Friday Final: Gators control their own destiny, which is normal for Florida-Georgia game

We’re back with Florida Football Friday Final, where OnlyGators.com takes a last look at the No. 11 Florida Gators as they prepare for their rivalry showdown against the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party.

Florida (6-1, 4-1 SEC) and Georgia (5-2, 3-2 SEC) will do battle in a game that could very well decide the SEC East, with the Gators all but clinching the title with a victory and the Bulldogs pulling in front of the race with a tiebreaker if they pull off a win. The contest will air live nationally on CBS and kick from EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Florida Gators have figured out the action and reaction … now what about ‘number three?’

No. 11 Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain met with the media on Monday to go over his team’s dominant 38-10 victory over the Ole Miss Rebels as well as Florida’s upcoming game against the Missouri Tigers on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

(Portions of his post-game press conference from Saturday are also included.)

McElwain discussed the Gators’ surge in success, redshirt freshman quarterback Will Grier and how Florida must be careful not to suffer a letdown on Saturday at Missouri.

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Silver Lining: Believe it or not, the Florida Gators have found a quarterback … and a receiver

Don’t blame yourself, Florida fan. After five seasons of offensive mediocrity, you are conditioned to question whether what you saw Saturday night in The Swamp was a mirage.

Did the Gators’ offense actually rally for what, according to the school, was its second largest fourth quarter comeback in recorded history? Was that comeback really fueled by a quarterback – and a receiver – not a ground game that ate up clock and hoped the defense could hold the opposition off?

Yes and yes.

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Florida Football Friday Final: Tim Tebow evaluates Gators QB Will Grier, UF needs OL to step up

We’re back with Florida Football Friday Final, where OnlyGators.com takes a last look at the Florida Gators as they prepare for their first Southeastern Conference home contest under head coach Jim McElwain.

The Gators (3-0) will take on the Tennessee Volunteers (2-1) on Saturday at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida. The game will kick off at 3:30 p.m. and air live on CBS.

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Quick hits: 7 things to know as Florida Gators survive Kentucky 14-9, push streak to 29 games

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.

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Florida Gators release 2015 depth chart for Week 2 vs. East Carolina … with some changes

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 second depth chart of the season ahead of Saturday’s game against the East Carolina Pirates

The contest will be head coach Jim McElwain‘s second with the Gators, and it will all go down inside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at 7:00 p.m. and air live on the ESPN2.

Here is Florida’s second official depth chart release.

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Quick hits: Quarterbacks shine as Florida Gators rout New Mexico State 61-13 in opener

For a Florida Gators team still searching for effective offense since the departure of Tim Tebow, Saturday’s 61-13 win over the New Mexico State Aggies at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida, showed that the Gators may very well have the talent and scheme to get things done under new head coach Jim McElwain

Though the test was not tough, Florida passed with flying colors and won its 26th consecutive season opener, the longest active streak in the nation. Here are five takeaways from the victory.

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Florida coach Jim McElwain has an appetite for offense, but will his Gators satisfy in 2015?

The offensive issues facing the Florida Gators have been apparent for years, and the hire of head coach Jim McElwain, while also an effort to breathe new life into the program, was due in large part to his acumen on that side of the ball.

It should be no surprise then that the primary topic McElwain addressed all offseason has continued into game week: Will Florida be more efficient and effective on offense in 2015?

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