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November 3, 2012; Gainesville FL, USA; Florida Gators defensive lineman Sharrif Floyd (73) tackles Missouri Tigers running back Kendial Lawrence (4) during the second quarter at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Florida Gators News and Notes: 11/5

At his Monday Morning press conference Muschamp said the players of the game against Missouri were Josh Evans and Sharrif Floyd on defense and Hunter Joyer and Frankie Hammond on offense.

Concerning Joyer, Muschamp said he’s had an outstanding season and gave him credit for most of the big runs from scrimmage adding

“he’s played consistently well.”

He also singled out Sharrif Floyd stating that he’s having a great season playing at his more natural position inside.

He also singled out Josh Evans for his improvement at safety as a tackler citing his hard work and effort and how that has paid off for him.  Muschamp mentioned he hasn’t really missed any tackles playing at the deep safety position.

Concerning the freshman class, Muschamp mentioned how “pleased” he is with it and he pointed out that Brian Poole is playing great, he’s just behind some fantastic players at the corner position .  He also brought up Latroy Pittman, Matt Jones, and D.J. Humphries as players who will be very good.

Muschamp did announce that Jafar Mann, a DT  they switched to the O line earlier in the year, has decided to transfer out of the program.  Sounds like the lack of playing time and the switch affected his desire to stay.

Asked about Jacoby Brissett, Muschamp replied Jacoby has handled things as well as you could expect and of his future he added,

“He’s a Gator”

Sharrif Floyd was named SEC Co-Defensive Lineman of the Week for his performance against Missouri.  In the game, Floyd had a team high three tackles for loss, five total tackles, and one quarterback pressure from his interior position.

Caleb Sturgis was name a semi-finalist for the Lou Groza Award given annually to the nation’s top place kicker.

The Gators moved up to number seven in the AP Poll and up to 6th in the BCS one spot behind the Georgia Bulldogs and just ahead of conference foes LSU and South Carolina.




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