Video: Florida vs. Georgia 2008 (Full Game)

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Yesterday was the Gators’ SEC Network Takeover, 24 hours worth of Gator glory broadcast on the SEC Network. Unfortunately, it had to end; today is Georgia’s day for the SEC Network Takeover.

So in honor of both those things, I decided to post the complete Florida-Georgia football game from 2008. Enjoy!

Full game:

Condensed 15 minute version:

Top QB Jake Allen commits to Florida

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Congratulations, Jim McElwain. You’ve landed your first QB commit as the head coach of the Florida Gators.

Jake Allen (Fort Lauderdale, FL/St. Thomas Aquinas) has announced that he has committed to Florida. He becomes the 2nd member of the Class of 2017. His most impressive offers have come from Miami, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati- but don’t let that fool you.

As you can see from his Hudl page highlights, Allen possesses natural athletic ability, with a strong arm and very good accuracy. The reason he isn’t a five star recruit and doesn’t boast a laundry list of offers is because there are still 19 months before his National Signing Day. Florida just offered him really early, before he had a chance to rack up offers and stars. Which is good.

He may have to bulk up a bit before he arrives in Gainesville, but he’s a smart, quick thinking kid who if nothing else finally provides the Gators with some depth at the QB position. I say that because by the time he arrives in Gainesville, Will Grier (or maybe Treon Harris) will be entering his third year as the full time starter. Benching whichever one of those guys eventually wins the starting job in favor of a true freshman seems highly unlikely regardless of how much Allen impresses in practice. But there will come a day where both of those guys are gone- either 2018 or 2019- and McElwain will have to find a new starting QB. And Allen, who would likely be a redshirt freshman or sophomore at that time, with two years of learning McElwain’s system, figures to be the guy.

I spoke with Allen a few weeks ago, and he sort of gave me the impression that he was just biding his time, waiting for the right moment to commit. He also radiated confidence, something that a lot of recruits do but only at certain moments in the conversation. Allen sounded 100% ready to be a Florida Gator through and through.

And I’m ready for him to be a Florida Gator, too.

Florida Gators Season Preview: Game Three, Kentucky Wildcats

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PREVIOUSLY PREVIEWING New Mexico State Aggies East Carolina Pirates @ KENTUCKY WILDCATS Coach: Mark Stoops, 3rd year (7-17) 2014 record: 5-7 (2-6 SEC) Last meeting: Florida 36, Kentucky 30 (3OTs) (2015) All time series: Florida, 48-17 Streak: Florida, 28 The skinny: Kentucky is a strange program. … Continue reading

Florida Gators Season Preview: Game Two, East Carolina Pirates

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Florida’s first game of the season should be no problem. It’s what happens in games two through twelve that will define their season. And that stretch starts with a (sort of) familiar foe. PREVIOUSLY PREVIEWING: New Mexico State Aggies EAST CAROLINA PIRATES Coach: … Continue reading

IAKOW Mailbag 6/26/15: OL, Michigan State basketball series and McElwain discipline

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Welcome to our first edition of the IAKOW Mailbag! This is the perfect opportunity for our readers to directly ask about whatever they want. We’ll try to do them once or twice a month; email me questions at any time to … Continue reading

Photo Collage: Florida Gators wallpaper (lock screens, header photos and more)

With the countdown to Gator football approaching 70, I took it upon myself to do something to make the rest of the time from now until kickoff go even faster: play around on photoshop and create some potential backgrounds for … Continue reading

Snapshot: Florida-FSU graphic shows the Gators own the Noles

Well, it’s about that time of the year again. A little less than a year ago, I released a chart comparing Florida and FSU’s football programs. The idea was to silence FSU fans who went out of their way to … Continue reading

Florida Gators Season Preview: Game One, New Mexico State Aggies

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A sad ending to a wonderful baseball season carries the silver lining that some of you have been waiting for since January: football season is almost here. That means it’s time to start our breakdown of each of Florida’s opponents. Last year, … Continue reading

The end: Florida falls to Virginia to end spectacular 2015 season

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So close, and yet so far. That’s been the mantra for Florida baseball over the past decade. The Gators reached the College World Series finals in 2005, and got swept by Texas. Five years later they made it back to … Continue reading

Won, Not Done: Gators Defeat Virginia to set up de facto national semifinal

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It took Florida 11 innings to finally find some offense against Virginia. Then they found it, and unleashed three and a hours of frustration against the Cavaliers with a four run onslaught in the third and a five run explosion … Continue reading