Saturday, October 1, 2011
Gators' Easley warming up with starters
By Chris Low
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida sophomore defensive tackle Dominique Easley is warming up with the Gators' starters.
There were reports this week that Easley was injured in practice and could be a question mark for the game. He had his left ankle heavily taped on the outside, but was out there with the starters during warm-ups.
Sophomore defensive end Sharrif Floyd was also out there with the starters. He, too, was reportedly banged up this week in practice.
One player who's back this week for the Gators and will be worth watching is tight end Jordan Reed, who missed the past two weeks. Offensive coordinator Charlie Weis really liked what he saw from Reed during the preseason, and don't be surprised if the Gators have a few new things in to get him the ball tonight.
On the Alabama side, with linebacker C.J. Mosley out, junior Nico Johnson will step into Mosley's role in coverage situations. Defensive coordinator Kirby Smart was also pleased with some of the pressure redshirt freshman Adrian Hubbard got on the quarterback last week against Arkansas, so Hubbard could also factor into the Crimson Tide's plans on passing downs.