GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida could have two of its starting lineman back for the LSU game.
On the SEC coaches teleconference Wednesday, UF coach Jim McElwain said center/guard Tyler Jordan (ankle) returned to practice Tuesday. Following Wednesday’s night practice, McElwain also revealed that left tackle David Sharpe (ankle) was back in action.
Both Jordan and Sharpe were injured last Saturday against South Carolina.
“Sharpe took some reps today, which is good to see. Had a pretty good look in his eye, so we’ll see there,” McElwain said. “Tyler Jordan, he bounced around a little bit yesterday, got a little bit more today. I think he definitely can play a backup role for us, which is good.”
The Gators are still trying to determine what their startling offensive line would be if Jordan and/or Sharpe can play Saturday.
“Well you know we’ll see,” McElwain said. “T.J. (McCoy) did a good job (at center) in the game. Kavaris Harkless did a great job (at left guard). We love the way (Martez Ivey) played out there (at left tackle). And more than anything, what I liked is I liked the energy in which they played the game. Those guys, I got total confidence in them.”
McElwain reiterated that defensive end CeCe Jefferson (foot) will play at LSU after missing the South Carolina game.
UF will be without six starters against the Tigers: linebackers Alex Anzalone (broken arm) Jarrad Davis (ankle), defensive end Bryan Cox Jr. (ankle), quarterback Luke Del Rio (shoulder), center Cam Dillard (knee), safety Marcus Maye (broken arm).