The Florida Gators have suspended sophomores quarterback Treon Harris and cornerback Jalen Tabor for Saturday’s game against the Tennessee Volunteers, head coach Jim McElwain announced after Wednesday’s practice.
On the heels of one of the biggest transitional offseasons in program history, Florida Gators executive associate athletic director Mike Hill sat down with OnlyGators.com for 45 minutes to discuss chances to the football and basketball programs, the inner workings of the University Athletic Association and whether athletic director Jeremy Foley really is that resistant to special uniforms for the football team.
Hill, who has just begun his 23rd season at Florida, is also largely responsible for the Gators’ basketball scheduling, which has been turned upside down due to changes in renovation plans for the Stephen C. O’Connell Center.
Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain met with the media on Monday to go over his team’s mistake- and penalty-filled victory over the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday as well as Florida’s upcoming game against the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
McElwain discussed the Gators’ still-unsettled quarterback situation, struggling offensive line and injuries that could derail Florida as it gears up to face a rival at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida.
Though things will undoubtedly continue change for the Florida Gators throughout the 2015 season, especially with players coming back from injury, the team released its fourth depth chart of the season ahead of Saturday’s game against the Tennessee Volunteers
The contest will be head coach Jim McElwain‘s fourth with the Gators, and it will all go down inside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida, at 3 p.m. and air live on CBS.
Here is Florida’s fourth official depth chart release.
When the Florida Gators face the Tennessee Volunteers each season, Florida fans instinctively know to wear blue to the stadium. But considering Tennessee chose the 2014 rivalry game between these teams to begin its Checker Neyland Stadium campaign in Knoxville, Tennessee, the Gators obviously felt it was necessary to throw one back at the Vols now that the 2015 game has returned to Gainesville, Florida.
The Ohio State Buckeyes remains the top-ranked team in the latest edition of both top 25 polls despite struggling on their way to a victory over Northern Illinois on Saturday.
The Florida Gators, on the other hand, are still unranked in both polls. Florida is currently in the 40th spot in the AP Top 25 (-8) and 34th spot in the Coaches’ Poll (+5).
The preseason polls marked the second time since 2003 that the Gators were been ranked by AP voters to open the season, and the second time since USA Today took over the Coaches Poll in 1991 that Florida was unranked in its preseason edition.
Florida Gators football improved to 3-0 on Saturday with a hard-fought 14-9 win over the Kentucky Wildcats, escaping Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky, with a victory in a contest that looked shaky at times for the visitors.
The Gators have now won 29 consecutive games against the Wildcats (1987-present) and still hold the longest active streak against an annual opponent in the nation.
OnlyGators.com is here to break down the game, so here are seven takeaways.
Florida Gators football will look to start 3-0 for the first time since 2012 when it takes on the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday evening. The Gators are hoping to avoid a historic loss and begin Southeastern Conference play with a bang as head coach Jim McElwain leads Florida into Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky.
Here’s a look ahead at Saturday’s game: what to know and how to watch the Gators.
Location: Commonwealth Stadium – Lexington, Kentucky [Capacity: 61,000]
Weather: 72°F (feels like 72°F), mostly cloudy (35% chance of rain), winds N at 9 mph
Time: 7:30 p.m. EDT
TV: SEC Network (Brent Musburger, Jesse Palmer, Maria Taylor)
Live Updates: @OnlyGators on Twitter