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Tuesday October 15, 2013 Muschamp benches Christy, Taylor to get more carries, SEC hoops tournament, more tidbits

Updated: 8:10am, October 15

Kyle Christy

Punter Kyle Christy's biggest play Saturday was a pass on a fake punt. Christy has struggled in kicking game.

The Gators face Missouri on Saturday with first place in the SEC East on the line.

The surprising Tigers are 6-0 and 2-0 in the SEC after upsetting Georgia on the road last weekend. Florida is 4-2, 3-1 following a 17-6 loss at LSU, dropping into a three-way tie with Georgia and South Carolina for second in the division.

Gators coach Will Muschamp met with the media on Monday. Here are some fresh links from around the Internet covering the Gators:

--Muschamp benches starting punter Kyle Christy in favor of true freshman Johnny Townsend writes Jesse Simonton of The Miami Herald.

--The Gators are enduring the most injury-plagued season of Muschamp's coaching career writes Edgar Thompson of The Orlando Sentinel.

--Freshman running back Kelvin Taylor will see more action in wake of Matt Jones' injury writes Jason Lieser of The Palm Beach Post.

--Knee injury ends season of Gators' top running back Matt Jones writes David Jones of Florida Today.

--Gators kicker Frankie Velez embraces starting kickers' job writes Antonya English of The Tampa Bay Times.

--Gainesville Sun columnist Pat Dooley writes there are no guarantees moving forward for Gators.

--Nashville eyed as primary site of SEC men's basketball tournament writes the AP via

--Week 7 -- Hot and Not in the SEC writes Alex Scarborough of

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