Chomping at Bits: Matt Jones returning to form while calls to open up offense continue

Mike Ehrmann

Matt Jones says he's healthy and ready to put the Gators on his back. The timing of this couldn't be more perfect for the Gators who need him desperately.

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Matt Jones looks to return to form: Allow me to make a prediction: 18 carries for 47 yards and a fumble from the Gators' starting running back isn't going to be enough to beat the Volunteers. (Robbie Andreu, The Gainesville Sun)

He's also ready to carry team on his back: Which would make my comments in the first link moot. He's got to at least double the yardage and not create a turnover. (Edgar Thompson, Swamp Things/Orlando Sentinel)

Calls to open up offense continue: I don't care how good the defense is because the Gators aren't going to win a lot of football games only scoring 21-24 points. I just don't think that's going to be enough to beat Florida State, Georgia, LSU and South Carolina. (Hays Carlyon, Jacksonville Times-Union)

Why Florida can't go up-tempo: Bascially, the Gators aren't built like that. (Richard Johnson, Gator Country)

Jeff Driskel is fully recovered from sprained knee: He doesn't think that his injury hurt him in the Miami game and I like that. No excuses. Also on the injury front, Jon Halapio is back from a torn pectoral. (Jesse Simonton, The Miami Herald)

Confidence in Driskel iffy: I'm not sure if "iffy" is the correct word, but we'll see. While the Gators' coaches and players have all publicly had Driskel's back, they are going to begin limiting the offense in the redzone (read: less responsibility during important moments in games). That's ummm, what? (Adam Silverstein, Only Gators)

Tennessee's offensive line best Gators will face: I'm not sure about this but the Vols historically have been one of the best line schools in the country. (Phillip Heilman, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Vols' defensive linemen find opportunities: Mo Couch is out because of that Yahoo! report about extra benefits, but they're also taking into account the Florida heat. (Patrick Brown, Chattanooga Times-Free Press)

The Glades: With all the crap on television now, The Glades gets cancelled? Are you kidding me!

2013 America's Cup: This is becoming disastrous.

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