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Look out, Patrick Mahomes.

Pretty heady space for a guy who finished his last game on a 4-20 passing roll.

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If you’re looking for something to root for today…

May I suggest this?

On top of the record, Napier is facing the prospect of closing out his first year in Gainesville by becoming the first coach in school history to lose to Tennessee, Georgia and Florida State in the same season.

That’s something we should all be able to get behind.

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“Anthony Richardson and the Gators plan to finish strong”

When“.

Anthony, you know what Mike Tyson said about plans.  Just ask Vandy.

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Still waiting on that gap to close

The only downside to the Vols getting pantsed last night in Columbia is that it’s taken some attention away from another spectacular face plant in the SEC East.  I guess it’s my responsibility to remedy the situation.

If a Gator stat occurred before 1990, did it actually happen?

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You can take the Dawg out of Georgia…

… but there are some things you can’t take out of Mark Richt.  Like this:

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TFW you’ve never been the head of an SEC school

Seriously, WTF is with this?

University of Florida presidential hopeful and U.S. Senator Ben Sasse apologized Tuesday for what he said was “the single ugliest, most scandalous thing” about his record: calling the SEC trash.

“I should confess that it is true that in 1981, as a 9-year-old, I did regularly decree that the SEC was ‘trash,’” Sasse said during his interview with the board of trustees. “That was wrong. If I could get the freedom to revise and extend my remarks, I should have said that Georgia, Alabama and LSU were trash.”

Hardy har har.

It’s one thing for a coach to stir up the rubes in the offseason with trash talk, but a university president meeting with the school’s trustees?  If that went over well, I’m not sure who it reflects worse on.

Then again, this is Florida we’re talking about.

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Gators and Vols, living together

So, it’s come to this.

Florida fans living vicariously through Tennessee.  What a time to be alive!

(h/t)

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Brenton, we hardly knew ye.

Actually, who is surprised to see this coming?

Florida defensive lineman Brenton Cox Jr. has been dismissed from the football team, Gators Online has learned.

Billy Napier confirmed our report Monday afternoon.

“Brenton, we kind of decided to move on here,” Napier said. “I think that being a football player at the University of Florida is a privilege there are certainly expectations that come with that. Obviously, he has done a lot of good things for the University of Florida and we wish him nothing but the best but sometimes you have to make decisions in the best interest of the team. With Brenton, we’re certainly going to do everything in our power to help him.”

Cox is currently leading the Gators with eight tackles for a loss and is third on the team with two sacks. In the season opener, he recorded 10 tackles (3 solo), including 0.5 TFL and a quarterback hurry. Cox was named SEC Co-Defensive Lineman of the Week for that performance.

Cox transferred to Florida from Georgia following his freshman season in 2018. He spoke about that decision last week before playing his old school.

“It just didn’t work out,” Cox said. “Me and coach Smart, we agreed [on the] mutual decision for me to leave and I came here. That’s been the best decision I made so far.”

It’s kind of fitting he went out swinging.

I look forward to seeing his next landing place.

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UPDATE:  Wow, Georgia just tossing shade in Cox’ direction here.

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One more Jacksonville wrinkle

Evidently the city and the Jaguars are negotiating a significant renovation of TIAA Bank Field.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are inching closer to massive renovation plans for TIAA Bank Field, team president Mark Lamping revealed Saturday.

“We’ve been working through that process,” Lamping told the Florida Times-Union in an interview Saturday. “We’re getting to the point where we think we’ll have some potential designs and potential prices on those designs within the next couple months probably. At that point, we might be in a position to assess whether we have a viable solution or we don’t. We’re confident going forward because our interest and the city’s interest are aligned.”

The Jaguars have played at TIAA Bank Field — originally called Jacksonville Municipal Stadium — since the franchise’s inaugural NFL season in 1995. But the team’s lease at the city-owned stadium expires after the 2029 season, and the Jaguars say a major renovation is needed before they’ll sign any lease extension.

Two things to consider from our selfish standpoint.  First, an upgrade of the stadium — and they’re talking about spending upwards of a billion dollars on it — means a nicer facility for Georgia and Florida fans than what we have at the respective home stadiums.  Second, if the renovation this round follows history, it means the schools will have to move the game home and home while the work is being done.  Kirby gets his recruiting wish, at least on a limited basis, and we’ll be able to see is there’s any substance behind his complaint about recruiting.

Definitely something to keep an eye on.

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A Florida man and a Gator fan until the day he dies.

This dude checks all the boxes.

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