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Chomping at Bits: Both Florida and Tennessee dealing with injuries ahead of match-up

The Gators and Volunteers will both be without some players on Saturday.

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Florida and Tennessee both dealing with injuries ahead of this weekend’s game: The Gators will be without starting QB Luke Del Rio and guard Tyler Jordan, and have called Antonio Callaway "questionable." The Volunteers will be missing starting CB Cam Sutton, linebacker Darrin Kirkland, Jr., and back-up linebacker Quart’e Sapp. Linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin missed most of the Vols’ last game but is expected to return against Florida. (USA Today; Patrick Brown, Chattanooga Times Free Press; Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country)

Antonio Callaway "questionable" for Tennessee: Jim McElwain expressed uncertainty regarding whether Callaway would be ready to play on Saturday, noting that he is "hurting pretty good." (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel; Zach Abolverdi, SEC Country; Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

Back-up quarterback undecided: One of Florida’s true freshmen QBs, Feleipe Franks or Kyle Trask, will serve as Appleby’s back-up on Saturday. (Ryan Young, SEC Country)

Jim McElwain and Gators discuss Austin Appleby, Tennessee game: McElwain notes that they will work on highlighting some of the things that Appleby does differently. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun)

Players feel McElwain has their back: Florida players say that McElwain’s reaction to the hit on Luke Del Rio was indicative of his loyalty to them and how he cares for them. (Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald; Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

Butch Jones calls Florida defense "probably the best" Tennessee will have faced in his time there: He noted that he had never heard of a defense holding a team to 53 total yards of offense before. (Jesse Simonton, SEC Country)

Florida men’s basketball to play Eckerd in exhibition game: The game will be played in Jacksonville at the Veterans Memorial Arena on October 26th. (Denver Parler, Florida Gators)

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