No. 9 Florida begins decisive SEC stretch at South Carolina
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida handled its last loss to a top-10 team poorly.
The Gators followed a 19-point setback to then-No. 7 Georgia last year with a 21-point drubbing against...
No. 9 Florida could be without Greenard, Zuniga at Carolina
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 9 Florida could be without its top two pass-rushers at South Carolina on Saturday.
Coach Dan Mullen said Monday that linebacker Jon Greenard and defensive end...
No. 7 Florida embraces underdog role against 5th-ranked LSU
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has never been this significant of an underdog during Dan Mullen's tenure. Not in his four years as the team's offensive coordinator (2005-08) and not in his two...
Florida QB Trask ‘progressing along nicely’ from knee injury
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida quarterback Kyle Trask said his sprained knee is "progressing along nicely."
Trask was wearing a compression sleeve and a brace on his left knee Monday, two...
Showdown in Swamp: Malzahn, Mullen tip visors to Spurrier
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Auburn’s Gus Malzahn and Florida’s Dan Mullen first met nearly 15 years ago. Malzahn was the head coach at Springdale High in Arkansas. Mullen was the Gators’ offensive...
Visor showdown in Swamp: Malzahn, Mullen lead unbeaten teams
No. 7 Auburn (5-0, 2-0 SEC) at No. 10 Florida (5-0, 2-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (CBS).
No. 10 Florida getting 6 players back for 7th-ranked Auburn
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 10 Florida will be close to full strength, especially on defense, for its biggest game of the season.
Coach Dan Mullen said Monday that six injured players —...
Mullen rips, challenges O-line as Florida preps for Auburn
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen protected, even defended, his young offensive line for much of the first month of the season.
Trask, No. 9 Florida handle FCS’s Towson in Swamp, 38-0
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Trask was perfect early and a spectator late. He broke a school record in between.
He had no idea about how good his performance was until coach Dan Mullen's...
No. 9 Florida searching for offensive identity, balance
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — After four games, a quarterback change and the loss of its most dynamic play-maker, No. 9 Florida is still trying to find its offensive identity.
No. 9 Florida routs Tennessee 34-3, extends series dominance
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen had some advice for Kyle Trask before the junior quarterback made his first collegiate start.
No. 9 Florida avoiding any ‘revenge’ talk against Kentucky
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 9 Florida insists last year's loss to Kentucky, which ended a 31-game winning streak in the series, won't be a motivating factor when the teams play Saturday in...
No. 9 Florida to play without WR Toney, maybe CB Henderson
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 9 Florida likely will be without two of its best players to open Southeastern Conference play Saturday.
Coach Dan Mullen said Monday that elusive receiver...
No. 11 Florida loses Toney, Henderson in win over UT Martin
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 11 Florida could be without its most dynamic playmaker when it opens Southeastern Conference play at Kentucky.
No. 11 Florida should make easy work of UT Martin in Swamp
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — After two weeks of dealing with hurricanes — first Miami and then Dorian — No. 11 Florida should get a break in its home opener.
No. 8 Florida ends up relying on defense again in opener
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Defense has been Florida's identity for a dozen or so years, with the team developing more talent on that side of the ball and watching one successful coordinator after...
Inconsistent Franks, No. 8 Florida rally to beat Miami 24-20
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Feleipe Franks was clutch one minute and confused the next, showing the kind of inconsistency that got him benched five times in two years.
No. 8 Florida, Miami embrace spotlight as they start season
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida and Miami have the college football stage to themselves for 3 ½ hours Saturday, a new chapter in their once-heated and storied rivalry.
Florida’s Mullen, Miami’s Diaz forged friendship decade ago
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Dan Mullen and Manny Diaz first crossed paths a decade ago in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
It was 45 degrees in mid-October for an 11:30 a.m. kickoff between Mississippi...
Rivalry renewed? Florida, Miami add to once-heated series
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Even though his father played at Miami and his older brother at Florida, Marco Wilson has little knowledge of the once-heated rivalry involving the two Sunshine State...
Florida confident Georgia transfer Cox will play this season
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen is navigating a few last-minute roster tweaks before the season opener. One of them could be huge for the Gators this fall.
Inconsistent QB Franks an X-factor for Florida, Mullen
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Feleipe Franks' offseason included the typical work — lifting weights, throwing with receivers, studying film — and some unique adventures in his backyard.
