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Chomping at Bits: Familiar faces on opposing sideline for both Florida and Georgia coaches

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Despite Florida having a new coaching staff, the Gators and the Bulldogs are very familiar with one another as multiple members on each staff spent time working together at Alabama.

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Much of Florida, Georgia coaching staffs spent time at Alabama: Jim McElwain, Doug Nussmeier, Geoff Collins and Chris Rumph all worked at Alabama, and Georgia defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt spent at least one year working with each of them. The staff familiarity doesn't end there, though: Jim McElwain noted this week that he had to change offensive signals since Georgia offensive line coach Rob Sale once worked under him as an offensive assistant. A total of eight former Alabama assistants will be coaching in this weekend's Florida Georgia game, four on each sideline. (Jake Rowe, 247 SportsJesse Simonton, Miami HeraldJason Butt, Macon Telegraph)

Have you heard? Florida needs to work on its rushing attack: The Gators ran all over Georgia last year but we're likely to see a different offensive game plan considering Florida's recent struggles consistently running the ball. (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville SunJesse Simonton, Miami Herald) Also: Kelvin Taylor is again looking to prove something against Georgia. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

Roderick Johnson still a part of the Gators: Johnson still struggles to deal with his career ending congenital cervical spinal stenosis diagnosis but remains with the team as a player-coach, even traveling with the Gators to LSU. (Anthony Chiang, SEC Country)

Martez Ivey is a "formidable freshman": Mike Summers says he has never coached a freshman who can do what Ivey can. McElwain also notes his unselfish willingness to play left guard, where he will start Saturday, instead of his preferred left tackle position. (Chris Harry, GatorZone)

Florida-Georgia never gets old for Jeremy Foley: The Florida Athletic Director still gets butterflies this time of year. (Garry Smits, Florida Times Union)

Florida-Georgia relevant in SEC race again: I mean, it was relevant as recently as 2012 but, hey, narratives! This piece also makes the argument that the SEC overall would benefit most from Florida being the SEC East Champion this year - in terms of what would make a better championship game win for an SEC West Champion looking to get into the playoffs (there is a brief note that maybe Florida could actually go to the playoff themselves). Also noted are SB Nation's Bill Connelly's weekly rating,s which show that the SEC East is the worst Power Five division right now, highlighted to bolster the argument that Florida needs to keep winning in order for the SEC to have one respectable East team. (Jon Solomon, CBS Sports)

Treon Harris has Georgia's attention: Mark Richt notes that he is "1-0 against the 'Dogs." (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

Love in the comments section: Two Michigan fans met as anonymous regulars in the comments section of ESPN's Big Ten blog in 2012. They just got married. (Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett, ESPN)

Florida-Georgia Weekend:
What are your plans for the game?
I know some of you are going, right? Anyone else have anything they are doing special for the game, or for Halloween? 
What's your favorite Florida-Georgia memory? Nothing will ever beat the 2008 game experience for me. Particularly after being there in 2007, too. You call those timeouts, Urb.

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