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Chomping at Bits: Florida LB Jarrad Davis expected to play in SEC Championship Game

Just how much Davis will be able to play is still undetermined.

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Jarrad Davis will try to play against Alabama: Jim McElwain said that Davis, who he called the "heart and soul" of the team, took some reps in practice yesterday and would give it a go against the Crimson Tide on Saturday. He noted that he was uncertain how much Davis would be able to play. (Ryan Young, SEC Country; Nick de la Torre, Gator Country; Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

Further Injury updates: Jim McElwain updated the status of several injured Gators during yesterday’s press availability.

  • Out: Jordan Sherit, Mark Herndon, Cameron Dillard, Alex Anzalone, Marcus Maye
  • Highly doubtful: Duke Dawson
  • "Probably out": Bryan Cox, Nick Washington
  • Questionable ("iffy"): C'yontai Lewis (ankle)
  • Will likely attempt to play: Martez Ivey, Jarrad Davis, Daniel McMillian, Ahmad Fulwood
  • Fell off of a scooter: Fred Johnson (no specific injury or playing status noted)

Jim McElwain says he has no interest in Oregon opening: He was, of course, asked about that rumor during his press availability yesterday. (Scott Carter, Florida Gators; Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun; Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel;

On Eddy Piñeiro and his recruitment: Piñeiro was originally committed to Alabama before flipping to Florida last December. (You may recall that "we got the damn kicker.") (Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald; Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country; Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

Gators’ offense needs to play perfect to beat Alabama: That seems obvious. I really may have linked this article because David Sharpe apparently has been lobbying for a "left tackle pass" play. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

Profile of Marcell Harris: Harris has taken on a larger role for the Gators with Marcus Maye out. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Florida men’s basketball sees room for improvement: Mike White’s Gators aren’t focused on their return to the AP poll. (Ryan Young, SEC Country; Matt Brannon, Independent Florida Alligator; Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)

Florida at North Florida preview: The Gators play tonight at 7:00 p.m. in Jacksonville. (Chris Harry, Florida Gators)

Gators need to do a better job on defensive boards: Mike White said he will continue to emphasize defensive rebounds. (Kevin Brockway, Gainesville Sun)

Football recruiting: Florida coaches made several visits to several recruits across the state. (Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

Steve Spurrier to receive 2016 Contributions to College Football Award: The award recognizes "an individual who has made exceptional contributions to the sport." (Florida Gators; Matt Jennings, SEC Country)

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