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Florida schools’ in-state bowl wins will only help recruiting

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We are less than three weeks from National Signing Day for college football. Florida’s power schools will, of course, do well, while South Florida is a finalist for the biggest remaining prize. Florida, Florida State and Miami each posted impressive bowl game victories in their home state, something that can perhaps sway an undecided star player. Better yet, it can impress an in-state junior or sophomore enough to put your school on the list for a future signing day. The…

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AP Top 25 takeaways: Texas A&M falls; ‘Bama blanks LSU

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Mississippi State’s upset of Texas A&M just a few days after the first College Football Playoff rankings was a good reminder: When it comes to the selection committee’s top 25, “controversies” often don’t last long. The Aggies were a surprising fourth ahead of unbeaten Washington in the first CFP rankings, but they won’t be in that spot anymore. Fans will have to find something new to complain about on Tuesday – which probably won’t be too tough. Week 10 featured…

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Gators prepare to embark on November to remember

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As October comes to a close, two-thirds of the college football season is now history. As the calendar turns to November, what does the upcoming month look like for the University of Florida? The hope is it ends with the knowledge they will earn a return engagement with Alabama in the SEC Championship Game. To put it simply, it will be a November to remember for Coach Jim McElwain and his team. Florida has three conference games yet to play,…

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Will Muschamp agrees to become South Carolina coach

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Former Florida coach Will Muschamp will get a second chance in the Southeastern Conference after agreeing to take over South Carolina’s football program. A person with direct knowledge of the decision said Muschamp will be the Gamecocks’ next coach and hopefully bring some stability to a program after Steve Spurrier resigned in midseason. The person said Muschamp could be introduced as early as Monday. The person spoke to The Associated Press Sunday on condition of anonymity because the deal had…

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Gators and Vols rivalry still fun, but significance is diminished

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With Florida State and Miami enjoying a bye week, the Florida Gators receive added attention as they host the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday. Despite the rebuilding still going on at both schools, it is a rivalry game that still attracts national attention. There was a time not that long ago when the winner of this game was the odds-on favorite to represent the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference in the SEC Championship Game. Unfortunately for the Vols, the Gators…

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Week 3 college football by the numbers

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1,207 – Combined yards of total offense put up by Western Kentucky and Indiana. Hilltoppers’ quarterback Brandon Doughty threw for 484 yards, while the Indiana’s Nate Sudfeld had 358 of his own in the Hoosiers’ 38-35 victory. 411 – Rushing yards allowed by Will Muschamp’s Auburn defense to LSU. The wildly over-rated Number 18 Auburn Tigers were throttled by the Number 13 LSU Tigers in Baton Rouge, La., 45-21. 91 – Length of touchdown run by Notre Dame’s C.J. Prossie…

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Will Muschamp’s Auburn defense has mixed results

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The 6th ranked Auburn Tigers began the 2016 season with a 31-24 victory over the Louisville Cardinals in Atlanta on Saturday. This game drew some interest in Florida for reasons other than it involved an SEC power. After Will Muschamp was let go as the Florida Gators head coach, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn brought in the former Gator coach to run his defense before Muschamp finished packing. Why not? When he was Auburn’s defensive coordinator in 2006 and 2007, Auburn…

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