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Monday October 21, 2013 Gators to regroup, Tebow, Jordan Reed, targeting penalties, Abby Wambach, more tidbits

Jordan Reed

Former Gators tight end Jordan Reed came through big for Washington on Sunday. (Photo:

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Gators have a bye week before facing Georgia.

Following Florida's 36-17 loss at Missouri on Saturday, a bye week seems appropriate.

Here are some fresh links in the wake of Saturday's loss, plus more links covering current and former Gators in the news:

--Florida was routed at Missouri and Gators coach Will Muschamp was not pleased afterward writes Jason Lieser of Palm Beach Post.

--Muschamp vows to make Gators better writes Antonya English of the Tampa Bay Times.

--Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk’s draft included early shots downfield against Gators writes’s Edward Aschoff.

--Targeting penalties caused a stir in Week 8 writes Zac Ellis of’s Campus Union blog. Florida’s Cody Riggs was called for targeting on the first play at Missouri.

--The Gators dropped from the polls this week for the first time since 2011. The Gators are technically No. 32 in the AP Top 25 and No. 34 in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll based on “others receiving votes.”

--A crazy weekend as SEC cannibalizes its own writes’s Mark Schlabach.

--Bowl projections are starting to get more attention on the Internet. A look at where the Gators are currently projected from

--Since Rams quarterback Sam Bradford was lost for the season yesterday, there have been reports that St. Louis has discussed signing Tim Tebow, and reports saying that won’t happen. The latest from

--Former Florida TE Jordan Reed played role of unlikely hero for the Redskins on Sunday writes Mark Maske of The Washington Post.

--Sophomore guard Michael Frazier II prepares for larger role in his second season writes Jonathan Czupryn of the Independent Florida Alligator.

--Gators freshman Savannah Jordan made sure Senior Day was a winning one for UF’s soccer team on Sunday writes Michelle Provenzano of the Independent Florida Alligator.

--Former Gators soccer standout Abby Wambach did what she does best last night for the U.S. Women’s National Team, scoring her 162nd career goal.

Video of Wambach's goal, which shows off her impressive skills:

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