Wednesday, December 13, 2017

USF Bulls

USF’s Marquez Valdes-Scantling to help homeless on Christmas

USF’s Marquez Valdes-Scantling to help homeless on Christmas

He enters the Birmingham Bowl needing 67 yards to break former Lakewood High teammate Rodney Adams' single-season receiving yardage record at USF, but senior Marquez Valdes-Scantling has more pressing priorities these days.History, in fact, is No. 3 ...
Updated: 6 hours ago
Tyre McCants, USF’s brawny bruiser of a receiver

Tyre McCants, USF’s brawny bruiser of a receiver

TAMPA — Having spent 11 games watching Tyre McCants in the flesh — all 236 pounds of it — USF coach Charlie Strong seems convinced his team’s leading receiver down the stretch could be someone’s leading rusher down the road."I think he can do a whole...
Published: 12/12/17
Florida A&M names Willie Simmons football coach

Florida A&M names Willie Simmons football coach

TALLAHASSEE — Willie Simmons was named football coach at Florida A&M on Monday. The Tallahassee native will be introduced today. Simmons, 37, has been the coach at Prairie View A&M the past three seasons (21-11, including 6-5 this season). He played ...
Published: 12/11/17
Florida Gators’ Taven Bryan entering NFL draft

Florida Gators’ Taven Bryan entering NFL draft

Florida defensive lineman Taven Bryan is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft, he announced Monday on Instagram.The 6-foot-4, 291-pound redshirt junior was among the Gators' leaders with four sacks and 40 tackles (six for a loss) on the ...
Published: 12/11/17
How bad are Florida State’s football facilities?

How bad are Florida State’s football facilities?

As Jimbo Fisher was leaving Florida State for Texas A&M, an administrative commitment to facilities was one reason why.So how bad are the Seminoles' facilities, really?No. 12 in the country, according to 247Sports.That's better than Miami (...
Published: 12/11/17
Veteran trio pacing new-look Bulls

Veteran trio pacing new-look Bulls

Nine games into the Brian Gregory era at USF, the program's short-term trajectory remains difficult to project.Can the Bulls (4-5) finish with a winning record in non-conference play? Can it win at least five conference games for the first time since...
Published: 12/10/17
Chiozza, Gators stop Cincy, end 3-game skid

Chiozza, Gators stop Cincy, end 3-game skid

NEWARK, N.J. — Chris Chiozza scored the final six points of the game and No. 5 Florida snapped a three-game losing streak with a 66-60 victory over No. 17 Cincinnati on Saturday in the Never Forget Tribute Classic at the Prudential Center. Chiozza p...
Published: 12/09/17
Baker: In my Heisman Trophy vote, talent is the only consideration

Baker: In my Heisman Trophy vote, talent is the only consideration

There’s a disconnect between what the Heisman Trophy is and what it claims to be.The words on the ballot say the Heisman is "awarded to the outstanding college football player in the United States," as long as he’s eligible.By that criteria, the vote...
Published: 12/09/17
Resurgent Army enters Navy game with confidence

Resurgent Army enters Navy game with confidence

PHILADELPHIA — Jeff Monken’s second season at Army in 2015 ended with 10 losses and a record 14th straight defeat to Navy. But Monken was confident a West Point turnaround was imminent thanks to successful recruiting and the number of close losses, a...
Published: 12/08/17
Winners and losers on college football’s coaching carousel

Winners and losers on college football’s coaching carousel

The music has just about stopped. Just about every college football program in the country has a coach now.But it was the craziest coaching musical chairs ever. Think of all the major programs that will have new coaches next season, including Florida...
Published: 12/07/17
Updated: 12/08/17