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Idaho Vandals. We’re officially under three weeks until kickoff and that means it’s time to start looking at the first opponent, Idaho. They were a terrible team last season, going 1-11. Although they should win more than one game this season, it doesn’t look good for the season opener against Florida. The game against the Vandals should be a good display of the Gators new offense under Kurt Roper.
Recap of Sunday’s Scrimmage. In video form:
Trenton Brown is Big. In fact, Trenton Brown could be the biggest player ever to play football at Florida. But at 6-8, 355 pounds, he’s still pretty quick on his feet. We also took a look at him way back, about 55 days ago. (Scott Carter, GatorZone)
Jalen Tabor and Duke Dawson Impressing. With the departures of Marcus Roberson and Loucheiz Purifoy, the cornerback spot opposite Vernon Hargreaves III is open and the race is heating up. Primary contenders are freshmen Jalen Tabor and Duke Dawson, both early enrollees. And both will play this season. (Patrick Schmidt, FanSided)
Chandler Parsons‘ Big Opportunity with Team USA. With Paul George‘s gruesome injury and Kevin Durant pulling out, Chandler Parsons has tremendous opportunity to make Team USA and continue his path toward superstardom. (Brandon Jennings, Hoops Habit)
Javarius Davis Says Visit “Helped Florida”. Three-star athlete and North Carolina commit Javarius Davis visited Florida this past weekend for the first time since Will Muschamp and the Gators offered and came away impressed, saying “Today helped Florida.” He could be a big asset to the 2015 class, but as of now he remains a firm UNC commitment. (Andrew Spivey, GatorCountry)
Rowdy Reptiles Rewards? Yeah, there’s an app for that. Now students can earn rewards by checking-in to events instead of scanning their Gator 1′s. It’s kind of an interesting concept. Hopefully it will help student attendance. (GatorZone)