Friday, November 17, 2017

Florida Gators

State college tidbits: Civil ConFLiCT or bust

State college tidbits: Civil ConFLiCT or bust

Irish QBs, past and presentHow Notre Dame starter Brandon Wimbush compares to the player he would have been competing against this season — Florida starter Malik Zaire:Notre Dame QB Brandon Wimbush103-200 passing; 1,286 yards; 11 TDs, 2 INTs101 rushe...
Published: 11/10/17
Tom Jones’ Two Cents on college basketball season

Tom Jones’ Two Cents on college basketball season

Times columnist Tom Jones offers up his Two Cents on the 2017-18 college basketball season.The top fiveMy picks for the nation’s top five teams:1. Duke: As if the Blue Devils weren’t loaded enough, they add four sensational freshmen in Trevon Duval, ...
Published: 11/09/17
Updated: 11/10/17
Florida football: Ranking the expected coaching openings

Florida football: Ranking the expected coaching openings

10. Kansas: Here’s how tough the Kansas job is: David Beaty was 2-22 through two seasons and was still given a third year. The Jayhawks spent only $14 million on football in 2015 — the least of any Power Five school and well below the average ($26.7 ...
Published: 11/07/17
Updated: 11/09/17
USF ranked again, Miami-Notre Dame biggest meeting in decades

USF ranked again, Miami-Notre Dame biggest meeting in decades

No. 22 USF moved back into the AP Top 25 after being out for a week, No. 7 Miami has its best ranking since 2013, and Notre Dame and Clemson climbed while Ohio State and Penn State tumbled out of the top 10 Sunday. Alabama remained No. 1, as it has b...
Published: 11/05/17
Surging Missouri trounces sliding Florida 45-16

Surging Missouri trounces sliding Florida 45-16

COLUMBIA, Mo. — In a game pitting two teams riding emotional waves in opposite directions, Missouri trounced Florida 45-16 on Saturday, the Gators’ first game since firing coach Jim McElwain last week. The Tigers (4-5, 1-4 SEC) have won three straigh...
Published: 11/03/17
Updated: 11/04/17
College football week 10: Tampa Bay Times staff predictions

College football week 10: Tampa Bay Times staff predictions

The Times’ college football coverage team makes its picks for week 10 games:gametimeMatt Baker, MBakerTBTimesMartin Fennelly, @mjfennellyTraci Johnson, @TBHomeTeamMike Sherman, @mikeshermanJoey Knight, @TBTimes_BullsTom Jones, @tomwjonesAgainst the s...
Published: 11/03/17
Hey, Gator fans, watch (maybe) your next head coach

Hey, Gator fans, watch (maybe) your next head coach

Five games UF fans should keep an eye on as the coaching search begins:No. 15 UCF at SMU: The Knights’ Scott Frost is a top candidate, and SMU’s Chad Morris is in line for a Power Five job soon.No. 14 Iowa State at West Virginia: The Cyclones’ Matt C...
Published: 11/02/17
Updated: 11/03/17
Fennelly: I've got Florida's next coach right here

Fennelly: I've got Florida's next coach right here

Here’s your man, Florida. Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente. He checks all the boxes. A winner. An upward career path. Young and energetic enough to steer Florida out of its misery and into the future. With offense. Jim McElwho? ItR...
Published: 11/02/17
Updated: 11/03/17
What not to do when hiring Florida’s next football coach

What not to do when hiring Florida’s next football coach

Dear Scott Stricklin,Guess being athletic director at Florida isn’t always such a fun job, huh?You’re coming off a pretty rough week, firing Jim McElwain as your football coach and all. You did the right thing, but it wasn’t easy handing a pink slip ...
Updated one month ago
Jim McElwain’s former SEC colleagues weigh in on his firing

Jim McElwain’s former SEC colleagues weigh in on his firing

Three days after Florida and coach Jim McElwain parted ways, some of his former SEC colleagues weighed in on a move that could ripple across the profession."I think we all feel for our comrades when things like that happen," Kentucky’s Mark Stoops sa...
Updated one month ago