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Friday January 18, 2013 Dan Quinn, Lisa Raymond, Eddie Lovett, Jacoby Brissett, Joakim Noah and more

Gators coach Will Muschamp has a press conference at noon to wrap up the 2012 season and begin looking ahead to 2013.

On Thursday Muschamp promoted linebackers/special teams coach D.J. Durkin to defensive coordinator after Dan Quinn, Florida's defensive coordinator the past two seasons, accepted an offer to return to Seattle to become the Seahawks' defensive coordinator.

Here are some fresh links from around the Internet covering Gator-related topics:

--Quinn's return to Seattle to become an NFL defensive coordinator for the first time has him 'beyond excited' writes's Clare Farnsworth.

--More on Quinn's move from's Michael DiRocco.

--A big win for Billy Donovan's team last night at Texas A&M silenced the crowd writes Kevin Brockway of the Gainesville Sun.'s latest SEC Power Rankings have the Gators as the "top dog" according to Myron Medcalf's blog.

--The Gators spoiled a festive night at Texas A&M on Thursday that featured Heisman winner Johnny Manziel. The scene from The Bryan (Texas) Eagle newspaper.

--A good read from Mike Jensen of the Philadelphia Enquirer on former Gators tennis standout Lisa Raymond, the doubles standard.

--The Mariners' trade of veteran catcher John Jaso has Seattle fans wondering what that means for former Gators catcher Mike Zunino, who could be on even a faster track to the big leagues.

--Gators runner Eddie Lovett had a record-setting day Thursday during the Gator Invitational indoor track meet at the O'Dome writes Jim Harvin of the Gainesville Sun.

--Florida's swimming and diving teams return to the pool on Saturday against Florida Atlantic. For more click here to read's preview.

--You remember former Gators basketball players Kyle McClanahan and Adam Allen? They are now at Rollins College and playing well for the 12-2 Tars. A link to the Rollins hoops page if you want to find out more about the team.

--Former Gators quarterback Jacoby Brissett's transfer to N.C. State is official. The press release from

--Why former Gators center Joakim Noah wasn't named an NBA All-Star starter in fan voting despite his best season from

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