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Chomping at Bits: Florida players endorse Randy Shannon for defensive coordinator

Several Gators wouldn’t mind seeing Shannon hold on to the DC job after the Outback Bowl.

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Florida defensive players endorse Randy Shannon for DC: Teez Tabor, Joey Ivie, Marcell Harris, and Kylan Johnson discuss Shannon’s resume and his relationship with the players. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun; Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Gators try to ignore offensive criticism: Austin Appleby on Doug Nussmeier, the offense, and not paying attention to media criticism. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun; Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Teez Tabor’s NFL Draft decision: Tabor says he will decide over Christmas break whether he will enter the draft or return for his senior season. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators; Graham Hall, Gainesville Sun; Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel; Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Gators finish 11 game road marathon with dominant defeat of Charlotte: The Florida men’s basketball team will play their first home game of the season in the new O’Connell Center on Wednesday. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators; Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)

Renovated O’Connell Center revealed: The Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center underwent a $64.5 million makeover. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel; Garry Smits, Florida Times Union)

Profile of Joey Ivie: Ivie discusses playing in the Outback Bowl and Randy Shannon. The piece also touches on the 2015 death of Ivie’s sister. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)

Florida’s 2017 recruiting class: Who has official visits scheduled, and which commitments are solid and which are wavering. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

Profile of Florida commit Shawn Davis: The 3-star DB plans to early enroll in January and notes that he expects to play more safety than cornerback for the Gators. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

2017 Outback Bowl digital guide released: You can download the guide, with stories and stats on both teams, here. (Will Pantages, Florida Gators)

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