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Chomping at Bits: Florida looks to the future after SEC Title Game loss

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The Gators plan to rebound from their loss to Alabama and build for the future. To help do so, Florida coaches are out recruiting this week.

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Florida looks to the future after SEC Championship Game loss: Jim McElwain and the Gators plan to rebound from their disappointing loss to Alabama in the SEC Championship Game and built on this season. McElwain says that Florida is a "program on the rise." This season still exceeded most expectations set for the Gators in McElwain's first year. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando SentinelJordan McPherson, Independent Florida AlligatorDave George, Palm Beach Post)

One thing that helps the Gators get better in the future? Recruiting: The coaches are hitting the trail hard this week now that the SEC Championship Game is over. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

Special teams were a mixed bag for the Gators against Alabama: Antonio Callaway's 85 yard punt return was obviously a positive. Blocked kicks were not. (Luis Torres, Independent Florida Alligator)

"We'll get worked on this kicking thing, and somebody will get it up over the line far enough that maybe somebody doesn't block it with their armpit." - Florida coach Jim McElwain on kicking woes

Speaking of kicking issues: Don't worry Gator fans, yesterday McElwain visited Eddy Piniero, the nation's top rated junior college kicker (and Alabama commit) at home. Check out that video of Piniero making a 77 yarder in practice, too. (Chris Kirschner, SEC Country)

Gator recruiting prospects react to 2015 season: The players quoted are optimistic that the Gators are just getting started under Coach McElwain. (Andrew Spivey, Gator Country)

Tickets are available for the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl: Steve Hogan, CEO of Florida Citrus Sports, encourages you to get your tickets soon (of course) before they sell out. Visit GatorZone for ticket information. (Matt Murschel, Orlando Sentinel)

"My understanding was the ticket meter was flipping like a car odometer pretty quickly. I would urge you to get your tickets or forever hold your peace." - Steven Hogan, CEO of Florida Citrus Sports about the Florida vs. Michigan Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl game

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh excited about match-up with Gators: Harbaugh says he feels like Michigan "got the long straw." Other news of note regarding the Wolverines: Current defensive line coach Greg Mattison, who served as the defensive coordinator for Michigan from 2011-2014, will be coaching the defense in the bowl game as defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin takes over the head coaching job at Maryland. Senior Michigan quarterback Jake Rudock, who was injured against Ohio State, is also likely to play. (Zach Shaw, The Michigan Daily)

Florida Football Trivia:
A)
In which bowl game did the Florida Gators score the most points? (year/opponent) How many points did they score?
B) In which bowl game did the Gators post the most passing yards? (year/opponent) How many yards did they amass?
C) Which Florida rusher had the most rushing yards in a single bowl game? How many yards did he have? And in which year, and against who, did he make that mark?
D) What is the longest Florida Gators passing touchdown in a bowl game? Name the quarterback, receiver, yards, and in which year/against which opponent the pass was made.

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