GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Quarterback Emory Jones is leaving Florida after just two days of spring practice.
Jones announced Saturday he is entering the NCAA transfer portal, an about-face for a fifth-year senior who said earlier this week he wanted to give new coach Billy Napier and his staff a chance.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech coach Geoff Collins has hired former Florida assistant David Turner as assistant head coach for defense.
Turner, who also will be the defensive run-game coordinator, was named to the position Tuesday.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida hired New York Giants offensive line coach Rob Sale to a similar position Tuesday, leaving new Gators coach Billy Napier with just two staff spots remaining to fill.
A mere 37 days after they last played, Alabama faces Georgia again with a national championship on the line.
History shows how tough it is to win again in the rematch.
Nick Saban knows that first-hand — from the losing side.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Michigan defensive back Dax Hill started against No. 3 Georgia in the Orange Bowl.
Hill’s status was uncertain after he did not join the second-ranked Wolverines in South Florida until Thursday.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban had a message for his players ahead of their week in Texas preparing for the College Football Playoff.
“You’re not going to remember what you did on Tuesday night in Dallas three months from now, three weeks from now or three years from now," Saban said.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — When Iowa State and Clemson meet in Wednesday’s Cheez-It Bowl, it’ll be out with the old for the Cyclones and in with the new for Tigers.
Iowa State, a disappointing 7-5 after starting the season ranked No.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin received a three-year contract extension that nearly doubled his salary and made him one of the highest-paid administrators in the powerhouse Southeastern Conference.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Isaiah Bowser ran for 155 yards and two touchdowns, Ryan O’Keefe had 85 yards on seven receptions, and Central Florida earned Sunshine State bragging rights by beating Florida 29-17 in the Gasparilla Bowl on Thursday night.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — UCF’s long wait for another shot at Florida is over.
The neighboring programs haven’t faced each other on the football field since Florida won 42-0 during its 2006 national championship season.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Gasparilla Bowl: Central Florida (8-4) against Florida (6-6), Dec. 23, 7:00 p.m. Eastern (ESPN).
Line: Florida by 6 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana-Lafayette senior quarterback Levi Lewis turned in one last memorable performance to help new Ragin' Cajuns head coach Michael Desormeaux get off to a winning start.
Lewis passed for 270 yards and a touchdown and rushed for another 74 yards, and No.
Through all the changes to the college sports landscape with money-making opportunities for athletes and open transfers, one thing remains the same.
A bunch of Southeastern Conference schools along with venerable programs like Ohio State and Texas are at or near the top of the national recruiting rankings.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida defensive end Zach Carter is opting out of the team’s bowl game to begin preparing for the NFL draft.
Carter made his announcement on social media Friday, thanking coaches from two regimes, fans, teammates and relatives.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Veteran defensive backs coach Corey Raymond is leaving LSU for Florida, a big-time coup for new coach Billy Napier.
Napier officially announced Raymond as the team's cornerbacks coach and assistant head coach for the defense Thursday.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — New Florida coach Billy Napier's staff is starting to take shape.
Napier hired four assistants who spent the last four years with him at Louisiana-Lafayette, including Patrick Toney as the team's co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach and Mark Hocke as the team's associate head coach and director of strength and conditioning.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — New Florida coach Billy Napier had heard the expression countless times before, mostly while playing poker in his youth.
“Scared money don’t make money.”
Napier never expected it to become his catchphrase, one that would follow him from Lafayette, Louisiana, to Gainesville.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — New Florida coach Billy Napier plans to hire an “unprecedented” support staff.
Napier had close to 40 analysts at Louisiana-Lafayette and could end up with even more in Gainesville.
UCF (8-4, American Athletic) vs. Florida (6-6, SEC), Dec. 23, 7 p.m. ET
No. 16 Louisiana-Lafayette (12-1, Sun Belt; No. 24 CFP) vs. Marshall (7-5, Conference USA), Dec. 18, 9:15 p.m. ET
The College Football Playoff semifinal in the Orange Bowl will match surging Michigan against a Georgia team that went unbeaten through the regular season before a humbling loss to the defending national champion.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Billy Napier took his time walking off of Cajun field, soaking in the celebration of a league championship, and at times wiping his eyes, after his final game as coach at Louisiana-Lafayette before he takes over the Florida Gators.
GAINEVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Billy Napier more than tripled his salary while moving from the Sun Belt to the Southeastern Conference.
A person familiar with negotiations says Florida's newest football coach agreed to a seven-year, $51.8 million contract that makes him the fifth-highest-paid coach in the powerhouse SEC.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — For Louisiana-Lafayette coach Billy Napier, there was never a thought of starting his next job at Florida before he'd coached the No. 20 Ragin' Cajuns in the Sun Belt Conference championship game.
Tim Tebow was visiting with Auburn athletic director Allen Greene along with fellow members of ESPN’s SEC Nation crew when he got a text message from a friend last week congratulating him on becoming the head coach at Florida.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — As Oklahoma football fans tried to recover from Lincoln Riley’s sudden decision to leave for USC earlier in the week, the basketball team stepped in and gave them something to cheer about.
