"He was just pistol whipping the whole time," Joiner said. "It was a frag fest. But what did you expect? I mean, this is the same guy who once scored over two mill[ion] on Dance Dance Revolution."
ANYONE LEFT TO CATCH A PASS
GAINESVILLE -- Three of Florida's top four receivers are either injured or hurting or on the mend. Percy Harvin (hip pointer) did not practice on Tuesday for the second straight day. Andre Caldwell (knee) is not expected to play against Auburn, according to Meyer. All-I-do-is-catch-touchdown-passes Riley Cooper (ankle) is expected to play, but then again he was expected to play against Ole Miss, too.
Caldwell and Cooper missed the Ole Miss game and the lack of receiving options hurt the Gators. Harvin was left to pick up the slack (12 catches, 121 yards) and he apparently overexerted himself. Meyer is concerned about Harvin (pictured) missing practice this week but gave no indication that reduced practice time will equate to limited field time come Saturday night.
Florida cornerback Markihe Anderson (knee) will miss at least another week. Offensive lineman Maurice Pouncey (ankle) is expected to be available for the game. Kicker Joey Ijjas (pulled groin muscle) hasn't attempted a kick this week and will not, by order of Florida's athletic trainers, until Thursday. Defensive lineman Brandon Antwine (hyper-extended elbow) is expected to rejoin the rotation this Saturday. He practiced on Tuesday.
KEEPING AN EYE ON THE ENDS
Freshmen defensive ends Justin Trattou and Duke Lemmens were the last two players to walk off the field today. Trattou said he and Lemmens were putting in extra time to improve their pass rush. Florida needs the help, the Gators have seven sacks this season but only two quarterback hurries. Expect to see Trattou and Lemmens in the game on Saturday when Florida faces third-and-long situations.
Florida wants more pass rush out of their defensive line but there aren't many viable options right now. Expect more blitz packages against Auburn, testing the Tigers' young offensive line. Brandon Spikes, please allow me to introduce you to Brandon Cox. Y'all play nice, ya' hear.
AN UPSET TREND?
Florida holds a three-game winnig streak against Auburn in The Swamp and has won five of the last six. While the Gators' have dominated the Tigers at home, Auburn has beaten Florida four of the last five games when Florida is ranked in the top four of the Associated Press poll. Adding to the upset red-flag factor, the last time an unranked Auburn team played a ranked Florida team (2001) the Tigers beat No. 1 Florida 23-20.
ALL POINTS BULLETIN
Looking for this guy. Anyone seen Jarred Fayson? He did not touch the ball against Ole Miss, which was surprising since Florida's offensive options were limited without Cooper and Caldwell. Should Florida give Fayson more touches or keep running Tebow 27 times a game?
"I'm just waiting to get the call," Fayson said.
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