Chomping at Bits: Gators getting healthy for 'dirty' Arkansas

Stacy Revere

Arkansas week is officially here and the Gators are getting some key players back on the field.

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Muschamp expects Gators to be healthy against Arkansas: Aside from both back up tight ends, the Gators should be good to go on Saturday. Colin Thompson and Kent Taylor are both out with foot and ankle injuries respectively, but Valdez Showers and Marcus Roberson should be ready to go. (Jesse Simonton, The Miami Herald)

Gators playing keep away: The Gators are running the ball nearly 70-percent of the time this year as they plan to wear down opponents in the 4th quarter. (Associated Press, The Florida Times-Union)

Gators 2nd in country in defense: This is probably the best defense we've seen from the Gators in a very long time. It's such a shame that at this point a five-turnover performance is ruining everything. (Hays Carlyon, The Florida Times-Union)

Damien Jacobs calls Arkansas center dirty: Jacobs is concerned about the fact that Travis Swanson, who is a first-team All-SEC performer, has been known to do a few things after the play is over. Keep your cool guys. (Jason Lieser, Gator Bytes/The Palm Beach Post)

Austin Hardin turning things around: In order for Muschamp to trust him, he's going to have to give him a chance. I like Hardin and think he's going to be a good kicker. Remember folks: You should never blame a kicker for any miss longer than 50 (maybe even 45) yards. (Scott Carter, Carter's Corner/GatorZone)

College football attendance is down: We all know that it's been trending down for quite some time, but just so y'all are aware the Wall Street Journal has officially stated that the reason is HD Television. However, the folks on this blog think it's because the games have a more national focus. Interesting. (Kevin Duffey, Saturday Down South)

Gators volleyball doing their thing: They're ranked third in the country and are looking very, very good. (Jim Harvin, The Gainesville Sun)

Government shut .... slimdown: And now the service academies can't play football.

America's Cup: I know this is a late response, but I just haven't had a chance to touch on it yet. That was absolutely incredible. I know that Oracle USA is based out in California, but I think it would be cool if they were to host the next America's Cup somewhere on the East Coast. Rhode Island has an incredible history and I think it should return there, if given the choice.

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