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Alligator Army 9 hours ago

University of Florida Police report released in Treon Harris sexual battery investigation

There's a lot to read here, and a lot to digest. Do so with care. The University of Florida released the full police report in the investigation into a claim of sexual battery against Treon Harris on Wednesday. The three component parts of the University Police Department report released — a traditional narrative incident report with investigation history, including statements from multiple witnesses; a 63-page transcript of an interview with Harris from the morning of October 6; and a supplement including text messages and call logs from Harris and his alleged victim — are each more 50...
Alligator Army 15 hours ago

Florida vs. Georgia: Treon Harris to start at quarterback for Gators

A freshman will lead them. Florida will start Treon Harris at quarterback against Georgia next Saturday, Will Muschamp confirmed in his weekly appearance on the SEC teleconference on Wednesday. Muschamp on the SEC Teleconference right now. Says Treon Harris will start at QB vs Georgia.— GatorZone Football (@GatorZoneFB) October 22, 2014 Harris led Florida's only scoring drives against Tennessee and Missouri, relieving Jeff Driskel late in both games, and while he played against a tired Tenneseee team and against Missouri in garbage time, his spotty play has certainly still been...
Alligator Army Oct 20, 2014
Florida basketball recruiting: 2015 forward Keith Stone commits to Gators

Florida basketball recruiting: 2015 forward Keith Stone commits to Gators

Florida basketball's cup runneth over, but at least it runneth over with good players. This weekend was not a particularly good one for the University of Florida's athletic teams. The Gators of the gridiron desecrated it, and Florida's top-five soccer team went oh-fer in two road matches. Florida volleyball was the only team in its NCAA season to come away with a victory. But Florida basketball notched a W, too: Scout's Evan Daniels reports that Deerfield Beach Zion Lutheran forward Keith Stone, who took an official visit to Florida over the weekend, has committed to the Gators. 247Sports...
Alligator Army Oct 20, 2014
Jeremy Foley will

Jeremy Foley will "evaluate" Will Muschamp, Florida's season "as it plays out"

This isn't the blood you're looking for. But it may be a hint of when that could spill. With frustrations boiling over and Florida's season in shambles, many eyes in Gator Nation have turned to athletic director Jeremy Foley, hopeful for a quick dismissal of head coach Will Muschamp in the wake of an embarrassing Homecoming loss to Missouri. That's not what a statement from Foley released Monday afternoon by GatorZone provides. "At the beginning of the season we said we would evaluate the season as it plays out. We will continue to do so. Our sole focus right now is supporting our coaching...
Alligator Army Oct 20, 2014

Reports: Decision on Will Muschamp's future yet to be made; Florida coach to go recruiting

Will Muschamp might get just a little more rope with which to hang his job. Will Muschamp's future as Florida head coach appears to be a short one, but two Sunday reports from plugged-in reporters suggested that his tenure will at least last a little while longer. Source tells me not to expect anything right now with Muschamp. Way Too early. #Gators — David Jones (@DaveJonesUFbeat) October 19, 2014 Try to enjoy the bye week. There will be no news next two weeks coming out of the UAA. So you can simmer down. For now. — Pat Dooley (@pat_dooley) October 19, 2014 The list...
Alligator Army Oct 19, 2014
Florida must fire Will Muschamp — and the sooner, the better

Florida must fire Will Muschamp — and the sooner, the better

It is no longer acceptable. Florida will fire Will Muschamp at some point this year. It may be after the season. It may be today. It may be tomorrow. It may be after another dispirting, disappointing, embarrassing loss. But the bottom line is that Muschamp remaining Florida's head coach beyond this season is no longer an acceptable prospect for the vast, vast majority of stakeholders in the Gators — a new development after last night's agonizing blowout loss to Missouri, which flipped even most pro-Muschamp fans, like myself, into the camp of the discontented. And so he must be fired,...
Alligator Army Oct 18, 2014

Missouri 42, Florida 13: I Will Make You Hurt

"What must be done eventually, should be done immediately." I hurt myself today To see if I still feel I focus on the pain The only thing that's real The needle tears a hole The old familiar sting Try to kill it all away But I remember everything [Chorus:] What have I become My sweetest friend Everyone I know goes away In the end And you could have it all My empire of dirt I will let you down I will make you hurt I wear this crown of thorns Upon my liar's chair Full of broken thoughts I cannot repair Beneath the stains of time The feelings disappear You are someone...
Alligator Army Oct 18, 2014

