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Gators spending off week intensely searching for ways to improve



Florida coach Will Muschamp said he and his staff are spending an extensive amount of time this week evaluating every aspect of the Gators in an effort to improve during this bye week.

Florida is currently 4-3 and on a two-game losing streak.

The offense has gained just 391 yards in the past two games and scored one offensive touchdown.

Florida is last in the SEC in total offense (336.9), last in yards per rush (3.7), and 12th in rushing offense.

The defense gave up 500 yards to Missouri this past Saturday, and gave up 200 yards in the first half of both the LSU and Missouri games.

Muschamp said the Gators have several basic goals for the next 10 days leading up to the Nov. 2 showdown with rival Georgia.

"I think getting the guys back that haven't had season-ending injuries," Muschamp said. "Obviously, you know, a little more time for those guys and for Tyler (Murphy) to heal up a little bit with his shoulder. Then just work on Florida. Work on technique, fundamentals, simplify what we're doing. Find out what we do well and get our guys faster and playing with more confidence. That, to me, right now is our message and I was very pleased with yesterday's practice. Our players responded very well."

More from Muschamp from today's press conference:

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 3:37pm]


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