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Florida practices for 90 minutes under lights

GAINESVILLE -- In an effort to shake the doldrums of Ole Miss 31, UF 30, the No.12 Florida Gators football team practiced from around 8:30 to 10 on Sunday night. Practicing on Sunday during the regular season is a rarity for the Gators, who normally rest the day after a game before grueling practices on Monday and Tuesday.

Because of NCAA rules limiting the number of hours teams can practice during the week, Florida must alter its practice schedule one day this week to adjust for practicing on Sunday. Expect the change to come early in the week. (Perhaps on Monday.) Florida (3-1, 1-1 in SEC) plays at Arkansas (2-2, 0-1 in SEC) on Saturday.

A few notes from practice...

--Safety Will Hill (hamstring), offensive lineman Maurice Hurt (neck) and receiver Omarius Hines (undisclosed injury) did not practice with the team and instead jogged and worked with trainers.

--Florida's first-team offense and defense went against scout teams. Ball security was a big theme. (Florida fumbled five times, losing three, against Ole Miss.)

--Could offensive linemen Corey Hobbs and Ronnie Wilson get a shot at left guard this week? You better believe it.

--Back-up free safety Justin Williams had an interception.





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