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Chomping at Bits: Gators add Todd Grantham as defensive coordinator; commitment from 2018 OT recruit Chris Bleich

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New faces join the program.

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Todd Grantham named Florida’s defensive coordinator: Grantham served in the same position at Mississippi State this past season, and served as DC for Louisville (2014-2016) and Georgia before that (2010-2013). He was nominated for the Broyles Award as top assistant coach this season. (Will Pantages, Florida Gators)

A look at Grantham’s defenses: He’s been a part of some defensive rebuilding projects. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Gators receive first commit of Mullen era: Three-star OT Chris Bleitch flipped from UCLA to Florida last night. So, take that Chip Kelly. (Chris Hays, Orlando Sentinel; Graham Hall, Gainesville Sun)

Dan Mullen knows expectations at Florida: Gator fans are starving for offense, solid quarterback play, and wins. (Andy Staples, Sports Illustrated; Andrea Adelson, ESPN)

On Mullen’s fit: Florida’s new head coach brings stability, and a reputation for producing quality quarterback play. (Martin Fennelly, Florida Times Union; Ian Boyd, SB Nation)

Mullen’s coaching strengths and weaknesses: On game plans and in-game coaching decisions. (David Wunderlich, Gator Country)

Florida on recruiting trail: The Gators’ coaches were out visiting prospects this week. (Graham Hall, Gainesville Sun; Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

Scott Stricklin to be involved in decision regarding suspended players: Florida’s AD noted that he would be a part of the discussion regarding the notorious nine, as Dan Mullen was just walking into the situation. (Thomas Goldkamp, 247Sports; Nick Kreuger, SEC Country)

“Relentless effort” is new Gators’ mantra: Dan Mullen mentioned the phrase several times during his introductory press conference. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

UF’s coaching search was calm compared to others: Two of the Gators’ rivals are involved in coaching related chaos. (Gene Frenette, Florida Times Union)

Who controls a college football program: On the Tennessee turmoil. (Spencer Hall, SB Nation)

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