Florida vs. Missouri, Game Thread, Second Half: Why, God, Why

Play Missouri for Homecoming, they said! It'll be fun, they said! Florida's homecoming weekend seemed to go swimmingly up to this point, but the most important component isn't going the way Gators fans, friends and families imagined. If this were a finale firework show, the performance would have started late, two of the first sets of fireworks have been duds, one of the roman candles would've fired off into a crowd of children... But at least the weather is nice! So far, Mizzou returner Marcus Murphy broke a Missouri record, Jeff Driskel is on pace to break the turnover meter backwards and...
Alligator Army Oct 18, 2014

Florida vs. Missouri, Game Thread: The Gators face a gotta-win

The tangible, this week, may be less important than the intangible. And that's the difference between a must-win and a gotta-win. My 25 predictions for Florida's showdown in The Swamp with Missouri (7 p.m., SEC Network or WatchESPN)... Florida will score first. Both teams will score in the first quarter. Florida will lead for more than 10:00 in the first half. Jeff Driskel will take every snap at QB for Florida on the Gators' first drive. Driskel will account for more than 150 yards of total offense. Matt Jones will run for more than 80 yards. Kelvin Taylor will run for more than 40...
Alligator Army Oct 18, 2014

Week 8 college football TV schedule, open thread: Showdown looms for Florida

Florida fans will have to wait all day to see what the Gators can do with their backs against the wall. The stakes are rather stark for Florida on this Saturday. Win over Missouri in a showdown under the lights in The Swamp, and the Gators can still basically chart their course to the SEC Championship Game. Lose to the Tigers, though, and it's likely all but over for Will Muschamp as the Gators' head coach. With that as the nightcap, it may be a nervy day for Florida fans. The good news? Gators won't have to watch yet another big game involving Florida State's churning controversy carousel,...
Alligator Army Oct 17, 2014

Florida vs. Missouri: Previewing the Tigers' defense with Rock M Nation

How will the Gators fare against a fearsome front four? As Florida's prepares for its sixth "must-win" game of the season, according to experts everywhere, we here at Alligator Army will again try and prepare Gators fans for what their eyes will see when the Missouri Tigers come to the Swamp on Saturday under the lights, using film techniques only Jon Gruden could fully appreciate. With both teams under preforming and both rosters looking much different than they were just a year before, I recruited Rock M Nation's Jack Peglow to help me break down what the Tigers' defense will look like...
Alligator Army Oct 16, 2014
Florida ranked No. 7 in preseason USA TODAY coaches poll

Florida ranked No. 7 in preseason USA TODAY coaches poll

It's the Gators' highest preseason ranking since 2006. Florida checks in at No. 7 in the first USA TODAY Coaches Poll for the 2014-15 men's basketball season — and the Gators will see a fair few ranked teams this season, in all likelihood. Florida will play top-10 outfits Kentucky (No. 1) and Kansas (No. 5) for certain, during its SEC and non-conference schedules, respectively, but the Gators could also run into No. 4 Wisconsin and No. 6 North Carolina during their trip to the Bahamas for the Battle 4 Atlantis in November. Florida will host No. 15 UConn in a Final Four rematch to conclude...
Alligator Army Oct 16, 2014

Florida vs. Missouri: Gators plan to go with "the hot hand" at quarterback

Will Muschamp provided a pretty clear explanation of how Florida's going to handle its QB situation against Missouri. Wednesday, we published an article about how we thought Florida's two-quarterback system is going to work. About an hour later, Will Muschamp made the Gators' plan a bit more explicit during his appearance on the SEC's weekly teleconference: "We’re going to see who has the hot hand and see who’s helping move our football team and gives us the best opportunity to win," he said. "We’ll make that decision as we go through the game. Both guys deserve and have earned the...
Alligator Army Oct 15, 2014

University of Florida picks Cornell's Kent Fuchs as president, will replace Bernie Machen Jan. 1

