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Chomping at Bits: Florida vs. Florida State set for noon kickoff

The Gators finish the regular season midday in Tallahassee.

NCAA Football: Florida State at Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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Florida vs. Florida State to kickoff at noon: The game will air on ABC. The Gators are finishing their season with three straight noon kicks, including this weekend’s home finale against Idaho. (Corrine Simpson, Florida Gators)

The 2018 Gators are still battling the 2017 Gators: “The extreme us-against-the-world that Jim McElwain cultivated reared its head, running exactly opposite of Mullen’s message of Gator Nation inclusiveness.” (David Wunderlich, Gator Country)

Notes from Dan Mullen, Feleipe Franks’ press conferences: Franks explains calling his own number at the goal line due to miscommunication, noting he was also “super pissed” and wanted to “try to run someone over.” Mullen discussed injuries - Brad Stewart is day-to-day (quadricep), Freddie Swain may be available (ankle), Brett Heggie is questionable (ankle), and Kyle Trask (foot) may potentially be ready for a bowl game. (Ethan Hughes, Florida Gators)

Martez Ivey tabbed as SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week: The senior had three knockdown blocks and helped clear the way for the Gators to rush for 367 yards. In the South Carolina game, Florida reached their highest single-season team rushing yardage total since 2004. (Gainesville Sun)

Kelly Bryant most likely isn’t coming to Florida: Whether the Gators actually were pursuing him or not, there had been some message board scuttlebutt about the Clemson transfer during Franks’ struggles. But Bryant has taken or scheduled all of his official visits with different programs and has set an announcement date. (Woody Wommack, Rivals)

Gainesville man arrested after taking Gators’ injury cart for joyride: Police say he discovered the cart parked outside of the south end zone of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, with its keys still in it. (Daniel Smithson, Gainesville Sun)

The ever-fantastic Gator Rewind: