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Gators still haven’t resolved Antonio Callaway or Treon Harris for ’16 season

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He’s in his second season, but University of Florida players are still proving themselves to head coach Jim McElwain.

McElwain, speaking on SEC Media Days, said that neither receiver Antonio Callaway or Treon Harris have been permitted to rejoin the Gators just yet. McElwain said the two are enrolled in school and are working out, but nothing has been resolved beyond that.

“There’s not really a timetable on that,” McElwain said.

McElwain admitted he was disappointed as the Gators lost their final three games. He said, in particular, the Gators have to get better on the offensive line. Florida gave up 45 sacks in 14 games a year ago.

The Gators are still wondering who their quarterback will be, either transfer Luke Del Rio or Austin Appleby or freshmen Feleipe Franks or Kyle Trask.

“I think the key is having that right mix,” McElwain said. “Obviously, Appleby is someone who has played in big games. He’s played in big stadiums having started in the Big 10. That’s something that’s invaluable. In Luke’s case, the familiarity he had with what we do is invaluable.”

Gary Shelton is one of the most recognized and honored sportswriters in the history of the state. He has won the APSE's national columnist of the year twice and finished in the top 10 eight times. He was named the Florida Sportswriter of the Year six times. Gary joined SaintPetersBlog in the spring, helping to bring a sports presence to the website. Over his time in sports writing, Gary has covered 29 Super Bowls, 10 Olympics, Final Fours, Masters, Wimbledons and college national championships. He was there when the Bucs won a Super Bowl, when the Lightning won a Stanley Cup and when the Rays went to a World Series. He has seen Florida, FSU and Miami all win national championships, and he covered Bear Bryant, Bobby Bowden and Don Shula along the way. He and his wife Janet have four children: Eric, Kevin, K.C. and Tori. To contact, visit

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