GAINESVILLE -- No. 19 Florida released its updated depth chart for Saturday’s game against Tennessee, and a noticeable switch at safety highlighted the few changes.
Redshirt freshman safety Marcus Maye has been benched in favor of senior cornerback Jaylen Watkins.
Maye had a tough outing in the loss to Miami, blowing a coverage on Phillip Dorsett’s 52-yard TD reception and whiffing on a pair of tackles.
“You just can’t give up big plays,” coach Will Muschamp said. “We can’t afford that to happen. You’ve gotta tackle better. Marcus knows that.”
With Watkins sliding to safety, freshman defensive back Vernon Hargreaves III is now the backup at both cornerback spots and should see increased playing time.
Other depth chart notables include Antonio Morrison as the starting middle linebacker, while right guard Jon Halapio (torn pectoral) returns from injury as the starter at right guard.