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Florida's Hargreaves out with shoulder injury

GAINESVILLE — Florida DB Vernon Hargreaves is the latest to join an injury list of Gators from the Tampa Bay area.

Hargreaves sprained his shoulder Wednesday and is expected to miss five to seven more days of practice. The Wharton High graduate joins OL Jon Halapio (St. Petersburg Catholic, pectoral strain), TB Hunter Joyer (Tampa Catholic/Wesley Chapel, hamstring) and RB Matt Jones (Armwood, viral infection) on the Gators' disabled list. Coach Will Muschamp said Hargreaves "will be fine", but the freshman was not at practice Thursday.

"We don't have the medical set-up over there (at the lacrosse field) like we do at our place," Muschamp said. "A lot of times if it's better for them to get treatment I'll leave them back and have treatment rather than bring them over there. That's why some guys were there and some guys weren't."

The injury comes at a critical time. After Friday's full scrimmage and today's open practice, starters will earn more reps. UF opens the season Aug. 31 against Toledo.

Today's open practice is 9-11 a.m at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium., and Fan Day is 3-6 p.m. at the O'Connell Center.

Antonya English, Times staff writer

FSU: Back to work

TALLAHASSEE — After Wednesday's scrimmage and Thursday's day off, Florida State got back to work with a two-hour practice.

"Now, it's time to become detail oriented," coach Jimbo Fisher said. "I think our execution needs to go up. We need to go back and review everything we do and every detail and be able to control both lines of scrimmage, be able to throw the football and control blitzes."

Also, junior OT Cameron Erving sat out much of practice, but Fisher said he expected the returning left side starter to be back by Monday.

Times wires

UCF: New WR in town

ORLANDO — WR Jackie Williams took part in practice at UCF, his first since transferring from UAB. He wore No. 80 and worked mostly early, in individual drills.

"I didn't get too much action in, but I think it went good," Williams said. "It just felt so good to get back onto the gridiron."

Williams, dismissed by the Blazers last week, will sit out this season but is eligible in 2014.

"He's a great kid," coach George O'Leary said. "He's had a terrific three years, I've seen him every year and he's a punt returner, kick returner."

Orlando Sentinel

UM: No stopping DE

CORAL GABLES — Red means stop. That's especially true when quarterbacks and injured players wear that color as a noncontact jersey.

But in one recent Miami practice, freshman DE Al-Quadin Muhammad ran the stop sign and brought starting QB Stephen Morris to the ground.

"It was nothing big," Morris said. "I was stepping up in the pocket, trying to escape and he just caught me on my jersey and kinda pulled me down."

Sun Sentinel

B-CU: Preseason honor

DAYTONA BEACH — Spoto High graduate Nick Addison and Bethune-Cookman teammates Jarkevis Fields and LeBrandon Richardson were named to the USA College Football Division I-AA preseason All-America team. All three Wildcats were selected to the second team on defense.

Addison, a 6-2, 180-pound junior defensive back, was a first-team All-MEAC pick in 2012.

Times wires

Florida's Hargreaves out with shoulder injury 08/16/13 [Last modified: Friday, August 16, 2013 11:23pm]
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