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Gators making necessary adjustments for playing in Mercedes-Benz Superdome



During its preparations the past few days, Florida has been preparing for the subtle changes they expect to encounter playing the Sugar Bowl in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

"Adjusting the lights,'' Florida coach Will Muschamp said is part of what the Gators have had to adjust to. "We've worked it all week, as far as seeing the punt catchers and kickoff and receivers working and catching the football. Because it's a little different with the lights in the stadium there. We've worked on that. And the kicking environment for Sturgis (Caleb, UF kicker) is good for us. We can probably be at the 38-yard-line and be in range for a 55 yard, 56 yarder, maybe 40."

Florida punter Kyle Christy said he thinks the dome will be a bonus for him as a punter.

"There's no wind, it's perfect conditions,'' Christy said. "You couldn't ask for anything better than that. It is fun. It's a cool atmosphere and the dome is really cool.''


[Last modified: Tuesday, January 1, 2013 3:15pm]


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