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Chomping At Bits: John Brantley Expected To Play, Connor Shaw's Status Uncertain

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Everyone is healthy; well, everyone expected to be so: John Brantley is expected to play against South Carolina, while Chris Rainey, Chaz Green, Jelani Jenkins, Lerentee McCray and Dan Wenger should all be rejoining practice this week - if they haven't already done so at this point. Remaining out, as always, is Jeremy Brown. Tommy Jordan has not played in 2011, but shoulder surgery on Monday means he definitely won't. (Rachel George, Swamp Things/Orlando Sentinel)

Connor Shaw, on the other hand, isn't healthy and might not play: The Gamecocks' quarterback suffered a concussion in the loss to Arkansas that could see him on the sidelines against the Gators. If that's the case - and we won't know until later in the week - Dylan Thompson would start for South Carolina. (Rudy Jones, GreenvilleOnline)

More on the pistol: Because sometimes enough isn't enough and we want more. (Scott Carter, GatorZone)

South Carolina doesn't have to beat Florida to keep their SEC East title hopes alive, but it would help: The Gamecocks can lose to the Gators and still be in the race, but in that case, winning the division would require two Georgia losses. Beat Florida and South Carolina stays in the hunt a little longer. Let's hope the Gators don't make it easy for the Gamecocks. (Mark Weiszer, Online Athens)

Houston Nutt's SEC run coming to an end: Nutt has been a head coach in the conference since 1998, but unless another school hires him before the 2012 season, that run has come to an end. Ole Miss will allow him to coach out the 2011 season, but that's it for Nutt, who was fired Sunday. (Year2, Team Speed Kills)

Can Missouri compete in the SEC East? What about Texas A&M in the West?: Questions are answered as Bill C. looks back over the last few seasons and inserts the Tigers and Aggies into their new divisions. (Bill Connelly, SB Nation)

The other football: The Florida women's soccer team hosts Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday in the NCAA First Round. (GatorZone)

After the jump, the video of the day honors (okay, so that's not the word for it) Houston Nutt with the majesty of Percy Harvin.

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