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Monday August 15, 2011 GatorLinks: Burton's limitless role, a baseball signing and other tidbits

The Gators held their first scrimmage of fall camp on Monday at The Swamp. The scrimmage was closed to the public and media.

Here are a few links for your perusal:

--The next time you step into the O’Connell Center you’ll see some changes, including all new seats in the lower level. Click here for more details from

--The SEC didn’t close door on Texas A&M, just letting process play out writes Andy Staples of

--Here is another Gators’ season preview, this one from the Sports Network via the Los Angeles Times’ website.

--Gators right-hander Anthony DeSclafani came to terms over the weekend with the Toronto Blue Jays. DeSclafani, who throws in the mid-90s, was a sixth-round pick after going 5-3 with a 4.33 ERA as a junior at UF.

--The defensive line trio of Sharrif Floyd, Ronald Powell and Dominique Easley are expected to contribute more in their sophomore seasons thanks in part to being more mature than a year ago. Click here for more from the Miami Herald.

--Florida’s Trey Burton has a ‘limitless’’ role in his sophomore season. Click here to read an AP story via

--Dan Le Batard of the Miami Herald writes that former Gators quarterback Tim Tebow has an unfair cross to bear. Click here to read Le Batard’s column.

--Former Gators DB Ahmad Black is hobbled by a high-ankle sprain after the Bucs’ preseason game against Kansas City. Click here to read more from the Gainesville Sun.

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