Team in Transit

From truck stops to tailgates   //   the story behind moving an SEC football team

Escorting the Team

To ensure the Gators are safe while treading “enemy” territory, the University Police Department sends officers to travel with the team. Spending hours traveling, leading multiple-vehicle convoys and guarding some of the Gator Nation’s most high-profile individuals from potential harm, the UPD officers escort the team and staff across the SEC ensuring their safety. Their prepared for anything. Lieutenant William Gainey tells us what a typical away-game weekend entails for him.