GAINESVILLE -- Although Florida is mired in its worst losing streak in two decades, not everyone in Gator Nation is down on the team.
Left tackle Max Garcia said between eight and 10 Gator fans were waiting in the rain holding signs of support as Florida returned to Gainesville following its 19-14 loss to South Carolina.
"I was like 'Wow, that's so uplifting.' You don't see that often. I've never seen that type of support before,” Garcia said. “You get tweets like 'Oh, we're still behind you' and stuff, but when you see it actually in real life, you know, our fans are still out there waiting for us, they didn't know when we were coming back, you know, so they could have been out there for hours. Stuff like that, I really appreciate that, the team really appreciated that."
Sophomore left tackle D.J. Humphries (MCL sprain) remains doubtful for Saturday’s game, according to coach Will Muschamp.
Meanwhile, cornerback Marcus Roberson — suspended against South Carolina for violating unspecified team rules — fulfilled his punishment even though the junior was unlikely to play in Columbia with a lingering ankle injury. Muschamp said the team hopes to get Roberson back this weekend.
Freshman wideout Ahmad Fulwood (shoulder) left during Florida’s loss to South Carolina, but is not expected to miss any time.
"We had no other significant injuries from the game," Muschamp said. "We had a couple guys banged up, but everyone should be available for this weekend."