Florida Gators: 5 things to watch in Friday’s spring football game

After a month full of practices, Florida’s spring game is almost here.

New Gators kicker Eddy Pineiro is one to watch in Friday's spring game. (UAA Communications photo by Tim Casey)
New Gators kicker Eddy Pineiro is one to watch in Friday’s spring game. (UAA Communications photo by Tim Casey)

The Gators will take the field in the Swamp on Friday at 7 p.m. for the Orange & Blue Debut. The way teams will be split up is still unknown, but the structure of the game has been decided. Continue reading “Florida Gators: 5 things to watch in Friday’s spring football game”

Notebook: Jim McElwain pleased with Gators’ first spring scrimmage

GAINESVILLE — Florida held its first spring scrimmage on Thursday, allowing Jim McElwain to evaluate his team in game situations for the first time this month.

Head coach Jim McElwain of the Florida Gators watches the action during the game against the Georgia Bulldogs at EverBank Field on October 31, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Head coach Jim McElwain of the Florida Gators watches the action during the game against the Georgia Bulldogs at EverBank Field on October 31, 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Overall, the Gators’ second-year coach was pleased with the scrimmage.

“Really felt good about the scrimmage on Thursday,” McElwain said. “We got about 117 snaps in, not counting special teams. Got a lot of guys some, I thought, valuable reps, especially some of the young guys.” Continue reading “Notebook: Jim McElwain pleased with Gators’ first spring scrimmage”

Florida Gators 2016 spring practice preview: Defensive backs

With the start of spring practice inching closer — March 9 — we’ll take a look at the state of each position. We focus on the defensive backs today, and shift to a different position each day leading up to the start of spring practice. Continue reading “Florida Gators 2016 spring practice preview: Defensive backs”

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”