The Florida Gators dominated the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday and they did it mostly on the ground. They may have to resort to other other methods this weekend as they take on the Vanderbilt Commodores this weekend.
According to SEC Country, the Gators may be without two starting offensive linemen this week. In his weekly press conference, head coach Jim McElwain said that David Sharpe and Martez Ivey are both dealing with injuries and likely won’t play this weekend.
“Probably the biggest issues we’re going have is on the offensive line,” McElwain said. “David Sharpe did something to his foot. He’s in a boot. It’s a big boot. He’s a big guy, it’s a big boot. So he probably won’t go. Martez Ivey, his knee actually swelled up from that thing that he had earlier.”
McElwain said that the should be fine with a few players who have seen time already this year stepping up.
“What that means is Fred Johnson is going to have to play,” McElwain said. “He played in the last ball game and played pretty darn good. Obviously, Mason (Halter) will move over to left if needed and having (Travaris) Dorsey back is really going to help us on the inside. So we’ve got some things we need to adjust up front. That’s all part of the game.”
The Gators can win the SEC East if they defeat Vanderbilt on Saturday. With a loss, the Gators allow the Commodores to inch closer to possibly winning the division, despite them being 3-5 overall.
The game kicks off on Saturday at noon and will air on the SEC Network.
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