Florida Gators stars LB Jarrad Davis, S Marcus Maye to return; five leave early for 2016 NFL Draft

The Florida Gators defense was expected to be depleted in a major way with a number of players looking to enter the 2016 NFL Draft early. Instead, those losses will be somewhat mitigated with junior linebacker Jarrad Davis and redshirt junior safety Marcus Maye both confirming Monday that they will return to the team for their final seasons.

“One last ride as a Florida Gator!! Honored to wear the Orange & Blue on emore time!! #GatorNation #BDN,” Davis wrote on his Twitter account.

Maye co-signed the sentiment, adding, “One more go round!!”

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Florida DE Alex McCalister pens letter to Gator Nation announcing departure to NFL Draft

Florida Gators redshirt junior defensive end Alex McCalister‘s decision to enter the 2016 NFL Draft has been known for quite some time. Still, McCalister chose Wednesday night to make his choice to leave school official and did so by sending a letter out to Gators fans via his Twitter account.

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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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Quick hits: No. 2 Alabama squashes No. 18 Florida Gators 29-15 in SEC Championship

No. 18 Florida Gators (10-3) football saw its offense fall to greater depths on Saturday as the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide (12-1) pulled away late with a 29-15 victory to win the 2015 SEC Championship at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.

Though UF once again avoided its first shutout since 1988, that was about the only positive to take away from the affair as the Gators offense continued to struggle and their defense simply got worn down after being on the field for three-quarters of the game.

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Quick hits: No. 8 Florida Gators survive FAU Owls 20-14 in overtime; McElwain makes more history

No. 8 Florida Gators football (10-1) survived a tough test from the Florida Atlantic Owls (2-9), eventually scoring a touchdown in the first overtime to pull off a 26-20 victory at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida.

With the victory, Jim McElwain became the winningest first-year head coach in program history, picking up his 10th win – one more than Urban Meyer (2005), Steve Spurrier (1990), Galen Hall (1985) and Ray Graves (1960).

Here are six immediate takeaways from the Gators’ latest victory.

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Florida Football Friday Final: Can Demarcus Robinson be the playmaker the Gators need?

We’re back with Florida Football Friday Final, where OnlyGators.com takes a last look at the No. 11 Florida Gators as they prepare an important showdown against the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday at 12 p.m. at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina.

Florida (8-1, 6-1 SEC) and South Carolina (3-6, 1-6 SEC) will do battle as the Gators look to preserve their momentum and the Gamecocks try to turn around their season work their way back to bowl eligibility for the eighth straight year.

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Quick hits: Defense leads No. 11 Florida Gators to 21-3 road rout of Mizzou, top of SEC East

The question entering Saturday night’s game was whether the No. 11 Florida Gators could overcome the added pressure and attention and pull out a victory in what was billed as a trap game against the Missouri Tigers on the road. By the time the final whistle sounded at Memorial Stadium, Florida’s 21-3 victory over Mizzou made it clear that the Gators are very much for real.

Florida (6-0, 4-0 SEC) remains undefeated and atop the SEC East after taking down the division’s back-to-back defending champion. It is headed for what will likely be a top-10 match-up next Saturday at LSU.

Before that goes down though, let OnlyGators.com breaks down seven of the most important takeaways from the Gators’ victory.

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Florida Football Friday Final: ‘Unbelievable’ Jon Bullard leads major Gators pass rushing effort

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 second road game of the season.

Florida (5-0, 3-0 SEC) will face the Missouri Tigers (4-1, 1-1 SEC) at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Farout Field in Columnbia, Missouri. The contest will air live nationally on SEC Network.

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