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Randy Shannon has earned the defensive coordinator job: Shannon called a game in which the Gators allowed the fewest points in a bowl game in school history, this despite having eight starters out with injuries. Players praised Shannon’s approach and how he set them up for success, and Jim McElwain discussed Shannon’s game plan. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)
Gators end year with convincing win: The Outback Bowl was one of the Gators’ best overall performances of the season, despite injuries. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun; Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald)
Florida transitioning to 2017 season: Departure announcements have begun. Quincy Wilson and David Sharpe will enter the NFL Draft, Duke Dawson will return for his senior season, and Cameron Dillard will transfer. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)
Florida recruiting: Jim McElwain notes that playing a lot of younger players this year should help with recruiting. 5-star DT Aubrey Solomon, an Alabama lean, will visit the Gators, and 4-star CB Elijah Blade reaffirms his commitment to UF. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)
Outback Steakhouse in Gainesville runs out of bloomin’ onions: Do we have Alligator Army commenters to thank for that? (Andrew Astleford, SEC Country)
Just heard they ran out of bloomin onions at the Gville Outback. You guys took that promotion seriously. (Giving out coconut shrimp instead)— Pat Dooley (@pat_dooley) January 4, 2017
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