Florida went back to Nick Saban's coaching tree in hopes of finding its next great coach.
The Gators hired Louisiana-Lafayette’s Billy Napier on Sunday, ending a quick process that landed them their top target a week after firing Dan Mullen.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Zach Carter made his way to one corner of the Swamp and found himself celebrating alongside the Florida band.
His next move? Directing, of course.
“I stayed on beat!" said Carter, one of 27 seniors playing their final game at Florida Field.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Running back Malik Davis, one of a dozen Florida players dealing with a second coaching change in their college careers, got a chance to address teammates earlier this week.
No rivalry has produced more big games than Michigan-Ohio State.
The Wolverines and Buckeyes get together Saturday for their annual Big Ten grudge match and it will the 24th time both are ranked in the top 10 of the AP poll at kickoff.
Florida has been added to the lengthy list of schools looking for a head coach that already includes LSU and USC.
On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Bruce Feldman from Fox joins the AP's Ralph Russo to discuss who is going to fill all these jobs.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — East Baton Rouge prosecutors dropped felony charges against a former University of Alabama student who allegedly called in a bomb threat to Tiger stadium during the 2019 LSU-Florida football game after his lawyer says he finished a pretrial intervention program.
This Alabama team is still winning football games but that aura of seemingly invincibility that normally looms over the Crimson Tide is long gone.
Last year Alabama made it look so easy in its season-long romp to the national championship, being truly challenged only once.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Greg Knox is stepping in for Dan Mullen for the second time in five years. A 27-year veteran of Southeastern Conference football and a winner in his only game as an interim head coach, Knox knows how to handle a staff.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Justin Herbert threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to Mike Williams with 2:17 remaining and the Los Angeles Chargers held off the Pittsburgh Steelers 41-37 on Sunday night.
One bad season at Florida was one too many for Dan Mullen.
The standard for success when it comes to coaching the Gators is about as high as it can get in college football.
Florida fired Mullen on Sunday, a day after his sixth loss in nine games, two months after the Gators went toe-to-toe with defending national champion Alabama and a year after they had a chance to make the College Football Playoff.
These aren't exactly the stakes Florida and Florida State had in mind for their end-of-the-season rivalry game.
The Gators and Seminoles both enter Saturday's clash at 5-6, meaning the winner becomes bowl eligible.
The superpowers asserted themselves over the upstarts Saturday.
In a season that has been dotted with upsets and surprises, the most talented teams are rising to the top.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri quarterback Connor Bazelak heard boos from the home fans as he trotted to the sideline after fruitless drives Saturday. It was nothing but cheers after he lofted a 2-point conversion pass to Daniel Parker Jr.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Bishop Bonnett ran for 128 yards and a touchdown and Florida A&M beat Bethune-Cookman 46-21 in the Florida Classic on Saturday night for its eighth straight win.
Florida A&M (9-2, 6-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) had 276 yards rushing on 48 carries.
Dan Mullen first came to the Southeastern Conference as the offensive coordinator for Urban Meyer at Florida in 2005, and every day of every year since that point Mullen has felt as if he was coaching for his job.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen is sticking with quarterback Emory Jones for Saturday’s game at Missouri and probably the rest of the season.
Jones is coming off a record-setting performance in a 70-52 victory against lower-division Samford.
Timing is everything in life and this week was a strange-looking time for Alabama to pass Cincinnati in The Associated Press college football poll.
The Crimson Tide moved up Sunday to No. 2 behind top-ranked Georgia in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank.
The College Football Playoff selection committee's assessment of Oklahoma ended up looking spot on.
The number of unbeaten teams in major college football dropped to three after the Sooners were manhandled by No.
—Emory Jones, Florida, accounted for 550 yards and seven TDs in the Gators' come-from-behind, 70-52 victory over lower-division Samford.
—Will Rogers, Mississippi State, threw for 415 yards and six TDs to help the Bulldogs beat No.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen celebrated his team's 70-52 victory against lower-division Samford like nothing was wrong.
He sang with his team, posed for pictures, shook hands with fans and then made excuses for one of the worst defensive performances in school history.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — It doesn’t really matter what embattled Florida coach Dan Mullen says or does at this point. It’s more important to see how his team responds down the stretch in an otherwise lost season.
Missouri and South Carolina have been mirror images of each other for much of the season.
Both of them were blown out by Tennessee and Texas A&M but played Kentucky tough in a loss. Both have played three different quarterbacks due to injuries, forcing each of them to lean on their star running backs.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Shane Beamer had a strong, concise message to his resurgent South Carolina players this week: Stop thinking about a bowl game.
That's nearly impossible after the Gamecocks moved to the edge of postseason eligibility with their 40-17 stunner over Florida.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen fired two close friends in hopes of saving his program — and maybe, ultimately, his job.
Mullen also took responsibility for the team’s failures, offering an assessment that anyone who has watched the Gators' slide this season already knew.