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Chomping at Bits: Florida DE Jachai Polite to enter NFL Draft

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 10 South Carolina at Florida Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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Junior DE Jachai Polite declares for NFL Draft: Unsurprisingly, the breakout star of this year’s defense will opt to go pro. (Gainesville Sun)

Dan Mullen makes Gators fun again: Florida engineered a terrific turnaround in Mullen’s first year at the helm. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)

Mullen praises permanent captain Martez Ivey: The senior will be recognized as the first permanent team captain in the tenure of Mullen. (Bob Redman, 247Sports)

Florida vs. Miami 2019 opener features coaching connection: New Hurricanes head coach Manny Diaz was defensive coordinator under Dan Mullen twice at Mississippi State. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)

And yes, we’re already talking about next football season apparently. Miami’s AD is counting the days:

Jabari Zuniga could have a big year if he stays: With Cece Jefferson and Jachai Polite leaving, Zuniga could see some extra shine. (Bob Redman, 247Sports)

Tim Tebow discusses Gators: The Florida legend notes that it has been years since he’s seen the Gators play as hard as they have since the end of the South Carolina game. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

Antonneous Clayton announces return for 2019: There had been speculation that the Gators’ highest rated signee of 2016 may elect to transfer after a thus-far disappointing UF career. (Andrew Olson, Saturday Down South)