The Florida Gators announced Friday that their 2015 spring practice slate will officially begin on Monday, March 16.
With new head coach Jim McElwain holding his first set of practices with the Gators, they will all be closed to the public. UF will, however, open select periods of each practice to media members, meeting with the media himself after 12 of 15 practices. He will also make a nine assistant coaches available once each.
Florida previously announced that its annual spring game, the 2015 Orange & Blue Debut, will be held on Saturday, April 11 at a yet-to-be determined time. It will be the second-straight year that the Gators will hold their spring game on the second Saturday in April after generally holding it on the first Saturday in previous years.
The 2014 spring game, which ended in a 23-23 tie, did not air live on television and was only available live online for $3.99. The last two spring games have been abnormal in one way or another due to limited rosters and player availability.
As Florida practices, it will be doing so in the shadow of the program’s new $15 million indoor practice facility, which is being constructed during the spring and summer with a planned launch date of Sept. 4.
OnlyGators.com will offer complete coverage of Gators football through the spring.