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The buzz surrounding Chip Kelly and Florida continues to build, even though a report says he won’t be making a decision anytime soon.

Florida coaching search: Chip Kelly buzz continuing even without finalized deal

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Latest on the coaching search

The Chip Kelly-to-Florida buzz continued to circulate on Monday after a big Sunday resurgence. While the UCLA opening has caused some concerns among Gators fans about a deal getting finalized, the biggest report that came out Monday was by the Buddy Martin Show — a deal involving Kelly won’t happen until next week because of a clause in Kelly’s contract with the San Francisco 49ers that would pay him $5 million for not accepting a coaching job with a team that was still playing during the 2017 season.

Meanwhile, players on Monday said the emoji barrage on Sunday was all in fun as they await the end of the coaching search.

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Gearing up for Florida State

Even with both teams holding losing records, it’s still rivalry week, so Florida’s annual matchup with Florida State is still slated to be an intense one. For the Gators, a win would help salvage a trying season while also serving as an opportunity to spoil Florida State’s bowl eligibility in a year in which the Gators are already out of bowl contention.

Recruiting roundup

SEC honors Egor Koulechov

Florida’s Egor Koulechov on Monday was named the SEC Player of the Week in basketball. Koulechov, a graduate transfer from Rice, averaged 20.3 points and 8.3 points with two double-doubles in the Gators’ three wins.

In other Florida men’s basketball news:

Florida tennis with College MatchDay appearances

The Gators men’s and women’s tennis teams will play three total matches as part of the USTA’s 2018 College MatchDay schedule. The defending national champion women’s team will play against Florida State on Feb. 3 and Texas on April 1. The men’s team will also face FSU on Feb. 3.

Caeleb Dressel earns national honors

Florida senior and United States Olympian Caeleb Dressel was named USA Swimming’s Male Athlete of the Year on Sunday. Dressel won seven gold medals at the FINA World Championships this summer, a mark that is tied with Michael Phelps for most in a single world championship.

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