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Tim Tebow is in the midst of an 11-game hit streak for the St. Lucie Mets.

Tim Tebow’s baseball career hitting stride after walk-off home run

Welcome to another installment of Good Morning, Gators, SEC Country’s daily morning column covering Florida athletics with beat writer Jordan McPherson. Here’s a look at what you might have missed Thursday.

Tim Tebow strikes again

Is there anything Tim Tebow can’t do? The former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback for Florida football, who is now trying to put together a professional baseball career, is finally starting to click on the diamond. Most recently, he belted a walk-off home run for the St. Lucie Mets — a minor-league affiliate for the New York Mets — and is in the midst of an 11-game hit streak.

Florida football news

The Gators have down time for the next two weeks until fall camp starts, but there is Florida football news to read. Here are the highlights:

Men’s Basketball

Coaching news

The Gators announced the hirings of a couple coaches Thursday. Chris Solinsky, an American great on the distance running front, will take over as an assistant coach for the track and field team and oversee the cross country program. Mark Leon will be the new assistant coach for the men’s golf team.

In addition, Florida swimming and diving assistant coach Jeff Poppell has been named to the World University Games coaching staff, as announced by USA Swimming.

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What they’re saying on Twitter

Former Gators safety Ahmad Black

Pro Football Focus about former Florida defensive end Carlos Dunlap

Former men’s basketball center Schuyler Rimmer

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