"The 2017 football season"

The 2017 football season promises to be an exciting one for all who are participating in the event. Broadly, every institution is involved in one program or another. The Southeastern Conference (SEC) member institutions know their opponents and the majority of the matches have been played so far as the season comes to a close. For the SEC member institutions, here is the list of competing teams in this category.

East Division

  • University of Florida (nicknamed: Gators) are located at Gainesville, Florida
  • University of Georgia (Bulldogs/lady Bulldogs), Athens, Georgia
  • University of Kentucky (Wildcats), Lexington, Kentucky
  • University of Missouri (Tigers), Columbia, Missouri
  • University of South Carolina, (Gamecocks), Columbia, South Carolina
  • University of Tennessee (Volunteers), Knoxville Tennessee
  • Vanderbilt University (Commodores), Nashville, Tennessee

West Division

  • University of Alabama (Crimson Tide), Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • University of Arkansas (Razorbacks), Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Auburn University (Tigers), Auburn, Alabama
  • Louisiana State University (Tigers/Lady Tigers), Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • University of Mississippi (Rebels), Oxford, Mississippi
  • Mississippi State University (Bulldogs), Starkville, Mississippi
  • Texas A&M University (Aggies), College Station, Texas

The University of Florida is one of the top teams in the league and the university with the largest student enrollment every year. For what the football season schedule looks like for the Gators, here is the schedule.

Gators 2017 Football Schedule

Saturday, September 2
Opponent: Michigan
Venue: A&T Stadium- Arlington, TX
Time/Result: L 33 – 17
Record: 0-1(0-0)

Saturday, September 9
Opponent: North Carolina
Venue: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium- Gainesville, FL
Time/Result: Cancelled

Saturday, September 16
Opponent: Tennessee
Venue: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium- Gainesville, FL
Time/Result: W 26 – 20
Record: 1-1(1-0)

Saturday, September 23
Opponent: Kentucky
Venue: at Kentucky: Kroger Field- Lexington, KY
Time/Result: W 28 -17
Record: 2-1(2-0)

Saturday, September 30
Opponent: Vanderbilt
Venue: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium- Gainesville, FL
Time/Result: W 38 – 24
Record: 3-1(3-0)

Saturday, October 7
Opponent: LSU
Venue: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium- Gainesville, FL
Time/Result: L 17 – 16
Record: 3-2(3-1)

Saturday, October 14
Opponent: Texas A&M
Venue: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium- Gainesville, FL
Time/Result: L 19 – 17
Record: 3-3(3-2)

Saturday October 28
Opponent: Georgia
Venue: EverBank Field- Jacksonville, FL
Time/Result: L 42 – 7
Record: 3-4(3-3)

Saturday November 4
Opponent:  Missouri
Venue: At Missouri: Faurot Field- Columbia, MO
Time/Result: L 45 – 16
Record: 3-5(3-4)

Saturday, November 11
Opponent:  South Carolina
Venue: at South Carolina: Williams-Brice Stadium- Columbia, SC
Time/Result: L 28 – 20
Record: 3- 6(3-5)

Saturday, November 18
Opponent: UAB
Venue: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium- Gainesville, FL
Time/Result: W 36 – 7
Record: 4-6(3-5)

Saturday, November 25, 2017
Opponent: Florida State
Venue: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium- Gainesville, FL
Time/Result: 12:00 PM ET

"Florida Gators game start"

Florida Gators are yet to find their rhythm since former defensive coordinator Randy Shannon took charge. After long-serving head coach Jim McElwain was relieved of his appointment as the head coach of the Gators during the season, normality is yet to return to the team.

Shannon, who is now the interim coach of the team, is yet to make any serious impact as the Gators continue to lose to the lowest of teams in the competition. The blowout loss to Missouri some weeks ago is a typical example. It is clearly visible all departments of the game need a complete overhaul if it is to make the desired change that is to bring Florida back to its glory days once again. They’ve done it before under Jim McElwain by winning two SEC East during his tenure.

"The 2017 league season"

The 2017 league season is almost over now and too late to make any turnaround on the season's woeful performance. They’ve only got a game in hand on the 25th of November against Florida State. Except playing for pride, there is nothing serious about the last game for the Gators. They should go out and play for pride and probably give their fans something to smile about to close up the season. For now, there is no much to be excited about the Gators at the moment. They’re presently on a downward trend and the management needs to urgently get things back to what they were in the past.

Preparation for the 2018 season is now. The management just needs to start early with recruitment and also put in place the appropriate coaching crew to make Gators rise again.