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Chomping at Bits: Gators finally returning to The Swamp

It’s been some 300-odd days since the last time that Florida took the field at home in a non-scrimmage game.

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Jim McElwain discusses Gators’ home opener on weekly radio program: Florida’s head coach said the road to the SEC East runs through Gainesville. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Investigations into suspended players “will take some time”: A UFPD spokesman noted that the investigation was active, ongoing, and would take some time to complete. He also offered that there is no estimated timetable for it to conclude. (Jordan McPherson, SEC Country)

Prospects expected to visit The Swamp: Several current Florida commits and Gator targets will be in Gainesville this weekend. (Graham Hall, Gainesville Sun)

Caeleb Dressel to serve as Honorary Mr. Two Bits for Tennessee game: The Florida swimmer dominated this season’s World Championships. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators; Garry Smits, Florida Times Union)

Nick Washington mentoring young secondary: The 23-year old is taking the field with several freshmen. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel) That young secondary will be tested again with the Vols. (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)

Florida coaches remind Gators of missed tackles in last two meetings with Tennessee: 78 missed tackles, to be exact. (Ryan Young, SEC country)

Gator soccer opens SEC play with a win: Mayra Pelayo's goal in the fifth minute gave Florida the win over previously unbeaten Mississippi. (Mary Howard, Florida Gators)

McElwains’ BBQ sauce to debut at The Swamp: Jim and Karen McElwain have launched a barbecue sauce that will be available at some concession stands during this weekend’s game, and will soon be marketed at some Gainesville stores. (Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun)

Fans encouraged to plan ahead for traveling to Gainesville: Expect delays when traversing your way through the sunshine state post-Hurricane Irma. Police from the University of Tennessee will also be on hand to assist UFPD. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators)

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