University of Florida

The Predictions: Could the Bucs lose to a bye week?

October 6, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Saturday, 3 a.m. This just in. The Bucs are a three-point underdog to “bye” this week. I’m not sure they can cover. Here’s the thing you fear about an open date. By its very description, the receivers are always open. Heck, think of this as the fifth open date that the cornerbacks have had all […]

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Looking Back at college football’s weekend

October 4, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Thursday, 4 a.m. 5 Observations 1. Here’s a stunner. College football really doesn’t change from one season to the next. Take last year’s four playoff teams: Alabama, Georgia, Clemson and Oklahoma. They’re all undefeated and ranked in the top seven nationally. Next year, I’ll wager that they’re all firmly in the top 10, too. And the […]

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Looking back on the college football weekend

September 27, 2018 College Sports in Florida

5 Observations 1. Bully for the Bulls, being 4-0 and all. But, frankly, it was easier to think bad of them than ever as they squeaked past East Carolina. No, ECU will not have a good year. South Florida has work to do in its week off. 2. At FSU, there is no fish that […]

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Looking back on the weekend’s college games

September 12, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Wednesday, 2 a.m. 5 Observations 1. All of USF’s problems on defense Saturday weren’t because of Georgia Tech’s offense. There were plays that made it look like USF had never seen a simple pitch before. The Bulls are fast, and they can score. But will every game go to the final reel? 2. It’s hard […]

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State roundup: What has happened to Florida?

September 9, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 3:30 a.m. Samford? No, not Stanford. Samford. Yep, the raging Bulldogs, a 33-point underdog, played FSU to the last heartbeat Saturday night before losing, 36-26. It was the latest of a series of games that shows that football isn’t what it used to be in this state. Yeah, Samford (and hold the “…and son” […]

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Predictions: Bucs lose opener to New Orleans

September 8, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Saturday, 2 a.m. The odds are that Jameis Winston, watching at home, reaches for the potato chips before he reaches for the chicken wings. The odds are that Drew Brees hits his first eight passes before the Bucs force an incompletion, although that might be conservative. The odds are that Gerald McCoy records his first […]

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Looking back at the weekend’s college football

September 5, 2018 College Sports in Florida

5 Observations 1. Give Florida the weekend victory. They weren’t as ambitious in their scheduling as Miami or FSU, but they did everything they were supposed to do in their victory over Charleston Southern. They should have won big, and they won big. We still don’t know how it will transfer to the big boys, […]

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Ask Gary: Has the Super Bowl hype calmed down?

February 3, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Each week, the readers take over and play Ask Gary. They send in a question, or a couple, on Thursday night or Friday morning and we all talk about the world of sports. Think of it as a radio show where you don’t have to be on hold. Join us and ask a question, […]

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Is Mullen’s task harder than Spurrier’s?

November 29, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Wednesday, 4 a.m. You are Dan Mullen, Boss Gator. And where do you start? You are Mullen, the guy who finally didn’t say no. Chip Kelly is off trying to spell UCLA. Scott Frost will soon be trying to make Nebraska relevant again. But you are here, and as unimpressed as some may be with […]

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The Predictions: Can Miami knock off Notre Dame?

November 10, 2017 College Sports in Florida

Friday, 2 a.m. Twenty years have passed. The volume has not ceased. Want to get up the dander of a University of Miami football fan? Want to hear a Notre Dame fan launch into the Victory March? Then mention the Convicts against the Catholics. In some ways, they’re still playing the game. Now, that’s a […]

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