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Chomping at Bits: Florida receives commitment from 4-star offensive lineman T.J. Moore

The Gators received a recruiting Christmas gift.

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4-star offensive lineman T.J. Moore commits to Gators: Moore, who could play tackle or guard, is the 15th member of Florida’s 2017 class, and the second offensive lineman in the group. The Gators now have the 19th ranked recruiting class, according to 247 Sports. (Graham Hall, Gainesville Sun; Cody Pace, SEC Country)

Jim McElwain deserves patience: Florida is still looking for answers at quarterback but that is a problem that McElwain knows he needs to solve, and he needs time to do it. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

A look at Florida and Iowa’s first bowl meeting: The Gators and Hawkeyes will both become each other’s most common bowl opponent after they play in the Outback Bowl. Each team is also looking to have an all-time winning bowl record with a win on January 2. Florida is currently 21-21 all time in bowls, while Iowa is 14-14-1. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators)

Gators grateful to end season close to home: In a year with just five home games, Florida players are glad that they will stay in-state for their bowl game. (Thomas Goldkamp, 247 Sports)

Florida’s appearance in the 1912 Bacardi Bowl: This was actually an exhibition game in Cuba that was later reclassified as a bowl. And the Gators’ coach was arrested. (Peter Scantlebury, SEC Country)

I hope that you all had a happy holiday.

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