Only four plays separated FSU from Florida

November 29, 2015 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 12:54 a.m. If you were a highly ranked athlete in Florida, where would you go after watching FSU beat Florida Saturday night. Depends. Where were you going to go before the game? There have been FSU-Florida games that affected the recruiting race. This wasn’t one of them. Both teams finished with two losses. Both […]

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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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Why do fans prefer stormy to stable?

September 16, 2015 Florida

Wednesday, 6 a.m. One of the guys lost his mind. The veins in Jim McElwain’s neck were like undersea cables. His face was flushed. He could not stop yelling. McElwain would seemingly finish his piece, and he would start to turn away, and then he would start up all over again. This was the face […]

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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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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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