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Gators lead Florida schools with 7 draft picks

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The NFL Draft concluded on Saturday. From the top pick of California’s Jared Goff by the Rams, to Southern Mississippi’s Kalan Reed by Tennessee, 253 players were chosen over the three days. The final selection is traditionally crowned “Mr. Irrelevant.” The draft is a time where schools other than traditional football powers send along top quality professional talent. Harvard, Minnesota, Indiana, William & Mary and many others have high draft choices or multiple players heading to the pro ranks. This…

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Florida State-Florida rivalry returns to national relevance

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The Florida State-Florida rivalry is nationally relevant again. It has championship implications, big-time bowl possibilities and maybe even a Heisman Trophy contender. It hasn’t been that way very often since 2000. And when the No. 14 Seminoles play at the 10th-ranked Gators on Saturday night, it will be just the third time in the last 15 years that both teams enter the in-state matchup ranked in the top 15. With so much at stake, it raises the intensity in a…

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