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Chomping at Bits: Scott Stricklin updates state of Florida Gators on podcast

The Florida AD recapped the year and addressed topics like the Florida-Georgia series, fan experience, and facilities upgrades.

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Scott Stricklin joins Gator Tales podcast: The Florida AD spoke on a range of topics; timestamps via the UAA below.

On this special edition, host Adam Schick talks to Stricklin about memorable accomplishments from the season (1:23), the return of football to the national stage and future scheduling (3:01), improvements to the fan experience in The Swamp (11:30), the latest updates on facilities (13:52), Garth in Gainesville (18:19), how the UAA is adjusting to rising costs across the board (23:07), the transfer portal (25:10), managing social media storms (29:08) and pop culture picks for the summer (32:15).

How Florida can win the national title: Per ESPN’s newest hire, longtime SB Nation colleague Bill Connelly, it’s going to require making four ifs come true. (Bill Connelly, ESPN)

Rhamat Alhassan to play for U.S. in Pan Am Games: The towering former Gators great could bolster her case for consideration for the U.S. Olympic team with a fine showing in Peru. (Katie Callahan, Florida Gators)

Tommy Mace gets Team USA opportunity: The Florida hurler, coming off an uneven sophomore season, will participate in the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team Training Camp over the next several days. (Daniel Apple, Florida Gators)

Women’s basketball drops non-conference schedule: The Gators play six straight home contests after opening the season at Grambling, and their final four non-conference games away from home are limited to an early-December round trip of Prairie View and Kansas and a stint in South Florida. (Sam Stolte, Florida Gators)