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Gators Move Up In Polls

By on September 7th, 2011

The Gator football team moves up to 18th in both of the major college football polls after its win against Florida Atlantic on Saturday.

Oklahoma is still number one while LSU bolts to number two in the AP Poll while number three in the USA Today Coaches Poll. Alabama is number two there. Boise State and Florida State round out the top five.

Stanford, Texas A&M, Wisconsin, Oklahoma State and Nebraska round out the Top Ten in the AP Poll while the USA Today Poll has Stanford sixth followed by Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Wisconsin and Nebraska.

Meanwhile the Gators get ready for Alabama Birmingham who will be playing its opening game of the season after finishing 4-8 a year ago. The Blazers have a new defensive coordinator in Tommy West, the former head coach at Memphis but he did not coach a season ago.

While many thought the Gator offense was vanilla last Saturday, offensive coordinator Charlie Weis said on Monday that was not necessarily the case. He said he normally scripts 12 to 24 plays for the start of each game but admitted he didn’t have as many scripted for the game last week.

In a related note, Gator defensive tackle Sharif Floyd had his meeting with the NCAA concerning his eligibility but there was no comment coming from anyone concerned after it; he remains ineligible at this point.


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