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Chomping at Bits: Florida’s freshmen wide receivers contributing to Gators’ offense

Three true freshmen have emerged as promising targets.

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Florida getting contributions from freshmen receivers: True freshmen Josh Hammond and Freddie Swain have made an impact for the Gators. Tyrie Cleveland also recorded his first catch last week at Tennessee. (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)

Gators’ defense looks to rebound against Vanderbilt: After being exposed against Tennessee, the defense hopes to have a strong showing against the Commodores on Saturday. (Thomas Goldkamp, 247 Sports)

O’Connell Center construction update: The renovation is scheduled for a December completion. You can view a photo gallery of the progress here. (Denver Parler, Florida Gators)

Johnny Townsend named as semifinalist for William V. Campbell Trophy: The award recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation. (Kelsey Bibik, Florida Gators)

Vanderbilt looking for progress under Derek Mason: After back to back nine win seasons under previous coach James Franklin, the Commodores failed to win an SEC game in 2014 and won only two SEC contests in 2015. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

On Vanderbilt RB Ralph Webb: The Gainesville native rushed for 118 yards against the Gators last year (but 74 of those yards came on one carry). (Florida Times Union; Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Q&A with Vanderbilt reporter: The Commodores have only defeated Florida one time in their last 25 meetings, but the two teams played a close one last season. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

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