Mailbag: Will Tyrie Cleveland be the next great Gators freshman wide receiver?

Spring practice is over and the countdown to the fall has begun.

Tyrie Cleveland (Photo from 247 Sports)
Tyrie Cleveland (Photo from 247 Sports)

For now, let’s answer some of your questions in this week’s edition of the Gators mailbag.

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 Tyrie Cleveland be the next great Gators freshman wide receiver?”

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: Florida Gators set to hold first spring scrimmage Thursday

GAINESVILLE — Florida is scheduled to hold its first full spring scrimmage Thursday.

Head coach Jim McElwain of the Florida Gators waves to the crowd after the game against the Mississippi Rebels on October 3, 2015 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)
Head coach Jim McElwain of the Florida Gators waves to the crowd after the game against the Mississippi Rebels on October 3, 2015 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Coach Jim McElwain said the team will have between 117-128 reps inside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, with an emphasis on situational drills.

[Gators QB Del Rio turned down McElwain recruiting bid in 2012]

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“We’ll work some situational things, some third down, some red area, some goal-line,” McElwain said. “Just so we’re kind of doing some two-minute before the half, two-minute at the end of the game, some of those kind of things just from a situation standpoint and see how the guys handle that.” Continue reading “Notebook: Florida Gators set to hold first spring scrimmage Thursday”

Florida Gators 2016 spring practice preview: Wide receivers

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 wide receivers 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: Wide receivers”