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Darwin Patterson

A senior at the University of Florida reporting on Gator sports, local Gainesville and surrounding area sports, and telling the stories of local athletes. Born and raised in Gainesville, Florida with a passion for telling people's stories and having fun doing it.

Gators Get First Verbal Commitment of the Mullen Era

The Gators landed the first commitment of the Dan Mullen era on Wednesday. Pennsylvania offensive tackle Chris Bleich announcing via Twitter he was flipping his commitment from UCLA to Florida. Bleich said it was his previous communication with Mullen and his assistants at Mississippi State, offensive line coach John Hevesy, …

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Florida State Elevates Past Florida, 38-22

GAINESVILLE, Fla.— Florida taking on Florida State. It’s an old rivalry, however today’s meeting was a different than usual. It was a battle of two in-state teams who have a lot of hatred for each other. The hatred was nothing new between these two. It was the caliber of the …

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Bulldogs Unleash Rushing Attack On Gators, 42-7

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.–The Bulldogs scored on their first three possessions and led 21-0 before the Gators crossed the 50-yard line. Even uglier, Georgia did all of this before Florida even converted a first down. Georgia used three huge plays to build an early three-touchdown lead. Bulldogs Rushed Past Gators Georgia’s running …

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High School Football Preview: Oak Hall Faces St. Francis

There’s a lot of Alachua County games to watch out for this week, but Oak Hall facing St. Francis should really catch your attention. These two teams are area and divisional rivals. Not to mention, the two private schools are both undefeated going into this match-up. Oak Hall Between this …

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Gators QB Luke Del Rio To Start Against Vanderbilt

Before addressing the much anticipated off the field news, Florida’s head coach Jim McElwain addressed his offense. The coach’s weekly press conference is not usually filled with exciting or breaking news. However, today is a different story. Jim McElwain announced Luke Del Rio would start under center, on Saturday, when …

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The Play Heard Around SEC Football-THE Pass Florida-Tennessee

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Saturday night posed one of the most electrifying and jaw dropping moments in Gator Football history. In only the second game this season, Florida fans and players already have a “play of the year” contender. It’s definitely a “play of the year” contender for Florida Football, but the Gators …

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CFB Preview: No. 1 Alabama Takes on Fresno State

Top-ranked Alabama opened its’ season by defeating Florida State 24-7 last week. The highly anticipated season-opener definitely lived up to the hype. This Saturday, the Crimson Tide square off against another FSU, but this time it’s Fresno State University. Alabama The Crimson Tide roll in the Bulldogs for the season’s …

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