Redshirt freshman quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg is likely to made his third career start on Saturday.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In less than 72 hours Ben Hill Griffin Stadium will be packed for the 58th meeting between Florida and Florida State.
The major storyline from the Florida perspective is whether the Gators can upset the No. 2-ranked Seminoles and spoil FSU’s national title hopes.
Saturday’s game will cap the Gators’ 2013 season, their first losing campaign since 1979. With no bowl game on the horizon for the first time since 1990, a victory over the Seminoles would do wonders for a fan base frustrated by six consecutive losses.
Meanwhile, in Tallahassee the buzz is centered on quarterback Jameis Winston and the program’s first potential national title in 14 years.
Winston is considered a top contender for the Heisman Trophy and has been one of college football’s top stories all season. However, Winston’s story took a twist two weeks ago when reports surfaced of his involvement in an alleged sexual battery case.
The details surrounding the investigation and whether Winston will face any criminal chargers remain fluid, though he is expected to play Saturday.
With the stage set, here are some of the latest headlines from around the Internet covering the Gators and Seminoles:
--Can the Gators’ struggling offense get untracked vs. FSU? That is the headline on a story by Robbie Andreu of The Gainesville Sun.
--Gators offensive coordinator Brent Pease knows his future is murky writes Jesse Simonton of The Miami Herald.
--The guess here is that by now you have seen the play where Gators center Jon Harrison and receiver Quinton Dunbar locked horns on Saturday. If not, click on link above for story by Jeff Barlis of ESPN.com.
--What to watch in the SEC: Week 14 writes David Ching of ESPN.com.
--The Gators are down but Florida head coach Will Muschamp doesn’t expect that to last long writes Jason Lieser of The Palm Beach Post.
--Gators defensive back Jaylen Watkins, as have several of his teammates, expects the Gators to compete with FSU on Saturday writes Antonya English of The Tampa Bay Times.
--One guy the Gators are familiar with and must contain Saturday is FSU defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan writes Corey Clark of The Tallahassee Democrat.
--FSU coach Jimbo Fisher, a longtime friend of Muschamp, feels for his former colleague writes Corey Clark in this USA Today story.
--Here is an interesting tidbit on Muschamp’s past thoughts on scheduling Georgia Southern, which was unearthed by Adam Silverstein of OnlyGators.com.
--FSU tight end Nick O’Leary used to be known more as golf legend Jack Nicklaus’ grandson. Not so much anymore writes David Hale of ESPN.com.