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Gators to make personnel change at safety position



Florida safety Marcus Maye has been replaced on the depth chart as the starter by senior Jaylen Watkins.

Maye was the guy who bit on the play-action fake from Miami QB Stephen Morris that led to a 52-yard TD pass in the Gators' loss to the Hurricanes on Sept. 7.

Florida coach Will Muschamp said the change was facilitated to get better cover, particularly in this week's game against Tennessee.

“You just can’t give up big plays,” Muschamp said. “We can’t afford that to happen. You’ve gotta tackle better. Marcus knows that. Jaylen’s played well at safety for us. He will still play some corner, but he’s a guy that covers well. This will be mostly a sub game in nickel and dime personnel, so we need to be in some situations where we get our best cover people on the field.”

[Last modified: Monday, September 16, 2013 4:14pm]


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