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Chomping at Bits: Florida softball’s Jennifer Rocha promoted to associate head coach

The Gators’ long-time pitching coach gets rewarded for her efforts.

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Jennifer Rocha promoted to associate head coach: Florida head coach Tim Walton announced the much deserved promotion for his long-time pitching coach yesterday. Since 2007, Florida has produced the nation's most NFCA All-American pitchers. Seven different Gators have earned 16 All-America pitching honors under Rocha. (Herb Brooks, Florida Gators)

Gators will continue to lean on pitching in College World Series: Dance with the one that brought you and such. (Mark Long, Washington Post)

Michael Byrne and Alex Faedo add more All-American honors: Byrne was named to the All-America First Team, while Faedo received a Second Team nod. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators)

Safety Donovan Stiner’s path to Florida: The Houston native became a Florida fan during the late 2000s. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Florida DB signees recruiting Randy Russell: The three-star safety recently decommitted from Miami. Russell had been considered a Florida lean when he committed to UM, and notes that he appreciated the reaction of UF coaches when he made his pledge to the hometown Hurricanes. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

In it must be the offseason news: ESPN pegged a player from each top-25 team that could likely get into coaching in the future. Luke Del Rio appears for Florida. (ESPN)

KeAndre Bates and Grant Holloway named finalists for The Bowerman Award: The Bowerman is track and field's version of the Heisman Trophy. The pair combined for five NCAA titles this season. (Zach Dirlam, Florida Gators)

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