Monday, November 20, 2006
Gators to get four starters back vs. Florida State
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Fourth-ranked Florida expects to have four prominent playmakers back Saturday against rival Florida State.
Injured receiver Dallas Baker and linebackers Brandon Siler and
Earl Everett are scheduled to return to practice this week and play against the Seminoles.
Defensive end Jarvis Moss, suspended one game for an undisclosed violation of team rules, is expected to be reinstated and return to the starting lineup.
"He's on schedule to play if he does everything right," Gators coach Urban Meyer said Monday.
Baker sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee Saturday in Florida's 62-0 victory against Division I-AA Western Carolina. Siler (knee) and Everett (ankle) missed that game.
Siler hurt his knee in practice two weeks ago but convinced coaches he could play against South Carolina. He was ineffective and eventually benched in the fourth quarter. Everett was also injured against the Gamecocks.
Siler was wearing a knee brace Monday and said he was about 90 percent.
"Brandon Siler is good to go for practice Tuesday," Meyer said. "Earl Everett should practice Tuesday. Dallas Baker is better than they thought. They thought we would have him Thursday. Now it looks like we might have him Wednesday."