Florida vs USF Preview

Montrell Johnson Florida vs USF
Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images

Date: September 17, 2022
Time: 7:30 p.m. EST
Network: SEC Network
Records: Florida Gators (1-1) vs USF Bulls (1-1)
Location: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, Florida
Spread: Florida +24
Over/Under: 60

Florida vs USF Preview

After a hard-fought victory over Utah, Florida comes off a loss to Kentucky and looks to bounce back at home before another top-25 matchup next week. The Gators are huge favorites in this one, but USF has experience at quarterback in Baylor transfer Gerry Bohanon. It should be a good way to get the Gators moving in the right direction as they move on to a tough opponent.

USF Bulls

Gerry Bohanon Florida vs USF
Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Offensive Stats

Points Per Game (Rank): 21.0 (82)
Total Yards Per Game: 293.0 (105)
Passing YPG: 172.0 (99)
Rushing YPG: 121 (83)
Points Per Play: 0.368 (61)
Yards Per Play: 5.1 (74)
3rd Down Conversion %: 25.00 (112)
4th Down Conversion %: 50.00 (50)
Red Zone Scoring %: 66.67 (95)

Rush Play %: 45.61 (88)
Yards Per Carry: 4.7 (48)
Runs Per Game: 26.0 (119)

Pass Play %: 54.39 (44)
Completion %: 56.67 (94)
Yards Per Pass: 5.7 (98)
Passes Per Game: 30.0 (80)
Interception %: 3.33 (92)
QB Sack %: 3.23 (38)

Defensive Stats

Points Per Game (Rank): 50.0 (126)
Total Yards Per Game: 576.0 (129)
Passing YPG: 261.0 (79)
Rushing YPG: 315.0 (129)
Points Per Play: 0.725 (124)
Yards Per Play: 8.3 (127)
3rd Down Conversion %: 53.85 (115)
4th Down Conversion %: 100.00 (91)
Red Zone Scoring %: 80.00 (44)

Rush Play %: 52.17 (73)
Yards Per Carry: 8.8 (131)
Runs Per Game: 36.0 (69)

Pass Play %: 47.83 (59)
Completion %: 78.13 (126)
Yards Per Pass: 8.2 (94)
Passes Per Game: 32.0 (62)
Interception %: 3.13 (47)
QB Sack %: 3.03 (104)

Advanced Stats

FEI is a neutral field scoring differential per-possession metric. SP+ is a tempo and opponent adjusted efficiency metric. F+ combines the both of them, and OF+ and DF+ and the offensive and defensive components of F+. All five metrics are from Football Outsiders. PFF’s Point Spread Rating is their power rankings.

F+: -0.85 (106)
FEI: -0.54 (114)
SP+: -8.3 (95)
OF+: -0.51 (90)
DF+: -1.14 (114)

PFF: -9.2 (113)


South Florida has struggled so far throughout the season, and will need to greatly improve to stand a chance against Florida. The Bulls have struggled on third downs, and their defense has been atrocious. USF has ran the ball well, and that will be what they have to rely on. The matchup will be very difficult, and they will have to play mistake free football.

USf bulls Keys To Victory

  1. Convert Third Downs
  2. Force Turnovers
  3. Run The Ball
  4. Create Explosive Plays

Florida Gators

Offensive Stats

Points Per Game (Rank): 22.5 (79)
Total Yards Per Game: 365.5 (74)
Passing YPG: 155.5 (108)
Rushing YPG: 210.0 (10)
Points Per Play: 0.352 (69)
Yards Per Play: 5.7 (50)
3rd Down Conversion %: 39.29 (52)
4th Down Conversion %: 60.00 (44)
Red Zone Scoring %: 100.00 (1)

Rush Play %: 53.13 (51)
Yards Per Carry: 6.2 (9)
Runs Per Game: 34.0 (26)

Pass Play %: 46.88 (81)
Completion %: 52.54 (104)
Yards Per Pass: 5.3 (107)
Passes Per Game: 29.5 (83)
Interception %: 3.39 (93)
QB Sack %: 1.67 (21)

Defensive Stats

Points Per Game (Rank): 26.0 (63)
Total Yards Per Game: 378.5 (63)
Passing YPG: 209.0 (50)
Rushing YPG: 169.5 (85)
Points Per Play: 0.385 (67)
Yards Per Play: 5.6 (79)
3rd Down Conversion %: 46.15 (97)
4th Down Conversion %: N/A
Red Zone Scoring %: 70.00 (27)

