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Kelvin Taylor set to start for Florida vs. Georgia

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Something has to change for a languishing Florida offense, and perhaps this is one part of those efforts: The Gators will start freshman Kelvin Taylor on Saturday against Georgia.

Taylor, the son of longtime NFL back Fred Taylor, has only appeared in four games this season for the 4-3 Gators. On 28 carries, Taylor’s gained 172 yards with a touchdown.

He’s come on strong in Florida’s last two games — both losses — gaining 126 yards on 22 carries. Muschamp admitted Taylor wasn’t used enough in those defeats.

Muschamp, too, defended his coaching staff last week, specifically offensive coordinator Brent Pease (via the Miami Herald):

“This is the same staff that came a game away from playing for [the] national championship, OK?” Muschamp said. “Obviously, we’re not where we want to be right now, and nobody knows that more than our staff.

“So we need to go back and reevaluate what we’re doing and continue to improve our football team over the next five weeks.”

Something has to give this weekend in Jacksonville, with Florida’s weak offense facing Georgia’s weak defense.
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4 Responses to “Kelvin Taylor set to start for Florida vs. Georgia”
  1. floridacock says: Oct 28, 2013 4:25 PM

    Will he play Quarterback?

  2. drummerhoff says: Oct 28, 2013 5:04 PM

    Please refresh my memory: when did Florida come ” a game away from playing for [the] national championship”?

    What world does Will Muschamp live in and does anyone outside of Gainesville live there?

  3. jaydm84 says: Oct 28, 2013 5:27 PM

    Drummerhoff, you should maybe fact check or just think before you type. The Gators were 11-1 prior to the sugar bowl, had they beaten UGA last year they would have played Bama to see who went to the NC. Don’t be a troll.

  4. noaxetogrind says: Oct 28, 2013 9:53 PM

    drummerhoff, perhaps you should get out a little more. Going into the bowls the Gators had the 3rd highest BCS ranking primarily because of the strength of schedule last year. They were the only team in the country to play 4 top 10 teams and beat three of them. All that being said, they were a jekyl and hyde team, smashing FSU and South Carolina and then needing a blocked punt on the last play of the game to beat a directional school. Clearly they won because of their defense and it is hard to defend their offensive output for the last 3 years with the athletes they have. Their only loss was to Georgia by less than a TD and that was with 5 turnovers by their offense.

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