Foley made himself into an indispensable Gator

June 14, 2016 College Sports in Florida

Tuesday, 6 a.m. What does an athletic director do, really? Besides direct, that is. He shakes hands. He slaps backs. He hires. He fires. He buys suits. And after that, most of the time, you don’t notice him. Even when an athletic director is as successful as Foley, you don’t notice him for all the […]

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Is Gators’ McElwain Coach of the Year?

October 23, 2015 College Sports in Florida

Friday, 6 a.m. The program feels healthy again, vibrant. It feels like it matters. It feels like the University of Florida has a grip on the future. Again. And that, more than anything, is what new Florida coach Jim McElwain has accomplished in his first season. The sorrowful days, the days of wondering where it […]

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Will Archer face negative feedback for his tweet?

August 1, 2015 College Sports in Florida

Saturday, 6 a.m. (Each week, the readers take over Ask Gary. They send in a question, or a couple, 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, make a comment or be funny. Send the […]

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How about a Franchise Four for our other teams?

July 17, 2015 College Sports in Florida

Perhaps you had problems with the execution. Perhaps you thought the voters botched the play. On the other hand, as ideas go, it was fun. Nice memories, healthy discussion, stats to compare. What could be better? When Fox-TV had fans vote for their “Franchise Four” on the night of the baseball all-star game, there was […]

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Turns out, the Gators have some fight in them

February 4, 2015 College Sports in Florida

Wednesday, 5:26 p.m. If recruiting day taught us anything, it is that the Gators are going to be good in the fourth quarter. And that’s a start. Content beyond this point is for members only.

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Could Meyer have continued winning at Florida?

January 2, 2015 College Sports in Florida

Friday, 9:58 a.m. Well, look who matters again. Why, it’s Mr. Giggles. Urban Meyer, the guy who never met a gray day he couldn’t enjoy, is back at the party. Suddenly, he matters again. Suddenly, he”s healthy, and he’s happy, and he’s a heck of a coach. Suddenly, he no longer feels faint, and medics […]

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Ask the Expert: Scot Brantley

December 30, 2014 College Sports in Florida

Tuesday, 10:20 a.m. Scot Brantley was an all-American linebacker for the University of Florida and played eight seasons with the Tampa Bay Bucs. He has been a radio host in Florida for years. He follows not only the Gators but all of college football. Each week, Scot answers your questions on To ask Scot […]

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To all fields: One last time, they should be the Bucs

December 27, 2014 Florida State University

Saturday, 10:13 a.m. In Tampa…. Just lose. That’s all they have to do. Are your Bucs’ capable of it? That’s all they have to do. They have to have no offense…again. They have to turn the ball over…again. They have to commit dumb penalties, and throw wild passes, and run for inches at a time. […]

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At hello, McElwain looks big enough for the Gators

December 6, 2014 College Sports in Florida

He had them at hello. But, really, doesn’t every coach? He strikes you as confident, as excited, as eager. But, really, doesn’t everyone come into the arena that way? In the years to come, it is possible that you may feel differently at Jim McElwain. He hasn’t played FSU yet. He hasn’t traveled to LSU. […]

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