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Chomping at Bits: Gators' defense looks to stop Leonard Fournette

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The Florida defense faces its biggest challenge yet in trying to stop Heisman Trophy front runner Leonard Fournette and LSU.

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Gator defense prepares for Leonard Fournette: Florida knows that stopping the Heisman frontrunner will be a big task, and one that no other team has been up to so far this year. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando SentinelScott Carter, GatorZone)

Jim McElwain emphasizes controlled chaos for Gators: McElwain and staff try to put the players in stressful situations to help them perform better under duress come game time. You have to imagine that this week was the most stressful one yet. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

C'yontai Lewis may return, and Jeremi Powell should return, for LSU: Lewis is still probable but has been able to use his hand. Powell playing would add much needed depth at the linebacker position. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

Florida an increasing underdog against LSU: The Gators are now a 9.5 point underdog on the road. (Oddshark, Sports Illustrated)

Support staff helps Gators recruiting: Jim McElwain made it a priority to expand Florida's support staff and hire additional manpower to help with recruiting. (Zach Abolverdi, Gainesville Sun)

Player Award Watch Lists: Jonathan Bullard has been added to the watch list for the Chuck Bednarik Award, given to college football's defensive player of the year (GatorZone). Jake McGee and DeAndre Goolsby have been added to the John Mackey Award mid-season watch list. That award recognizes the most outstanding tight end in college football (GatorZone).

Know thy enemy:
LSU finding passing game, expanded offensive: Just in time for this weekend's game with Florida. (Travis Webb, KATCGlenn Guilbeau, Shreveport Times)

Playing Nice and "Nice": SB Nation LSU blog And The Valley Shook plays nice talking with our friend Trevor Sikkema about the game (Billy Gomila, And The Valley Shook) and then plays "nice" with Andy. (Billy Gomila, And The Valley Shook).

What are your plans for Saturday?: Anyone making the trip to Baton Rouge, making something great, or doing something fun for the game? This has been a long week and I personally cannot wait for the Gators to take the field again, how about you?

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