Florida Gators football is the No. 1 topic in Good Morning, Gators every day — but we cover news, notes and analysis from across the Gators sports world. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Florida football, recruiting, basketball and more. Can Florida find offensive stability?
The Florida Gators had another inconsistent offensive performance — this time producing just 108 passing yards against LSU. The main highlight once again was the run game — including freshman Malik Davis’ continued burst onto the scene . Despite this, Florida coach Jim McElwain continues to support redshirt freshman quarterback Feleipe Franks and believes the offense will improve. He also gave no indication that graduate transfer Malik Zaire is pushing for the starting quarterback job. “The expectation, I would say at this point, is to play at a faster pace. Not every play is going to be perfect, but we need to be perfect on those ‘got-to-have-it downs,’” McElwain said. “… Those are things that we need, and I expect to get better.” MORE: Click here to sign up for the Good Morning, Gators newsletter! Injuries keep mounting
Between injuries and suspensions, the Gators could be playing without up to 17 scholarship players against Texas A&M on Saturday. Swamp uniforms
To honor the 25th anniversary of the nickname “The Swamp,” the Gators will be wearing Swamp-inspired alternative uniforms against Texas A&M. In other Florida football news
McElwain seems to be on board with making the Tom Petty tribute a permanent fixture at Florida home games.
Awards and honors
New baseball stadium in the works
The Florida baseball team will have a new baseball stadium by the 2020 season. Plans for a new $45.9 million, 5,500-seat baseball stadium are in the works, according to a project plan released Monday . Men’s tennis wins 2 titles at national tournament
The duo of junior Alfredo Perez and sophomore Johannes Ingildsen took home the doubles title at the ITA All-American Championship in Tulsa, Okla., by defeating North Carolina’s William Blumberg and Robert Kelly in three sets (7-6, 3-6, 10-7). Ingildsen also won the consolation singles title. Let’s keep talking
Want to keep the conversation going? Hop over to our free Florida message board. Sign up today and join the discussion here . What they’re saying on Twitter
Running back Lamical Perine: Y’all with us or against us ain’t no in between…✌🏾 Cornerback Quincy Wilson: When that bag empty gotta fill it up — Quincy Wilson (@dc_wilson954) October 9, 2017 Offensive lineman Brett Heggie: Thanks for everyone checking up on me. I’ll be back. Go Gators🐊 #BounceBack — Brett Heggie (@HeggieBrett74) October 9, 2017 Miss a previous edition of Good Morning, Gators? Get caught up here .
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