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Florida vs. South Carolina set for noon kickoff: The game will be the Gators’ second noon away contest in a row, after this week’s trip to the other SEC Columbia. The game will be televised by CBS, as part of their double-header which will also include either Alabama at Mississippi State or Georgia at Auburn. (Katie Callahan, Florida Gators; Gainesville Sun)
Randy Shannon shifts staff: Florida’s interim head coach announced on Monday that defensive line coach Chris Rumph will serve as defensive coordinator, while defensive quality control assistant Robb Akey will take over as defensive line coach. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)
Jim McElwain visits practice to say goodbye: The players found out about his departure through social media on Sunday, and were pleased that they were given an opportunity to say goodbye to him on Monday. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun; Ryan Young, SEC Country)
Gators release depth chart for Missouri: The defense remains the same, with the only question being at quarterback. Shannon announced he would reopen the QB competition, and lists Feleipe Franks OR Malik Zaire as starter. (Will Pantages, Florida Gators)
Florida is still an elite job: The Gators’ pitch should be hard to refuse, despite extraordinary expectations. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)
Bad fit was the top reason for McElwain’s dismissal: Pat Dooley also makes the same ‘trying to recapture that “M” last name coaching magic’ joke I made to family this weekend. (Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun)
A message from Scott Stricklin: Florida’s athletic director explains Jim McElwain’s depature. (Scott Stricklin, Florida Gators)
Stricklin on McElwain separation, coaching search: “This was about more than just wins and losses, and I’ll just leave it at that.” (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)
Keeping Florida’s recruiting class intact: Safety commit Randy Russell says the Gators’ commits have spoken and are planning on sticking together. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)
Steve Spurrier on McElwain’s depature: Spurrier thought Stricklin did a good job noting that the separation was about more than wins and losses, explains that he offers Doug Nussmeier advice, and states that the offense has been “so bad” and “everybody knows it.” (Josh Kendall, The State)
Recruits advocate for Brad Davis to remain on staff: Some offensive line recruits would like to see their position coach remain at Florida. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)
Gators in the NFL: Carlos Dunlap scored the game winning touchdown with an interception return off of Jacoby Brissett. (Kyle Bennett, Gainesville Sun)
UF soccer opens SEC Tournament play: The two-time defending tournament champs start with Auburn today at 3:30 p.m. (Mary Howard, Florida Gators)
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