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Chomping at Bits: Florida makes support staff hires; Ja’Juan Seider to coach tight ends

The Gators make some moves in the football offices.

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Dan Mullen makes two support staff hires: As noted in UF’s staff directory, the Gators have hired E.K. Franks and Otis Yelverton as player personnel support staff members. Franks spent the last four years as the director of recruiting for Arkansas, while Yelverton served as defensive coordinator and defensive line coach at Copiah-Lincoln Community College since 2013. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

Ja’Juan Seider reportedly to coach Gators’ tight ends: With the addition of long-time Mississippi State running backs coach Greg Knox to the staff, Seider will move over to tight ends - and has already changed his Twitter profile to note the change. (Blake Alderman, 247Sports; Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

Florida vs. Mississippi State previews: The Gators host the Bulldogs, tonight at 7:00 p.m., and will seek to keep their unblemished conference record intact. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators; Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)

Gators looking to get KeVaughn Allen going: Allen has hit seven points in just one of Florida’s last four contests. (Ryan Young, SEC Country; Thomas Goldkamp, 247Sports)

Candidates for potential Florida flips: The most likely candidate may be Alabama linebacker commit Quay Walker. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

Gators making run at wide receiver recruit Tommy Bush: The four-star pass-catcher notes that the Gators have a shot, but that it “kind of sucks” that Florida started pursuing him so late in the game. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

UF women’s basketball adds TCU transfer: Danielle Rainey becomes the third new face to join the program since December 12. (Gainesville Sun)

Washington Wizards recall Devin Robinson: The former Gator had been with the Delaware 87ers of the G-League. (

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