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Lack of depth on offensive line a major concern for Gators Will Muschamp



After 15 consecutive days of practice, Florida will participate in its final open practice of the season on Saturday morning, beginning at 9 a.m.

With 14 days remaining before the season-opener against Idaho, Florida coach Will Muschamp said his biggest concerns are lack of depth on the lines of scrimmage.

"Depth on both lines of scrimmage, especially on the offensive line," Muschamp said. "Again, I feel really comfortable probably with seven guys right now. We need to have eight or nine. That's a critical issue."

The Gators still have not named a backup QB to juniior starter Jeff Driskel, something OC Kurt Roper said he would like to make a decision sometime next week.

"Backup quarterback is a concern there," Muschamp said. "I feel very good about receiver and running back. I feel Joey Ivie and some of the younger defensive lineman have made some moves. Jay-nard (Bostwick) has been better. I mean, those guys have made some strides. I feel very comfortable at linebacker. Again, I like our athleticism on the back end. Our communication from the safety position has not been very good and that needs to improve.”

[Last modified: Friday, August 15, 2014 4:19pm]


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