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Chomping at Bits: Depleted Gators preparing for South Carolina

Once again, Florida heads into a game without the services of many of its scholarship athletes.

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Florida’s roster of diminishing availability: The Gators are down 25 scholarship players at the moment. Florida was without 28 scholarship players in the loss to Missouri last week. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

Film review: Scouting Malik Zaire’s first start at Florida: (David Wunderlich, Gator Country)

Gators’ defense deserves some criticism: The defense allowed 42 points or more in back-to-back games for the first time since 1917. (Ethan Bauer, Miami Herald)

Gators seek to get it right against South Carolina: Florida is in the midst of a four-game losing streak, which very possibly may extend, but the Gators could technically turn their season around and earn a bowl bid, provided they win their final three contests. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)

With Twitter now allowing 280 character tweets:

Gamecocks ignoring Florida’s free fall: As game week talking points usually go, Will Muschamp and South Carolina players insist that they aren’t taking the Gators lightly despite their record. (Gainesville Sun; Hale McGranahan, SEC Country)

Inside Florida’s split from Jim McElwain: Don’t know that there is anything really new in here, just another autopsy of the split and postmortem on the fit. (Edward Aschoff and Mark Schlabach, ESPN)

Randy Shannon talks recruiting: Eyebrows were raised earlier this week when Florida’s interim head coach accepted the pledge of three-star athlete Nigel Bethel. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

Suspended Gators getting day in court: Seven of the suspended notorious nine have court dates scheduled before a judge in the next two weeks. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

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