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Chomping at Bits: Florida QBs impress Jim McElwain on first day of fall practice

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Expect more generic praise like this.

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Quarterbacks pass Jim McElwain’s muster: One thinks we might hear a lot of generic praise like this for the next three weeks. Also, Florida is adding punter Tommy Townsend, younger brother of Johnny, a transfer from Tennessee. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)

McElwain pleased with preparation: The Gators might just be a slightly older team better used to his expectations this fall. (Robbie Andreu, The Gainesville Sun)

Elizabeth Beisel hungry for Olympic gold, leading Florida swimmers: Florida’s leading current female swimmer wants to round out her medal tally, and leads a contingent of 15 Gators competing for country in Rio. (Kelly Sobers, Florida Gators | Scott LaPeer, The Gainesville Sun)

Florida women’s hoops to play away from home over non-conference slate: The Gators won’t play their true home opener until December 28, and will play once at neutral sites in Jacksonville and Panama City, twice at a “home” site in Ocala, and twice in Winter Park at a tournament hosted by Rollins. (Kathy Cafazzo, Florida Gators)

South Florida corner Shawn Davis sets commitment date: It’s August 26. Davis is likely to commit to Florida. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country / The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

University of Florida buys Leonardo’s By the Slice: The restaurant, a Gainesville mainstay, will remain open until summer 2017, and UF is unsure what it will do with the building and plot. (Christopher Curry, The Gainesville Sun)

Your Gators moments of zen: Beisel helped get the U.S. swim team to do a version of the Carpool Karaoke series that James Corden has made a viral sensation.

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