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Chomping at Bits: Florida Gators opening another practice to fans

Dan Mullen announced that this Saturday’s practice will be open again.

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Dan Mullen to open Saturday practice to fans again: Impressed by the turnout last weekend, which reportedly included more than 1,000 fans for the second session, Mullen has announced another open practice for the public this Saturday from 11:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Scouting Mullen’s offense: Specifically looking at handing off against two deep safeties. (David Wunderlich, Gator Country)

Gators embracing new workout regime: New strength and conditioning coach Nick Savage’s tough workouts appear to be achieving results. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun; Nick de la Torre, Gator Country; Orlando Sentinel)

Profile of R.J. Raymond: The senior walk-on linebacker and fifth generation Gator was voted to Florida’s new eight person Leadership Council. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)

Florida adds preferred walk-on JUCO linebacker Umstead Sanders: The 6’2” 240-pound Sanders visited the Gators this past weekend along with his brother - five-star 2019 running back recruit Trey Sanders. (Blake Alderman, 247Sports; Kevin McGuire, NBC Sports)

Dan Mullen’s relationship with Josh Hammond: The current Florida wide receiver remembers Mullen from when he was recruiting his brother Frankie. (Ethan Bauer, Miami Herald)

Preview of Gators’ 2018-19 basketball squad: The really early looks ahead. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators; Ryan Young, SEC Country)

On Chris Chiozza’s final game as a Gator: Sad-face emoji. (Chris Hays, Orlando Sentinel)

C’yontai Lewis hoping to unlock full potential under Mullen: While at Mississippi State, Florida’s new head coach had been the first to offer Lewis a scholarship. (Thomas Goldkamp, 247Sports)

Former Gators in the NFL: Jon Bostic (Pittsburgh Steelers), Mike Pouncey (Los Angeles Chargers), Lerentee McCray (Jacksonville Jaguars), and Dominique Easley (Los Angeles Rams) made offseason free-agent moves with the respectively noted teams. (Gainesville Sun)

Weekly report on Florida baseball: The Gators went 3-1 over the past week with a big rivalry win over No. 7 Florida State and a SEC opening weekend series win at South Carolina. Florida is scheduled to host Jacksonville tonight at 6:00 p.m - but the Gators will be monitoring the weather. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators)

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