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Chomping at Bits: Meet Florida’s incoming athletic director Scott Stricklin

Stricklin was introduced at UF yesterday.

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How the Scott Stricklin hire came to be: On Florida’s athletic director search, and it coming down to Stricklin. (Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun)

More on Florida’s new athletic director: Profiles with professional and personal information about Stricklin. (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun; Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel; Rick Cleveland, Florida Gators; Chris Harry, Florida Gators)

Scott Stricklin thinks highly of Jim McElwain: The two have a mutual friend who owns a golf course in Mississippi. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

Secondary breakdowns led to big plays: Poor communication and blown coverages led to big plays and points for the Volunteers. Florida was also fortunate that open Tennessee receivers dropped several passes in the first half. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun; Edward Aschoff, ESPN)

Austin Appleby to rekindle quarterback competition? Appleby hopes to play well enough to give himself a chance to earn the job. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

Gators hope to improve field position: Florida’s average starting field position against Tennessee was its own 16. The Volunteers’ average starting position was their own 44. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

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