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Can Florida find offensive stability?
The Florida Gators had another inconsistent offensive performance — this time producing just 108 passing yards against LSU. The main highlight once again was the run game — including freshman Malik Davis’ continued burst onto the scene. Despite this, Florida coach Jim McElwain continues to support redshirt freshman quarterback Feleipe Franks and believes the offense will improve. He also gave no indication that graduate transfer Malik Zaire is pushing for the starting quarterback job.
“The expectation, I would say at this point, is to play at a faster pace. Not every play is going to be perfect, but we need to be perfect on those ‘got-to-have-it downs,’” McElwain said. “… Those are things that we need, and I expect to get better.”
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Injuries keep mounting
Between injuries and suspensions, the Gators could be playing without up to 17 scholarship players against Texas A&M on Saturday.
To honor the 25th anniversary of the nickname “The Swamp,” the Gators will be wearing Swamp-inspired alternative uniforms against Texas A&M.
In other Florida football news
- Florida is building a top 5 recruiting class around quarterback Matt Corral.
- McElwain said he understands the mounting frustrations that are surrounding his team.
- McElwain seems to be on board with making the Tom Petty tribute a permanent fixture at Florida home games.
Awards and honors
- Football: Johnny Townsend was named the Ray Guy Punter of the Week.
- Volleyball: Sophomore middle blocker Rachael Kramer was named the SEC Defensive Player of the Week.
New baseball stadium in the works
The Florida baseball team will have a new baseball stadium by the 2020 season. Plans for a new $ 45.9 million, 5,500-seat baseball stadium are in the works, according to a project plan released Monday.
Men’s tennis wins 2 titles at national tournament
The duo of junior Alfredo Perez and sophomore Johannes Ingildsen took home the doubles title at the ITA All-American Championship in Tulsa, Okla., by defeating North Carolina’s William Blumberg and Robert Kelly in three sets (7-6, 3-6, 10-7). Ingildsen also won the consolation singles title.
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What they’re saying on Twitter
Running back Lamical Perine:
Y’all with us or against us ain’t no in between…✌
— LP (@LP_deucedeuce) October 10, 2017
Cornerback Quincy Wilson:
When that bag empty gotta fill it up
— Quincy Wilson (@dc_wilson954) October 9, 2017
Offensive lineman Brett Heggie:
Thanks for everyone checking up on me. I’ll be back. Go Gators #BounceBack
— Brett Heggie (@HeggieBrett74) October 9, 2017
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