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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)
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)
#Gators and Noles wrap up the @freshfromFL #SunshineShowdown tonight!— Gators Baseball (@GatorsBB) April 10, 2018
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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)
When I was awarded w/ ‘Highest GPA On Defense’ & afterwards my dad said..“Geez, James..there must be a bunch of dumb asses on that defense.” pic.twitter.com/EpLDt7Nrdp— James Bates (@jb8sy) April 9, 2018
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