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Chip Kelly a hot topic
A lot of news connecting former Oregon coach Chip Kelly to the Florida football opening has surfaced over the past couple days. While Gators athletics director Scott Stricklin said on Twitter there is a lot of “bad info” circulating on social media, Kelly’s name provides an interesting conversation. Some highlights:
- Comparing Kelly and his protégé Scott Frost for the Florida job.
- Kelly’s high-profile nature could help on the recruiting trail.
- An early evaluation of how the Gators’ quarterbacks would fit in his offensive scheme should he become Florida’s next coach.
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In other Florida football news
- Running back Mark Thompson gave an interesting analogy to show his support for interim coach Randy Shannon.
- With Malik Zaire “day-to-day,” Feleipe Franks is expected to once again be the Gators’ starting quarterback.
- The Gators’ regular-season finale against Florida State on Nov. 25 will kick off at noon ET.
Offense on full display in men’s basketball opener
The No. 8 Gators men’s basketball team routed Gardner-Webb, 116-74, on Monday night to open the 2017-18 season. Graduate transfer Egor Koulechov scored a game-high 34 points, Florida’s freshmen combined for 36 points and the Gators showed just how strong they can be on the offensive side of the ball.
Women’s basketball continues home stand
The Florida women’s basketball team, fresh off an 82-66 win on Saturday, will host Arkansas State at 7 p.m Tuesday.
Baseball closes fall scrimmages this week
The defending national champion Florida baseball team closes out its fall scrimmage schedule with its three-day “Orange & Blue World Series” beginning on Wednesday.
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What they’re saying on Twitter
Wide receiver Dre Massey:
Patriots vs Panthers
2004 Super Bowl rematch!
— Drè Massey (@D1Masseyy) November 14, 2017
Tight end C’yontai Lewis:
LOVE MY FAM ❤️❤️ WBL‼️ pic.twitter.com/2EiNHuWNI1
— C'yontai Lewis (@idunklewis) November 13, 2017
Former men’s basketball player Canyon Barry:
My guy @RussianGusta firing the clip tonight. Us 5th year transfers gotta stick together #
— Canyon Barry (@cbarry719) November 14, 2017
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