GAINESVILLE -- Florida coach Urban Meyer told reporters today that sophomore cornerback Markihe Anderson sprained his knee on Saturday and will likely miss the Gators' season opener against Western Kentucky. If Anderson is unable to go on Saturday, then sophomore reserve Wondy Pierre-Louis will make the first start of his career. Congrats to Wondy, who shined as a special teams contributor as a freshman and now gets his big chance to impress coaches in the secondary.
Don't expect Pierre-Louis (pictured, nice hair!) to remain a starter for long, though. Anderson is the Gators' most experienced cover man and, if he's not available against Western Kentucky, should be ready to go against Troy, a team with a talented senior quarterback.
Before being elevated as a starter, Pierre-Louis was expected to be a significant contributor on special teams against Western Kentucky. Meyer said on Monday that Pierre-Louis will be relieved of his duties as a gunner on kickoffs in an effort to keep his legs fresh.