Welcome to Chomp Chat, SEC Country’s daily Florida podcast with reporter Zach Abolverdi and Gators broadcaster Jeff Cardozo.
By all accounts, the first spring under Florida coach Dan Mullen went about as well as it could have.
The team transformed their bodies with new strength coach Nick Savage, some playmakers emerged in practice and the coaches successfully installed their base offense and defense.
However, the Gators still have question marks with their quarterbacks and offensive line, the status of wide receiver transfers Trevon Grimes and Van Jefferson and the health of running back Malik Davis (knee) and outside linebacker CeCe Jefferson (shoulder).
In the latest edition of Chomp Chat, we assess the state of the Florida football program after winter workouts and 15 spring practices under Mullen and his staff.
Here are the topics on today’s show:
- Mullen explains how the program progressed this spring and why he wants former Gators coming back around to set an example for the current players.
- We discuss the comments from SEC Network analyst Cole Cubelic, who covered the Orange & Blue Game last Saturday. Appearing this week on The RoundTable on WJOX-FM, Cubelic had high praise for Mullen and his staff but said, “I think it is much more of a rebuild [at Florida] than any of us want to believe.”
- Listen to an interview with top-100 overall prospect Mycah Pittman (Calabasas, Calif.). He was in attendance for Florida’s spring game, which was second trip to Gainesville in a month. Pittman still has a long way to go in his recruitment, but the Gators are in a great spot to land him. He is ranked the nation’s No. 8 wide receiver in the 247Sports composite.
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