Rush Play %: 56.30 (96)
Yards Per Carry: 4.5 (86)
Runs Per Game: 38.0 (78)

Pass Play %: 43.70 (36)
Completion %: 62.50 (77)
Yards Per Pass: 7.5 (79)
Passes Per Game: 28.0 (30)
Interception %: 3.57 (37)
QB Sack %: 5.08 (69)

Advanced Stats

F+: 0.86 (29)
FEI: 0.43 (26)
SP+: 12.9 (31)
OF+: 0.71 (33)
DF+: 0.86 (27)

PFF: 5.1 (44)

Florida Gators Team Breakdown

The Florida Gators come in after a tough loss to Kentucky needing to prove that they are able to get back to their identity. They are a run first team that needs to pound the rock offensively. With Anthony Richardson at the helm, you can look to create explosive plays in the passing game, but relying on that can be risky given his inexperience and the lack of playmakers around him, as shown in the Kentucky game.

Defensively, the Gators lack depth up front, but the starters and the first players off the bench have been extremely effective, the effects of a long game just wear on them throughout the course of the night. The linebacker core will be without sixth year senior Ventrell Miller, so younger athletes will be asked to step up. The secondary has played well so far, but won’t be tested much this game. Frankly, it won’t — or at least shouldn’t — take much to win this game.

Florida Gators Keys To Victory

  1. Limit Turnovers
  2. Convert Third Downs
  3. Run The Ball

Official Prediction for Florida vs USF

Florida – 42
USF – 14

Week 2 College Football Preview

Week 2 of College Football is finally here! Hussam Patel gives his top three week 2 college football preview and games that you need to watch.


Week 2 of the 2022 college football season is finally here. Here are the top three college football previews and games you need to watch

Alabama vs. Texas preview

#1 Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Texas Longhorns. 12 P.M. EST, FOX

  • Line: Alabama -20, o/u: 61.5

Alabama week 2 college football preview

This is a fully-focused Alabama team that lost a slew of star parts, and yet still ran for 278 yards last week and threw for 281 yards.

The offensive line has been worked on and tweaked to be better in pass protection. This allows Bryce Young time to to spread it around more.

The only noteworthy thing the Crimson Tide have to worry about is the notorious “horns down” penalty that Nick Saban did not even know existed.

You think Alabama is going to flinch for an instant when Texas connects on a 78-yard touchdown pass? 

Texas week 2 college football preview

This will be the biggest week 2 college football game. Texas has the guys to at least hang with Bama at home, but they need a good start and to believe they really can do this

Steve Sarkisian and the coaching staff have settled in, there’s a healthy Bijan Robinson in the backfield, Quinn Ewers – at least prospect-wise – is as promising as any quarterback in the country. You’re not crazy to hype Xavier Worthy among the best wide receivers in college football, either.

How will the Longhorns react if Will Anderson Jr. sacks Ewers twice on the first drive? What happens when the Crimson Tide stops Bijan Robinson and the run?


Alabama 45, Texas 27

Tennessee vs. Pittsburgh preview

#24 Tennessee Volunteers v Pittsburgh Panthers. 3:30 P.M. EST, ABC

  • Line: Tennessee -6.5, o/u: 66

Tennessee week 2 college football preview

The Tennessee offense is going to go off. The Vols’ offense looks as potent as ever, scoring 59 points in the season opener against Ball State. Hendon Hooker has a plethora of help.

Four of last year’s offensive line starters are back, but that unit allowed an SEC-worst 44 sacks last season. How effective this Vols offense can be is dependent on the guys up front. 

Tennessee didn’t have a sack in last week’s game, and only had two tackles for loss. Linebacker Jeremy Banks will be looked upon to create some negative plays, as will defensive end Byron Young.

Pittsburgh week 2 college football preview

The running game was held in check, but Kedon Slovis had a terrific debut, throwing for over 300 yards. Now he gets to throw on a Tennessee secondary that struggled last season.

The Vols secondary has some experience in Trevon Flowers and Jaylen McCollough, but they were also a big reason why the Vols’ pass defense struggled in 2021. Slovis needs to feast on them.

