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The Gators' defense shut down true freshman Auburn quarterback Bo Nix, sacking him twice and forcing three interceptions — including one from safety Shawn Davis (31). The Tigers were held scoreless during the second half. 

The Gators are playoff contenders

Like many others before Saturday, I had serious doubts about the potential of this Florida football team. Yes, it was undefeated. Yes, it had talent on both sides of the ball. But the way it won its games left a lot to be desired.


Picks Column: Week 5

We may still have Rocky Top stuck in our heads after hearing it way too many times for a 31-point Florida win, and some Gators fans may still be recovering from early morning drinking (seriously, who schedules a noon football game?), but we all survived Week 4.

Freddie Swain

The case for the air attack

I’ve written in the past about how important it is for Florida to establish its running game. That’s what good football teams do, right? They have balanced offenses and play calling and they get it done on the ground and in the air. They’re multifaceted and can beat you in a variety of ways.

Rams coach Sean McVay led his team to a Super Bowl appearance in just his second season.

Is the young coach the future?

I flew into Los Angeles on Wednesday and I’ve been here for around six days now. It’s my first time here and I’ve hit all the typical tourist stops, but one of the coolest things I’ve seen on my trip came when I hadn’t even stepped off the plane: While descending to land at LAX, I got a perfect overhead view of the currently-under-construction Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park, the future home of the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers.

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