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Two Florida Gators players talk about effect of Hurricane Sandy

 

With their families feeling the brunt of Hurricane Sandy, Florida safety Josh Evans and defensive end Dominique Easley played with extra motivation Saturday against Missouri.

Evans, a senior from Irvington, N.J., which is about 16 miles west of New York City, and Easley, a junior from Staten Island, N.Y., are from the areas directly affected by the storm. Evans said his family has been without power for at least a week.

“It was very scary,” Evans said. “I think that I kind of had a chip on my shoulder this weekend to go out there and play harder for my family, the struggle they’re going through.’’

Evans finished with a game-high 12 tackles.

• Sophomore quarterback Jacoby Brissett, who lost the competition for starter to Jeff Driskel, has not played since the season opener against Bowling Green, and an assistant coach said his future at UF depends “on his commitment to Florida.” Brissett lost eligibility for a medical redshirt after playing against South Carolina, and now questions are being raised about a potential transfer.

Matt Watts

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