Pitt finished third in the nation in sacks last fall, and their top havoc producers, Calijah Kancey and Habakkuk Baldonado, are still around to cause problems. If the Panthers D can create chaos and force three-and-outs, the Vols’ defense can expect to be on the field for much of the game.


Tennessee 44, Pittsburgh 38

Kentucky vs. Florida preview

#20 Kentucky Wildcats at #12 Florida Gators. 7:30 P.M. EST, ESPN

  • Line: Florida -5, o/u: 52

Kentucky week 2 college football preview

The offense has a mayo-loving pro prospect of its own in quarterback Will Levis, coming off a 303-yard performance. He’ll keep pushing a Gator secondary that had issues with the Utah passing game late last week.

With only one starter returning, along with Auburn transfer Tashawn Manning, the Wildcats return only 45 career starts. Kentucky’s “Big Blue Wall” is young, inexperienced, and a work-in-progress.

Offensive coordinator Rick Scangarello will want to get Tayvion Robinson, who was marvelous in his Kentucky debut (6 receptions, 136 yards), the ball early and often on Saturday night.

Kentucky is also very deep at linebacker; it’s been an area of strength in Stoops’ recruiting operation. This means the Wildcats are less likely to tire late compared to Utah. If Kentucky wins, it’ll be likely because it won this battle.

Florida Gators week 2 college football preview

Led by quarterback Anthony Richardson, the Gators piled on 283 ground yards and four TDs, while averaging over seven yards per touch against a very good, and physical, team last week.

The Gators have plenty of talent up front, and start multiple five-star players on the defensive line. Still, Florida surrendered over 200 yards rushing to Utah last Saturday and was too often pushed back easily at the point of attack.

Kentucky’s top running backs are out, one with a suspension and another with an injury, so the Gators may get a break in the running game. But they still have to deal with Will Levis and his strong arm. Jason Marshall Jr. will have to keep up with Tayvion Robinson.

Anthony Richardson will be contained by the Wildcats defense, he will have to rely on his arm more than his legs. It needs to be the next step in his development in week 2 of college football.


Florida 27, Kentucky 24

Follow Hussam Patel on Twitter

Florida vs Utah Preview

Date: September 3, 2022
Time: 7:00pm EST
Network: ESPN
Location: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, Florida
Spread: Utah -3.0
Over/Under: 51

Florida vs Utah Preview

The #7 Utah Utes travel to the Swamp to face the unranked Florida Gators for each of their opening games of the season. Utah is coming off of a Pac-12 Championship last season, led by a fantastic running game, a tremendous defense, and a quick passing game commanded by quarterback Cam Rising. Utah looks to be an early favorite to repeat as Pac-12 champions, with a few other contenders in Oregon and USC to compete with. The Utes’ toughest non-conference matchup looks to be this opening game. The Florida Gators are coming off a tumultuous season that led to the firing of previous coach Dan Mullen. New head coach Billy Napier looks to lead Florida back to success in his first season. Florida opens the season with a tough stretch with three of the first four games against quality opponents, headlined by Utah.

Florida vs Utah
Photo by Peter Joneleit/Icon Sportswire via Getty images

Individual stats are courtesy of sports-reference.com, and team stats and rankings are courtesy of teamrankings.com

Utah Utes

2021 Recap

2021 Record: 10-4
Passing Leader: Cameron Rising, R-Jr (current year), 63.8% 2493 yds, 7.8 YPA, 20 TDs, 5 INTs
Rushing Leader: Tavion Thomas, R-Jr, 1108 yds, 5.4 YPC, 21 TDs
Receiving Leader: Brant Kuithe, R-Sr, 50 rec, 611 yds, 12.2 YPC, 6 TDs
Sack Leader: Mika Tafua, NFL, 48 tackles, 13 TFLs, 9.5 sacks
Tackle/Interception Leader: Devin Lloyd, NFL, 111 tackles, 22 TFLs, 7.0 sacks, 4 INTs, 1 FR, 1 FF

2021 Offensive Stats

Points Per Game (Rank): 35.8 (13)
Total Yards Per Game: 429.8 (39)
Passing YPG: 210.6 (85)
Rushing YPG: 219.2 (11)
Points Per Play: 0.521 (7)
Yards Per Play: 6.2 (20)
3rd Down Conversion %: 49.69 (7)
4th Down Conversion %: 50.00 (66)
Red Zone Scoring %: 80.00 (88)

