Injuries will force changes in Gators' lineup for Florida State game
Some key injuries at defensive end have Florida coaches making adjustments to the lineup as part of their preparations for this Saturday's game at FSU, and Tampa native Torrey Davis will be in the mix for a change.
Freshman DT Matt Patchan is out with a sprained knee, and tackle Lawrence Marsh remains questionable, also with a sprained knee, but according to coach Urban Meyer not as severe as Patchan's. So Davis, a sophomore who has been in and out of Meyer's doghouse all season, has been moved from tackle to nose and is expected to play this week behind junior Brandon Antwine.
Antwine has been moved up to the starting position, despite his health woes. Meyer said Antwine won't practice today or Wednesday due to his chronic back issues, but will be ready to play on Saturday.
Terron Sanders will start at tackle and redshirt freshman Jaye Howard will take over Patchan's No. 2 position.
"We'll find a way to put a good defensive line on the field, we have to,'' defensive line coach Dan McCarney. "That's why you build depth, because you're going to get guys nicked up. It's part of the game. This isn't tennis, it's football. Unfortunately, injuries are part of it."