The Florida football program is in turmoil
Following a blowout loss to the Georgia Bulldogs this weekend, the university decided to part ways with head coach Jim McElwain. As if that weren’t enough, the Gators got word that running back Malik Davis would be out for the rest of the season because of a knee injury.
Davis left the game early on Saturday because of an undisclosed injury, and didn’t return from he locker room.
After undergoing an MRI on Sunday, the team has announced that he’ll be unable to return this year.
#Gators RB Malik Davis expected to miss the rest of the season with knee injury, according to multiple sources
— Graham Hall (@GrahamHall_) October 29, 2017
You can’t blame all of the Florida Gators struggles this season to injuries, but there is no denying that they’ve been hit hard by injuries to key players. Davis is their leading rusher, and he joins a number of other players who were expected to be major contributors on the injured list.
The Gators next four games are very winnable though. They are on the road for the next three, and draw Missouri, South Carolina, and UAB. Florida returns home for the season finale against rival Florida State in a matchup that lacks the luster schedule makers originally had in mind.
If they are going to be bowl eligible, they’ll need to win at least three of these games. They’ll attempt to do so with an interim-head coach, and a patchwork offense.