GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Speaking during his weekly radio appearance on “Gator Talk” inside Piesanaos Pints & Pies on Thursday night, Florida head coach Jim McElwain touched on the Gators’ injury situation.
He didn’t have any better news on wide receiver Antonio Callaway and his quad injury, indicating the star sophomore would likely not play Saturday night against North Texas.
“Probably not. Probably doubtful, you know, highly questionable anyway,” McElwain said. “He had a pretty good practice on Tuesday. It really tightened up on him yesterday. He kind of bounced around a little bit out there today, but we’ll see. Right now, like I said, it’s another opportunity for someone else to go in there and make some plays.”
Callaway leads Florida with 13 catches for 201 yards and 2 touchdowns through two games, including a 78-yard touchdown reception last week against Kentucky.
McElwain mentioned junior wide receiver C.J. Worton as a guy he’s looking to have a bigger game this week, assuming Callaway doesn’t play.
Worton returned from a high-ankle sprain to make his season debut last week and had 2 catches for 19 yards with both going for third-down conversions.
“He kind of got his sea legs in the last ballgame. … I’m looking for him to breakout,” McElwain said. “And again (freshmen) Freddie Swain and Josh Hammond have being doing an outstanding job. BP (Brandon Powell), Ahmad Fulwood there’s a good group there that keeps playing hard, and getting the tight ends involved with both (De’Andre) Goolsby and C’yontai Lewis. It should be fun.”