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Chomping at Bits: Florida’s Duke Dawson still in concussion protocol, questionable for Kentucky

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A freshman will start in his stead if he is unavailable.

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Senior cornerback Duke Dawson still in concussion protocol: C.J. Henderson will start in Dawson’s stead if he is unable to go on Saturday. Jim McElwain also noted that C.J. McWilliams and Joseph Putu would see playing time in the rotation. McElwain also announced that tight end DeAndre Goolsby will be back for Kentucky. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun; Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Catching up with Arden Czyzewski: The former Florida kicker was the last person to give the gridiron Gators a walk-off winning score in regulation before Saturday’s stunner in The Swamp. Czyzewski’s game-winning field goal came in 1989 in Baton Rouge. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators)

Gators’ offense will never be perfect: “It seems that almost everyone with a pulse and a cellphone or a computer has an answer to what has been infecting the Florida football offense for almost a decade.” (Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun)

McElwain teams strong in one-possession games: His combined record for such games at Florida and Colorado State is 16-4. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

Doug Nussmeier staying in skybox: Jim McElwain noted he was pleased with some of the adjustments made in the fourth quarter. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

Malik Zaire helping Gators prep for Kentucky’s dual-threat QB: McElwain hopes Zaire’s presence helps the defense. (Jordan McPherson, SEC Country)

Kadarius Toney will be an electric returner - at some point: In Saturday’s game thread, many (including yours truly) were on board with the idea of letting the fast freshman return kicks. Greg Nord noted that Toney could be used at some point, including later this season, but that the staff didn’t want to overwhelm him with duties early on in his freshman season. (Jordan McPherson, SEC Country)

Florida soccer at Texas A&M today: The No. 6 Gators take on the Aggies at 7:00 p.m. today. This is the first meeting since 2015 between these programs, which have won four of the last five SEC titles. (Mary Howard, Florida Gators)

UF coach has ties to Kentucky streak: Tight ends coach and special teams coordinator Greg Nord was actually the running backs coach for the Wildcats, his alma mater, from 1982-1989. The 30-year Florida win streak began in 1987. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Gator Talk with Jim McElwain talking place tonight: Nord will be the special guest for McElwain’s weekly radio show this week. (Will Pantages, Florida Gators)

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