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Florida Has Made A Change To The Appearance Of 'The Swamp'

A view of Florida Gators fans during a game.

GAINESVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 10: A general view as the University of Florida Gators takes on the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 10, 2005 in Gainesville, Florida. Florida defeated Louisiana Tech 41-3. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

The Gators have made a change to the inner appearance of the stadium.

Ben-Hill Griffin Stadium has undergone a mini-facelift this offseason. Some signage inside The Swamp has been removed.

Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin has opted to remove the "SEC East Division Champions" signage on the walls of The Swamp. Former Gators head coach Jim McElwain had worked to get those signs up after his team won the division in 2015 and '16.

Clearly, the Gators aspirations under Dan Mullen are higher than that. So they'll no longer be showcasing division championships inside the stadium.

From 247Sports:

"Part of it is we’re going through an assessment of our signage and our graphics at all of our facilities," Stricklin said. "We don’t have any division titles listed at our facilities. Baseball has won a bunch of division titles but they aren't recognized anywhere. We recognized SEC and NCAA championships pretty consistently across all of our venues in every sport."

New coach Dan Mullen was on staff as the offensive coordinator the last time Florida won SEC and national titles. And he has been vocal about that being the expectation moving forward.

"That’s what Dan does. He is not afraid to be aspirational," Stricklin said. "There are leaders who are afraid to put themselves out there because if you put a high bar and don’t reach it you’re afraid of being criticized.

This is a change that Florida fans will almost surely get behind. Division championships are fine, but they're not the goal.