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August 31, 2013

Saturday Selections: Florida-Toledo thread

Ladies and Gentlemen, it's gameday. 



I'm late on this week’s 6-pack of picks (sad, cause it’s only Week 1) but here they are:

* Toledo (+23.5) at Florida

* Alabama (-20) vs. Virginia Tech (ATL) 

* Georgia (-1.5) at Clemson

* LSU (-4.5) vs. TCU (JERRY WORLD)

* Oklahoma State (-12) vs. Mississippi State

* Florida State (-10) at Pittsburgh 

Gators kickoff in just under 30 minutes. I think they’ll win ugly (when don’t they lately) but with so many injuries and suspensions is should be a close game. ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit picked a Toledo upset. 


- Defensive tackle Jay-nard Bostwick is not suspended for today’s opener and will play, according to a UAA spokesperson.

- Tailback Matt Jones (illness) warmed up in full pads (as anticipated) but will not play. The sophomore appears certain to play at Miami next weekend.

- Gator Bowl representatives are in attendance. They must love free tickets.

- Suspended linebacker Antonio Morrison, cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy and defensive tackle Darious Cummings were spotted wearing street clothes on the sidelines.

Enjoy the weekend, everybody. 

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REPORTS: Five additional Gators suspended vs. Toledo

Florida will purportedly be without star cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy and four reserves against the Toledo Rockets today (12:21 p.m., SEC Network). 

Citing unnamed sources, Gatorcountry.com first reported the suspensions of Pufifoy, junior-college transfer defensive tackle Darious Cummings, redshirt freshman offensive lineman Quinteze Williams, sophomore wideout Latroy Pittman and freshman defensive tackle Jay-nard Bostwick for unspecified rules violations. The Gainesville Sun later reported the suspensions. 

Linebacker Antonio Morrison is also suspended for the opener after multiple arrests this offseason

UF has not confirmed the latest suspensions or returned messages seeking comment.


Florida confirmed the suspensions of Purifoy, Pittman, Cummings and Williams. No word on Bostwick. 

During Wednesday's SEC teleconference, coach Will Muschamp said no player other than Morrison would miss the opener due to a suspension.  

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