MONDAY HUDDLE: Not even lore of old Orange Bowl can save Miami from FIU upset
Bethune-Cookman knocks off Florida A&M againThe 40th annual Florida Classic was indeed a classic on Saturday, as an announced crowd of more than 55,000 fans saw Bethune-Cookman continue its dominance of Florida A&M. It was the highest-attended Florida Classic game since 2011. The Wildcats earned a 31-27 win over Florida A&M, the ninth straight win for Bethune-Cookman in the series. Florida ended a five-year losing streak to Florida State last year with a 41-14 win in Tallahassee. Apopka (11-1) will host Lutz Steinbrenner in a semifinal on Friday, while Seminole (11-1) suffered its only loss of the season.
Jaguars’ skid up to 3 straight as Titans run them over 42-20
NASHVILLE – The Jacksonville Jaguars are frustrated, embarrassed and angry after a third straight loss inside the AFC South. Playoff hopes too likely disappeared Sunday as the Jaguars gave up 28 points in just over six minutes of the third quarter in being routed 42-20 by the Tennessee Titans. The Jaguars (4-7) have only themselves to blame after giving up more than 200 yards rushing for a third straight game, adding the Titans to the Colts and the Texans in this string. “I don’t think in this profession you can do that and be a good head coach or be a good coach,” Marrone said. “Obviously, I am not doing a good enough job, but at the end of the day it is disappointing.
MONDAY HUDDLE: New Year's Six bowl is now best Florida Gators can do
Members of the Florida Gators celebrate a 23-6 win over the Missouri Tigers. Florida has one more game left following a bye week, and that is at home against rival Florida State. As of now, the Gators are a serious threat to make a New Years Six bowl, with the Cotton Bowl in Texas being the likely destination. If Florida doesnt make a New Years Six bowl, the Citrus Bowl in Orlando might be the likeliest destination. Blackman reclaims starting QB job for Seminoles ahead of Florida gameA roller coaster season for Florida State sophomore quarterback James Blackman appears to be back on the upswing going into FSU's regular-season finale at Florida on Nov. 30.
MONDAY HUDDLE: Can Gators slow down LSU star Joe Burrow?
Kyle Trask #11 of the Florida Gators celebrates after a game against the Auburn Tigers. Now, Florida will turn its attention to another group of Tigers, the LSU Tigers, this week in what will be an even bigger challenge. Those are video gamelike numbers, but on the flip side, Florida will be by far the best defense Burrow has faced thus far. Much was made about how Central Florida was upset by losing 27-24 at Cincinnati last Friday, which seems odd. Florida State seems overmatched, but it also isnt the same dominant Clemson team as last year.
NFL's Josh Norman donates to Texas immigrant detention center
Washington cornerback Josh Norman looks on during a 2018 game against the Jaguars in Jacksonville, Florida. The 31-year-old Washington cornerback donated $18,000 on Thursday to the Humanitarian Respite Center, a detention center run by(CNN) - Josh Norman's mission of helping families impacted by the border crisis continues. The 31-year-old Washington cornerback donated $18,000 on Thursday to the Humanitarian Respite Center, a detention center run by Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley in McAllen, Texas. "Kudos to Josh Norman with the Washington Redskins for visiting the humanitarian respite center/McAllen today & contributing to our response to restore human dignity," Norma Seni Pimentel wrote in a tweet. "It really doesn't take a lot to be a good human," Norman told USA Today at the time.