After a successful weekend on the road, Gator head football coach Will Muschamp is in good spirits and looking forward to hosting an SEC opponent in The Swamp this upcoming weekend when Arkansas comes to town.
Florida (3-1, 2-0 SEC) is coming off a 24-7 win against the Kentucky Wildcats. Quarterback Tyler Murphy completed his first 13 pass attempts and finished 15-of-18 for 156 yards with one touchdown and one interception in his first career start.
Now, the Gators are gearing up to face the Arkansas Razorbacks (3-2, 0-1 SEC) at home. Florida holds an all-time record of 8-1 against Arkansas, with a 3-0 record in The Swamp.
Muschamp says Arkansas is unlike any other team the Gators have seen thus far, in that they have a strong defense and a very physical squad.
But with the promise of a highly physical opponent, are injuries a bigger issue than they have been? Muschamp says it’s all just part of the game.
The Gators are going into this weekend having lost another key player in defensive tackle Dominique Easley. Easley, who tore his ACL last week, will not seek a medical redshirt for 2013 and will turn his focus on the 2014 NFL Draft.
Situations like these are something that Muschamp says he has prepared for with guys like Jonathan Bullard moving inside to help at defensive tackle.
Tune in to ESPN 850 WRUF on Saturday for coverage of the first night game of the season in The Swamp starting at 3 pm.