GAINESVILLE -- Although Florida remains one of the most penalized teams in the nation, defensive coordinator Dan Quinn said he is encouraged by the improvement in the number of penalties because of a lack of discipline on the defensive line.
The Gators rank 86th nationally with 38 penalties and have been called for 13 in their past two games. But only one has been on a defensive lineman. Leon Orr was called for jumping offside against Kentucky.
Coach Will Muschamp said Monday that UF will experiment with different punt returners after not being satisfied with the job wide receiver Andre Debose had done in the role through the first five games. Cornerback Marcus Roberson, wide receiver Frankie Hammond, safety De’Ante Saunders and H-back Trey Burton are getting work at the position in practice and could get an opportunity if Debose continues to struggle.
• On the strength of its four Southeastern Conference wins, UF is ranked first in the Anderson & Hester computer ranking, one of six used to determine the Bowl Championship Series standings, which will be released Sunday for the first time this season.