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LSU's Les Miles impressed with Major Wright

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GAINESVILLE -- Three South Florida natives had outstanding games during Florida's 20-17 loss to Auburn. Too bad for Florida fans only two of those players were Gators.

Estopinan Florida defensive lineman Javier Estopinan (South Miami) had his best game on Saturday since returning from knee surgery. Florida coach Urban Meyer said on Monday that Estopinan "graded out a champion" against the Tigers. Estopinan is returning to his old form after tearing his ACL last season. He was a starter before the early season injury.

Florida freshman Major Wright (Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas) also graded out a champion, according to Meyer. Wright had several impresses tackles against Auburn including one hit that forced Tigers running Ben Tate to fumble after a long gain. During his MondaWrighty press conference, LSU coach Les Miles said that he was particular impressed with Wright. (Miles didn't know Wright's name, he only referred to him as "the freshman, No. 21.")

The third South Florida native that shined on Saturday was Auburn kicker Wes Byrum (St. Thomas Aquinas).



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