After death threat comments make waves, attention shifts back to Florida-Georgia
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Jim McElwain: ‘We’ll move on’ after death threat comments
Florida coach Jim McElwain created a major stir on Monday when he said, unprompted, that people affiliated with the Gators football program had received death threats. The coach back-tracked a bit on Wednesday, first saying on the SEC coaches teleconference that he “allow[ed] one or two misguided remarks get to [him]” before providing slightly more information to local media later Wednesday night. In summary:
“I’ve been doing this a long time, and obviously allowing the clutter to get to you is just not what it’s all about, so we’ll move on,” McElwain said. “Obviously our guys are aware of it and we’ve talked about it, and we’re ready to go play Georgia and move forward.”
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Now, onto Florida-Georgia
With the off-the-field drama covered, it’s time to shift focus back to the rivalry game between Florida and No. 3 Georgia. A few things stand out this weekend. Notably:
- Georgia coach Kirby Smart is preparing for Malik Zaire to play.
- Smart has gone from one of McElwain’s allies to his biggest obstacle in the SEC East.
- The Florida defense plans to shut down the Georgia run game and force Jake Fromm to beat them through the air.
In our latest Sound Off, we discuss McElwain’s death-threat comments, the Florida-Georgia series and more.
- Looking ahead to 2018 as fans await Matt Corral’s arrival.
- Zach’s mail stack: Which commitment will have the most immediate impact?
- Will Florida or Georgia finish with the better 2018 recruiting class?
In other Florida football news
- Freshman Marco Wilson is already turning heads.
- Florida players are still confident despite the distractions and losses.
- Former Gators cornerback Brian Poole makes his prediction for Saturday.
- Florida’s final injury update heading into the Georgia game.
Soccer closes regular-season action
The No. 17 Gators close out the regular season with a home match on Thursday against No. 3 South Carolina. A win puts Florida in position to potentially tie for second place in the SEC standings.
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What they’re saying on Twitter
Linebacker Ventrell Miller
Turning to Jesus was the best thing I could ever do in my life ‼️I can truly say ima changed man due to the power of God‼️🙏🏾 #AllFaithInHim
— Ventrell Miller (@ventrell_miller) October 26, 2017
Defensive lineman Zachary Carter
Got 3 words for my doubters… watch me work 🤐
— Zachary L Carter (@_ZachAttacks) October 25, 2017
Former Florida wide receiver Demarcus Robinson
Believe in Yourself, You are The One !
— Demarcus Robinson (@honeythunder14) October 25, 2017
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