Where to watch Florida’s spring game?

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Despite a disappointing 2023 season that saw the Florida Gators finish below six wins and miss out on a bowl game for the first time since 2017, there’s a renewed sense of optimism in Gainesville as they gear up for the 2024 campaign. With an impressive 68 percent of the team returning, the Gators rank fourth in the SEC in terms of returning production, providing a solid foundation to build upon for the upcoming season.

However, the road ahead won’t be easy, as Florida faces a daunting schedule featuring nine opponents from ESPN’s “Way-Too-Early” top 25 rankings. In response, the Gators have been proactive in bolstering their roster, adding 12 talented players via the transfer portal during the offseason. Notable additions include safety Asa Turner from Washington, cornerback Jameer Grimsley from Alabama, and defensive lineman Joey Slackman, the 2023 Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year, from Penn.

Head coach Billy Napier has also made waves on the recruiting trail, securing the 14th best recruiting class in the nation. Among the standout recruits are five-star quarterback DJ Lagway, the Gatorade and MaxPreps National Player of the Year, and offensive lineman LJ McCray, ranked 10th nationally in his position.

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Despite some departures via the transfer portal, the Gators boast a wealth of returning talent. Quarterback Graham Mertz, running back Montrell Johnson Jr., and wide receiver Eugene Wilson Jr. are among the key returnees expected to make an impact in the 2024 season. Defensively, the return of linemen Cam Jackson, linebacker Shemar James, and safety Jordan Castell provides a significant boost to Florida’s defensive prowess.

 

Where to watch Florida’s spring game?

Gator fans eager to catch a glimpse of the team’s progress can tune in to the Florida spring game, which will be live-streamed on ESPN+ and SEC Network+ at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 13th. While the game won’t be televised, fans can still access the action via streaming platforms. Additionally, tickets for the spring game are available for purchase on StubHub, offering fans the opportunity to experience the excitement firsthand at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

As the Gators look ahead to the 2024 season, there’s a palpable sense of anticipation surrounding the team’s potential. With a blend of returning talent, impactful transfers, and promising recruits, Florida aims to reclaim its position among college football’s elite.