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Chomping at Bits: Florida’s Feleipe Franks has another chance to prove himself

The Gators’ newly-installed starter now has games to win — and a fan base to win over.

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“Proving time” for Feleipe Franks: Yeah, this is spot-on. Dooley seems to underestimate just how much some Florida fans dislike Franks, though. (Pat Dooley, The Gainesville Sun)

Dan Mullen’s Monday presser: Again, didn’t post it by itself; mea culpa. Interesting that Mullen mentions no specifics on injuries.

Why Jachai Polite is starting over CeCe Jefferson: I do buy that Polite has balled out, but I also think, especially after watching Mullen’s presser, that this is also an effort to kick Jefferson into his highest gear. (Though, a thing I forgot yesterday: Jefferson’s still recovering from a shoulder injury sustained during the spring game.) (Baileigh Williams, Gator Country)

Jalon Jones hinting at “roommate” committing soon: This is about as fun as recruiting gets — and it’s still reading teenagers’ tea leaves. (Andrew Spivey, Gator Country)

An open letter to Jordan Scarlett: Run, Jordan, run. (Neil Blackmon, Saturday Down South)

Volleyball is the best sport to follow at Florida: Respect to Florida volleyball, but, uh: I remember my first beer. (Justin Ahlum, The Independent Florida Alligator)

David Foster Wallace on John McCain and his 2000 campaign: I’ll keep my thoughts on McCain and his passing — I think he was an essentially good man who wanted to do good and right things, and that his standards for behavior had value, but I also disagree vehemently with large portions of his assessment of what good and right things were, and how they should be accomplished — to a minimum, but this is a) extraordinarily long, even for DFW and Rolling Stone and b) packed with many, many observations of that time and those people. An interesting read, even if you’ll need to carve out an hour or so. (David Foster Wallace, Rolling Stone)