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Chomping at Bits: Florida readying for rugged October

The Gators are no strangers to spending the 10th month in heated battles.

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Florida enters October gauntlet: And the Gators haven't gone unbeaten in October since 2009. (Chris Harry, GatorZone)

WRs coach Kerry Dixon looking for consistency: I think "stability" would work, too. (Scott Carter, GatorZone)

The story of the sombrero: Jim McElwain didn't really explain it all that well, but Deiondre Porter wore one through last week's Gator Walk and there's a picture and see, you clicked! (Scott Carter, GatorZone)

Gators succeeding despite struggles on third down: Florida hasn't been bankrupt on its "money down," but it hasn't been good, either. (Brady Ackerman, Gridiron Now)

Florida volleyball falls at Missouri: This is Florida's first 1-2 start in SEC play under Mary Wise. She's been in orange and blue since 1991. (GatorZone)

The hidden history and modern legacy of Gatorade: I'm gonna write something longer about this later today. (Cindy Spence, Explore Magazine / GatorZone)

Mississippi may be the SEC West favorite: Sure seems possible to me. (The Ghost of Jay Cutler, Red Cup Rebellion)

An interview with Lin-Manuel Miranda: One of our foremost creative minds gives a great interview, it turns out. (Rembert Browne, Grantland)

Former Colorado State player's career ended by aneurysm: One thing that's interesting: Contrasting McElwain's "I won't play a player who isn't ready" line with this player popping in a separated shoulder and not getting his brain scanned for the aneurysm. (Matt L. Stephens, The Coloradoan)

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