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Luke Del Rio’s return could spark sleepy Florida offense

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Luke Del Rio could play this weekend for the Florida Gators. As a Gator fan might say “it’s about time.” Del Rio has missed two games with a sprained knee. In one of them, the Gators blew a 21-point lead to Tennessee. In the second, the Gators won only 13-6 over Vanderbilt. Florida has fallen to 77th in college football in total offense, 74th in scoring offense, even though Tennessee is the only quality opponent the Gators have played. “Luke,…

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Gators hope Antonio Callaway can be the game breaker they need

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Finally, we will see if University of Florida wide receiver Antonio Callaway was worth the trouble. Callaway has just gone through one of the most controversial off-seasons in Florida history, having been banned from the team and the school since being accused of sexual assault. The school decided he did not violate rules. Head coach Jim McElwain has determined that Callaway will be able to parcipate Saturday when the Gators play against the University of Massachussetts. With Callaway on the…

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Can Gators have an improved offense behind Luke Del Rio?

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Will a comeback be possible against Tennessee this time? Will a new quarterback take the Gators’ offense in his hands this year? Will the Gators be able to steamroll Ole Miss this season? By now, we are accustomed to believing that the  Florida Gators will be good on defense. But can Florida hold up on offense this time around? It couldn’t last year, not after Will Grier was suspended for PEDs. But coach Jim McElwain thinks his program has made progress this year. At quarterback, adviser Steve…

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The Receivers: ‘Fun ‘N Gun’ years formed the identity of the Gators’ offense

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There were better receivers. Maybe even faster ones. But for the University of Florida Gators, the receivers of the “Fun ‘N Gun” typified an era. You can still debate whether Ike Hilliard or Reidel Anthony were better. Throw in Jacquez Green the next year, and you have a sprint to the end zone. Still, the Fun ‘N Gun receivers weren’t the team’s best. Not with Percy Harvin, playing in two national title games. Not with Wes Chandler, the Harvin of…

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Bucs think Jameis Winston can be a better player his second year

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The coaches of the Tampa Bay Bucs seem to agree on two things. Jameis Winston was good last year. He has to be better this year. Winston, already the acknowledged leader of the Bucs, faces the pressure of improving the Bucs’ record from six wins. He will be expected to improve as a player. That’s been the beauty of having him here for a year now,” said quarterback coach Mike Bajakian. “When he got here last year and for much of…

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Rays’ Logan Morrison finally contributes to team’s offense

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For a month, Logan Morrison was trappped in a nightmare. He couldn’t hit. He couldn’t field.He couldn’t contribute to the Tampa Bay Rays. For 29 games, Morrison was helpless. No home runs. No RBI. He was hitting .129 with 29 strikeouts in 94 at bats. His slugging percentage was .153. His on baseball percentage was .229. He kept going to the plate, and he kept walking back to the dugout. In May, he had hit only .100, and was last…

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Tampa Bay Lightning battered by Pittsburgh’s potent attack

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Here comes another one. And another. Close your eyes, and the pucks are still flying. From here. From there. From everywhere. The Tampa Bay Lightning lost again in the finals of the Eastern Conference championship Wednesday, as the high-powered Penguins took back home ice advantage and battered the Bolts for the second striaght night in a 4-2 victory. This time, Pittsburgh got off a staggering 48 shots. They had 41 in their victory Monday night, and they have 124 in…

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