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Alligator Army Sep 24, 2016

Florida vs. Tennessee, Game Thread: 25 predictions, including a 12th straight win

Go Gators. I don’t have much to say about Florida-Tennessee that isn’t just a regurgitated cliché. (3:30 p.m., CBS or CBSSports.com). The team that runs for more yardage is probably going to win, both because it takes a miraculous comeback like Florida’s against Tennessee in 2015 to overcome a substantial advantage on the ground and because it’s a better recipe for success for both of these teams than relying on Joshua Dobbs and Austin Appleby to win the game. The Gators come in with the confidence of history in their minds. The Vols have only memories of heartbreak. Both can...
Alligator Army Sep 23, 2016

Florida vs. Tennessee: The pressure is all on Butch Jones and the Vols

Florida gets to play the underdog and the expected winner this weekend. When we think of the recent history of Florida and Tennessee, we think of a hammer and a nail. And, for once, my “we” means more than Florida fans: Columnists write that Florida winning is “just how this rivalry works” and that Tennessee is headed for “mental crisis”; Tennessee fans script imaginary conversations with priests that prepare them for anything. The neurosis and fear are all for and from the Volunteers. This makes some sense, of course. It is legitimate to debate whether Butch Jones must win this...
Alligator Army Sep 22, 2016

On Florida’s pursuit of Mississippi State athletic director Scott Stricklin

If the Gators can’t continue on with Jeremy Foley, hiring a young star in his mold is the best substitute. Three things have become increasingly clear over the course of Florida’s several-month search for retiring athletic director Jeremy Foley’s successor: Florida has not had as smooth a time finding that successor as it seemingly expected to have as the process began Foley staying on would probably have been the best move for the Gators. Foley’s shadow is enormous. The first part of this would seem like the most obvious one, given that a process that should probably have made at...
Alligator Army Sep 17, 2016

Florida 32, North Texas 0: Gators blow out Mean Green, lose Luke Del Rio

Another dominant win featured a potentially devastating injury. Florida’s win over North Texas — a 32-0 victory in which the Gators allowed just 53 yards, the smallest tally in school history — on Saturday night was largely unremarkable on offense, legendarily stingy on defense, and fully forgettable on special teams. Except for this: Florida quarterback Luke Del Rio left the game late in the third quarter after taking a low hit to the left knee, headed directly to the locker room, and did not return. And though Del Rio walked off partially under his own power, coach Jim McElwain...
Alligator Army Sep 13, 2016

Florida's 2017 SEC schedule released: Texas A&M visits The Swamp

The Gators' 2017 schedule is out. The 2017 Florida Gators schedule is now complete, as the SEC released it’s entire 2017 conference schedule tonight on the SEC Network. The 2017 @GatorsFB ScheduleOpening weekend: Florida-Michigan. AT&T Stadium. Enough Said. pic.twitter.com/JqkipnXcn7 — SEC Network (@SECNetwork) September 14, 2016 Mark your #Gators, fall of 2017 is booked. (Hint: schedule your weddings for Oct. 21) pic.twitter.com/i0fyRt77mP — Gators Football (@GatorsFB) September 14, 2016 There are some things to note about Florida's 2017 schedule. The Gators leave...
Alligator Army Sep 9, 2016

Florida vs. Massachusetts: Reviewing our 25 predictions

These could have gone better. Reviewing our 25 predictions from Florida’s opener against Massachusetts... Both teams will score touchdowns. Right. UMass only scored on the ground, and Florida only scored through the air. Florida will lead by double digits in the first half. Wrong. Florida didn’t lead by double digits until the fourth quarter. Florida will lead by at least two touchdowns at halftime. Wrong. Just a 10-7 lead. Luke Del Rio will throw at least two touchdown passes. Right. Del Rio tossed two TD passes. Del Rio will throw at least one interception. Wrong. A spotless...
Alligator Army Sep 8, 2016

Tim Tebow signs minor-league deal with New York Mets

The former Florida quarterback will head to an instructional league. Tim Tebow’s dream of making the majors — in Major League Baseball — took another step forward on Thursday. The New York Mets announced they have signed Tebow to a minor-league deal early Thursday morning. We have signed OF @TimTebow to a minor league contract. He will participate in the #Mets Instructional League. pic.twitter.com/I6gmW0b6hY— New York Mets (@Mets) September 8, 2016 Terms of the contract will likely not be disclosed, because no MLB team would ever disclose terms of a contract for an average...
Alligator Army Sep 2, 2016

Florida releases fantastic "One Nation" hype video

Steve Spurrier, Jim McElwain, Titus O'Neil, and a slew of others welcome you to the 2016 season. We are One Nation. The Gator Nation. #TheSwamp is Back. pic.twitter.com/qtbD5GrR5m— Florida Gators (@FloridaGators) September 2, 2016
Alligator Army Sep 2, 2016

Chomping at Bits: Steve Spurrier names his 11 favorite Florida games in The Swamp

Chomping at Bits comes stocked with the best Florida Gators links and news we can find, and some other stuff. Got a link you think we should check out? Email us at AlligatorArmy@gmail.com, subject line CAB, or find us on Twitter at@AlligatorArmy or on Facebook at Facebook.com/AlligatorArmy. Steve Spurrier’s 11 favorite games in The Swamp: Florida went 68-5 (AND FIVE) at home during Spurrier’s 12 seasons as coach of the Gators. In the 14 seasons since he left, Florida has only had four seasons in which they went undefeated at home (Spurrier had seven). (Chris Harry, Florida...
Alligator Army Aug 31, 2016

Chomping at Bits: Steve Spurrier announced as Honorary Mr. Two Bits for Florida’s opener against UMass

Chomping at Bits comes stocked with the best Florida Gators links and news we can find, and some other stuff. Got a link you think we should check out? Email us at AlligatorArmy@gmail.com, subject line CAB, or find us on Twitter at@AlligatorArmy or on Facebook at Facebook.com/AlligatorArmy. Steve Spurrier to serve as honorary Mr. Two Bits: On the same night that the field will be renamed for him, Spurrier will lead the crowd as Mr. Two Bits. Spurrier will also be recognized on Saturday for the 50th anniversary of his 1966 Heisman win. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators; Robbie Andreu, Gainesville...