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SEC changes grad transfer rule and sets the stage for Malik Zaire

The door is now open for Malik Zaire. The SEC changed its stand on the grad transfer rule and now the Gators will await Zaire's decision.

Malik Zaire has a decision to make. The quarterback has often been linked to a move to the Gators, however, with SEC rule on grad transfers, the former Notre Dame signal caller could not pick Florida as his new home. On Friday things changed for both UF and Zaire.

According to Florida AD Scott Stricklin, the SEC has decided to reduce the grad transfer penalty from three years to one, which means Zaire can come to Gainesville after all - previously the rule prevented schools from adding any more grad transfers for three years if those transfers did not earn all their APR points. If the rule were not changed the Gators would not be able to bring in Zaire because there would be penalized for both Mason alter and Anthony Harrell not meeting their academic requirements. 

With the door open, we await Zaire's decision.  


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