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Florida Teams Are Struggling in 2011

By Patrick Snow, 4 years 6 months ago
December 6, 1982. That was the last time a state of Florida team did not appear in the AP Top 25. The success streak of Sunshine State ended this week, as losses by Florida and Florida State dropped them out of the rankings. The Gators are young and talented, but Will Muschamp is trying to navigate an SEC schedule with freshman quarterbacks right now. FSU has lost three in a row, and the...

College Football Power Rankings: SEC

By Steven Lassan, 4 years 6 months ago
By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) Post-Week 6 SEC Power Rankings Check out all of our college football rankings. 1. Alabama (6-0) – Vanderbilt put up a valiant effort in the first half, but the Crimson Tide eventually pulled away for a 34-0 victory. Quarterback AJ McCarron tossed a career-high four touchdown tosses in the win, while completing 23 of 30 throws for 237...

College Football Power Rankings: SEC

By Steven Lassan, 4 years 7 months ago
By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) Post-Week 5 SEC Power Rankings Check out all of our college football rankings. 1. Alabama (5-0) – The Crimson Tide remain No. 1 in the power rankings after an impressive showing in the Swamp on Saturday night. The Alabama defense allowed a touchdown on the first play of the game, but put the clamps on the Florida offense the rest of...

SEC East: Who is the Favorite?

By Patrick Snow, 4 years 7 months ago
The SEC West is waiting on college football’s next “Game of the Century” when Alabama hosts LSU on November 5, but the SEC East is a much tougher race to call. Most seem to think it’s a three-way race between Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. The Gamecocks have already beaten the Bulldogs, but Steve Spurrier’s club hurt its chances badly with a 16-13 home loss to Auburn on Saturday. Florida...

Florida's SEC Title Hopes Take a Hit With John Brantley's Injury

By Steven Lassan, 4 years 7 months ago
Not only did Florida’s SEC East title hopes take a hit with the loss to Alabama, but the Gators also suffered a blow on offense with the injury to quarterback John Brantley. The senior suffered a leg injury at the end of the first half and is out indefinitely. Brantley will not play in this Saturday’s matchup against LSU. Florida coach Will Muschamp declined to give a recovery timetable for...

College Football Predictions: Alabama vs. Florida

By Steven Lassan, 4 years 7 months ago
By Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven on Twitter) After last season’s disappointing 8-5 finish, Florida was arguably the SEC’s biggest mystery team coming into 2011. The Gators had the talent to compete for the SEC East crown, but how well they would blend with the new coaching staff was uncertain. The early results on new Florida coach Will Muschamp have been positive. The Gators are 4-0...

Florida Looks to Upset Alabama at the Swamp

By Patrick Snow, 4 years 7 months ago
Florida has been very difficult to beat at the Swamp over the last 20 years. However, the Gators lost three home games last season on their way to an 8-5 record. Urban Meyer quit after the tumultuous season, and now Gainesville native Will Muschamp has UF sitting at 4-0 with Alabama rolling into town. Florida is making big plays on offense this season with new coordinator Charlie Weis, and the...

College Football Predictions: 10 Key Games in Week 5

By Mitch Light, 4 years 7 months ago
By Mitch Light (@AthlonMitch) Here are previews and predictions for the 10 best college football games this weekend. Nebraska (+9) at Wisconsin It’s a likely preview of the first-ever Big Ten Championship Game as Nebraska invades Madison for the first time since 1974. Neither team has been forced to break much of a sweat en route to their respective 4–0 records, though Nebraska did have...

Florida's Sharrif Floyd Gets a Bad Deal From the NCAA

By Steven Lassan, 4 years 7 months ago
by Josh Kipnis Time and time again, evidence has indicated that college athletics are a corrupt system.  Coaches are constantly violating the NCAA’s recruiting rules, and players are accepting illegal benefits from booster and alumni programs.  Sharrif Floyd, defensive tackle for the University of Florida, has been the center of the latest controversy. Recently, Floyd played in...

Conference Matters: Big Ten vs. SEC

By Steven Lassan, 4 years 7 months ago
The Beauty of the Beast by Sam Bernstein There are two football games that stand above the others this weekend; Nebraska at Wisconsin, and Alabama at Florida. Both feature Top 25 teams. Both will be played under the lights. Both will be broadcasted on national television. However, the list of similarities end there for one reason - conference power. Nick Saban and Will Muschamp know they...