Gator Nation Football Podcast, 2015: Listen Here

    The Gator Nation Football Podcast is ushering in a new era for the Florida Gators during the 2015 season. Listen to the weekly podcast here.

    September 30, 2016

     

    With a new era being ushered into Gainesville, two UF grads felt it was time to bring a fresh flavor to Florida football coverage. Engrained deep in the UF culture and located right in Gainesville, James Di Virgilio and Allen Williams launched the Gator Nation Football Podcast at the beginning of the season. Each week, Di Virgilio and Williams will break down the previous football game, discuss the current state of the Gators, look ahead to the upcoming matchup, and analyze angles and issues the national media doesn’t cover. They’ll also be joined by guests from within the Gator Nation and from the opposing team’s side.

    If you’re looking for a new listen to add to your sports mix, you’ve come to the right place. The podcast drops on Monday evenings.


    Episode 1 – Season Preview and NMSU

     

    Overview: James and Allen discuss the opening weekend game against New Mexico State and what to expect heading into this season under new head coach Jim McElwain.

     

    Guests: NFL Hall of Famer Otto Graham, NMSU announcer Jack Nixon


    Episode 2- ECU

     

    Overview: James and Allen break down the Nex Mexico State game, dive into the upcoming East Carolina matchup, and discuss the ongoing quarterback battle between Will Grier and Treon Harris.

     

    Guests: Scout.com reporter Amy Campbell, ECU play-by-play announcer Jeff Charles


    Episode 3 – Kentucky

     

    Overview: James and Allen continue the quarterback discussion, preview the Kentucky game, and discuss the moment that’s gone viral between McElwain and running back Kelvin Taylor.

     

    Guests: Peter Tebow (Tim Tebow’s brother), Assistant Kentucky AD Tom Neely


    Episode 4 – Tennessee

     

    Overview: James and Allen take a deep breath after the close Kentucky game and look forward to keeping the streak alive against Tennessee.

     

    Guests: Gator champion Lee Humphrey, WNML Sports Radio Host Josh Ward (Knoxville, TN)


    Episode 5 – Ole Miss

     

    Overview: James and Allen revisit the improbable comeback over Tennessee – one of the greatest games ever played in The Swamp – and discuss Grier, the 4-0 start, and what improvements need to be made.

     

    Guests: Former NFL and UF QB Doug Johnson, Ole Miss super fan Russell Flynt


    Episode 6 – Missouri

     

    Overview: James and Allen discuss Saturday’s statement win over Ole Miss, which was one of the finest displays of Florida football in recent memory. They also dish on the defensive backfield, and preview the upcoming game against the Missouri Tigers, who have beaten the Gators and won the SEC East the last two seasons.

     

    Guests: Former Gator great Keiwan Ratliff, Former Missouri captain and wide receiver T.J. Moe


    Episode 7 – LSU

     

    Overview: James and Allen dive into the shocking news that redshirt freshman quarterback Will Grier has been suspended for a year after testing positive for a banned substance. They also preview the upcoming undefated showdown between Florida and LSU, and discuss how the Gators will fair with Treon Harris at the helm.

     

    Guests: LSU play by play announcer Jim Hawthorne


    Episode 8 – Bye Week

     

    Overview: There are no byes for the Gator Nation Football Podcast! This week James and Allen discuss Treon Harris’ performance against LSU, what led to the Gators’ first defeat, and take a look at the remainder of Florida’s schedule.

     

    Guests: Gator Grad Ryan Nanni of everydayshouldbesaturday.com


    Episode 9 – Georgia

    Overview: With Georgia week officially upon us, James and Allen break down the upcoming game against the Bulldogs and discuss what it’s like being a part of the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. They also welcome guest Cody Jones, of Scout.com, to the show to discuss what Jim McElwain has brought to the Florida football program.

     

    Guests: Scout.com beat writer Cody Jones, UGA grad and fan Chris Collins


    Episode 10 – Vanderbilt

    Overview: A big win over Georgia is in the books. Next up is Vandy and the chance to clinch an SEC championship berth. Former Gator and Super Bowl champion Max Starks stops by to talk about the job Jim McElwain has done.

     

    Guests: Former Gator Max Starks, Vandy beat writer Adam Sparks

    Episode 11 – South Carolina

    Overview: Started from the bottom, now the Florida Gators are here: SEC East Champs! James and Allen discuss the resurrection of the program, strategy and game theory, as well as applying it to the quarterback situation and 4th downs.

     

    Guests: Former Gator safety Guss Scott, Gamecock beat writer Dave Caraviello

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