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Sunday August 18, 2013 Moore's turnaround, Gators lineup starts to take shape, Boynton and Moss updates, more tidbits

2013 Gators Fan Day

Gators Fan Day on Saturday drew a big crowd at the O'Connell Center.

Hey folks, hope everyone is having a good weekend. I met several of you at Gators Fan Day on Saturday and would like to say thanks for stopping by the table at the O'Connell Center.

Meanwhile, the Gators held their second open practice of fall camp on Saturday at The Swamp. They have two more open practices this week: Monday and Tuesday (each scheduled to start at 12:21 p.m.).

Check out GatorZone later today for a feature story on the defensive line tandem of Dante Fowler Jr. and Jonathan Bullard. Also, on Monday I'll have a look at sophomore offensive lineman D.J. Humphries, considered one of the top left tackle prospects in the nation.

I'll tell you how Humphries went from someone who resisted the move in high school to someone who now realizes what playing left tackle could mean to his future.

Here are some fresh links from around the Internet this morning for your perusal:

--Alabama is No. 1 and the Gators check in at No. 10 on the AP Top 25 preseason poll writes Antonya English of the Tampa Bay Times.

--Gators offensive lineman Tyler Moore thought about quitting football but has restarted his career at UF writes Gainesville Sun columnist Pat Dooley.

--Gators lineup taking shape writes David Jones of Florida Today.

--Florida's offense wasn't as crisp at Saturday's open scrimmage as on Thursday night writes Edgar Thompson of the Orlando Sentinel.

--Gators rebuilding linebackers corps after losing starters Jon Bostic and Jelani Jenkins to NFL writes Jason Lieser of Palm Beach Post. offers its NCAA Bucket List and the Florida-Georgia game is on the map. On personal note, that's always my favorite game of year.

--Former Gators G Kenny Boynton, UF's second all-time leading scorer, will start his professional career in Israel writes the Independent Florida Alligator.

--Game has slowed down for Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel writes Michael DiRocco of's GatorNation.

--In case you missed it, UF ahead in autograph-rules trend writes Brett McMurphy of

--Miami Herald UF beat writer Jesse Simonton offers his take on Saturday's open practice at The Swamp.

--Gators senior Chloe Mann is ready for her final act with Gators volleyball team writes Jim Harvin of the Gainesville Sun.

--Former Gators forward Sydney Moss is transferring to Division III Thomas More College writes the Louisville Courier-Journal.

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