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UF monitoring Hurricane Irma: No announcements have yet been made with regards to the athletic events scheduled this weekend in Gainesville, including Florida football’s home opener against Northern Colorado - presently scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Scott Stricklin tweeted that UF will announce a decision today about the football game. There has been some discussion about moving the kickoff time to 12:00 p.m. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators; Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun; Jordan McPherson, SEC Country)
(1/2) Met today w/campus & city officials re:hurricane. Hope is to play game in Gainesville this weekend if possible …— Scott Stricklin (@ScottStricklin) September 6, 2017
(2/2) … Will get updated forecast Wed. and then communicate plans to public. Thx for your patience.— Scott Stricklin (@ScottStricklin) September 6, 2017
There are some things more important than football games, and it should go without saying that safety is one of them. Hurricane Irma is a catastrophic storm that could have devastating effects on life and limb, as well as communities and structures throughout the state.
Gators release home opener depth chart: The lineup remains very similar to the one released before the Michigan game. Jim McElwain previously announced that Feleipe Franks will start at QB. (Will Pantages, Florida Gators)
Analyzing Doug Nussmeier’s track record as offensive coordinator: Looking back at the highs and lows. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)
Mark Thompson thinks Feleipe Franks should have stayed in: A lot of people share that opinion, Mark! Thompson also shared some thoughts on the offensive line, run game, and where is head his at after the loss. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)
I hope we play Saturday, but more importantly I hope everyone stays safe thru this natural disaster I'll keep you & yours in my prayers!— Mark Thompson (@InMarkWeTrust) September 5, 2017
Youth movement continues in secondary: Florida relied on a lot of young faces on Saturday, and will continue to have to do so, particularly at safety, with Chauncey Gardner, Jr. potentially seriously injured and Nick Washington coping with a lingering shoulder injury. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)
Former Florida QB Shane Matthews to serve as Honorary Mr. Two Bits: Saturday’s game is scheduled to honor the 25th anniversary of Steve Spurrier bestowing The Swamp moniker on Florida’s stadium. (Jake Rill, SEC Country)
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