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UF lineup will have new look for Auburn

University of Florida coach Steve Spurrier said Tuesday there will be several changes in the Gators' starting lineup Saturday against Auburn.

Junior wide receiver Harrison Houston, who missed the second half of Saturday's victory over LSU because of an ankle injury, will start, but Spurrier did not say whom Houston would replace. The status of receiver Willie Jackson, who has dropped several passes this season, had not been determined, said Spurrier.

Senior Del Speer will return to the starting lineup at cornerback in place of Lawrence Hatch. Hatch has been slowed by a sore back and missed most of Tuesday's practice.

Defensive linemen Mark Campbell (shoulder injury) and Ellis Johnson (neck) are doubtful for Saturday's game against Auburn. Spurrier said Johnson, who has worn a neck brace since Saturday, may be out for up to two weeks.

Spurrier also said it is doubtful senior defensive end Harvey Thomas will play this season. Thomas broke the femur bone in his right leg last December.

Linebacker Monty Grow also missed practice with a strained groin but is probable for the Auburn game. Defensive coordinator Ron Zook said Grow, a Citrus High graduate, likely would return to practice today.

Starting center Gantt Crouch has a hip flexor but is probable for Saturday's game.


FSU: Coach Bobby Bowden said he may sacrifice freshman Wayne Messam's redshirt status to fill the hole left by the injury to junior wide receiver Matt Frier. Frier has a separated shoulder and will not play against Georgia Tech.

South Carolina: A day after threatening what one player said was mutiny, South Carolina's winless team returned to practice after an ultimatum by coach Sparky Woods. Every player _ except for a few excused absences _ showed up for morning meetings with position coaches, Woods said. No players quit or were kicked off the team, Woods said.

_ Times correspondent Jim Vertuno and the Associated Press contributed to this report.