After struggling on the offensive side of the ball for the vast majority of the 2010 season, and in the midst of just the second two-game losing streak of the Urban Meyer era, Florida could use a positive shot in the arm heading into this weekend’s game with Mississippi State.
As you can tell by the headline, that’s exactly what they’ve gotten.
Running back Jeff Demps sat out last Saturday’s loss to LSU and was very limited in the previous two games — a loss to Alabama, win over Kentucky — thanks to a sprained foot. Today, Meyer gave two thumbs up to the progress Demps has made in recovering from the injury from just a week ago.
“Good news on Demps,” UF coach Urban Meyer said Wednesday. “He’s feeling a lot better than he did last week.
“Obviously, we need his big-play shot. I put him as probable for Saturday (against Mississippi State). He’s going to do some practice (Wednesday) and then, he’s telling me, he’s going to practice (Thursday).”
The positive injury news wasn’t limited to Demps, either. Starting quarterback John Brantley has been hampered by sore ribs and a sprained thumb — injuries that limited him during practice last week — but Meyer said the junior “feels good, much better than a week ago, and he’s practicing at full speed.”