the percentage a little bit... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Kirk comes up big late, helps Texas A&M beat Florida 19-17was just trying to be patient," Kirk said. "I was glad I could step up and made
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 6 days ago
was just trying to be patient," Kirk said. "I was glad I could step up and made a big play on the return." Florida coach Jim McElwain spent part of the week telling punter Johnny Townsend to keep the ball away from Kirk, but Townsend missed badly... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Gators get off to rare quick start on both sides of the ballgoal. Quarterback Feleipe Franks completed 6 of 9 passes for 54 yards and Flori
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 6 days ago
goal. Quarterback Feleipe Franks completed 6 of 9 passes for 54 yards and Florida, playing with more of the urgency coach Jim McElwain had stressed earlier in the week, had a first down at the Aggies’ 17. Things stalled when Malik Davis was... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Texas A&M field goals trump Franks run as Gators fall 19-17found no open receivers, and was brought down for no gain by linebacker Buddy J
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 6 days ago
found no open receivers, and was brought down for no gain by linebacker Buddy Johnson and end Landis Durham. UF coach Jim McElwain called a time-out to debate his options and sent the offense onto the field for the fourth-and-one play. A deep... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Ugly is in the eye of the beholder (or recruit)GAINESVILLE — Florida coach Jim McElwain didn't need to see his team's swamp gr
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
GAINESVILLE — Florida coach Jim McElwain didn't need to see his team's swamp green alternate uniforms in action Saturday night to know that they served their purpose. No, they were not universally beloved; McElwain said his hate mail tripled before... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Aggies Blitz: 5 things to watch at Floridawatch during A&M’s first visit to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium since 1962: Not par
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 6 days ago
watch during A&M’s first visit to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium since 1962: Not particularly the Aggies, but the Gators. Coach Jim McElwain has been upset with Florida’s pace, and quarterback Feleipe Franks’ indecision in managing games late. McElwain... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
Aggies Blitz: 5 things to watch at Floridawatch during A&M’s first visit to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium since 1962: Not par
Houston Chronicle / Posted 6 days ago
watch during A&M’s first visit to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium since 1962: Not particularly the Aggies, but the Gators. Coach Jim McElwain has been upset with Florida’s pace, and quarterback Feleipe Franks’ indecision in managing games late. McElwain... Read more
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The Providence Journal
Ken Schreiber: A mundane schedule holds many surprisesa heartbeat in Baton Rouge. LSU and its maligned coach, Ed Orgeron, Ogeron won
The Providence Journal / Posted 7 days ago
a heartbeat in Baton Rouge. LSU and its maligned coach, Ed Orgeron, Ogeron won in the swamp over Florida, whose coach, Jim McElwain, finally ran out of magic, after winning two previous games this year in the final seconds. The difference in... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Duke isn't swayed by FSU's 1-3 record; UF seeks turnaround"We're excited just to try to get that feeling out of our mouth this week," Flo
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
"We're excited just to try to get that feeling out of our mouth this week," Florida linebacker David Reese said. UF coach Jim McElwain picked up the pace in practice, hoping increased tempo will lead to more points. UNC LARGELY ESCAPES: North... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Gator Nation turns to Geezer Nation over cool, new uniformsStricklin, a Petty fan, has hinted that a Petty sing-a-long might become a perm
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
Stricklin, a Petty fan, has hinted that a Petty sing-a-long might become a permanent tradition at all home games. UF coach Jim McElwain loves the idea and says the lyrics to “Won’t Back Down” inspire him. “It was hard not to notice it. I can’t say... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Gators look to right the ship with Texas A&M in town157 Gale Lemerand Dr, Gainesville, FL 32611 Coaches: Texas A&M – Kevin Sumlin,
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 7 days ago
157 Gale Lemerand Dr, Gainesville, FL 32611 Coaches: Texas A&M – Kevin Sumlin, 6th Season (4-2, 48-23 overall); Florida – Jim McElwain, 3rd Season (3-2, 22-10 overall) About the matchup: Coming off a tough to swallow 17-16 loss to LSU on... Read more
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The Daily Commercial
Florida still in control of its SEC East destinythe goal is still sitting there, precarious as it may be. “Our goals, everythi
The Daily Commercial / Posted 8 days ago
the goal is still sitting there, precarious as it may be. “Our goals, everything is still out in front of us,” UF coach Jim McElwain said. “How we approach that and how our guys choose to attack that is really going to be interesting. I don’t... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Gators should worry about winning, not fashion statementshideous “swamp green” uniforms that have been in the works with Nike for two ye
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 8 days ago
hideous “swamp green” uniforms that have been in the works with Nike for two years. At some point, doesn’t head coach Jim McElwain have to exercise his veto power to stop this ridiculous uniform experimentation? One reason often touted for... Read more
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CBS Dallas - Fort Worth
Texas A&M & Florida Trying To Avoid Consecutive Lossesbut missed a game-tying extra point late in the third quarter and failed to mou
CBS Dallas - Fort Worth / Posted 8 days ago
but missed a game-tying extra point late in the third quarter and failed to mount a significant drive in the fourth. Coach Jim McElwain responded by picking up the pace in practice, hoping increased tempo will lead to more opportunities and more... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Reviews for Florida's new uniforms go from awful to awesome"swamp green" ones designed to literally look like alligators, are drawing revi
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 8 days ago
"swamp green" ones designed to literally look like alligators, are drawing reviews ranging from awful to awesome. Coach Jim McElwain jokes that his ``hate mail'' tripled since the uniforms were unveiled earlier this week. The ultimate appraisal... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Texas A&M, Florida trying to avoid consecutive lossesbut missed a game-tying extra point late in the third quarter and failed to mou
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 8 days ago
