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Behind the Numbers: Florida Gators vs. Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks

Dan Thompson breaks down the stats after Florida's 45-0 win over UT Martin.

Behind the Numbers: Florida Gators vs. Miami Hurricanes

Dan Thompson looks at the numbers that defined the Florida Gators victory over the Miami Hurricanes.

Florida Gators vs. Miami Hurricanes Stat Preview

Dan Thompson looks at the stats and numbers that could define the Florida Gators vs. Miami Hurricanes game.

The Stats that Could Define the Florida Gators Season

The Florida Gators are looking to build off a great first season under Dan Mullen - what stats could define their 2019 season?

Florida Gators NFL Draft Review

Breaking down how the Florida Gators did in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Florida Gators NFL Combine Review

Eight Florida Gators made their presence known at the biggest job interview of their lives this past week. All eight Gators (Chauncey Gardner-Johnson; Jawaan Taylor; Jordan Scarlett; Cece Jefferson; Jachai Polite; Martez Ivey; Fred Johnson; Vosean Joseph) made the trek to Indianapolis, Indiana with five (Scarlett; Jefferson; Gardner-Johnson; Taylor; and Polite) participating in at least […]

Behind the Numbers: Defense End of Year Review

The Florida Gators defense helped propel them a 10-3 record.

Behind the Numbers: Offense End of Year Review

The Gators 10-3 record was made possible by a huge improvement on offense.

Looking Ahead at the Numbers: Florida Gators vs. Michigan Wolverines

Dan Thompson takes an early look at the Florida Gators matchup against Michigan in the Peach Bowl.

Behind the Numbers: Florida Gators vs. Florida State Seminoles

I have said it several times this season, and no time has been sweeter than this time: “Beat the teams you’re supposed to beat, the way you’re supposed to beat them.” It was a helluva win for the Florida Gators, the eighth biggest (of 35) in series history, at 41-14 – and between us, could […]

Behind the Numbers: Florida Gators vs. Idaho Vandals

“Beat the teams you’re supposed to beat, the way you’re supposed to beat them”. It is a mantra I have uttered countless times and something that for the first time in many years, I have been able to say numerous times in a Florida Gators football season. Sure, beating Idaho is not something worth bragging […]

Behind the Numbers: Florida Gators vs. South Carolina Gamecocks

For the second time this year, the Gators came from behind in a game that I, yes, yours truly, counted them out of. I even tweeted “this team has given up, it seems” after the team was down by 14 and then thought it again when they were down 31-14. But this team is different […]

Behind the Numbers: Florida Gators vs. Missouri Tigers

Dan Thompson talks about his first game in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium this season and breaks down the numbers from a humbling homecoming loss.

Behind the Numbers: Florida Gators vs. Georgia Bulldogs

No one likes to read articles after a loss. We want to move on. We want to think it was just a blip on the radar and we’ve moved past it; that there is no need to look backward. But, I think we can learn a little bit from the Florida Gators loss to the […]

Behind the Numbers: Florida Gators vs. Vanderbilt Commodores

The Florida Gators are bowl eligible seven games into the season and for the sixth time this season, they found a different way to win. So far, they have won through: big offense; special teams; defense; low-scoring away game; big rivalry game; and now come from behind. The mixture of these six wins are the […]

Behind the Numbers: Florida Gators vs LSU Tigers

Dan Thompson breaks down the Florida Gators win over LSU.

Behind the Numbers: Florida Gators vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs

The Florida Gators found their fourth different way to win this season. They’ve won by sheer domination (Charleston Southern), special teams (Colorado State), turnovers (Tennessee) and now, lockdown defense (Mississippi State). The Gators played aggressively, smart, and stout on defense – holding their third opponent of the season to less than four yards per play. […]

Behind the Numbers: Florida Gators vs. Colorado State Rams

Dan Thompson breaks down the Florida Gators win over Colorado State.

Crunching the Numbers: Florida Gators vs. Kentucky Wildcats

A famous philosopher named Robert, or @SECG8or, on Twitter said after the Florida Gators loss to the Kentucky Wildcats, “Mullen’s thumbprint on UF’s program is evident, but so is Mac’s (Jim McElwain) footprint.” You can see improvement in Feleipe Franks, in game-planning, and in special teams, but at the end of the day you have […]

Crunching the Numbers: Florida Gators vs Charleston Southern Buccaneers

Dan Thompson breaks down the Florida Gators win over Charleston Southern.

Five Stats the Florida Gators Must Win

Five statistical categories the Florida Gators must win in 2018.

Opinion: Building Confidence Should Be Mullen’s Top Priority

Dan Thompson opines what Dan Mullen's biggest task is in his first season.

Behind the Numbers: Florida Gators Safeties Coach Ron English

Bringing to Gainesville one of the most tenured resumes of the new Florida Gators coaching staff, Ron English would probably be a bit too overqualified to be the Gators safeties coach – had this been six years ago. Until last year as Mississippi State’s safeties coach, it had been 12 years since Ron English had […]

Behind the Numbers: Florida Gators TE Coach Larry Scott

When the Florida Gators, “unexpectedly” lost tight end coach Ju’Juan Seider to Penn State, they moved quickly nabbing former University of Tennessee offensive coordinator Larry Scott for the same role. Some might even think too quickly, and hence the quotation marks. Larry Scott, a former offensive tackle at the University of South Florida, has risen […]

Behind the Numbers: Florida Gators DL Coach Sal Sunseri

As Dan Mullen announced the new Florida Gators football coaching staff, one name was probably the biggest surprise: new defensive line coach Sal Sunseri. Sunseri, the 58 year old, 32 year coaching veteran, was gainfully employed when Mullen was hired with the NFL’s Oakland Raiders before Jack Del Rio was let go and Sunseri became […]

Behind the Numbers: Florida Gators QB Coach Brian Johnson

Taking a look at the Gators new quarterback coach Brian Johnson.

Behind the Numbers: Florida Gators Wide Receivers Coach Billy Gonzales

It has been nine seasons, since the Florida Gators had a respectable wide receiving corp. It has been nine seasons, since Billy Gonzales last led the Florida Gators wide receiving corps. There is not much coincidence. After two seasons with LSU, one season with Illinois, and five with Mississippi State, Gonzales is back in the […]

Behind the Numbers: Florida Gators Defensive Coordinator Todd Grantham

When you think of the Florida Gators from 1990 to 2009, you think offense. You think high powered high-offense and lots of points. When you think of the Gators from 2010 to present, you think defense. You think dynamic defensive backs and a defense, which despite the lack of offense on the opposing side of […]

Behind the Numbers: Florida Gators Head Coach Dan Mullen

There were four, nearly universal, senses on Sunday when the Florida Gators hired new head coach Dan Mullen. There was a sense of relief that the process was done. There was a sense of joy that it was familiar name and that he is known for offensive prowess and quarterback development. There was a sense […]

The Next Florida Gators Head Coach Has One Major Challenge

The Florida Gators are one of the premier football programs in the country over the last 30 years and they have an incredible brand of football, that is respected from sea to sea. But over the last seven seasons, that brand of football has been altered. They have been known for their staunch defense and […]
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