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Chomping at Bits: Florida issues statement on McElwain’s death threats claim

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The Gators’ head coach made the statement during yesterday’s press availability.

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UF issues statement on Jim McElwain’s death threats claim: UAA spokesman Steve McClain issued the below statement last night. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators; Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

"The [UAA] takes the safety of our student-athletes, coaches, staff and families very seriously. Our administration met with Coach McElwain this afternoon and he offered no additional details."

Florida vs. Missouri set for noon kick: The game will air on ESPN2. (Katie Callahan, Florida Gators)

Injured Gators hoping to return: McElwain will provide more of an injury update on Wednesday, but noted that Tyrie Cleveland and Kadarius Toney had participated in some running. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

Negative recruiting not phasing McElwain: Florida has a strong class lined up. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

Gators are heavy underdogs against ‘Dawgs: Georgia is favored by 14.5 points on Saturday, its second-largest spread ever against Florida in more than two decades. (Garry Smits, Gainesville Sun)

Florida looking to rebound against Georgia: The Gators have won three straight in the series, but the Bulldogs are presently one of the top teams in the nation. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators; Jordan McPherson, SEC Country)

Gators sticking with Feleipe Franks at QB: I think most figured this to be the case. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun; Ryan Young, SEC Country)

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