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Notebook: Gators on the mend

It's been a rather slow week in Gainesville. Florida's bye week coupled with a media lockout has meant a dearth of content on the blog. We'll be back to a normal schedule starting Monday.  

Meanwhile, ICYMI: A couple of notes on Quinton Dunbar and Loucheiz Purifoy

And here's yesterday's injury update...

GAINESVILLE -- The No. 18 Gators didn’t just lose to No. 15 Miami last weekend. They limped home.

The Gators are the in the middle of their earliest bye week since 2008, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Coach Will Muschamp, on the SEC teleconference Wednesday, updated the status of several injured players, including a number of starters.

Quarterback Jeff Driskel (sprained knee), right tackle Tyler Moore (ankle), left tackle D.J. Humphries (knee), cornerback Marcus Roberson (sprained knee), defensive end Dante Fowler Jr. (hip contusion) and safety Marcus Maye (shoulder) were all hurt in the loss to the Hurricanes, but Muschamp expects everyone “to be fine” and play against Tennessee next weekend (Sept. 21).

Muschamp also said right guard Jon Halapio (torn pectoral) has been officially cleared for contact, but freshman cornerback Nick Washington is done for the season after injuring his shoulder in practice Monday.

A MISTAKE

After rewatching the tape, Muschamp said senior wideout Trey Burton ran the wrong route on Driskel’s second red zone interception. Burton admitted as much Saturday after the loss.

“When your anticipating a route breaking a certain way and it doesn't that way, it's hard on the quarterback,” Muschamp said.  

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