Chomping at Bits comes stocked with the best Florida Gators links and news we can find, and maybe some other stuff.
Seven Gators named preseason All-SEC selections: Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, Martez Ivey, and CeCe Jefferson were Florida’s three first-teamers. (Corinne Simpson, Florida Gators)
Dan Mullen, Todd Grantham address the media: True story: I watched the entirety of this press conference yesterday afternoon and took notes with the intention of making a separate post for it ... but those notes struck me as barely compelling enough to write about, and then I took a nap, and so you’re getting it here.
Megan Mullen enjoying Florida return: It would seem she is not (yet) having trouble shopping for groceries unmolested. (Also: Dan saw Megan as a local TV reporter and emailed her to ask her out. This worked! It took two tries, but it worked. The early 2000s were a different time.) (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)
Why would Urban Meyer protect Zach Smith? The headline calls this “unearned loyalty”; Spencer zeroes in when he writes “In a club of men, Meyer acted on club rules.” (Spencer Hall, SB Nation)
New student section t-shirt unveiled: You remember last year’s Batesy-designed tees? These are not as good, though they are as close to a basic Nike tee as these have ever gotten in my memory. (If you have a 2XL Batesy one, by the way: I’ll buy it off you.) (Florida Gators)
Two Florida baseball players transfer: The Bell one is kind of old news, but both he and Shifflett would have been significant contributors in 2019.
TRANSFER NEWS: @GatorsBB veteran first baseman Keenan Bell has transferred to DII @UT_Baseball, while utility guy Shane Shifflett is headed to State College of Florida. Bell’s departure is curious to say the least, but he wants more at bats. #Gators— Kendall Rogers (@KendallRogers) August 23, 2018
Florida volleyball opens season with Nebraska, VERT Challenge: The Gators meet the team that beat them for a national title on opening night this evening. (Dylan Rudolph, The Independent Florida Alligator)
SEC reveals women’s basketball schedule: Florida gets South Carolina twice because reasons. (Florida Gators)
Chandler Parsons and Nick Calathes were really young once: Just watch.