Pat Dooley's The Back 9

Pat Dooley’s Back Nine January 11

The Back Nine comes at you after a weekend that was a little too sloth-like with all of the games that were on. On the other hand, it was fun, especially watching a game on Nickelodeon. 10. With all the NFL that was on, I was still able to spend some time thinking about next year for Florida football and, …

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Trask Misses Out On Heisman, Still Deserving of Accolades

There was no real surprise Tuesday night in a year full of surprises. Devonta Smith, second on my ballot for the record (Trevor Lawrence was third), won the Heisman Trophy and in a year that didn’t seem normal, it was fitting that a wide receiver won the Heisman, the first one since 1991. But there was a Heisman delivered to …

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Pat Dooley Grades Florida vs. Oklahoma

Pat Dooley’s Grades: Florida Vs. Oklahoma

Pat Dooley of The Tailgate (weekdays 4-6 p.m. with Jeff Cardozo and back on the air on Monday) brings his legendary grading of the Gators to WRUF.com for the last time this football season (he’ll be back for the spring game). This week, Florida vs. Oklahoma in UF’s first-ever appearance in the Cotton Bowl. OFFENSE F- It’s difficult to be …

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Pat Dooley's The Back 9

Pat Dooley’s Back Nine: December 21

The Back Nine comes at you after a Championship Saturday that included a show we have seen before. I’m looking at you, defense. 10. Now that this wild and crazy college football season is basically over in Gainesville (bowl games are just pretend games made for TV, especially in 2020), I think it is important even in the rubble left …

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Pat Dooley Grades Florida vs. Alabama

Pat Dooley’s Grades: Florida vs. Alabama

Pat Dooley of The Tailgate (weekdays 4-6 p.m. with Jeff Cardozo) brings his legendary grading of the Gators to WRUF.com. This week, Florida vs. Alabama for the SEC Championship.   OFFENSE A- Unfortunately, there wasn’t enough the offense could do in this game. The pressure was on right from the start when Alabama drove to a touchdown and never looked …

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Pat Dooley's The Back 9

Pat Dooley’s Back Nine: December 14

The Back Nine comes at you after a unique Saturday night which included going to the Florida-LSU game and just sitting in the stands with my wife. It was our first ever Florida football game sitting together in the stadium. So, yes, I am the jinx. 10. The stunning and sad event that happened in Tallahassee on Saturday with Keyontae …

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Pat Dooley Grades Florida vs. LSU

Pat Dooley’s Grades: Florida vs. LSU

Pat Dooley of The Tailgate (weekdays 4-6 p.m. with Jeff Cardozo) brings his legendary grading of the Gators to WRUF.com. This week, Florida vs. LSU on Senior Night.   OFFENSE C- Even with the Gators putting up impressive number, the early turnovers by Kyle Trask allowed LSU to stay in the game. There were also major issues in the red …

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Pat Dooley's The Back 9

Pat Dooley’s Back 9: December 7

The Back Nine comes at you from a different platform but it’s the same old Dr. Football. Stay with me peeps. I’m staying with you. Kind of like those aunts in that commercial. 10. Think about this but not for too long or you’re going to end up having nightmares. But when Florida was courting Chip Kelly to replace Jim …

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