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Michigan rematch will show us how far Florida Gators’ Feleipe Franks has come

Michigan rematch will show us how far Florida Gators’ Feleipe Franks has come

GAINESVILLE — When Florida coach Dan Mullen was asked earlier this season about playing blue-chip true freshman Emory Jones more, he demurred. Mullen didn't want to throw Jones in before he was ready.That, Mullen said, is what might have happen...
Published: 12/14/18
Dan Mullen: Potential series with Florida Gators would be ‘good deal’ for UCF

Dan Mullen: Potential series with Florida Gators would be ‘good deal’ for UCF

GAINESVILLE — If the Florida Gators make a formal two-for-one offer to play a series with UCF, the Knights would be wise to take it, UF coach Dan Mullen said Friday."I think we offered them a two-for-one like we do with most schools in their po...
Published: 12/14/18
Florida Gators’ game at USF moved up to 2021

Florida Gators’ game at USF moved up to 2021

The Florida Gators' upcoming football series with USF has been tweaked slightly.The Bulls will host UF at Raymond James Stadium on Sept. 11, 2021. That's two years earlier than originally scheduled.The other two USF-UF games in Gainesville will remai...
Published: 12/13/18
Five ways to revive a boring college football bowl season

Five ways to revive a boring college football bowl season

When college football's bowl selections were announced last week, there was one widespread reaction.Yawn.The College Football Playoff field is filled with predictable big names and has stolen the focus from the other bowls. Which is probably for the ...
Published: 12/11/18
Heisman Trophy: Why I voted for Kyler Murray over Tua Tagovailoa, Dwayne Haskins

Heisman Trophy: Why I voted for Kyler Murray over Tua Tagovailoa, Dwayne Haskins

For the first 13 weeks of the season, the Heisman Trophy race looked like a runaway.There was Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, and there was everyone else.But as Tagovailoa put up a historic season on a College Football Playoff contender, Oklahoma...
Published: 12/08/18
Skipping bowl games makes sense (and cents) for NFL draft prospects

Skipping bowl games makes sense (and cents) for NFL draft prospects

TAMPA — When Stanford star Christian McCaffrey and LSU standout Leonard Fournette announced they were skipping their bowl games to prepare for the NFL draft, their semi-controversial decisions made national news.Two years later, those choices h...
Published: 12/07/18
Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Will Urban Meyer ever coach again?

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Will Urban Meyer ever coach again?

Rick Stroud and Times sports columnist Tom Jones discuss Urban Meyer's announcement that he is retiring after Ohio State plays in the Rose Bowl, what his legacy will be and whether he will ever coach again.Also, the Lightning is again on top of&...
Published: 12/05/18
Florida Gators’ Dan Mullen congratulates Urban Meyer on his retirement

Florida Gators’ Dan Mullen congratulates Urban Meyer on his retirement

Before Dan Mullen was the Florida Gators' coach, he was an assistant for Urban Meyer.As Meyer announced his retirement Tuesday, Mullen said through UF that he remains grateful for the opportunity Meyer provided him years ago."I want to congratulate U...
Published: 12/04/18
Urban Meyer retires at Ohio State as one of college football’s greats

Urban Meyer retires at Ohio State as one of college football’s greats

It took a half an hour of questions and answers Tuesday for Ohio State coach Urban Meyer to finally address the finality of his retirement."I believe I will not coach again," Meyer said.If this is it — if recurring health issues mean that this ...
Published: 12/04/18
Where does Urban Meyer rank among the all-time college coaches?

Where does Urban Meyer rank among the all-time college coaches?

So, where does he fit?Where does Urban Meyer, who announced he is leaving Ohio State after this season, fit in on the great coaching pyramid?Put it this way. He's on there. From Bowling Green to Utah to Florida to Ohio State, with three national titl...
Published: 12/04/18