Florida Gators Bait & Bits: Gurley Still Out, Players Standing With Muschamp

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Still No Nod for Todd: Georgia running back Todd Gurley’s signature and the subsequent investigation by the university has resulted in him being suspended for the past two games. And though Gurley has “admitted mistakes” and applied for reinstatement, that decision still hasn’t come down from the NCAA, and there’s no indication that it will act before the game on Saturday. But Gurley is practicing and yesterday Gator coach Will Muschamp said he expects to see the big Bulldog runner on the field. (Fox Sports)

Bits

 RIP Mo Collins: Former Gator linesman Mo Collins died Sunday at the age of 38. Collins, who played on the 1996 Gator national championship team, was serving in his first year as head coach of the West Charlotte (N.C.) High football team, where he played in high school.  Collins had been receiving dialysis treatments for kidney failure when he died. (Fort Myers News-Press)

Two Recruits Bail: Recruiting appears to be suffering in the wake of poor play and questions around the coaching staff. Last week, two linebacker recruits de-committed to Florida. One 4-star recruit from Georgia, Adonis Thomas, de-committed on Twitter after attending the Gators 42-13 homecoming route at the hands of Missouri. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

But One Stays Committed: However, offensive line commit Tyler Jordan, from Jacksonville, is not discouraged and remains intent on coming to Florida, while maintaining optimism about the state of the program. (Andrew Spivey, Gator Country)

Gator Players Supporting Muschamp: After hearing the boos of fans during the blowout Missouri loss, Gator seniors Michael Taylor and Max Garcia offered support for embattled head coach Will Muschamp. (GatorZone)

Soccer Star Picks Up More Hardware: Gator soccer star Savannah Jordan scored three goals during two wins last week and for it, she was named SEC Offensive Player of the Week. This is the third time she’s won the award this year. (GatorZone)

Freshman Volleyball Star Stands Out: Freshman volleyball middle blocker Rhamat Alhassan earned SEC Freshman of the Week after the Gators swept Missouri and Mississippi State over the weekend to remain undefeated in the SEC. (GatorZone)

Fans Ready for Basketball Season at RowdyFest:  Student fans of both the men’s and women’s basketball program can get fired up for the upcoming season at the RowdyFest, on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 4 pm. The event is free and will be hosted at the UF Women’s Club & Basketball Practice facility. (GatorZone)