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The SEC Nation crew prior to a 2016 game.

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

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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