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Chomping at Bits: Florida’s Scott Stricklin and Jim McElwain discuss game cancellation

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And yet, the Gators aren’t the only sunshine state team to call off their game this weekend.

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More on the Gators’ cancelled football home opener: Scott Stricklin explains the decision. (Pat Dooley, Gainesville Sun; Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Jim McElwain discusses cancellation: “As good as it would have been to play, you realize there’s a lot bigger things in life than third down and 6 and this obviously is one of those.” (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Florida teams cancelling games: Miami, Florida, Florida State, UCF, and USF have all cancelled their games scheduled for this week. All three teams adjusted times and/or dates for kickoff initially, before cancelling them outright in light of Hurricane Irma related concerns. See, it’s a statewide issue, folks. (Chip Patterson and Tom Fornelli, CBS Sports; Matt Baker and Joey Knight, Tampa Bay Times)

Deflating season openers don’t always spell doom: Losing your opening game - or any one game - doesn’t automatically mean the entire season is a guaranteed disaster. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

UF soccer match cancelled: The Gators had already cancelled their Sunday match, but now their meeting with Florida State tonight has been scratched as well. This is the second consecutive season in which a hurricane has cancelled the match-up between the rivals. (Mary Howard, Florida Gators)

Billy Donovan Jr. to coach G-League: The former Florida walk-on, and son of Gator Great coach Billy Donovan, will serve as the Director of Operations and Assistant Coach for the San Antonio Spurs’ G League team, after spending two years as head basketball coach at Gainesville’s Saint Francis Catholic Academy. (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)

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