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Chomping at Bits: Dan Mullen updates media, names players of the week

Florida’s doing its praise of its players a little differently this year.

NCAA Football: Florida-Head Coach Dan Mullen Press Conference Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

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Dan Mullen meets with media: Haven’t watched this myself as of yet — I’m taking Labor Day off beyond tweets for the forseeable future — but I’m sure Mullen shared every secret of his Kentucky game plan in these 27 minutes.

Florida names players of the week, champions publicly: Most programs grade players and many name players of the week. I don’t know of that many that do both things publicly. (Yes, I’ll be keeping track of these throughout the year.

Florida releases depth chart for Kentucky: It looks a whole lot like last week’s. More on this later today or Wednesday.

Gators “try to downplay” winning streak over Kentucky: That’s your angle? Really?

I mean, I saw this quote yesterday.

And that quote is in this article. So ... okay? (Chris Harry, Florida Gators)

“It’s kind of cool to be back here”: I don’t think anyone had more fun on Saturday than Dan Mullen. As much, maybe — but not more.

Florida State, Miami blown out in season openers: Just thought you might like to know. Also, the score of Monday night’s game was Virginia Tech 24, Florida State 3; the front page of Tomahawk Nation doesn’t have that information, so I figured I’d help. (dylansherry, The State of the U | David Visser, Tomahawk Nation)

Florida volleyball falls to USC, tops Louisville, UCF: The Gators opened the weekend on a sour note, but rebounded. Worth noting: Florida hasn’t played a three-set match this year.

Florida soccer ties UCLA, falters late in loss to USC: Really, this was a good weekend for Trojans on Florida’s campus. I’ve mentioned Florida’s brutal schedule here before; it has the Gators sitting at 2-3-1 through six games right now,. Florida should be able to get more from senior playmaker Mayra Pelayo going forward, though: After an offseason injury, she finally made her 2018 debut against the Trojans, registering one shot in 10 minutes.