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UF coach Jim McElwain pleased after two-a-day session

New UF coach Jim McElwain says the Gators’ stellar defense will only help the offense improve with some challenging practices.
New UF coach Jim McElwain says the Gators’ stellar defense will only help the offense improve with some challenging practices. TNS

The Gators are in the dog days of training camp, but coach Jim McElwain was ecstatic about the team’s latest performance in Sunday’s two-a-day session.

“There was some real spark there,” he said. “Yesterday’s two-a-day was as good a back-to-back practices I’ve ever seen. The energy. The attention to detail. The guys really came out prepared.”

The Gators are halfway through training camp, and entering Week 3 of preseason practice McElwain is emphasizing a sense of urgency at what he considers the most critical juncture of camp.

“At this point in camp is really when a lot of teams decide they’re either really going to get better or they’re going to try to just endure to get through the grind of what is two-a-days. …We’re kind of getting to that separation point moving forward.”

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