The 4-3 Gator football team gets a bye this week before going to Jacksonville to play the Georgia Bulldogs in two weeks. Georgia also has a bye this week after defeating Vanderbilt Saturday to win its fifth straight game.
Florida needs overall work on both sides of the ball after dropping three straight games. However, the Gators also hope to get healthy with a long list of injured players to be healed up.
Florida hopes to have injured starting quarterback John Brantley back for the Georgia game but that might be optimistic to accomplish. Running back Jeff Demps and defensive end Ronald Powell didn’t play last week because of injuries and several more Gators were hurt against Auburn.
Wide receiver Andre Debose (knee) guard Dan Wegner (leg) and kicker Caleb Sturgis (leg) were also reportedly injured during the Auburn game. Defensive lineman Dominique Easley was also hurt during the game but he went back in after getting treatment.
Along with the injuries, Florida will also have to keep the taste in its mouth for a while after a tough loss to Auburn in a game in which the defense played well but where the offense and special teams play suffered. The Gators couldn’t even amass 200 yards of total offense and muffed punts hurt them big time against the Tigers as well.