Chomping at Bits: Spring practice now becomes summer workouts

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Chomping at Bits takes a look at spring practice, recruiting, the official Alligator Army tailgate and discusses the best fast food burgers in the country.

Chomping at Bits comes stocked with the best Florida Gators links and news we can find. Got a link we should check out? Email us at AlligatorArmy@gmail.com, subject line CAB, or find us on Twitter at @AlligatorArmy or on Facebook at Facebook.com/AlligatorArmy.

Critical offseason for Gators: We're nearing the time when coaches are only allowed limited contact with their players before the start of camp in August. The players are saying all the right things. (Robbie Andreu, The Gainesville Sun)

Reviewing five spring predictions: All things appear to be on the up and up so far for 2014. (Jeff Barlis, SEC Blog/ESPN)

What we learned during the spring: An improved offensive line and a leader emerging amongst the linebacker corps would be good enough for me at this point. (Jon Cooper, Saturday Down South)

SEC bounce-back candidates: What's really crazy: Jeff Driskel played pretty much one full season in his entire career. Hopefully this is the year he shows everybody exactly why he was given the keys to the Gators' kingdom. (Jon Cooper, Saturday Down South)

Recruit likes his visit to Florida: Offensive lineman Michael Horton enjoyed his time at the Orange and Blue Debut tremendously. Hey, playing time! (Andrew Spivey, GatorCountry)

Recruit likes his visit to Florida II: Linebacker Austin Smith, see above. (Andrew Spivey, GatorCounty)

Billy Donovan's Gators in perpetual reload: As most top basketball coaches and programs do. (Franz Beard, GatorCountry)

Tennis readies for SEC Tournament: The No. 4 Gators have a shot. (Britnee McCoy, The Independent Florida Alligator)

NCAA council approves unlimited meals/snacks: I'm okay with this, but I do highly doubt that Shabazz Napier truly went to bed all that hungry. Can the smaller schools afford this? (ESPN)

Alligator Army tailgate: We'll have much, much more on this in the coming months. But for now, feel free to post your thoughts on what game you'd like to meet up for, where to meet, what to eat and most importantly, what to drink. (ScattyLight, FanPost) -- We've got our own brewmaster in CAeveryday, so feel free to take advantage of that!

Jackie Robinson Day: It's a shame that nearly half of the MLB games yesterday were rained out.

NHL Playoffs: The most exciting postseason in sports.

The best fast food burgers: I'm not talking about a specialty burger. Just go to the drive through window or walk in and order a burger that symbolizes how a place does it.

  • 1) Whataburger - I'm not the biggest fan of the menu change, but man, this place is awesome.
  • 2) Five Guys - Even though they're the most expensive, it's worth it to me.
  • 3) Wendy's - The best of the big national chains.
  • 4) Krystal - Ten times better than their northern brother.
  • 5) Central Park - Not sure how many people have had a Central Park burger, but man, there needs to be more of them around the country.

Just missing the list: In-N-Out. I will say that I've only experienced that place twice, out in Las Vegas but it has never been worth the hype. Oh, and Hardee's.

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