Injuries force Will Muschamp to tinker with spring game format
With multiple injuries to his offensive line, and other positions also hampered by injury, Florida coach Will Muschamp said the spring game will have somewhat of a different format than a more traditional spring game. There just aren't enough players to divide up into two separate teams.
"We're going to probably have an offense that scores for the blue and an offense that scores for the orange,'' Muschamp said. "We need to have a good functional day within teaching our schemes. No. 1 we're too thin to divide up, but No. 2 I don't want to get a guy matched up in a bad mismatch issue and you can't get the ball off in some situations, and that certainly can happen, especially as thin as we are.''
Muschamp said the Gators are operating with about seven offensive lineman right now, but he isn't looking for any sympathy.
"We're working about seven, that's total bodies, too,'' he said. "That's all we got. Injuries are part of the game. There's nobody feeling sorry for the Florida gators right now, I can tell you that. It's what we've got. Injuries are part of it. You've got to have other guys step up. One man's misfortune is another man's opportunity. Somebody else has got to step up. You build depth on your football team through these times and through these situations. You find out a lot more about your football team in these situations, so it's something that happens. We don't have any excuses around here.''