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Purdue transfer looks to lead Gators to 12th straight win over Vols

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Austin Appleby will lead the No. 19 Florida Gators head to Knoxville on Saturday to face the No. 14 Tennessee Volunteers. Austin who? With Luke Del Rio sitting out the game due to the injury suffered in the North Texas game, graduate transfer Appleby is the next man up. Gator Nation has two basic questions. Where did he come from? Is he any good? Appleby played his undergraduate football at Purdue. If whether one is “any good” is defined by…

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UF fumbles its handling of Antonio Callaway hearing

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When we learned Florida Gators’ star wide receiver Antonio Callaway was suspended indefinitely on March 11, that’s all we knew. No reason; no hint; nothing. The official word from the university was for “violation of the code of conduct.” We did not even know when he was suspended. Thanks to some legal strategy and an ESPN report, we now know when and why Callaway was officially sent away on January 27. He, along with former quarterback Treon Harris, are accused…

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Will Grier transfers from Florida to West Virginia

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Former Florida Gator quarterback Will Grier has transferred to West Virginia University. He’s under a 12-month suspension for taking a banned substance. Grier was a major reason the Gators got off to a 6-0 start in the 2015 season. He threw for 1,204 yards and 10 touchdowns with only three interceptions before he failed a drug test in October. The Gator offense struggled mightily thereafter, managing to split their final eight games, 4-4. They lost their final three games by…

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Michigan clobbers disinterested Florida team in Citrus Bowl

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Throughout the off-season, the University of Florida will have to answer one final question about its 2015 season. Did the Gators check out before their final game of the season? Michigan overwhelmed Florida  41-7, for the Gators’ third consecutive defeat Friday in the Citrus Bowl. UF was outscored 97-24 in those three games. Never has the Gators’ defense looked so listless, though. Michigan scored the game’s final 34 points and ran up 504 yards against the Gators’ defense. Before the…

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Gators and Vols rivalry still fun, but significance is diminished

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With Florida State and Miami enjoying a bye week, the Florida Gators receive added attention as they host the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday. Despite the rebuilding still going on at both schools, it is a rivalry game that still attracts national attention. There was a time not that long ago when the winner of this game was the odds-on favorite to represent the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference in the SEC Championship Game. Unfortunately for the Vols, the Gators…

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