Florida’s Keanu Neal joins Vernon Hargreaves III as Gators DBs leaving early for 2016 NFL Draft

Florida Gators junior safety Keanu Neal announced Wednesday that he has decided to leave school early and declare for the 2016 NFL Draft.

“I’ve decided to forgo my senior year, and enter the 2016 NFL draft,” Neal wrote on his Instagram account. “This was honestly the hardest decision I’ve ever made, but prayer and family support helped me a lot.. I would like to thank all the coaches, advisors, family members, and friends who have stuck by me and helped me grow as a man. It’s time to take the next step in my life and attain my dream..

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Florida Gators defense, including starters Jon Bullard and Keanu Neal, ravaged by injuries

When the No. 10 Florida Gators (8-1, 6-1 SEC) line up Saturday on the road against the South Carolina Gamecocks, the recently crowned SEC East champions may be without up to three defensive starters.

Head coach Jim McElwain announced Monday that junior defensive tackle Joey Ivie is out with an undisclosed injury, senior defensive lineman Jonathan Bullard is “probably doubtful” with “an arm deal,” and junior safety Keanu Neal is “questionable with a foot.”

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Florida to get five injured players back vs. Georgia; Gators’ walk-on kicker search continues

The bye week has done wonders for the health of the No. 11 Florida Gators. With so many players on the mend from relatively minor injuries, Florida has been able to stack its depth chart and retool ahead of its rivalry showdown with the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday in Jacksonville, Florida.

“This was a great week for us,” Gators head coach Jim McElwain said Monday. “It looks good. We had a pretty good week off as far as getting those guys back.”

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Gameday – Florida Gators at LSU: What to know, how to watch on TV, live stream online

No. 8 Florida Gators football is coming off a difficult week but must keep its focus and test its will against the No. 6 LSU Tigers on Saturday evening. Florida is hoping to avoid dropping a Southeastern Conference game in order to keep its lead atop the SEC East and continue moving forward as a program.

Here’s a look ahead at Saturday’s game: what to know and how to watch the Gators.

Viewing information

Location: Tiger Stadium – Baton Rouge, Louisiana [Capacity: 102,321]
Weather: 67°F, partly cloudy (0% chance of rain), winds NNE at 5 mph

Time: 7:00 p.m. EDT
TV: ESPN (Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe)

Streaming Video: WatchESPN | Mobile Video: Watch ESPN app (iPhone) / (Android)
SiriusXM: 93/191 | Radio: Gator Radio Network [Affiliates]

Live Updates: @OnlyGators on Twitter

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Florida Gators practice update: Eliminating distractions, creating chaos, trusting Treon Harris

Amid the numerous distractions, No. 8 Florida Gators football must still prepare for its toughest test of the season, a road game against the No. 6 LSU Tigers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Head coach Jim McElwain and a handful of players met with the media this week to discuss the Gators moving on with a new signal caller. Florida will also get a few players back that, while not mitigating the loss of redshirt freshmen quarterback Will Grier and cornerback Deiondre Porter, should help fill some holes.

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Gators practice update: Florida gearing up for retribution after embarrassing 2014 loss to Mizzou

Members of the No. 11 Florida Gators and head coach Jim McElwain met with the media after practice this week to preview the team’s upcoming road game against the Missouri Tigers on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

The players and McElwain discussed Florida’s mindset entering the Mizzou game, the Gators’ effort in practice, injuries and overall preparation for what should be an important SEC East contest.

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Friday Final: Florida defensive backs prepared for tougher test against East Carolina

We’re back with Florida Football Friday Final, where OnlyGators.com takes a last look at the Florida Gators as they prepare to take on the East Carolina Pirates at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida.

The game will kick off at 7 p.m. and air live on ESPN2.

This week on OnlyGators.com

Practice update: Jim McElwain refuses to be an enabler for players with issues

Starting quarterback: Redshirt freshman Will Grier to start against ECU but both will play

Students buying up the tickets

OnlyGators.com learned early Friday evening that the Gators have officially sold out of student season tickets for the 2015 campaign.

Florida was unable to get rid of its 18,600 allotment prior to the opener but saw sales remain strong through the last week and now only has single-game tickets available to students and guests for the remainder of the season.

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Jim McElwain talks Florida Gators quarterback battle, evaluates players after first win

Meeting with the media for his first Monday press conference of the season, Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain had plenty to smile about following his team’s impressive season-opening victory over New Mexico State.

But with the Gators now in preparation mode for the East Carolina Pirates on Saturday at 7 p.m., McElwain offered some quick thoughts on the opener before providing updates on Florida’s quarterback situation and evaluations on a number of players.

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