Off week coming at perfect time for UF
Florida coach Urban Meyer said this week's bye is an ideal situation for the Gators, who are coming off a win over MIami and preparing to enter into SEC competition against Tennessee next weekend.
The Gators will practice four days this week, then take Friday, Saturday and Sunday off. A group of young players practiced about 45 minutes longer than the veterans on Monday, getting extra reps and attention.
"It's huge for us,'' QB Tim Tebow said. "It gives us time to get guys healthy and ready to go. And it gives the younger guys, who are two or three on the depth chart, it gives them an opportunity to really work and scrimmage like they are doing right now. And really try to get more game-reps and get game-ready. And it gives the other guys an opportunity to really work on what they need to work on, yet rest their bodies and recuperate from all summer, two-a-days and the first two games because we've got to get ready for the SEC grind.''