Florida Gators redshirt sophomore Anthony Richardson announced Sunday he will shorten his standing “AR-15” nickname to “AR.”
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Billy Napier entered the week with plenty of questions surrounding Florida’s prowess on the recruiting trail. Concerns reached a fever pitch when coveted quarterback prospect Jaden Rashada opted to commit to Miami over UF.
The defensive lineman is ranked as the 20th best player at his position in the 2023 recruiting class, according to 247sports. chose Florida over offers from Clemson, South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee.
The three athletes, wide receiver Fenely Graham, safety Mordecai McDaniel and defensive lineman Chris Thomas, cut the current scholarship count for Florida’s football program from 90 to 87 scholarships on roster.
SEC Media Days in Atlanta begin Monday and end Thursday. Florida Gators head coach Billy Napier, redshirt sophomore quarterback Anthony Richardson, senior linebacker Ventrell Miller and junior offensive lineman Richard Gouraige will all take the mic Wednesday
A judge ruled Richardson would write an essay on what he learned from the incident and how he would follow traffic laws in the future.
Florida has an opportunity to move above .500 and showcase its peak form Sunday against Eastern Washington. The responsibility falls on the Gators to seize it.
Florida announced Saturday’s football game against the Eastern Washington Eagles is postponed to Sunday at noon due to Hurricane Ian. The move comes after UF canceled classes Wednesday through Friday this week due to the storm.
Mistakes made by defensive coordinator Patrick Toney’s unit were too much to overcome as the Gators were sent home from Knoxville still winless in the Southeastern Conference. Now-unranked Florida fell to now-No. 8 Tennessee 38-33. Despite the close score, the game seemed all but over heading into the fourth quarter. The Volunteers held a three possession lead over head coach Billy Napier.
The Gators fell 38-33 on the road against Tennessee. Vols quarterback Hendon Hooker had a career day, throwing for 349 yards and running for an additional 112. Richardson had a bounceback performance for the Gators, throwing for a career-high 453 yards and adding 62 on the ground, but it wasn’t enough to keep up with the UT offense.
The Florida Gators travel up to Knoxville to battle the Tennessee Volunteers Saturday, looking to pull off an upset and improve to 3-1 on the young season.
The Gators and Vols will meet on the gridiron for the 52nd time Saturday. Alligator sports editor Joseph Henry and the Daily Beacon sports editor Josh Lane connected to discuss all of the storylines before the latest edition of the storied rivalry in this week’s Know Your Enemy.
Florida avoided a disastrous upset against USF Sept. 17. The Gators defeated the Bulls 31-28 despite their defense giving up 286 rushing yards and redshirt sophomore quarterback Anthony Richardson throwing two interceptions. The old adage — one UF is currently living by — is that an ugly win is still a win.