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Chomping at Bits: Jacob Copeland named SEC’s Freshman of the Week

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A breakout performance for Florida’s redshirt freshman playmaker could be a herald of good things.

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Chomping at Bits comes stocked with the best Florida Gators links and news we can find, and maybe some other stuff. Here’s hoping it will be daily through the rest of football season.

Jacob Copeland named SEC Freshman of the Week: The emergence hasn’t come quite as hoped for for Copeland, but his big day against South Carolina marks him as a potential big-time contributor down the stretch. (Carroll Rich, Florida Gators)

Florida now turns focus to Georgia: The Gators didn’t overlook South Carolina, despite a slow start — but it’s clear their minds were on their rivals in red and black by game’s end. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators)

Advanced-stats recap of Florida-South Carolina: That explosive run percentage allowed could be dangerous against Georgia. (David Wunderlich, Gator Country)

Florida’s top 10 players through eight games: No argument with the top slot for me. (Thomas Goldkamp, 247Sports)

Men’s basketball tabbed as No. 6 in preseason AP Poll, No. 12 in starting KenPom: I tend to think the latter number is more likely to get closer to No. 1 than the former, at least for a while. (Denver Parler, Florida Gators | KenPom)

Kerry Blackshear Jr. stars in Florida’s “secret” scrimmage win: These scrimmages are no secret in 2019 — but Blackshear being dominant is great to hear,, as is Florida holding a foe under 60 points. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators)

McCartney Kessler takes ITA Southeast title: She didn’t drop a set en route to the title, and is poised to lead Florida this year. (Sam Stolte, Florida Gators)

Volleyball’s Allie Gregory, soccer’s Kouri Peace earn SEC honors: For defender and freshman of the week, respectively. (Katie Callahan, Florida Gators | Mary Howard, Florida Gators)

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