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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.
“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
- Florida players share their reactions to the Gators’ alternate uniforms for this weekend.
- Injuries and suspensions are a reality — not excuses — for Florida this season.
- Former Florida running back Mon Williams died at age 31.
- Gators running back commit Dameon Pierce plans to enroll early.
- Florida great and Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel is one of 14 players who have been selected as part of the 2017 SEC Football Legends class.
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
Defensive back Shawn Davis:
Who with you and who down for you two different things know the difference
— Shawn Davis ll (@Iam_sd31) October 11, 2017
Linebacker Vosean Joseph:
Ain't none of this promised ain't none of it promised
— Vosean Joseph (@gloryboy_Sean) October 10, 2017
Wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland:
— Cleve (@Tyrie_1) October 10, 2017
Offensive lineman Jawaan Taylor:
The new uniforms we wearing Saturday #LoveEm
— Jawaan. T 6️⃣5️⃣ (@jawaan_taylor74) October 10, 2017
Wide receiver DaQuon Green:
Gotta Grind til yo Eyes Close..
— DaQuon Green (@iamDG7) October 10, 2017
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