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Antonio Callaway on pace for one of the best freshman seasons in Florida history: Callaway has emerged as one of the Gators' top play makers. (Jesse Simonton, Miami Herald) Callaway's mother says he has been a star on every team he has played on. She speaks about his big heart as well as how the recent passing of a friend (who was also Treon Harris' cousin) affected him. The first-year playmaker has earned the respect and admiration of coaches, players and fans alike. (Nick De La Torre, Gator Country)
Gators emphasizing red zone and third down in practice: Ahead of playing Vanderbilt this weekend, which has been holding opponents to an average of 18 points per game, Florida emphasized its "money down" and red zone decision-making. (Graham Hall, Independent Florida Alligator)
Florida may be shifting offensive line due to injuries: If David Sharpe is unable to go, starting right tackle Mason Halter would move to Sharpe's position at left tackle and freshman Fred Johnson would start at right tackle. Travaris Dorsey and Tyler Jordan will also figure into the rotation. If Martez Ivey is unable to go, Antonio Riles would likely fill in. Jim McElwain noted that some true freshmen, who have not yet played, may also factor in. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun; Thomas Goldkamp, 247 Sports)
Jalen Tabor is having an excellent season: Tabor talks about how Vernon Hargreaves pushes him and what he has done to improve his play this season. (Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post; Graham Hack, Independent Florida Alligator)
Vernon Hargreaves striving for excellence: Speaking of Hargreaves, teammates and coaches talk about his attention to detail and his preparation. Hargreaves also wants to finally get in the end zone as much as we all want him to. (Matt Barker, Tampa Bay Times)
How much has Vanderbilt improved since last season? Most of the Commodores' improvements have been made on the defensive side of the ball. (Anthony Chiang, Palm Beach Post)
Florida basketball victorious in exhibition debut: Under new head coach Mike White, the Gators defeated Palm Beach Atlantic 89-42 last night. (Chris Harry, GatorZone)
Life is good for post-Florida Jeff Driskel: I think we can all be happy for Driskel that things are working out well for him at Louisiana Tech. (Samantha Hyde, FOX Sports)
First woman in University of Florida band returns for homecoming: Sophy Mae Mitchell became the first woman in the Pride of the Sunshine. Determined to march, Mitchell carried a banner in her first year and then took up the bell lyre. (Video - UF News)
It's Homecoming Weekend!
Anyone going to the game or have special plans for homecoming, or the other games this weekend? Anyone making it out for Gator Growl or the other homecoming festivities? I can't wait to get a clean homecoming taste back in my mouth after last year. I'll be in The Swamp myself, hopefully watching us clinch the SEC East.