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Muschamp changes practice around to avoid injuries

Posted on 05 August 2014 by Allen


In 2013 the injury bug bit the Gators hard. Before the season even started senior WR Andre Debose tore his ACL and starting offensive lineman Chaz Green suffered from a torn labrum. Then in the first month of the season starting QB Jeff Driskel, and senior captain and defensive tackle Dominique Easley both went down for the season.

Florida head football coach Will Muschamp needs all his guys to stay healthy and is even shaking things up with camp to avoid more injuries.

“We’re changing a little bit practice time,” said Muschamp. “We’re going to go in the morning more than we have in the past. We usually incorporated a midday practice off a two-a-day. I think we only have three or four. The midday practice was hard from the standpoint of the heat and also weather. Sometimes you get lightening. We’re going to practice every morning.”

“When we do have opportunities, per the rules, to have a two-a-day practice, go later at night and a little lighter than we had been doing before so it won’t be as taxing for the players.”

“My biggest concern is being able to have guys hydrated here in this heat, and sometimes I think going in the morning and eliminating the midday practice will help us. It won’t be as taxing.”

If Florida can avoid the injuries like last year and Jeff Driskel is back to normal the Gators could be in the mix to win the East and play in Atlanta. But if things go south Muschamp could be in a lot of trouble.

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