Also: "WHAT DOES THE FUCHS SAY?" is gonna be really old by, like, Friday. On Wednesday, the University of Florida selected Dr. Kent Fuchs as its 12th president. Fuchs, currently serving as provost of Cornell University, was selected over fellow finalist David McLaughlin, a provost at New York University, and will replace outgoing UF president Bernie Machen, on January 1, 2015. Here's Florida's press release/summation of Fuchs's c.v., which includes the important note that his last name is pronounced "Fox." I am pleased to announce that Dr. Kent Fuchs, provost of Cornell University, today...
Alligator Army Oct 15, 2014
Florida G Brandone Francis academically ineligible for 2014-15 season

Florida G Brandone Francis academically ineligible for 2014-15 season

Florida won't have one of its star freshmen for the 2014-15 season. Florida freshman G Brandone Francis is academically ineligible for the 2014-15 season, Billy Donovan announced Wednesday at a season-opening press conference. Francis, who finished his high school career at Jacksonville's Arlington Country Day School, hails from the Dominincan Republic, and his enrollment was delayed this summer as Florida worked to get him cleared to enroll and to play. The hope that Francis would eventually get cleared and provide helpful depth for Florida on the wing apparently didn't pan out. Francis's...
Alligator Army Oct 15, 2014

Photo: Florida basketball shows off new road uniforms for 2014-15

The Gators' road jerseys may have a bit more black than they used to... The Florida Gators are getting a new and slightly different basketball jersey template for 2014-15 — we saw the home jerseys and shorts two weeks ago, while the team participated in a preseason photo shoot. Those jerseys, mostly white, had significantly more orange than the ones Florida wore over the last three years. The road jerseys, mostly blue, appear to have a bit more black: Here is your first look at the #Gators new blue jerseys! #UFMediaDay pic.twitter.com/Wzlgrgkxvo— Gator M-Basketball (@GatorZoneMBK)...
Alligator Army Oct 15, 2014

Why Florida's two-quarterback system won't be the one Kurt Roper ran at Duke

Jeff Driskel and Treon Harris aren't Anthony Boone and Brandon Connette. They may not be Connette and Boone, either. A simple truth: People tend to put more weight into what they've seen or what's already happened as evidence for theorizing about the future. It's easier to go off something you know rather than create something out of thin air — especially in an area where most are not qualified. This train of thought relates to how Gators fans seem to be taking Kurt Roper's first six games as Florida's offensive coordinator. Florida is currently ranked 90th in total offense in the...
Alligator Army Oct 15, 2014

Chomping at Bits: Gators set to roll with two quarterbacks

The Florida Gators are set to roll with two quarterbacks against the Missouri Tigers on Saturday while we're still talking tailgating. Chomping at Bits comes stocked with the best Florida Gators links and news we can find. Got a link 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. Driskel to start as Harris readies: I think we can all say that this is the correct call. (Adam Silverstein, OnlyGators) With two SEC losses the Gators arent counting themselves out: Even though...
Alligator Army Oct 14, 2014

Florida's 2015 schedule released: Gators will see Mississippi in The Swamp in October

Florida hasn't played Mississippi in Gainesville since 2008. The Gators will do that in 2015. Florida's full football schedule for the 2015 is now available, with the SEC's release of the conference's full 2015 schedules during SEC Now on the SEC Network on Tuesday night. The big news: Florida will play Mississippi on October XX, 2015, in a crucial midseason cross-division clash, and maybe the highlight of the Gators' home SEC slate for 2015. The SEC released its rotation of non-permanent cross-divison opponents through 2025 in May, so we knew the Rebels were coming to Gainesville for the...
Alligator Army Oct 13, 2014
Florida vs. Missouri: Will Muschamp says both Jeff Driskel, Treon Harris will play at QB

Florida vs. Missouri: Will Muschamp says both Jeff Driskel, Treon Harris will play at QB

...but Driskel "would probably start" as of today. Florida will play both Jeff Driskel and Treon Harris at quarterback against Missouri, Will Muschamp said during his Monday press conference. "Both will play this week. And we'll work through the week..." Muschamp said, hinting that there might yet be competition to come. "Right now, Jeff would probably start, but both will play." Driskel has started every Florida game he's been fully healthy for since the Gators' second game of 2012, and the last time Florida started a backup quarterback over an established starter for performance reasons...

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