Rush Play %: 57.1 (33)
Yards Per Carry: 5.6 (2)
Runs Per Game: 39.3 (39)

Pass Play %: 42.91 (98)
Completion %: 62.63 (48)
Yards Per Pass: 7.4 (71)
Passes Per Game: 28.6 (90)
Interception %: 1.88 (31)
QB Sack %: 3.13 (2)

2021 Defensive Stats

Points Per Game: 23.0 (32)
Total Yards Per Game: 349.1 (23)
Passing YPG: 223.0 (57)
Rushing YPG: 126.1 (21)
Points Per Play: 0.337 (38)
Yards Per Play: 5.1 (34)
3rd Down Conversion %: 38.12 (56)
4th Down Conversion %: 53.33 (72)
Red Zone Scoring %: 79.55 (42)

Rush Play %: 48.31 (13)
Yards Per Carry: 3.8 (37)
Runs Per Game: 33.0 (16)

Pass Play %: 51.61 (118)
Completion %: 61.28 (71)
Yards Per Pass: 6.9 (32)
Passes Per Game: 32.4 (80)
Interception %: 2.14 (89)
QB Sack %: 8.28 (25)

2021 tEAM Advanced sTATS

FEI is a per-possession metric to determine the scoring differential between opponents on a neutral field. SP+ is a tempo (plays per game, etc.) and opponent adjusted metric to judge efficiency. F+ combines these two metrics. Offensive F+ (OF+) and Defensive F+ (DF+) break that down to the side of the ball. All five metrics are courtesy of Football Outsiders. PFF’s Point Spread Rating is their version of power rankings.

F+: 1.22 (10)
FEI: 0.74 (7)
SP+: 15.2 (16)
OF+: 1.35 (11)
DF+: 0.90 (20)

PFF: 10.5 (10)

Utah Utes Team Breakdown

The Utah Utes are an extremely talented team that is returning a majority of it’s starters from last season. They have a good team culture with coach Kyle Whittingham in his 18th season, and are built to play a bully-ball style of game. They will pound the rock with a vicious barrage of running backs and have plenty of skilled playmakers at the tight end spot to go big. Defensively, their line will look to eat up space to let their new linebackers make plays. The secondary is very talented on the outside, but is a mixed bag at safety. If one of the new safeties can step up, this could be one of the best secondaries in college football. Quarterback Cam Rising will look to play efficiently and deliver the ball to his playmakers quickly to avoid mistakes.

Florida vs Utah
Photo by Sean M Haffey/Getty Images

Utah Utes Keys To Victory

  1. Stop the Run
  2. Force Turnovers
  3. Avoid Early Deficits
  4. Run the Ball Effectively

Florida Gators

2021 Recap

20221 Record: 6-7
Passing/Rushing Leader: Emory Jones, R-Sr (Transferred), 64.7%, 2734 yards, 7.9 YPA, 19 TDs, 13 INTs, 143 carries, 759 yards, 5.3 YPC, 4 TDs
Receiving Leader: Jacob Copeland, R-Sr (Transferred), 41 rec, 642 yards, 15.7 YPC, 4 TDs
Sack Leader: Brenton Cox, R-Sr (current), 41 tackles, 14.5 TFLs, 8 sacks
Tackle Leader: Mohamoud Diabate, Sr (Transferred) 89 tackles, 2.5 TFLs
Interception Leader: Rashad Torrence, Jr, 87 tackles, 3.5 TFLs, 3 INTs

2021 Offensive Stats

Points Per Game (Rank): 27.4 (61)
Total Yards Per Game: 443.0 (20)
Passing YPG: 236.6 (61)
Rushing YPG: 206.4 (22)
Points Per Play: 0.386 (63)
Yards Per Play: 6.2 (21)
3rd Down Conversion %: 38.89 (70)
4th Down Conversion %: 56.00 (50)
Red Zone Scoring %: 84.44 (54)

Rush Play %: 53.64 (63)
Yards Per Carry: 5.4 (6)
Runs Per Game: 38.1 (52)

Pass Play %: 46.36 (68)
Completion %: 61.94 (59)
Yards Per Pass: 7.5 (68)
Passes Per Game: 31.8 (55)
Interception %: 4.72 (129)
QB Sack %: 3.54 (7)

