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Chomping at Bits: More on Dan Mullen’s return to Florida

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On Dan Mullen’s return to UF: The Gators’ new head coach understands what it takes to win at Florida. (Ryan Young, SEC Country; Dave George, Palm Beach Post; Scott Carter, Florida Gators)

Reactions to Dan Mullen’s hiring: What former Gators, current Gators, media members, recruits, and others, are saying. (Florida Gators; Gainesville Sun; Ryan Young, SEC Country; Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

Recruits taking wait and see approach: This was published before news broke of Mullen’s hiring, but several Gator commits were waiting to see who was hired, and who from the current staff was retained, before making any decision. (The SEC Country post linked above has some reactions after.) Over the weekend the Gators did lose some commitments - 2018 WR Jacob Copeland, 2018 DE Taylor Upshaw, and longtime 2019 safety commit Jaleel McRae decommited. (Graham Hall, Gainesville Sun)

A look at Dan Mullen’s success with QBs: Florida’s new head coach has groomed successful signal callers at his stops at Utah, Florida, and Mississippi State. (Jordan McPherson, SEC Country)

No. 1 Duke edges past Florida: Blue Devils coach Mike Kzyzewski said the Gators were as good of a team as Duke would play this year, and that he thought they could beat anybody. (Anne Peterson, Gainesville Sun; Jordan McPherson, SEC Country)

Gator tight end Kalif Jackson to transfer: The redshirt sophomore graduates in December. (Jordan McPherson, SEC Country)

Feleipe Franks determined to fight through growing pains: Saturday marked a low point in the redshirt freshman’s brief career with the Gators. (Tyler Savitsky, Florida Gators; Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)

UF volleyball earns No. 2 overall seed: The Gators will host regional NCAA tournament matches the next two weeks. Florida clinched the SEC title this weekend. (Zach Dirlam, Florida Gators)

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