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Chomping at Bits: Gators facing uphill battle against Aggies

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A young and injured Florida team will host an improving and explosive Texas A&M squad.

NCAA Football: Louisiana State at Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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Florida vs. Texas A&M preview: The Aggies come to Gainesville first in the SEC and second nationally in sacks, with 3.83 per game. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)

Gators’ young defense faces tall task: Florida faces an up-tempo and explosive Texas A&M team. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

Winning Saturday would require an impressive performance: The Aggies appear to have a slight advantage on offense and a significant advantage on defense. (Will Miles, SEC Country)

Florida tight ends look to pitch in on offense: With Tyrie Cleveland and Kadarius Toney out, the Gators could use the pass catching help. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

Alternate uniforms fit “the demographic we’re looking at”: Jim McElwain has read your hate mail, but notes that the players and recruits are “jacked up” about the one-time look. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun) Florida Director of Player Personnel Drew Hughes says that some prospects have expressed interest directly as a result of the uniforms. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

For the record, I saw one of the jerseys for sale in person and they appear more green close-up.

Gator soccer falls to FSU: The Seminoles took a 2-0 victory in the rescheduled match. (Mary Howard, Florida Gators)

Florida one of several “must-win” teams this weekend: Personal pet peeve of mine - calling games “must-wins.” (Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun)

Direction of Gators’ season will be determined Saturday: This is less “must-win,” and more if they don’t win, the season may get rougher. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

UF volleyball hosts top-10 matchup: The undefeated Gators play at Ole Miss tonight before facing No. 8 Kentucky on Sunday at home. (Zach Dirlam, Florida Gators)

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