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Chomping at Bits: Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley retires

Yesterday was Foley’s last day as AD.

NCAA Football: North Texas at Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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Jeremy Foley retires: Foley’s last day was yesterday, though he will continue to maintain a presence at Florida as Emeritus Athletics Director through 2018. Foley penned a letter to Gator fans, reflecting on his career. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators; Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald)

UF releases depth chart for Arkansas: Chris Thompson is now listed as the Gators’ kickoff returner. Thompson had two returns for 55 yards against Georgia. (Will Pantages, Florida Gators)

Florida has leg up in SEC East race: The Gators need to win two of their final three conference games to repeat as division champions. Florida players noted that they were pleased with Tennessee’s loss to South Carolina over the weekend, but maintain that they are focused on their upcoming game at Arkansas and not a potential SEC East title. (Ryan Young, SEC Country; Matt Baker, Tampa Bay Times; Nick de la Torre, Gator Country)

Gators are staying positive and confident: Florida knows that concerns about the offense, the quarterback, and their tough remaining schedule have caused many to doubt that the Gators can be legitimate contenders. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

Florida football’s Monday press conference links:

Mark Thompson will be back for Arkansas: Jim McElwain confirmed that Thompson would return after serving a one-game suspension last week after he was cited for marijuana possession. (Matt Baker, Tampa Bay Times)

Jim McElwain speaks highly of veteran defensive players playing through injuries: Jarrad Davis, Jordan Sherit, Joey Ivie, and Bryan Cox all returned from injury against Georgia. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Florida recruiting: The nation’s No. 1 receiver, Donovan Peoples-Jones, and the nation’s No. 4 safety, Devon Hunter, both named the Gators among their top finalists. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

Gators in the NFL - Week 8: Mike Gillislee had 12 carries, three receptions, and a touchdown for the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. (Kelsey Bibik, Florida Gators)

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