but missed a game-tying extra point late in the third quarter and failed to mount a significant drive in the fourth. Coach Jim McElwain responded by picking up the pace in practice, hoping increased tempo will lead to more opportunities and more... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Reviews for Florida's new uniforms go from awful to awesome"swamp green" ones designed to literally look like alligators, are drawing revi
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 8 days ago
"swamp green" ones designed to literally look like alligators, are drawing reviews ranging from awful to awesome. Coach Jim McElwain jokes that his "hate mail" tripled since the uniforms were unveiled earlier this week. The ultimate appraisal... Read more
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Island Packet
Reviews for Florida's new uniforms go from awful to awesome"swamp green" ones designed to literally look like alligators, are drawing revi
Island Packet / Posted 8 days ago
"swamp green" ones designed to literally look like alligators, are drawing reviews ranging from awful to awesome. Coach Jim McElwain jokes that his "hate mail" tripled since the uniforms were unveiled earlier this week. The ultimate appraisal... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Defense fine, as usual; Tide offense no slouchfor Daboll, who is Saban's sixth offensive coordinator in his tenure with the T
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 8 days ago
for Daboll, who is Saban's sixth offensive coordinator in his tenure with the Tide, following Major Applewhite (2007), Jim McElwain (2008-2011), Doug Nussmeier (2012-2013), Lane Kiffin (2014-2016), and Steve Sarkisian, who coordinated the... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
UF tight ends look to pitch in, help Gators' offenseTexas A&M. UF (3-2, 3-1) is among four SEC teams without a touchdown from a ti
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 8 days ago
Texas A&M. UF (3-2, 3-1) is among four SEC teams without a touchdown from a tight end. There are a few reasons, coach Jim McElwain said. During last weekend’s loss to LSU, the Gators held back tight ends to help protect quarterback Feleipe... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Veteran Gator Jordan Sherit is a key leader for UF defensive lineheritage. He’s the role model for the eight underclassmen on UF’s defensive li
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 8 days ago
heritage. He’s the role model for the eight underclassmen on UF’s defensive line, the wise old man, the one who UF coach Jim McElwain estimated was old enough to babysit some of the freshmen when Sherit was in high school. He’s the one in the... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Gators preseason depth chart blown up by suspensions, injuriesor doubtful. That’s 22 percent of the 85 scholarship players the team is allowe
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 8 days ago
or doubtful. That’s 22 percent of the 85 scholarship players the team is allowed by NCAA rules to carry at one time. Coach Jim McElwain remains optimistic and refuses to use the loss of so many players as an excuse. He pointed out that beating the... Read more
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WRUF AM850 Gainesville
Gator Football: McElwain Provides Injury UpdatesSep 30, 2017; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain look
WRUF AM850 Gainesville / Posted 9 days ago
Sep 30, 2017; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain looks on from the sidelines against the Vanderbilt Commodores during the first half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Gator... Read more
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Al.com
Alabama avoids rat poison this week, gives it to Auburnfridge too long. The contents of that can are long past the expiration date. To
Al.com / Posted 9 days ago
fridge too long. The contents of that can are long past the expiration date. Toss it in the trash already. And what about Jim McElwain at Florida. Roughly half of his team was suspended this season for credit card fraud (allegedly!), and he just... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
UF coach Jim McElwain gives thumbs-up to new uniformsA day after UF released new gator skin-pattern uniforms to mixed reviews, coach
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 9 days ago
A day after UF released new gator skin-pattern uniforms to mixed reviews, coach Jim McElwain gave the threads a thumbs up. “The excitement of our team … the response recruiting and ultimately the demographic we’re looking at,” he said. “Man, the... Read more
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The Daily Commercial
After troubling loss, UF looks to regroup against Texas A&Mdisaster. In Florida’s case, coming off the emotional one-point loss to LSU, t
The Daily Commercial / Posted 10 days ago
disaster. In Florida’s case, coming off the emotional one-point loss to LSU, the locker room seems fine for now, UF coach Jim McElwain said. “I know our guys are ready to get going again,” he said. “You could feel that at the team dinner (Sunday... Read more
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WRUF AM850 Gainesville
Tyler Jordan Focuses On Improving Offense Against Aggiesoffensive line, especially on those big shot plays that we take.”Mandatory Cred
WRUF AM850 Gainesville / Posted 10 days ago
offensive line, especially on those big shot plays that we take.”Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Head Coach Jim McElwain has made similar comments to the team in practice that Jordan says he takes into account when focusing on his... Read more
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First Coast News
‘I Won't Back Down' becomes an instant hit for Gator football fanswas looking around and kind of forgot [to listen to Davis],” Jordan said. “It w
First Coast News / Posted 10 days ago
was looking around and kind of forgot [to listen to Davis],” Jordan said. “It was a really cool experience.” Florida coach Jim McElwain, a self-proclaimed rock and roll buff, called it “special.” “It was hard not to notice,” McElwain said. “Credit... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Gators’ rebuilding defense faces tough test from Texas A&Mup-tempo, explosive Aggies. “We're going to have to get lined up and go becaus
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 10 days ago
up-tempo, explosive Aggies. “We're going to have to get lined up and go because these guys will press the tempo,” UF coach Jim McElwain said. “This is totally different than a week ago.” The Gators’ defense, a middling 55th nationally after five... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
‘I Won’t Back Down’ becomes an instant hit for Gator football fanswas looking around and kind of forgot [to listen to Davis],” Jordan said. “It w
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 11 days ago
was looking around and kind of forgot [to listen to Davis],” Jordan said. “It was a really cool experience.” Florida coach Jim McElwain, a self-proclaimed rock and roll buff, called it “special.” “It was hard not to notice,” McElwain said. “Credit... Read more
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