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08/31/2014 07:53 PM
Rain or shine, parents of punters Johnny and Tommy Townsend happy to support sons
Current Gator, future Vol trigger whirlwind schedule for their parents

GAINESVILLE — As Clay and Susan Townsend stood outside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium late Saturday night, the skies opened once again. The rains came down and people began to scatter, but the look on Susan's face was not one of shock or dismay. She knew exactly what to do.







08/30/2014 11:30 PM
Despite delayed start, Will Muschamp still needs eight wins to keep his job
Gators coach on hot seat after 4-8 record in '13

GAINESVILLE — Here's how weird, wicked, wet and wacky a night it was: With no players on the field, Gator fans cheered for the only team they could.







08/29/2014 07:03 PM
UF's Kurt Roper eager to fire up fans with high-flying offense
Offensive coordinator embraces pressure to deliver show in season opener

GAINESVILLE — Despite some first-game jitters stirring inside him, UF offensive coordinator Kurt Roper figured he'd rest easy Friday night.







08/28/2014 08:39 PM
UF receivers have high hopes for improvement
Gators pass catchers struggled as quarterbacks were hit hard by injury last season

GAINESVILLE — When Jeff Driskel went down with a broken right fibula against Tennessee last season, wide receiver Quinton Dunbar knew it was going to be a long road ahead for Florida's offense.







08/27/2014 08:18 PM
UF O-line eager to move on from embarrassing season, pack punch for Gators
Florida linemen have worked to deliver nasty play, protect Jeff Driskel

GAINESVILLE — UF middle linebacker Mike Taylor said he looks across from himself at practice each day and sees a difference.







08/26/2014 09:10 PM
Despite ups and downs at UF, quarterback Jeff Driskel's toughness earned respect of Gators
Driskel returns to field Saturday for the first time since breaking his leg last September against Tennessee

GAINESVILLE — A broken leg cost UF coach Will Muschamp a shot at a major college football scholarship 25 years ago and forced him to go the walk-on route at the University of Georgia.







08/25/2014 07:54 PM
Gators hope to re-energize Swamp, UF fan base less interested in attending games
Thousands of tickets available for Saturday's season opener against Idaho

GAINESVILLE — Gainesville native Chris Thompson grew up during the heyday of the Swamp, when a Gator game was the hottest ticket in town and sellouts were a given.







08/23/2014 05:59 PM
UF evaluation: Keys to the Gators season
Learn more about Florida players on and off the field

The Florida Gators are eager to compete for a remarkable turn-around and vie for an SEC title.







08/23/2014 05:15 PM
UF's Kurt Roper spent a lifetime learning skills needed to revive Gators' ailing offense
Roper, the Gators' new offensive coordinator, is the son of a hard-nosed coach who has already won over his players in Gainesville

GAINESVILLE — Whenever coach Bobby Roper summoned his boys to have "a talk," they knew what was coming next.







08/23/2014 05:03 PM
Will Muschamp faces must-win season
GAINESVILLE – Will Muschamp has changed just about everything heading into the most pivotal year of his short, uneven University of Florida coaching tenure.







08/19/2014 07:47 PM
UF's Antonio Morrison eager to move beyond a season he would like to forget
Linebacker's off-the-field problems and lack of production have given him 'a chip on his shoulder'

GAINESVILLE — UF linebacker Antonio Morrison is 15 or 20 pounds lighter this summer, a good bit more if you include baggage.







08/19/2014 12:37 AM
UF coach Will Muschamp seeks answers in Gators' secondary as season opener looms
Jeff Driskel and Gators' passing game got the best of the defense during a recent scrimmage

GAINESVILLE — A big day for quarterback Jeff Driskel and UF's receivers in the Swamp was a welcome sight for coach Will Muschamp during last Friday's team scrimmage.







08/17/2014 05:20 PM
UF quarterback Jeff Driskel juggled slicing up game film, brisket at 4 Rivers during summer
Driskel says he learned a lot taking a break from football drills

GAINESVILLE — Patrons of the 4 Rivers Smokehouse in Gainesville were treated to an unusual sight this summer.







