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Chomping at Bits: Florida’s Jim McElwain discusses Feleipe Franks, offensive line, and five-year eligibility proposal

The Gators’ head coach covered a variety of topics yesterday on the SEC spring teleconference.

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Jim McElwain calls redshirting Feleipe Franks “a really good decision”: Florida’s head coach thinks that Franks benefited from not being thrown into the fire last season. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun; Bob Redman, Scout)

Offensive line could be a “true strength” in 2017: McElwain sees progress in the rebuilding effort. (Ryan Young, SEC Country; Matt Baker, Tampa Bay Times)

The Gators’ head coach is also in favor of granting five years of playing eligibility: Jim McElwain supports a new rule proposed by the American Football Coaches Association that would allow players to maintain their redshirt while also competing in up to four games. (Ray Boone, Orlando Sentinel; Thomas Goldkamp, 247 Sports; Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Looking at the state of Florida baseball: The Gators return home this weekend following their third-straight weekend series sweep. Florida is in sole possession of first place in the SEC but has No. 8 Kentucky at home this week for a three-game series, with the Wildcats only one game back in the conference standings. LSU and Mississippi State are also knocking on the door. (Ryan Young, SEC Country; Daniel Apple, Florida Gators)

UF men’s golf ends first round at NCAA Regional in a tie for sixth: The Gators continue competition today with round two. (Turner F. Street, Florida Gators; Gainesville Sun)

All 13 SEC softball teams earn NCAA tournament berths: More than 20 percent of the schools in the 64-team field are SEC members. (Steve Megargee, Gainesville Sun)

Tim Walton on the NCAA tournament, Gators’ pitching staff: Walton discusses the strength of the SEC. (Jordan McPherson, SEC Country)

Florida football recruiting: The Gators seem to be focused on two five-star quarterback recruits - Penn State commit Justin Fields and Ohio State commit Emory Jones. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

Marcus Maye and Jamal Adams’ friendship: The former Florida safety and the former LSU safety were both drafted by the New York Jets, and have been close since they were recruits. (Dennis Waszak, Gainesville Sun)

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