Florida dismisses troubled defensive back John Huggins
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida defensive back John Huggins has been dismissed from the football program.
A team spokesman declined to say what prompted the sophomore's dismissal. Huggins...
Florida’s Mullen provides no clarity on absent DB Huggins
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen insists he has "great clarity" regarding absentee defensive back John Huggins.
Florida opens fall camp amid highest expectations in decade
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Even though Dan Mullen has enjoyed plenty of success as a head coach at Mississippi State and Florida, he's never won more than 10 games in a season.
Florida’s Mullen hoping for sizable leap in 2nd season
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Dan Mullen made a big leap in his second season at Mississippi State, but his Florida team doesn't have quite so much room to grow.
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on SEC media days (all times local):
LSU won 10 games last season and even more is expected this fall. Coach Ed Orgeron said Monday he knows...
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference media days begins at the event's longtime home.
SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey kicks the four-day event off Monday with his annual media address...
Coach Dan Mullen responds to Florida’s recent legal troubles
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen's strong, personal beliefs about violence toward women haven't resulted in a zero-tolerance policy for his program.
Florida hires UTSA’s David Turner as defensive line coach
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has hired David Turner as the team's defensive line coach.
Turner, who has 33 years of coaching experience, worked with Gators coach Dan Mullen for four seasons (2009, 2010-12) at Mississippi State.
Turner has 16 years of coaching experience in the Southeastern Conference. Mullen says Turner "understands that this is a line-of-scrimmage league and our defensive line will continue to play fast, physical and aggressive under his leadership."
Florida hires former Redskins assistant Gray as CBs coach
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has hired Torrian Gray as its cornerbacks coach, bringing him back to Gainesville to replace Charlton Warren.
Warren left the Gators to take a similar position at rival Georgia.
Gray, who has 19 years of coaching experience, worked at Florida during the 2016 season. He spent the last two years with the NFL's Washington Redskins before being fired in January.
Peach Bowl: Gators rout Michigan 41-15 to cap comeback year
ATLANTA (AP) — Florida capped its big comeback season — and left Michigan reeling again.
Lamical Perine had a 5-yard scoring catch and 53-yard touchdown run to lead No. 10 Florida's strong rushing attack Saturday, helping the Gators affirm their return to relevance with a 41-15 rout of No. 8 Michigan in the Peach Bowl.
After finishing 4-7 in 2017, Florida enjoyed a dramatic turnaround in Dan Mullen's first season as coach.
Florida aims for statement win over Michigan in Peach Bowl
ATLANTA (AP) — Dan Mullen knows he was hired to do more than just lead Florida to any bowl game.
Mullen's mandate is to bring championships to the Gators. His first-year results show he's on the right path.
There may be no better way for Florida to cap its dramatic 2018 rebound under Mullen than to finally beat Michigan for the first time in Saturday's Peach Bowl. Michigan is 4-0 in the series, including a runaway win in the 2017 season-opening game.
Michigan looking to beat Florida again in Peach Bowl debut
Peach Bowl: No. 10 Florida (9-3) vs. No. 8 Michigan (10-2) at Atlanta, Saturday, Noon EST (ESPN)
Michigan, Florida will meet again, this time in Peach Bowl
The Peach Bowl will match a couple teams very familiar with each other.
Michigan and Florida will square off for the third time in four seasons when they meet Dec. 29 in Atlanta. The Wolverines won the previous two meetings, along with bowl games against the Gators in 2003 and 2008.
For the eighth-ranked Wolverines (10-2, No. 7 CFP), the game is a consolation prize after their College Football Playoff hopes were crushed in a 62-39 loss at Ohio State last week.
Peach Bowl Matchup
Michigan (11-2, Big Ten, No. 7 CFP) vs. Florida (9-3, SEC, No. 10 CFP), Dec. 29
Michigan: RB Karan Higdon is Big Ten's second-leading rusher with 1,178 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Florida: DL Jachai Polite has 16 tackles for loss, including 11 sacks, to rank third in the SEC in both categories.
Franks helps Florida win 41-14, end skid vs Florida State
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The quarterback who grew up just a few minutes down the road helped Florida halt a five-year losing streak to Florida State, and the Gators ensured the Seminoles will not go to a bowl.
Feleipe Franks had three touchdown passes and No. 13 Florida used a punishing ground attack to end a five-game losing streak to Florida State, defeating the Seminoles 41-14 on Saturday.
