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Chomping at Bits: An improving offense is helping the Gators succeed

Many of Florida's offensive position groups have taken steps forward this year, including the Gators wide receivers, tight ends and quarterback. Perhaps the biggest surprise has been the play of the offensive line, a group that has gotten better each week.

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Florida is 5-0 because of progress on offensive front: Our pal Trevor explains how the Gators offensive line, tight ends and quarterback succeeded against Ole Miss. (Trevor Sikkema, SEC Country)

Gators' offensive line progressing: Florida added needed depth with transfers and freshmen after having only seven scholarship linemen available in the spring. Also, Mike Summers is a wizard. (Anthony Chiang, SEC CountryEdward Aschoff, ESPN)

Wide receivers improving: Will Grier ranks in the top 20 in the categories of touchdown passes, points responsible for and completion percentage. He was also named the Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week. But, he wouldn't be there without the improved play of Florida's wide receiving corps. Also noted is Marcus Maye's versatility this season. (Graham Hall, Palm Beach Post)

"Restore the Order": This has been Jim McElwain's message to his players. The Gators will try to take another step forward against Missouri. (Chris Harry, GatorZoneEdgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

Vernon Hargreaves III is integral part of Gators' success: Obviously. The senior Vernon Hargreaves talks about the time he tried to coach his son and McElwain says he would still like to use VH3 on offense. (Nicole Auerbach, USA Today)

Sellouts at The Swamp on the rise: After having just three home sellouts in the last four seasons, the Gators have sold out The Swamp twice already this year (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

Florida has chance for special 2016 recruiting class: Florida has some key targets left on offense and defense. (Steve Wiltfong, 247 Sports)

UF announces 2016 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees: Inductees include swimmer Ryan Lochte and basketball player David Lee. (GatorZone)

Gators play for "Team Jay": Eight year old Jay Ryon is battling leukemia and has connected with the football team. (Zach Abolverdi, Gainesville Sun)

Will any team in the SEC make the playoff? Or, can any of them be trusted to? (Alex Scarborough, ESPN)

Random Wednesday Topic:
Football superstitions and traditions:
I was having a conversation with a friend about this yesterday. This is the first year he has purchased season tickets and these have been the first home games he has attended since 2012. He feels that he is a good luck charm and needs to continue going to home games for the Gators to win them. A lot of fans have good luck charms, or certain superstitions and/or traditions that they abide by on gamedays. Some people have a lucky jersey or hat, or have to watch games at home or at a certain bar. Do you have any traditions or superstitions? If so, what are yours?

About the only one I think I have is that I have to wear Gator gear on gamedays, even if I am just at home. I also generally wear orange and blue on Fridays before gamedays but that one isn't as important.

The comments are yours.