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Tuesday September 11, 2012 Gators-Vols Week, Injuries a concern, Zunino in postseason, Haden news, more tidbits

Florida at Tennessee, 2010

Photo: Florida visits Neyland Stadium on Saturday for latest edition of Gators-Vols.

Hey folks, this Florida-Tennessee week has the feel of some of those great ones of the past. I’ll be writing a story later for this week taking a look at that aspect of Saturday’s showdown in Knoxville.

For now, here are some fresh links from around the Internet covering the Gators for your perusal:

--The Gators’ grind-it-out win at Texas A&M on Saturday is the way this year’s Gators are likely to win writes Michael DiRocco of

--Florida’s defense hit with injuries writes Hays Carlyon of the Florida Times-Union.

--Gators coach Will Muschamp said Mike Gillislee’s groin injury “should be fine” by Saturday writes Mike Long of The Associated Press (via

Mike Zunino

--Former Gators catcher Mike Zunino set to open Southern League Championship Series tonight in his first professional season writes the Jackson (Tenn.) Sun. (Photo to left: Zunino)

--Former Gators infielder Mark Ellis playing an important role with Dodgers since his return from an injury writes

--The Gainesville Sun’s Jim Harvin writes that UF’s cross country teams open at home and other tidbits from his UF athletics notebook.

--Former Gators All-American Joe Haden faces four-game suspension for violation of NFL drug policy writes the Cleveland Plain-Dealer.

--Gainesville Sun columnist Pat Dooley on his impressions of Kyle Field and Texas A&M.

--Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel left the field proud of his first collegiate start writes Edgar Thompson of the Orlando Sentinel.

--Tampa Bay Times Florida beat writer Antonya English blogs that Rex Grossman to be one of newest inductees into Florida Athletic Hall of Fame.

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