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Chomping at Bits: Florida energized by lead in SEC East standings

The Gators are in a good place during their bye week.

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Gators feel good about leading in SEC East standings: Jim McElwain says the Gators have been high energy, and are excited about their lead in the division race. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun; Thomas Goldkamp, 247 Sports)

Profile of Caleb Brantley: Brantley’s play has been lauded by his coaches and teammates, but he hasn’t been thrilled with his stats this season. (Ian Cohen, Orlando Sentinel)

Florida recruiting update: The Gators have targeted 4-star offensive tackle Tony Gray, who wants to visit UF. Jim McElwain and Randy Shannon visited prospects in Miami yesterday. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

Former UF men’s basketball coach Tommy Bartlett dies: Bartlett, who coached the Gators from 1966-1973, was 88 years old. (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun; Florida Times Union)

Bye week checklist for Florida: And Georgia and Tennessee, who are also off this week. Florida State is off this weekend as well, so Saturday will be a day where the Gators and their major rivals all don’t play. (Edward Aschoff, ESPN)

Gator prospects comment on Florida’s performance so far this season: Recruits review Florida’s midseason performance. (Andrew Spivey, Gator Country)

Profile on Florida’s excellent kicking specialists:

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