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Chomping at Bits: Florida Gators participate in 2016 SEC Football Media Days

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Jim McElwain and the Gators met with the media in Hoover yesterday to preview Florida's 2016 season.

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Florida at 2016 SEC Media Days: Jim McElwain spoke about Florida's offense and declined to name a favorite in the quarterback race. When told Georgia and Tennessee were being picked to finish ahead of the Gators, McElwain sarcastically suggested that he would meet with the players and see whether they wanted to play or forfeit those games. (Chris Harry, Florida GatorsZach Abolverdi, SEC CountryEdgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

Gators using late season slump as motivation: The Gators feel they can be a better team than they were at the end of last season. (Andy Staples, Sports Illustrated; Alec Shirkey, SEC Country)

Antonio Callaway and Treon Harris are back on campus: The two are participating in workouts and focusing on academics. No further updates were given with regards to their status with the team. (Garry Smits, Florida Times Union; Matt Baker, Tampa Bay Times)

Arman Hall, Tony McQuay and Novlene Williams-Mills headed to Rio: Hall and McQuay were announced as two of the six men's athletes in Team USA's 4x400-meter relay pool. The two finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 400 meter finals last week at the Olympic trials. Williams-Mills will make her fourth Olympic appearance as part of Jamaica's women's 4x4 relay pool. (Kelly Sobers, Florida Gators)

Steve Spurrier to release book entitled Head Ball Coach: Spurrier's memoir will be available on August 30th and is co-authored by longtime Florida sports writer Buddy Martin. It also features a forward by Paul Finebaum. (Connor Smolensky, SEC CountrySam Cooper, Yahoo News)

SEC Network panel predicts eight wins for 2016 Florida: Tennessee is still the popular preseason pick to win the SEC East. The one SEC network analyst who "loves this Florida team"? Greg McElroy. (Brad Crawford, 247 Sports)

Gotta catch 'em all?

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