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Purdue transfer looks to lead Gators to 12th straight win over Vols

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Austin Appleby will lead the No. 19 Florida Gators head to Knoxville on Saturday to face the No. 14 Tennessee Volunteers. Austin who? With Luke Del Rio sitting out the game due to the injury suffered in the North Texas game, graduate transfer Appleby is the next man up. Gator Nation has two basic questions. Where did he come from? Is he any good? Appleby played his undergraduate football at Purdue. If whether one is “any good” is defined by…

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Florida’s Jim McElwain regrets profanity-laced tirade on Kelvin Taylor

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Two days after berating running back Kelvin Taylor on the sideline, Florida coach Jim McElwain has regrets about his behavior. “I’m not proud about it and neither is my mother,” the coach said. McElwain stopped short of apologizing for his profanity-laced tirade, during which he yelled at Taylor “look at me! Don’t look down! (Expletive) be a man!” McElwain said Monday it’s a situation he hopes to learn from. “I don’t feel good about it,” McElwain said at his weekly…

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