Watch: Florida Gators release hype video with start of spring practice days away

Spring football is right around the corner.

Quincy Wilson #6 of the Florida Gators looks on during the second half of the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Gainesville, Florida.  (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
Quincy Wilson #6 of the Florida Gators looks on during the second half of the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

The Gators will take the field for their first spring practice on March 9. That’s 12 days away! Here’s a hype video Florida released Thursday to keep you satisfied until then. Continue reading “Watch: Florida Gators release hype video with start of spring practice days away”

New defensive backs coach Torrian Gray looking to build depth in Gators secondary

GAINESVILLE — At Virginia Tech, Torrian Gray built a reputation as one of the top defensive backs coaches in the country. He coached nine players who were eventually taken in the NFL, including Kam Chancellor and All-Americans Victor Harris and Kyle and Kendall Fuller.

Torrian Gray (Photo by Getty Images)
Torrian Gray (Photo by Getty Images)

But when Florida coach Jim McElwain came calling in search of a new defensive backs coach, it was an opportunity too good to pass up for Gray, who is also from Lakeland. Continue reading “New defensive backs coach Torrian Gray looking to build depth in Gators secondary”

Maurice Clarett delivers ‘powerful’ speech to Florida Gators football team

Looks like the Gators welcomed a visitor Wednesday.

Tailback Maurice Clarett #13 of the Ohio State University Buckeyes carries the ball against the Purdue University Boilermakers during the game at Ross-Ade Stadium at Purdue University on November 9, 2002 in West Lafayette, Indiana. Ohio State defeated Purdue 10-6. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Tailback Maurice Clarett #13 of the Ohio State University Buckeyes carries the ball against the Purdue University Boilermakers during the game at Ross-Ade Stadium at Purdue University on November 9, 2002 in West Lafayette, Indiana. Ohio State defeated Purdue 10-6. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett was in Gainesville and delivered a “powerful” speech to Florida’s football team, according to tweets from Clarett and Gators players. Continue reading “Maurice Clarett delivers ‘powerful’ speech to Florida Gators football team”

NCAA closes ‘subtweeting’ loophole by banning use of nicknames on Twitter

The NCAA closed a loophole that allowed coaches to tweet about recruits without actually using names. On Wednesday, “subtweeting” was ruled not permissible, according to the Texas A&M compliance office. Continue reading “NCAA closes ‘subtweeting’ loophole by banning use of nicknames on Twitter”

Florida Gators: An early look at upcoming recruiting classes

Signing day 2016 is long gone. But how are the Gators’ upcoming recruiting classes shaping up?

Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain speaks during an introductory press conference on December 6, 2014 in Gainesville, Florida. McElwain has left Colorado State and replaces ex-Florida coach Will Muschamp who was fired earlier this season. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain speaks during an introductory press conference on December 6, 2014 in Gainesville, Florida. McElwain has left Colorado State and replaces ex-Florida coach Will Muschamp who was fired earlier this season. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Well, there aren’t many commits in Florida’s future classes yet. Three prospects are committed to the 2017 class, none are committed to the 2018 class and one is committed to the 2019 class. Continue reading “Florida Gators: An early look at upcoming recruiting classes”

Mailbag: Will Mark Thompson be Florida Gators’ starting running back in 2016?

As the start of spring practice inches closer and closer, it’s time to answer more football questions.

Mark Thompson (Photo from 247Sports)
Mark Thompson (Photo from 247Sports)

If you weren’t able to ask a question this week, send your questions for future mailbags via Twitter, e-mail (achiang@pbpost.com) or Facebook.) Continue reading “Mailbag: Will Mark Thompson be Florida Gators’ starting running back in 2016?”

Recruiting: Freshman DB Jaleel McRae joins Florida Gators’ 2019 class

The Gators have received their first 2019 commit.

Jaleel McRae (Photo from 247Sports)
Jaleel McRae (Photo from 247Sports)

New Smyrna Beach cornerback Jaleel McRae, a rising sophomore, verbally committed to Florida on Saturday night. McRae has not received a star rating yet from 247Sports or Rivals, but he also holds an offer from North Carolina State. Continue reading “Recruiting: Freshman DB Jaleel McRae joins Florida Gators’ 2019 class”