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Florida Gators freshman offensive lineman could start against Georgia

GAINESVILLE -- Florida coach Urban Meyer said on Tuesday that there is a possibility freshman offensive tackle Xavier Nixon could receive significant playing time on Saturday against Georgia.

Offensive lineman James Wilson has apparently been singled out as the weakest link and Florida's coaches would also like to move Carl Johnson back inside, where he is more comfortable. Florida quarterback Tim Tebow has been sacked 16 times this season. Another offensive line possibility, according to Steve Addazio, is moving Maurkice Pouncey to guard and starting Sam Robey at center, which would leave Carl Johnson on the outside.

On the defensive line, coach Dan McCarney said that both Lawrence Marsh (ankle) and Jaye Howard (knee) practiced on Tuesday and could play against Georgia. Brandon Antwine (shoulder) and Justin Trattou (shoulder) are doubtful. Running back Jeff Demps (neck) sat out practice on Tuesday.

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