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DT Damien Jacobs probable for Gators against Georgia; DB Cody Riggs unlikely to return this week

 

Miami Herald Writer

Defensive back Cody Riggs was walking on the sideline without a boot before Saturday’s game against South Carolina, but coach Will Muschamp said Riggs is not yet ready to return from the broken foot he sustained in Week 2 at Texas A&M. Riggs (Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas) started 10 games at cornerback last season.

Eager for revenge against Georgia

Muschamp said his team will be motivated for this week’s game against Georgia in Jacksonville because of how last year’s game played out.

The Bulldogs scored two touchdowns on fourth-down passes , overcoming a two-touchdown deficit to win to rally for a 24-20 victory thanks to some costly turnovers.

“We felt like it was a game we let slip away,” Muschamp said. “You have to give them some credit for the plays they made. We didn’t. I know our guys will be excited about it preparing for this week going to Jacksonville for this game.”

Muschamp has never been on the winning side of the rivalry, losing four times as a player at Georgia and last year in his first as Florida’s coach. He said the approach for the game will not change despite the fact that the Gators can clinch a trip to the SEC championship with a win.

“We understand what’s at stake,” he said. “It’s the next game. That’s why it’s the most important game. Obviously it’s a rivalry for the University of Florida. It’s an important game for our program, for our university and for our fans."

Defensive tackle Damien Jacobs (hamstring) did not practice Monday but should return Tuesday and is probable for Saturday’s game against Georgia, Muschamp said. Jacobs missed most of last week’s game after going down in the first quarter.

Wide receiver Latroy Pittman (ankle) practiced Monday, Muschamp said. Pittman did not play against South Carolina.

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