A former Jacksonville high school basketball star wasn’t drafted, but he just signed with the Los Angeles Lakers
Jacksonville native Alex Fudge didn’t hear his name called Thursday night during two rounds of the NBA Draft, but he will still get the chance to make an NBA roster, and possibly play alongside LeBron James.
Gators Breakdown: Rob Sale goes in-depth on the Florida Gators OL | Powell-Ryland excited for new-look defense
The Florida Gators have been busy in the offseason, making a number of changes to the offensive line. With all of the new pieces, there were some questions on how they would fit together. However, Florida’s Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach, Rob Sale, has provided some insight on how the line is coming together in spring practice.
Gators Breakdown: Russ Callaway hired as TE Coach | Retooling the offensive line and defensive backs
The Florida Gators have many changes to sort through this spring, particularly in the offensive line and defensive back rooms. The offensive line will be adding a few new players through the transfer portal, while the defensive back room will now be under the guidance of Corey Raymond.
Gators Breakdown: Patrick Toney leaving the Florida Gators | Austin Armstrong next DC
Florida Gators co-DC Patrick Toney will be taking a job with the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals. According to reports, Toney will be accepting a role as a defensive assistant and that Billy Napier already has his guy in Alabama defensive assistant Austin Armstrong.Subscribe to our Gators Football newsletter “Chomp”. Subscribe here.
Chiefs receiver, former Gator Kadarius Toney makes most of his Super Bowl touches
Kadarius Toney’s struggles with injuries and inconsistency prompted the New York Giants to give up on him midway through his second NFL season. The Kansas City Chiefs gave him a second chance and the talented receiver proved he’s no first-round bust.
Billy Napier spring speaking tour to make a stop in Orange Park
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Florida Head Football Coach Billy Napier’s 2023 spring speaking tour dates were announced Tuesday. Napier will kick off his tour Monday, March 20 in Melbourne, which will be the first of 10 stops that includes Orange Park.
Jaden Rashada case in Florida highlights issues in NIL, recruiting
Using name, image and likeness compensation to recruit college athletes is still very much against NCAA rules. The recent de-commitment from Florida by blue chip quarterback Jaden Rashada shows that NIL is definitely a factor in decisions. Booster-funded collectives are taking on a big role in compensating athletes. Schools can only hope they are acting within the rules and in their best interest. Inserting a third-party in the recruiting process between coaches and recruits has only complicated things. Experts say the collectives should focus on athletes who are already on campus.
Gators Breakdown: Early look at the 2023 Florida Gators | Micah Mazzccua transfers to UF
The 2022 football season comes to a close with the rival Georgia Bulldogs winning back-to-back National Championships. With that, the page turns to the 2023 season and one that doesn’t look too promising for the Florida Gators.
Gators Breakdown: Quality over quantity for Florida Gators 2023 class | Tarquin transfers
The Florida Gators 2023 recruiting class finishes with 20 high school signees from Early Signing Day after a couple of high profile targets, DL Jordan Hall to Georgia and CB Desmond Ricks to Alabama, choose to head elsewhere. While 20 signees lags behind the number other schools have, Florida has quality among those 20 signees.