GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida defensive lineman Sharrif Floyd
is back, just in time for Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray.
Floyd watched the first two games from the sideline, unable to
change his situation, unable to help the 16th-ranked Gators. The
sophomore was ruled ineligible for receiving $2,700 from an
individual not associated with the university. The decision
devastated Floyd, who had tears in his eyes as coach Will Muschamp
told him he couldn't play.
His return Saturday could be equally emotional.
Teammates say Florida should provide a boost for a defense that
failed to record a sack last week against UAB. Muschamp has
repeatedly said he wants more pressure from his defensive line.
Floyd played in every game last year and emerged as one of the
team's most versatile and disruptive defenders.
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