Some final thoughts before Florida’s game against Texas A&M on Saturday
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How Florida could fare against Texas A&M
The Florida Gators finish off a three-game home stand on Saturday when they host the Texas A&M Aggies for a 7 p.m. kickoff. And while a loss might not entirely derail the Gators’ season, the outcome of the game this weekend will definitely impact the direction of it. Our Ryan Young explains:
“There is already so much negativity within the fan base, so much heat on coach Jim McElwain and offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier and so many questions about [quarterback Feleipe] Franks.
A flat showing against the Aggies leads to two weeks of doomsday banter from fans heading into that Georgia game. Give these Gators credit; they do have that resiliency that they’ve showed time and again this fall, but that would be a lot to overcome.
It would be hard to forecast a Gators victory over Georgia in that scenario, so, then, Florida is sitting at 3-4 overall and 3-3 in the league and suddenly it’s chasing bowl eligibility.”
Question of the Day
In other Florida football news
- Our predictions for the Florida-Texas A&M game.
- Director of player personnel Drew Hughes said some recruits plan to visit Florida just to see the alternate uniforms.
- 5-star running back Noah Cain discusses recent Florida visit that led to his offer.
- A former Gators quarterback said changes need to happen at Florida.
- Texas linebacker commit Ayodele Adeoye visited Florida and plans to return.
Soccer falls to Florida State
The 10th-ranked Gators soccer team fell, 2-0, to No. 16 FSU on Thursday. The Gators now are 11-3 on the season as they prepare to play Auburn at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Big weekend on tap for volleyball
The top-ranked and undefeated Gators volleyball team has a busy weekend ahead, traveling to Ole Miss on Friday night before coming home to face No. 8 Kentucky in a top 10 SEC matchup.
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What they’re saying on Twitter
Defensive lineman Jachai Polite:
Chucky doll ✅
— Jachai Polite. (@RetireMoms) October 12, 2017
Punter Johnny Townsend:
— Johnny Townsend (@johnnytownsend1) October 12, 2017
Wide receiver Kadarius Toney:
— C2N® (@0fficialC2N) October 12, 2017
Wide receiver DaQuon Green:
As long as Mama proud, that’s all I want💯
— DaQuon Green (@iamDG7) October 12, 2017
Wide receiver Dre Massey:
Cam on another level this year Yo 👀#CARvsPHI
— Drè Massey (@D1Masseyy) October 13, 2017
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