If you are a Florida Gators fan, you are probably breathing a sigh of relief your season starts with a practice game vs. Toledo.
The reason: You'll be without six players for the season kickoff due to a rash of suspensions.
Previously suspended starting linebacker Antonio Morrison will be joined by star cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy and 5 backups.
According to a report in the Palm Beach Post, Purifoy and backup WR Latroy Pittman won't get to play due to failing drug tests.
You can read the entire Palm Beach Post story RIGHT HERE
Florida head coach Will Muschamp isn't saying much about what happened, but this doesn't really send a good signal after what was a "difficult" camp. From starting QB Jeff Driskell's appendectomy to 4 starters who won't play Saturday due to injuries, things haven't exactly gone according to plan.
The Gators kickoff the season Saturday at 12:20 p.m vs. Toledo. It will be very interesting to see how all the backups perform.
SUNDAY UPDATE: Coach Boom went after the media postgame for the inaccurate reporting of the Jay-nard Bostwick suspension- specifically calling out something called GatorCountry.com, the Palm Beach Post, and the Gainesville Sun
Here's Muschamp's answer for them...