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Chomping at Bits: Florida fielding young defense

The Gators are replacing a lot of faces this season.

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A look at the Gators’ young defense: Eight members of Florida’s 2016 defensive unit are now in the NFL. Randy Shannon will rely on young and somewhat inexperienced talent to reload on that side of the ball this season. (Jordan McPherson, SEC Country)

Florida’s offensive recruiting surge: Seven of the ten 2018 prospects that committed to the Gators since mid-July play on offense. (Chris Johnson, Sports Illustrated)

Gorjok Gak to play for Australian national team: The sophomore center will play for Australia in Taiwan at the Summer World University Games later this month. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators)

Profile of David Reese: The only player with that name currently on the Gators’ roster played with two fractured wrists at the end of last season. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Eddy Piñeiro seeking perfection: Florida’s kicker was great for the Gators last season, but notes that he did miss four field goals. (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)

Gators sweating the small stuff: Paying attention to the details seems to be the theme for this year’s squad. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

Recruiting updates: Florida DE target Andrew Chatfield recently decommitted from Ohio State, and was subsequently tweeted at by several Gator commits. Chatfield attended Florida’s Friday Night Lights last month. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

Jets rookie Marcus Maye impresses during training camp: The former Florida safety is off to a strong start. The author calls him the best player at camp not named Leonard Williams. (Manish Mehta, New York Daily News)

Falcons sign Kelvin Taylor: The former Gator heads to Atlanta. Taylor was drafted in 2016 by the 49ers and spent time on their practice squad before later joining the Seahawks. (Gainesville Sun)

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