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Brenton Cox Now a Florida Gator

August 9, 2019

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ATHENS - Five days after his departure from UGA, Brenton Cox is now a Florida Gator. 

Florida announced the move on Friday. The former 5-star outside linebacker will wear No. 6 for the Gators and is listed as a sophomore. It is the latest in an up-and-down off season for Cox who was arrested earlier in the spring on marijuana charges. 

The move adds to what appears to be a boiling over of the rivalry between the Gators and Dawgs this off season. Florida coach Dan Mullen, who has been dealing with in several offseason problems of his own regarding violence against women, has taken shots at the Bulldogs early and often in 2019. Those quips have included commentary on players transferring from UGA, and making fun of the Bulldogs for not winning a consensus national title since 1980. 

Mullen has lost to Kirby Smart and UGA in back-to-back seasons by double digits. He’s 1-4 all time against the Bulldogs as a head coach.

Still, the addition of Cox means the Gators are adding one of the most talented players to their roster, and doing so from their biggest rival.

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