Chomping at Bits: Are close games the Gators' Achilles heel?

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Chomping at Bits touches on a few football notes as well as some more basketball talk.

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Missouri's coverage: Bill C. over at Missouri's SB Nation blog covers the basketball game from last night through a series of links. Yeah, the upset happened. (Bill C., Rock M Nation)

More basketball coverage: The better team lost last night. I agree. (Steve Greenberg, Sporting News)

Even more basketball coverage: Was it because of the rebounding? Missouri is the No. 1 team in the SEC and Florida is the No. 2 rebounding team. Missouri out-rebounded the Gators 40-28. (USA TODAY)

Are Gators close games a concern?: The Gators are 21-0 in games decided by more than 12 points. However, in games decided by 11 points or fewer they are 0-4. That isn't a national championship caliber team folks. Not by any means. (Paul Seaver, Rant Sports)

Alvin Bailey, former quarterback: This article is awesome not just because of the Bailey breakdown, but because it recaps all (well, the recent ones) the former high school quarterbacks who switched positions once in Gainesville. Alex Brown? Yes, sir. (Michael DiRocco, ESPN/GatorNation)

Matt Elam profile: I really think they should have came here for some input, because I think they missed on Elam's ability to play in coverage (he's not bad) and he doesn't gamble on the big play as much as people think. But this is still a pretty good piece. (Jesse Bartolis, Big Blue View)

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