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Chomping at Bits: Florida looks to avoid letdown against South Carolina

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After a grueling win over Vanderbilt to clinch the East, the Gators will look to avoid a letdown on the road against scrappy South Carolina.

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Florida looks to avoid letdown against South Carolina: The Gators travel to South Carolina to face their final SEC opponent of the regular season in their final regular season road game. Florida will look to avoid a letdown after their tough win over Vanderbilt to clinch the SEC East. (Luis Torres, Independent Florida Alligator; Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

McElwain on the Gamecocks: "They beat, what, a whatever-and-one North Carolina team that's playing lights out now... They've been in all these games. I don't want to be that guy that lets them get over the hump."

The story behind the white helmets: While team captains have traditionally chosen the uniform combinations worn by the Gators, the whole team decided to wear white helmets for homecoming. Jim McElwain notes the nod to tradition in the new helmets with the "block F" on one side. You can also vote in GatorZone's poll at the end of the page, which is asking fans whether or not they liked the helmets. (Scott Carter, GatorZone)

McElwain's early success helping Gators in recruiting: McElwain was able to close the deal on big names like Martez Ivey and CeCe Jefferson last year before he even had a chance to coach a game for the Gators. Several big name recruits for 2016 are  interested in McElwain's team following this season's success on the field. (Chris Johnson, Sports Illustrated)

Some Florida players were "pressing" against Vanderbilt: McElwain says some of the players did not respond the way they should have against Vanderbilt, by worrying about just the next play, and instead were focused too much on the significance of winning the SEC East. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

Gators aim to help Treon Harris: McElwain was quick to point out that the Gators' recent offensive troubles aren't all Harris' fault. (Thomas Goldkamp, 247 Sports)

Demarcus Robinson learning to be a more complete receiver: Coach McElwain says Robinson has probably come farther than anyone on the team this year. He notes that part of the problem with Robinson's consistency was that he was not asked to completely learn the offense previously. (Graham Hack, Florida Times Union)

McElwain to remain aggressive on fourth down: After beginning the season 10-for-10 on fourth down, the Gators have gone 2-fo- 9 since. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

Noon-vember continues: The Gators will take on the Florida Atlantic Owls at noon on November 21st. The game will be shown on the SEC Network. (Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post)

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