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Chomping at Bits: Florida recruiting targets impressed with Jim McElwain's offense

Florida targets and commits came away impressed after attending Saturday's opener in the Swamp.

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Recruits impressed by McElwain's debut: Prospects Nate Craig-Myers and Sam Bruce attended the game, as did junior UF QB commit (and noted Florida recruiter) Jake Allen. They did not fail to notice all of the young players getting playing time. (Chris Hayes, Orlando Sentinel; Zach Abolverdi, The Gainesville Sun, on Craig-Myers and Bruce)

Other recruits who were reported to be in attendance included Florida commits Chauncey Gardner, Stone Forsythe, Lamical Perine, Tyrek Tisdale, Rick Wells and Jayvaugn Myers, and 2017 Ohio State commit Bruce Judson.

Mason Halter, from Fordham to Florida: Meet the graduate transfer helping to shore up the Gators' o-line who just had his first experience playing in the Swamp. (Robbie Andreu, The Gainesville Sun)

Winner of student "Mr. Two Bits" is Michael Cizek: Cizek is the winner of the 2015 honorary "Mr. Two Bits" student contest and will serve as "Mr. Two Bits" this Saturday. (Chris Harry, Gatorzone)

Alex McCalister ready for his season to begin: McCalister is ready to take the field after his first game suspension. Jalen Tabor's quote amused me. (ESPN)

Doug Nussmeier's fiery spirit: Anecdotes from his former coach, John L. Smith, about his time as a player include Nussmeier running across the field to tackle an opposing mascot and finding someone to fight in practice every day. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

Tim Tebow will be back on the SEC Network Saturday: After being cut by the Eagles, Tebow is headed back to the SEC Nation set this weekend. (Iliana Limon Romero, Orlando Sentinel)

Know Thy Enemy...
East Carolina Coach Ruffin McNeill previews the Gators in his press conference:
He notes that ECU had interest in Will Grier a few times. And Will's father, Chad Grier, is a former Pirates QB. (

Discuss among yourselves...

Best memory in the Swamp: The start of the season always makes me reflect on seasons past, and wonder what game this year will hold that special memory for me. What game(s) have held  for you over your time as a Gator?

By popular request: I've seen a request in the comments a few times for a potato chip CAB discussion topic. So, have at it: What are the best potato chips, flavor, type and/or brand? My somewhat controversial opinion? I'm not that into potato chips. If you made me choose, I'd go kettle chips with a hot and/or tangy flavor. Perhaps Cape Cod Sweet and Spicy Jalapeno, Kettle Buffalo Bleu or Zapp's Spicy Creole.

The comments are yours.