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Roundup: The latest Florida tidbits

GAINESVILLE -- The SEC spring meetings are wrapping up in Destin, with the league set to vote on a number of proposals later today. 

But first: A Florida news dump! 


Jim McElwain’s first commitment is reportedly set to transfer before ever suiting up at Florida. 

Daniel Imatorbhebhe, a tight end from Suwanne, Ga., has cleaned out his locker and is leaving the program, per multiple media reports. 

The 6-foot-3, 227-pounder was an early enrollee, but he didn’t play in Florida’s spring game and was likely destined for a redshirt season competing at a crowded position. 

McElwain didn’t confirm the reports at the SEC spring meetings, only saying, “There’s been a couple guys who have come in and visited about [transferring]. They haven’t done anything yet. When that happens, I’ll come to it.”

Imatorbhebhe was born in Los Angeles and is the older brother of four-star wideout prospect Josh Imatorbhebhe, who recently committed to Southern California. 

The younger Imatorbhebhe was a UF target and Daniel had commented previously his desire for the brothers to play together.  


The SEC adjusted its scheduling format, with each team now having three permanent opponents for a home-and-home series.

The Gators are paired with Kentucky, Georgia and Vanderbilt.

The league will still play an 18-game schedule, but under the new format the rest of the schedule will be played against the remaining 10 teams in the league, with a pair of rotating home-and-home series each season. 


For the 13th straight year, CBS will televise the Florida-Georgia battle on Oct. 31 at 3:30 p.m. The Gators snapped a three-game series losing streak last season, stunning the No. 11 Bulldogs 38-20 in what turned out to be former coach Will Muschamp’s swan song.  


Three Florida teams posted perfect four-year Academic Progress Rate scores, according to figures in a report released Wednesday. 

The NCAA recognized UF’s men’s basketball team, as well as the women’s tennis and softball teams, for its outstanding performance in the classroom for the 2013-14 academic year. 

All three teams had perfect APR scores of 1,000 -- the fourth straight accomplishment for Tim Walton’s powerhouse softball program. 

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