GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida could be without two starters on offense Saturday.
UF coach Jim McElwain said offensive guard Tyler Jordan is expected to miss a couple weeks with an eye issue, and star wide receiver Antonio Callaway (quad) is “highly questionable to doubtful.”
McElwain was encouraged after Callaway went through most of Tuesday’s practice, but he was slowed by the injury Wednesday and only played bits and pieces.
“He got three periods in and that was about it,” McElwain said. “It loosened up really good this morning when he was in for treatment. We got a lot out of that. Didn’t think we got a lot out of it this afternoon.”
Richerd Desir-Jones will make his first career start at right guard in place of Jordan.
“Obviously a bigger guy in there, a little more stout,” McElwain said. “But the thing Richerd does is he gives you a 110 percent at all times.
“He’s got great quickness, he gets on you quick. I’m excited to see him play. He graded out well in the last game. He got a lot snaps in there. This will be a great opportunity for him.”
McElwain added that right tackles Fred Johnson and Jawaan Taylor could also fill in at guard if needed.
“Those two guys can play interchangeable guard/tackle,” he said.
Linebacker Jeremiah Moon hurt his thumb and will require surgery. As expected, wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland is out with a hamstring injury.