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Chomping at Bits: Florida bans band from playing music to "Move Back, You Suck" chant

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Florida bans "Move Back, You Suck" music: It dawned on fans slowly on Saturday, and only likely registered as a new fact of life in The Swamp because of two late Tennessee penalties: Florida's band did not strike up the tune originally used to back a chant of "You can't do that!" — and now used by fans to jeer "Move back, you suck!" against the Vols. And it was by directive from the school's University Athletic Association.

This fomented a predictable "outrage" on Twitter, with a quasi-popular hashtag and an even less popular account rising to meet the tyranny of a band no longer being allowed to play a tune that cued thousands to tell Florida opponents that they "suck." I'll write some more on this before the end of the day, but: The chant is stupid. Defending it is stupider. (Amanda Brennan and Ali Schmitz, WUFT News | Alexandra Fernandez, The Independent Florida Alligator)

Brandon Powell praised for block: The Gators' littlest offensive player came up big late on Saturday. (Luis Torres, The Independent Florida Alligator)

Gators fighting flu bug: I mean, it probably is actually the flu. (Robbie Andreu, The Gainesville Sun)

Commits, recruits thrilled by comeback: Florida had about every recruit it wanted in The Swamp on Saturday. I think that might eventually pay off. (Andrew Spivey, Gator Country)

Mississippi close to getting Laremy Tunsil back: "Progress" for the big man isn't what Florida wants to hear about, even if it's the right thing by Tunsil. (Jeff Gray, Red Cup Rebellion)

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