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Chomping at Bits: Florida vs. South Carolina set for 12:00 p.m. on CBS

The Gators’ final home game of the season will take place midday.

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Florida vs. South Carolina game time announced: The Gators and Gamecocks will be on CBS at 12:00 p.m. as part of that network’s second consecutive SEC double-header. Auburn at Georgia will follow at 3:30 p.m. (Chip Patterson, CBS Sports; Daniel Apple, Florida Gators)

SEC Nation to broadcast from Gainesville: The SEC Network’s morning show will be on hand before Florida’s game with South Carolina. It will be the third straight week that Tim Tebow and company will air their show from the site of a game involving the Gators.

Gators still have hard road ahead: Florida’s faltering offense, and hurting defense, have to face a suddenly competent South Carolina team at home this weekend, then go on the road to LSU and FSU. The Gators need to win their final two SEC games in order to win the SEC East. (Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald; Ryan Young, SEC Country; Scott Carter, Florida Gators)

CeCe Jefferson tries to motivate the team: After the loss, Jefferson spoke to the team and tried to encourage them. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

Injury report: Nine Gators went down against Arkansas. Alex Anzalone is reportedly out for the season with a broken arm. Cameron Dillard appears to have suffered a serious injury to his left knee. Both Tyrie Cleveland and Chris Thompson also left the game after hard hits. Jarrad Davis left the game twice, and did not return the second time. Caleb Brantley, CeCe Jefferson, Fredrick Johnson, and Kylan Johnson all also left the game but later returned. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun; Thomas Goldkamp, 247 Sports)

Florida has an issue at quarterback: Luke Del Rio is struggling, and there aren’t clear-cut solutions behind him. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel; Patrick Pinak, Independent Florida Alligator)

The disparity between the SEC West and SEC East: The only East team with a win against the West is Kentucky, who beat 4-5 Mississippi State on a field goal as time expired. (Tampa Bay Times; Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

What happens if the SEC East finishes in a six way tie: It is theoretically possible that every East team except Missouri could end up in a tie. (This topic was previously explored by AlligatorAirForce in this fanpost.) (Andrew Astleford, SEC Country)

Will Muschamp returns to Gainesville: He’ll be back in The Swamp on Saturday, though on the opposing sideline. Muschamp’s Gamecocks have won their last three games (Garry Smits, Florida Times Union)

Gators open as 15-point favorites over South Carolina: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (Thomas Goldkamp, 247 Sports)

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