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Chomping at Bits: Florida football coaches hit recruiting trail

The Gators have visited several prospects so far this week.

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Florida football coaches are out recruiting this week: After a busy Monday on the recruiting trail, Florida’s staff visited prospects committed to rival schools yesterday, making stops to see players currently committed to Miami, Florida State, and Tennessee. They also paid visits to Florida commits, uncommitted recruits, and recruits currently pledged to LSU and Oklahoma. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country; Graham Hall, Gainesville Sun)

Trio of Blue Devils too much for Gators: Three Duke players combined to score 75 points. Florida picked up their second loss of the season last night, falling to No. 5 Duke, 84-74. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators; Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)

Is a freshman quarterback the answer for the Gators?: Jim McElwain left open the possibility that one of Florida’s freshmen QBs could play in the bowl game. Kyle Trask expressed willingness to give up his redshirt to play in that game if it would help the Gators. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

Former Baylor QB Jarrett Stidham discusses Florida and Auburn: The former five-star transfer quarterback offered his thoughts on the two teams that seem to have the best shot to land his services, though Auburn is considered the favorite. (Connor Smolensky, SEC Country)

SEC Championship Game earns highest TV ratings: The most-watched conference championship game this past weekend was the Tide’s win over the Gators. (Joe Clarkin, SEC Country)

Gators in the NFL - Week 13: Mike Gillislee scored twice for Buffalo on Sunday. (Kelsey Bibik, Florida Gators)

Dorian Finney-Smith proving he belongs in NBA: The undrafted former Gator has started 12 games this season for the Dallas Mavericks. (Dwain Price, Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

Tim Tebow “likely” to start with Mets’ minor league camp: When spring training starts in March, the organization will likely assign Tebow to minor league camp. (Adam Rubin, ESPN)

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