Florida Gators: 3 things we learned from first full spring scrimmage

The Gators held their first full spring scrimmage Thursday.

Running back Mark Thompson receives a handoff during the Gators' first day of spring football practice Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at the Sanders Practice Fields in Gainesville, Fla. / UAA Communications photo by Allison Deutch
Running back Mark Thompson receives a handoff during the Gators’ first day of spring football practice Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at the Sanders Practice Fields in Gainesville, Fla. / UAA Communications photo by Allison Deutch

For the first time since the scrimmage, Jim McElwain addressed the media Monday. It sounds like McElwain came away from the scrimmage with a smile on his face. Continue reading “Florida Gators: 3 things we learned from first full spring scrimmage”

Florida Gators 2016 spring practice preview: Defensive line

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 line 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 line”

Florida Gators 2016 spring practice preview: Offensive line

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 offensive line 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: Offensive line”

2016 SEC spring practice and spring game dates to know

Spring football is already here for some SEC football teams.

 Jacob Coker #14 of the White team calls a play against the Crimson team during the University of Alabama A Day spring game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on April 18, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Jacob Coker #14 of the White team calls a play against the Crimson team during the University of Alabama A Day spring game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on April 18, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

A total of four SEC schools (Auburn, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Vanderbilt) have already started spring practice. Most of the others begin over the next few days.

Here are the SEC spring football dates to know:

School First spring practice Spring game
Alabama March 11 April 16
Arkansas March 29 April 23
Auburn March 1 April 9
Florida March 9 April 8
Georgia March 15 April 16
Kentucky March 8 April 16
LSU March 7 April 16
Ole Miss March 2 *No spring game
Mississippi St. March 9 April 16
Missouri March 8 April 16
South Carolina March 15 April 9
Tennessee March 7 April 16
Texas A&M February 29 April 9
Vanderbilt February 22 March 25

* Ole Miss will not host a spring game this year while natural grass is being put in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.

Florida Gators 2016 spring practice preview: Tight ends

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 tight ends 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: Tight ends”

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”