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Chomping at Bits: Watch Jim McElwain review Friday scrimmage, discuss Orange & Blue Debut

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The Gators play their annual spring game this Friday night.

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Jim McElwain discusses Friday’s scrimmage: McElwain met with the media yesterday and reviewed Florida’s Friday scrimmage and the upcoming Orange & Blue Debut. He touched on the offensive line’s energy, the quarterback competition, and singled out defensive players Chauncey Gardner and Marcell Harris, as well as freshman tight end Kemore Gamble. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

You can watch the entire press conference below:

Florida’s quarterback competition “sorting itself out”: McElwain praised both Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask’s progress, noted there was some separation at the position, and expressed that he was looking forward to seeing how they would perform in Friday night’s spring game. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun; Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel; Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Orange & Blue Debut to have similar format to 2016: Like last year, the game will be televised on the SEC Network on Friday night. McElwain stated that the game would consist of four 12-minute quarters. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)

Gators still reportedly interested in Malik Zaire: Thomas Goldkamp of 247 Sports reports that the Notre Dame graduate transfer and Florida have mutual interest, and that Florida is reportedly confident that the SEC rule that currently restricts them from taking graduate transfers will be overturned. Presently, the Gators cannot accept graduate transfers because 2015 additions Mason Halter and Anthony Harrell did not complete their academic requirements. (Thomas Goldkamp, 247 Sports; Matt Jennings, SEC Country; Kevin McGuire, NBC Sports)

Florida baseball is home all week: The Gators have four home contests on deck this week after spending all of last week away from Gainesville. Florida just had one of their best weeks so far this season, defeating Florida State in Jacksonville and sweeping Missouri in a three-game weekend series. The Gators host Stetson tonight at 6:30 p.m., and host Tennessee this weekend. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators)

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