How Florida can build off loss to LSU; Georgia putting pressure on Gators

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How Florida can build off the the loss to LSU

The Florida Gators are essentially in must-win territory following their 17-16 loss to LSU on Saturday. One more conference loss will present Florida with an almost impossible uphill climb to the SEC Championship Game. So, what do the Gators have to do? Step 1 is rebounding with a solid performance against Texas A&M to close out the three-game home stand. In order to do that, the Gators need to figure out their offense while also keeping the Aggies at bay.

Inside the numbers

In the latest edition of our weekly Inside the numbers stats column, we take a closer look at the Gators five weeks into the season.

Question of the Day

Five games into the season, how has Randy Shannon fared as Florida’s defensive coordinator? We discuss that in our question of the day.

Can Florida realistically catch Georgia this season?

SEC Country’s Andrew Astleford on Tuesday wrote that Georgia’s quick rise under second-year coach Kirby Smart should put pressure on the reeling Gators.

An excerpt:

“These are rough days for Florida. Jim McElwain is scuffling in his third season in Gainesville. There are injuries galore and enough suspensions to make a man go bald. The Great Quarterback Search has led the Gators in circles. Recent dramatic finishes should have fans rushing to pack a defibrillator before the next watch party.

For Florida, there’s no relief in sight.

For Georgia, the good times are ready to roll.

Smart’s success in Athens should create pressure on McElwain. Florida fans should become antsy with Georgia enjoying gains on the field and on the recruiting trail, especially after 5-star quarterback Justin Fields committed to the Bulldogs last Friday. Georgia is hot right now.”


In other Florida football news

Baseball begins scrimmaging

The defending national champion Florida baseball team begins its fall practice schedule on Wednesday. The Gators will scrimmage four times this week, with every practice open to the public.

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What they’re saying on Twitter

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