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Chomping At Bits: The Swamp Getting A Summer Makeover

Not pictured is the west concourse that is getting the upgrade.
Not pictured is the west concourse that is getting the upgrade.

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The Swamp getting a mini-makeover: $15 million in improvements to a variety of athletic buildings and yet no indoor practice facility. I know I probably sound like a broken record at this point, but I can't stress how important one is. Without one for much longer, it could get ugly folks. (Jesse Simonton, Inside The Gators)

Weekend thoughts about Gators: Jeff Driskel, Dante Fowler Jr., Tyler Murphy, Ronald Powell and the defensive line are among the many subjects discussed. Great read. (Edward Aschoff, SEC Blog/ESPN)

What was learned from the spring football: Yet another piece about the quarterback battle, offensive line and pass rush. Nothing really new, but just a slightly different perspective. Maybe? (Rachel George, Orlando Sentinel)

Billy Donovan to coach USA Basketball: Donovan was tabbed to be the head coach of USA Basketball's 2012 FIBA America's U18 Championship team. Shaka Smart and Mark Few will be the assistant coaches. (Rachel George, Orlando Sentinel)

Meyer gone, but not forgotten: I fear that we're going to have to keep talking about him until we win another National Championship. And yes, talking about Meyer has gotten rather boring. Actually, talking about him has been boring for about a year now. (Chris Low, SEC Blog/ESPN)

New SEC schedule format to be decided in summer: Not really all that surprising. (Rachel George, Swamp Things/Orlando Sentinel)

Tax Day dues and deductions for the Gators: It's a pretty funny read throughout. As you might have expected, the Gators are due a return to a Top 10 finish and can deduct bail costs. Georgia's yeah, another easy schedule for them and Tennessee's is just sad. (John Pennington, MrSEC)

Alabama's BCS National Championship gets shattered: At least we aren't the only one. Thanks again Orson Charles. Which begs the question: Would you rather someone accidentally break the trophy or have them stolen during a renovation? The latter happened to Florida State in 2004. (Chase Goodbread, Tide Sports)

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