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Jeremy Foley addresses rumors about Kevin O'Sullivan leaving: Texas is reportedly interested in hiring O'Sullivan to replace Augie Garrido, who is stepping down after 20 seasons. Foley expects Sully to stay at Florida, noting that successful coaches will always have suitors calling. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel; Brandon Marcello, SEC Country; Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)
No. 1 seed Gators dealing with expectations: Sullivan is disappointed that Florida did not win the SEC tournament or regular season title but feels that the Gators are poised to make a run in the postseason.(Garry Smits, Florida Times Union; Luis Torres, Palm Beach Post)
Game times set for UF football games versus Kentucky and Georgia: It's no surprise that the Florida Georgia game will be played at 3:30 p.m. and air on CBS, as usual. CBS also announced that Florida's home game against Kentucky on September 10th will air on the network at 3:30 p.m. The Gators will attempt to extend their winning streak over the Wildcats to 30. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel; Nick Cole, SEC Country; Benjamin Schmitz, Florida Gators)
Three former Gators on 2017 College Football Hall of Fame ballot: Those Gators are Steve Spurrier (this time as a coach, he was already inducted as a player), Lomas Brown, and Brad Culpepper. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)
Four UF softball players named All-Americans: Aleshia Ocasio and Delanie Gourley were named to the first team, Kayli Kvistad was named to the second team, and Amanda Lorenz was named to the third team. Florida tied Michigan for the most All-American selections. (Will Pantages, Florida Gators)
Football facilities "highest thing" on facilities master plan agenda: Jeremy Foley also mentioned that softball and baseball facility upgrades are near the top of the list. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun; Brandon Marcello, SEC Country)
Florida open to more marquee opening weekend football games: The Gators will play Michigan in Arlington in 2017 and Miami in Orlando in 2019. Jeremy Foley stated that UF would " not do that every year" but expressed that he was open to scheduling another marquee game in 2021, if that opportunity presented itself. So, it appears like those types of games might be every other year or so events. (Matt Baker, Tampa Bay Times)
Florida commit Jordon Scott calls himself "a DB at heart": The 6-foot-1 350-pound defensive tackle often watches highlights of Vernon Hargreaves III and Jalen Tabor, and says he gets his quick first step from doing DB drills with his trainer. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)
Marreese Speights seeks second NBA title with Warriors: The former Gator had kind words for Billy Donovan, whose Thunder were defeated by the Warriors in game 7. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)
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