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Chomping at Bits: Florida Gators drafting teams for Orange and Blue Game

Dan Mullen is shaking up the format for Saturday’s spring game.

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Dan Mullen discusses spring game format: Mullen has rebranded the game back to the Orange and Blue Game (rather than the Orange and Blue Debut) and the teams will be decided by a draft held on Friday - the game won’t necessarily pit 1’s vs. 2’s. Mullen also noted that coaches for each team will have the opportunity to call their own plays and that there will be some guest coaches, who will be announced later this week. (Jacquie Franciulli; 247Sports; Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

Mullen provides update on spring practice, recaps scrimmage: Florida’s head coach fielded questions about quarterbacks. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun; Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Florida softball wins series with Alabama: After a Saturday win and a Sunday loss, the Gators closed out the series with a 3-2 win on Monday night. (Herb Brooks, Florida Gators)

Weekly report on Gator baseball: Florida extended its winning streak to nine games before falling in the second game of a Sunday doubleheader at Tennessee. The Gators' 28 wins leads the nation. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators)

Pack the Swamp initiative: Dan Mullen hopes to break a spring game attendance record, which was set in the 60,000s (I’ve seen conflicting figures as to the exact amount) in Tim Tebow’s final season (2009). He notes that a packed house conveys a more accurate atmosphere for the players and also should impress recruits. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators; Bob Redman, 247Sports)

Gators bringing along Emory Jones: Mullen notes that there is no plan to rush the freshman onto the field. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

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