SEC Nation appearance adds to excitement of Florida football opener
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SEC Nation adds another layer to Florida-Michigan season opener
As if the Florida Gators needed any more hype surrounding their season opener against Michigan, the SEC announced on Thursday that its traveling game-day show, SEC Nation, will be in Arlington, Texas, for the matchup on Sept. 2.
In addition, former LSU coach Les Miles and former Gators coach Steve Spurrier will serve as guests during the telecast.
“Like all SEC fans, we’ve been counting the days until the return of football, and we have a show worthy of bridging the final few hours until kickoff,” ESPN coordinating producer Tom McCollum said in the network’s release. “We’re thrilled to be at one of the very best opening weekend games and excited to see Laura [Rutledge], Les, Lauren [Sisler] and our all-star set of analysts in action.”
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In other Florida football news
- The Gators aren’t going to be OK with just making it to the SEC Championship Game.
- A live look at Florida’s quarterbacks during practice on Thursday …
- And a photo gallery of everything else (including a candid shot of Spurrier with a flip phone).
- Jeawon Taylor hopes to start at safety for the Gators when the 2017 season opens.
- Florida linebacker Vosean Joseph is ‘just made to hit’ and is ready for a big role in his sophomore season.
- The University of Florida is looking at a second Title IX investigation in relation to the Antonio Callaway case. The Tampa Bay Times’ Matt Baker, who has been on this from the start, has all the details.
- Offensive lineman Ed Montilus raves about the coaching style of Florida assistant Brad Davis.
Gators medal at IAAF track world championships
Florida’s Christian Taylor and Will Claye once again proved they are two of the best triple jumpers in the world.
Taylor won the gold medal at the 2017 IAAF World Championships on Thursday night in London, while Claye finished second. Floridagators.com’s Zach Dirlam — who is in London — has the full recap from Thursday night along with all the other Gators results.
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What they’re saying on Twitter
Wide receiver James Robinson:
— JAMES ROBINSON IV 4⃣ (@_StunnaJayy_) August 10, 2017
Running back Lamical Perine:
Too 💯to put myself around the fake
— LP (@LP_deucedeuce) August 11, 2017
Quarterback Jake Allen, who went on a 10-day Twitter hiatus:
— Jake Allen (@JakeAllen_12) August 10, 2017
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