Florida eyes New Year’s 6 as Florida St looks to go bowling
No. 13 Florida (8-3, No. 12 CFP) at Florida State (5-6), noon EST (ABC).
No. 15 Florida hosts Idaho with eye on New York’s 6 bowl
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's postseason possibilities are promising, especially after finishing 4-7 last year, losing consecutive games by a combined 40 points in the last month and needing two of the largest comebacks in school history to beat Vanderbilt and South Carolina.
The 15th-ranked Gators likely would land a spot in a New Year's Six bowl with victories against Idaho and rival Florida State.
AP Top 25 Podcast: UCF forces its way to national prominence
No. 11 Central Florida has won 22 straight games and is making a run at another major bowl bid. ESPN's "College GameDay" is coming to the schools' Orlando, Florida, campus this week
Florida tries to end slump against South Carolina, Muschamp
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Facing former Florida coach Will Muschamp is the least of Dan Mullen's concerns these days.
Mullen and the 19th-ranked Gators have a two-game losing streak in which nobody played well, chaos at quarterback , rumors of a locker room scuffle and speculation that a few upperclassmen are considering shutting it down in preparation for the NFL draft.
No. 19 Florida ‘might play 2’ or more QBs vs South Carolina
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen will take a few more days before settling on a starting quarterback against South Carolina.
Feleipe Franks or Kyle Trask will get the nod when the 19th-ranked Gators (6-3, 4-3 Southeastern Conference) host the Gamecocks (5-3, 4-3) on Saturday. Mullen also didn't rule out playing highly touted freshman Emory Jones.
No. 13 Florida seeks to protect Swamp, stave off ‘stadiums’
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Defensive tackle Kyree Campbell won't forget how running "stadiums" at Florida Field made him feel.
He was breathing heavy, sweating profusely and ready to quit. His legs started shaking about 20 minutes in and they ached for days.
It was exactly the reaction first-year Florida coach Dan Mullen wanted when he told his players during the offseason they would have to do one grueling, stadium workout for every home loss in 2017.
Florida’s Dan Mullen returns to high-stakes ‘Cocktail Party’
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Dan Mullen remembered the outcomes, but he couldn't quite recall the details.
So he went searching for the Florida-Georgia box scores from his first stint (2005-08) with the Gators. It was an enjoyable refresher course.
Mullen went 3-1 against the Bulldogs as Florida's offensive coordinator, including two wins that helped propel the team to Southeastern Conference and national championships.
Florida goes from death threats to posing a threat in year
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen pretended he was on a game show, slapping the podium like it was a buzzer.
It was Mullen's way of demonstrating how quickly he probably would have jumped at winning six of his first seven games with the Gators and being in position for much more as November nears.
No. 14 Florida rallies to beat Vanderbilt after near brawl
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dan Mullen prefers not to talk about what prompted his 14th-ranked Florida Gators and the Vanderbilt Commodores to spill off the sidelines.
Derek Mason says a Florida player said something to the Vanderbilt coach.
In the end, the Gators' big comeback overshadowed the near brawl in which both head coaches yelled at each other.
Trap game? No. 14 Florida trying to avoid letdown vs Vandy
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen opened his first team meeting this week talking about handling success.
He'll find out Saturday if anyone was paying attention.
Dan Mullen finding a knack for trick plays at No. 14 Florida
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jump pass. Double pass. Rocker step. Throwback toss. Those are apparently just a glimpse into Dan Mullen's playbook.
The first-year Florida coach has turned to a little trickery to help the 14th-ranked Gators mask their offensive deficiencies.
"Daring Dan" is perfect on the season with them, too.
Sold-out Swamp awaits No. 5 LSU, could help No. 22 Florida
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Swamp is sold out for the first time in nearly three years, a setting first-year Florida coach Dan Mullen would like to see more often.
Beating No. 5 LSU on Saturday surely would help Mullen's push to return Florida Field — and the 22nd-ranked Gators — to Southeastern Conference and national prominence.
Mullen, Florida beat No. 23 Mississippi State 13-6
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — When Florida needed a fourth-down stop late in the fourth quarter, defensive coordinator Todd Grantham made a bold call with a safety blitz. Coach Dan Mullen knew the risk of leaving that part of the field open and loved it anyway.
"I've learned one thing through the years," the offensive-minded Mullen said with a grin. "Shut my mouth in that situation."