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Chomping at Bits: Gators optimistic about upcoming 2016 football season

The Gators believe that they can improve on last season's results.

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Gators optimistic about future: The Gators, who were picked to finish second in the SEC East at SEC Media Days, are optimistic that this year's team can improve and replicate the success of the first half of last season, while avoiding the struggles of the second half. (Matt Baker, Tampa Bay Times) Florida also believes that the passing game and quarterback play can improve, despite the question marks there. (USA Today)

Jarrad Davis working on playing more disciplined: Davis took it to heart when an NFL analyst pointed out that his speed and aggressiveness could sometimes cause him to miss tackles and overrun plays. (Chase Goodbread,

Florida opening Advocare Invitational vs. Seton Hall: The Gators will play at 8:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving, November 24th. The Advocare Invitational will be played November 24, 25 and 27th at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando. (Denver Parler, Florida Gators)

Gators competing in track and field championship events this weekend: Four Gators will compete at the North America Central America Caribbean Under-23 Championships, and three Gators will compete at the IAFF World Junior Championships. (Zach Dirlam, Florida Gators)

Will Muschamp was unsurprisingly asked about his tenure at Florida during SEC Media Days: Muschamp, now the head coach at South Carolina, had to field questions about his stint at Florida during his time at the podium. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

Ranking the 14 SEC head coaches' press conferences during SEC Media Days: Jim McElwain checks in at number seven. Speaking of Muschamp, he is ranked third on this list, which notes a quip he made about Mike Bianchi's baldness, and his response that he 'blacks out sometimes' when asked how he suffered a broken finger during last season as Auburn's defensive coordinator. (Alex Martin Smith, SEC Country)

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