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Chomping at Bits: Special teams could again be a factor in Florida-Georgia game

The Gators made big plays on special teams during their last two wins.

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Special teams have been a factor in Florida’s last two victories over Georgia: The Gators scored on special teams in each of the last two years. Georgia has struggled on special teams this year and is presently last in the SEC in punt return and kickoff return coverage. (Garry Smits, Florida Times Union)

Jarrad Davis and Marcus Maye have improved their draft stock: Both players chose to return to Florida for their senior seasons. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

Jim McElwain and Kirby Smart to reunite on Saturday: The two served together as coordinators under Nick Saban at Alabama and have a friendly relationship. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

Florida cannot afford penalties against Georgia: The Gators are the most penalized team in the SEC. (Nick de la Torre, Gator Country)

LSU AD Joe Alleva calls Florida-LSU scheduling situation “a joke”: Emails released as part of a public records request contained the exchange. (Trey Schmaltz, WBRZ; Edward Aschoff, ESPN; Robby Kalland, CBS Sports)

South Alabama and Presbyterian decide to play each other: LSU and Florida’s original November 19th opponents have now scheduled a game against one other on that date. Presbyterian will travel to play at South Alabama. (Alex Kirshner, SB Nation)

Florida men’s basketball to play exhibition game tonight: The Gators will play Eckerd tonight in Jacksonville, at 7:00 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Arena. It will not be broadcast. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators; Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun; Ryan Young, SEC Country)

2017 RB Adarius Lemons decommits from Florida: The 4-star running back posted a tweet decommitting yesterday but notes that he hopes to be able to rejoin the Gators’ class. Lemons previously had announced a decommitment, which he later rescinded after speaking to Florida’s coaches. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country; Graham Hall, Gainesville Sun)

Looking at Florida’s 2017 recruiting class: 100 days out from National Signing Day. (Chris Hays, Orlando Sentinel)

Gators in the NBA: Five former Gators will suit up for new teams this season. (Ashley Milchman, Florida Gators)

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