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Thursday October 28, 2010 GZ Morning Links: Florida-Georgia, hoops, volleyball and wrestling? Yep, wrestling

Updated: 8:51am, October 28

Good morning folks. The Florida-Georgia clash in Jacksonville is quickly approaching.

The schools first met in 1915, but Saturday’s game will be their first meeting in historic EverBank Field.

OK, not really. For those keeping score at home, EverBank Field is now what used to be called Alltell Stadium, and later Jacksonville Municipal Stadium.

The stadium was renamed EverBank Field in July.

Moving on, let’s take a look at some links covering UF athletics this morning:

--Mr. College Football Tony Barnhart asks “will the open date be magical again for Urban Meyer?’’ Click here to read more of Barnhart’s notebook.

--The Orlando Sentinel writes that Gators offensive coordinator Steve Addazio’s play-calling is not as predictable as fans think. Click here for more details. The Sentinel also provides this chart to provide context.

--For a video preview of Saturday’s game from, including interviews with Gators coach Urban Meyer and QB John Brantley, click here.

--Click here for a good read on the history and the future of the Florida-Georgia game in Jacksonville from the Florida Times-Union. I learned a few things about the game I didn’t know.

--The Gators’ backfield remains banged up heading into the Georgia game, but Chris Rainey’s likely return and an improved Jeff Demps will help. Click here for more from the Palm Beach Post.

--The UF men’s basketball team opens its preseason tonight at the O-Dome, giving head coach Billy Donovan a chance to see if freshmen play for the first time. Click here for a Gainesville Sun story.

--What’s the latest on the Bulldogs? Click here for a notebook on Georgia from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

--Donovan has been impressed with the transformation Chandler Parsons has made mentally. Click here for more from

--Remember former Gator Thaddeus Bullard? Well, today he goes by Titus O’Neal as a professional wrestler. He’s back in Gainesville this week for a match. Click here for more from the Gainesville Sun.

--The top-ranked UF volleyball team continues to roll, winning its 14th consecutive match Wednesday night. Click here for a story from the Gainesville Sun.

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