2021 Defensive Stats

Points Per Game: 24.7 (44)
Total Yards Per Game: 354.3 (34)
Passing YPG: 186.3 (9)
Rushing YPG: 168.1 (82)
Points Per Play: 0.361 (50)
Yards Per Play: 5.2 (39)
3rd Down Conversion %: 34.78 (22)
4th Down Conversion %: 47.06 (51)
Red Zone Scoring %: 82.05 (56)

Rush Play %: 54.20 (89)
Yards Per Carry: 4.5 (85)
Runs Per Game: 37.1 (65)

Pass Play %: 45.80 (42)
Completion %: 55.98 (13)
Yards Per Pass: 6.5 (18)
Passes Per Game: 28.6 (32)
Interception %: 2.33 (77)
QB Sack %: 8.78 (17)

2021 Team Advanced Stats

F+: 0.68 (34)
FEI: 0.33 (36)
SP+: 11.0 (30)
OF+: 0.58 (39)
DF+: 0.69 (30)

PFF: 5.9 (25)

Florida Gators Team Breakdown

The Florida Gators are helmed by new head coach Billy Napier. Napier will be tested in his opener at the swamp, but his NFL-style offense can be effective against a superior opponent. The Gators will look to use their strong offensive line and deep running back room to move the ball effectively and make the Utes’ linebackers run and chase. Anthony Richardson is unlike any quarterback Napier has ever had, so expect more creativity with the position than he has previously shown.

On the defensive side of the ball, a lack of depth up front will have to be made up for with the star power of Gervon Dexter and Brenton Cox Jr. The Gators do have experience in the secondary, and that group should be talented. Linebacker remains a question, as those with experience lack athleticism, and those with athleticism lack experience.

Florida vs Utah
Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images

Florida Gators Keys to Victory

  1. Effective Anthony Richardson – 300+ Total Yards, 2+ Total TDs
  2. Run the Ball Effectively – 5.0 + YPC, 200 Total Yards
  3. Limit Turnovers – Turnover Margin Within 1
  4. Explosive Plays – year’s3 25+ yard plays
  5. Gets Stops On 3rd Down – Under last years average of 49.67% conversion rate

Official Prediction for Florida-Utah

Florida – 31 Utah – 28

Week 1 College Football Preview

Week 1 of College Football is finally here! Hussam Patel gives his top three game previews and games that you need to watch.

Week 1 of the 2022 college football season is finally here. Here are the top three Week 1 college football games you need to watch, and a preview of each.

Arkansas vs. Cincinnati preview

#23 Cincinnati Bearcats v #19 Arkansas Razorbacks. 3:30 P.M. EST, ESPN

  • Line: Arkansas -7, o/u: 52

Cincinnati Week 1 College Football Preview

There might be big talent losses in several areas, but the offensive front is loaded with all-stars and veterans, and it should be among the best in the nation at keeping defenses out of the backfield

Coach Luke Fickell’s comments raise some alarms heading into the Razorbacks stadium. He admitted that the Bearcats are not suited to play against a loud SEC home crowd.

Cincinnati lost a talented quarterback in Desmond Ridder, can they replace his production week 1 against the Razorbacks?

The biggest key in winning this top 25 matchup in week 1 for the Bearcats is containing Arkansas quarterback K.J. Jefferson.

Arkansas Week 1 College Football Preview

Razorbacks quarterback K.J. Jefferson was good last year; however can he be special against a good defense in the Cincinnati Bearcats in week 1?

Without a doubt, Jefferson will be the key for the Razorbacks. Furthermore, their running game should help him out. The team led the SEC in rushing.

The passing efficiency should be there against a revamped Cincinnati secondary that lost a slew of NFL talents. With the loss of Treylon Burks to the NFL, coach Pittman wants to see how good receiver Drew Sanders can be. 

Utah vs. Florida preview

#7 Utah Utes v Florida Gators. 7 P.M. EST, ESPN

  • Line: Utah -2.5, o/u: 53.5

Utah Week 1 College Football Preview

Linebacker Devin Lloyd might be gone, but former Gator Mohamoud Diabate is a good one to try helping the cause. 

The defensive front will once again be a killer in the backfield, and the tackles are massive human beings who’ll gum up the works.

Head coach Kyle Whittingham brings a veteran, disciplined team against the Gators in Week 1. The Utes are led by standout QB Cam Rising, who threw for 2,493 yards and 20 touchdowns to five interceptions, along with 74 rushes for 499 yards and six touchdowns.

