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Recent articles by David:

If he's learned from his mistakes, Hugh Freeze would heat up Auburn

Hugh Freeze deserves a second SEC chance, and Auburn might give him one. If Freeze has learned from his mistakes, the Tigers will be glad they did. → Read More

Gators' record in 2022 was half-empty, but the future looks more filling

The Gators' successes were mostly intangible this season, but there were enough to consider the .500 record in Billy Napier's first season half-full. → Read More

Whitley's college football predictions: Gators won't redeem themselves after Vanderbilt bummer

Florida should shake off the Vanderbilt Blues, but the Gators won't be good enough to beat FSU on the road. → Read More

Florida's No. 1 football fan won't let anything, especially cerebral palsy, stop him from seeing the Gators

If Florida wanted to anoint a No. 1 fan, it'd be hard to top Mike Bonner. For decades, he hasn't let cerebral palsy keep him away from the Gators. → Read More

Whitley's Believe It or Not: Here's one more reason to not drink from the World Cup

The World Cup has a world of Qatari-inflictied problems, but FIFA president Gianni Infantino refuses to admit the obvious. → Read More

Gators take a big step backward against Vanderbilt

Just when Florida fans though it was safe to presume the Gators had their act together, it all came apart against Vanderbilt on Saturday. → Read More

Qatar World Cup 2022: Now we bring you the rest of the world's 'football' season

While Americans are wrapped up in football, billions of other Earthlings are about to feast on the most controversial World Cup in history. → Read More

College football predictions: The SEC could still make it a playoff troika

SEC haters will be furious, but there's still a chance the league could have three playoff teams even without Alabama. → Read More

Steve Spurrier's near-miss Florida football teams remain close to his heart

Florida would have won seven straight SEC titles if not for the 1992 and 1997 teams. Steve Spurrier wants people to know those teams weren't failures. → Read More

Whitley's Believe It Or Not: Ben Sasse gets vote of confidence when it comes to Gators sports

Not everybody's been thrilled with Ben Sasse becoming the University of Florida's next president. But UF sports fans should be happy with a guy who vows to be a "super-fan." → Read More

Florida's defense shows how patience will pay off

When Florida's hot offense went cold Saturday, its much-maligned defense rose the occasion. Consider that an object lesson in patience paying off. → Read More

College football predictions: Coach Prime Time would shine at Auburn

Auburn football needs a bolt of coaching lightning. Deion Sanders and his Prime Time persona would make the Tigers not only good, but entertaining. → Read More

Brenton Cox leaving Florida football good for all concerned

Florida's dismissal of Brenton Cox Jr. was not a sign of internal problems. It's a case of fixing such problems no matter how talented the player. → Read More

Florida-Georgia game: Bulldogs' superiority overwhelmed Gators' spunk

Give UF credit, it doesn't quit. That's about all you could give UF credit for Saturday as Georgia methodically thumped its rival. → Read More

College football predictions: Texas A&M will abort Jimbo Fisher's mission

Texas A&M program has turned into a grease fire and customers are grousing for a new chef. The catch: Jimbo Fisher gets $85.95M if he’s fired. → Read More

Moving Florida-Georgia game is not just idle chatter thanks to Bulldogs coach

Moving the Florida-Georgia game was once unthinkable. Kirby Smart has made it acceptable conversation, so Jacksonville might one day say goodbye. → Read More

College football predictions: Hey Tennessee, rushing the field after beating Alabama was dumb

It's understandable that Tennessee fans went crazy after beating Alabama. But Tennessee officials should try to contain the mayhem, not encourage it. → Read More

Whitley's Believe It or Not: Don't dump on sports mascots, even if they dump on the job

Some NBA mascots make alarmingly large salaries. Compared to a lot of players, the furry ones deserve more money and love than most fans dish out. → Read More

LSU leaves Florida football singing the blues on Tom Petty Day

LSU turned Tom Petty Day into a Cajun party at The Swamp, and Billy Napier heard some real boos for the first time as UF's coach. → Read More

College football predictions: SEC Quarterbacks have really come of age

The best teams in the SEC have a sneaky edge over the competition. Their QBs are all too old to date Leonardo DiCaprio. → Read More