08/16/2014 07:02 PM
UF's Jeff Driskel is Gators' most consistent player on offense
Driskel's success is one of the five things we learned about the Gators during preseason camp

GAINESVILLE — The Gators were off Sunday, the players' first day away from the field since practice opened on Aug. 4.







08/15/2014 05:10 PM
Gators close in on lineup for opener
GAINESVILLE — With the season opener two weeks away, Gators coach Will Muschamp and his staff are running out of time to make some critical decisions.







08/14/2014 08:59 PM
UF's first-year cornerbacks working to be ready to contribute this season
A diving interception, highlighted five-star recruit Jalen Tabor's best practice of the summer on Thursday

GAINESVILLE — UF cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III set quite a standard as a freshman, earning All-SEC honors to live up to his billing as the best in the 2013 class at his position.







08/12/2014 08:39 PM
Gators look to pick up the pace in Kurt Roper's up-tempo offense
Gators are making more plays, but are looking to run more plays

G AINESVILLE – The Gators are ready to run as many plays as new offensive coordinator Kurt Roper can call.







08/12/2014 01:53 PM
New UF coordinator Kurt Roper pictures playmakers and production in Gators' new offense
UF averaged an SEC-low 18.8 points in 2013

GAINESVILLE¬† -¬† Kurt Roper is excited to see how effectively the Gators’ are running his new offense a little more than a week into preseason camp.







08/11/2014 03:06 PM
Gators set at one safety position with Keanu Neal
UF sophomore "our best safety," coach Will Muschamp said.

UF sophomore Keanu Neal has distanced himself for a starting spot at safety, coach Will Muschamp said.







08/10/2014 07:02 PM
Dynamic safety Marcell Harris ready to finally get back on the field for Gators
GAINESVILLE — Marcell Harris is approaching his first legitimate college football season with a combination of angst and vigor, the kind of combustion that strikes fear into opponents.







08/09/2014 04:22 PM
Gators' talented stable of running backs gives UF's offense plenty of options
Junior tailback Matt Jones excited to be back after a season lost to illness and injury

GAINESVILLE — Every day, every practice, every snap, Gators running back Matt Jones is ready.







08/07/2014 06:17 PM
Older, wiser Demarcus Robinson could be dangerous weapon for Gators
UF teammates call Robinson an athletic freak

GAINESVILLE — UF receiver Demarcus Robinson is built to catch footballs. His physique strikes fear in defenses.







08/06/2014 08:35 PM
What a difference a year has made for injury-free 2014 Gators
Key injuries plagued 2013 squad from the start of summer practices

GAINESVILLE — The 2013 Florida Gators were doomed from the start.







08/04/2014 09:47 PM
UF's indefatigable Muschamp chomping at the bit as Gators' summer practices opened Monday
Muschamp was up at 3:35 a.m. Monday ready to go

GAINESVILLE — Gators coach Will Muschamp could not wait to officially put the nightmarish 2013 season to rest.







08/03/2014 09:07 PM
Can Gators' Andre Debose pull off another miracle comeback?
GAINESVILLE — Six years later, University of Florida wide receiver Andre Debose still replays the video of the catch over and over again.









2014 Football Schedule

8/30 Idaho 7:00pm
9/06 E. Michigan 4:00pm
9/13 Kentucky 7:30pm
9/20 @ Alabama tba
10/04 @ Tennessee tba
10/11 LSU tba
10/18 Missouri (HC) tba
11/1 Georgia (JAX) tba
11/8 @ Vanderbilt tba
11/15 South Carolina tba
11/22 Eastern KY tba
11/29 @ Florida State tba
TBD Bowl Game tba

2013 Football Schedule/Results

8/31 Toledo W 24-6
9/07 @ Miami L 16-21
9/21 Tennessee W 31-17
9/28 @ Kentucky W 24-7
10/5 Arkansas W 30-10
10/12 @ LSU L 6-17
10/19 @ Missouri L 17-36
11/2 Georgia (JAX) L 20-23
11/9 Vanderbilt (Homecoming) L 17-34
11/16 @ South Carolina L 14-19
11/23 Georgia Southern L 20-26
11/30 Florida State L 7-37
TBD Bowl Game None

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