Florida Week 1 College Football Preview

Gainesville’s own Anthony Richardson, with his superb athleticism and arm, is the face of the team as its quarterback. Richardson’s supporting cast is full of returning players. 

Head coach Billy Napier squares off against a top-10 team in Week 1 as his first game as the Gators coach. Napier brings along a few of the good parts from Ragin’ Cajun days; the offensive line really will be a strength, and the running back situation is about as deep as any in the SEC.

The Gators will have to rely on a good rotation on the defensive front and return top NFL draft prospects in Brenton Cox Jr., Gervon Dextor, and Jason Marshall Jr.

Florida’s run defense has to prove it can be night-and-day better than it was last season, as Patrick Toney is in charge of the defense this season.

Notre Dame vs. Ohio State preview

#5 Notre Dame at #2 Ohio State. 7:30 P.M. EST, ABC

  • Line: Ohio State -16.5, o/u: 58.5

Notre Dame Week 1 College Football Preview

New head coach Marcus Freeman’s biggest test is right out of the gates Week 1 against last year’s college football finalist Ohio State. No pressure, Marcus.

It’s the debut of new quarterback Tyler Buchner. Notre Dame needs to establish a running game that is much more effective than that in order to support Buchner. Furthermore, stud tight end Michael Mayer will be targeted most of the game due to an injury sustained by wide receiver Avery Davis.

Al Golden is the new defensive coordinator for the Fighting Irish. Will he and his secondary hold up against a talented trio of another batch of Buckeye receivers in Jaxson Smith-Njigba, Marvin Harrison Jr., and Emeka Egbuka?

Notre Dame fills the loss of Kyle Hamilton with Northwestern transfer Brandon Joseph, and eyes will be on EDGE rusher Isaiah Foskey who has first round potential in this year’s draft cycle.

Ohio State Week 1 College Football Preview

Ryan Day’s squad returns Heisman hopeful quarterback C.J. Stroud against a top-5 team in Notre Dame in Week 1 of college football. No one boasts Ohio State’s skill position talent, and it may very well be the reason why they are heavily favored.

The Buckeyes feature three of the top 12 players in the Heisman odds with quarterback C.J. Stroud, running back TreVeyon Henderson, and receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba. 

The Buckeyes defense was its major problem last season against top teams in Alabama, Michigan, and Oregon. Ryan Day brought in Jim Knowles from Oklahoma State to shore up the run defense. 

The linebacker play from Steele Chambers and Tommy Eichenberg will come into focus to stop the Fighting Irish ground attack.

Follow Hussam Patel on Twitter

Al Pinkins named Florida Gators Interim Head Coach

Al Pinkins was recently named as the Florida Gators’ interim head men’s basketball coach. This is following Mike White leaving to take the same position at the University of Georgia. Pinkins was previously the associate head coach for the Gators. He has been with the team since 2018, focusing on the front-court.

Prior to joining Florida, Pinkins spent three seasons with the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Before that, he was at LSU for a season. At LSU, he worked with Ben Simmons during which he won National Freshman of the Year. He also spent time at Tennessee and Ole Miss. He spent three seasons with the Rebels. He did not overlap with White at Ole Miss, as he came in at the same time White left his alma mater for the head coaching position at Louisiana Tech. Pinkins began his career at Middle Tennessee State. He was there from 2003 to 2011.

Interim Florida head coach Al Pinkins while at Texas Tech
Photo Credit: Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Playing Career

Al Pinkins is from Mitchell-Baker High School in Camilla, Georgia. He began his college playing career at Chipola Junior College, where he played for two years. Pinkins then transferred to North Carolina State where he played for two seasons.

He began his professional career at Team Baleno in Zaragoza, Spain. Following that, he played in the USBL and the IBL for the Raleigh Cougars and Minot Skyrockets respectively. He also played overseas in Qatar and in China. Pinkins has no previous head coaching experience.

Pinkins As Interim

It is unlikely that Pinkins will change much for the Florida program, given he has very little time. Florida is already a front-court heavy team, so a continued reliance on Colin Castleton can be expected. The Gators are participating in the NIT Tournament and will take on the Iona Gaels. The tournament begins on March 15 and the Gators begin the next day on March 16.