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Florida Gators face tough challenge of rebuilding stout defense

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When coach Jim McElwain took over at Florida, he inherited one of the Southeastern Conference’s stingiest defenses. The unit got even better during McElwain’s first two seasons in Gainesville. The Gators finished eighth in yards allowed in 2015 and fifth last year, no question the main reason they played for back-to-back conference championships.

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Florida gives DC Randy Shannon $400K raise to go with new title

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Florida’s Randy Shannon got a $400,000 raise to go along with his promotion to defensive coordinator.

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Miami: One city, but a tale of two coaches

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If you are a football coach and your team plays its games at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium, these are not the best of days. To be blunt, neither Miami’s tradition-rich NFL team nor the iconic college program is satisfying their rooters. With apologies to Charles Dickens, Miami is one city presenting us with a tale of two coaches. With the Miami Hurricanes’ loss to the Cincinnati Bearcats on Thursday, the heat index will intensify under Coach Al Golden. Air traffic…

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Continuing coverage of Bobby Bowden’s retirement, final game at the Gator Bowl

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Bobby Bowden’s legendary coaching career at Florida State University is retiring. Bowden announced his resignation by way of a statement released Tuesday. As part of his retirement, Bowden is expected to be offered a non-coaching position at FSU for an unspecified amount of time. In addition to any settlement compensation that may be negotiated as part of his retirement, Bowden is also entitled to $1 million upon his retirement as part of a clause in his coaching contract that was…

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