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Chomping at Bits: Florida football introduces new assistant coaches

Meet the newest members of the Gators’ coaching staff.

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Jim McElwain introduces new members of staff: Florida introduced new hires Ja'Juan Seider, Corey Bell, and Brad Davis at a press conference yesterday. McElwain called the additions “home runs” and “natural fits.” Links to each coach’s comments are below. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators; Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

Tim Skipper’s move to defense: Skipper, who coached running backs for the last two seasons at Florida, has moved over to coaching linebackers as part of some staff assignment changes. Skipper played linebacker and has served as a linebacker coach and defensive coordinator before. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

Florida women’s basketball falls to Missouri: The Gators dropped a home contest to the Tigers, 74-67. Eight of Florida’s last nine games have been decided by ten points or less. (Florida Gators)

Gators add two more swimming SEC titles: Freshman Maxime Rooney won the men’s 200 free title while Caeleb Dressel three-peated as the 100 fly champion. The SEC Championship events continue through Saturday. (Layne Weitzel, Florida Gators)

Gator softball hosts home opener today: No. 1 Florida hosts the Aquafina Invitational this weekend. The Gators open play against Florida A&M this afternoon at 3:45 p.m., before turning around and facing Northwestern State at 6:00 p.m. Two games are being played today due to inclement weather being predicted for Saturday. Florida will play five games in total this weekend. (Herb Brooks, Florida Gators)

Profiles of Alex Faedo: Faedo is expected to lead the Gators’ bullpen and will be Florida’s featured Friday-night starter. The Gators open their season today with the first game of a three-game series against William & Mary. (Ian Cohen, Orlando Sentinel; Ethan Bauer, Independent Florida Alligator)

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