The University of Florida football team will play its first road SEC game of the year Saturday against Kentucky. The Gators come off the home win against Tennessee while the Wildcats lost to in state rival Louisville.
Gator coach Will Muschamp said today that offensive lineman Tripp Thurman had shoulder surgery today and will miss the rest of the season. He also added that tight end Jordan Reed is questionable for the game after not playing because of injury last week. Defensive back Jeremy Brown will still be out a few weeks with an injured knee and Muschamp added that wide receiver Andre Debose should be fine after being taken off the field last week.
Muschamp said that Kentucky lost some major playmakers from its offense last year and that the group is still trying to find its identity. He mentioned quarterback Morgan Newton who is a dual threat quarterback who threw for 255 yards last week against Louisville.
However, a young Kentucky offensive line allowed six sacks and Louisville got a whopping 14 tackles for loss against the Wildcat offense.
On defense however Kentucky has been pretty good and its special teams have been solid as well.
In a related note, CBS is using a six day window to decide what games it will televise next week. It will broadcast one at 3:30pm and one at 8pm and they will choose between Alabama-Florida, Texas A&M-Arkansas and Auburn-South Carolina.