Gators left tackle D.J. Humphries sprained the MCL in his left knee during Monday’s practice and will miss two to four weeks, coach Will Muschamp said Wednesday during the SEC teleconference.
Humphries, a 6-foot-5, 285-pound sophomore, started the season’s first six games, but was replaced in the starting lineup to open Florida Oct. 19 visit to Missouri following a poor performance a week earlier at LSU.
Nebraska transfer Tyler Moore, who has struggled this season, as well, will move from right tackle to left tackle to replace Humphries. Junior-college transfer Trenton Brown, who stands 6-foot-8 and weighs 361 pounds, will make his first college start at right tackle during Saturday’s matchup with Georgia.
Seriously, it’ll be worth applauding whatever kids are left standing on the field when the game’s over.
By the way, those of you concerned with a rash of trick plays and new schemes from the Gator offense should pay attention to the rest of the article. Namely this: “Quarterback Tyler Murphy has been sacked 10 times and hurried 13 times during losses at LSU and Missouri.” Boom’s a lot more worried about keeping his quarterback upright than he is about installing that really neat halfback pass play. Especially with two new/quasi-new faces on the offensive line, one of whom’s “struggled this season”.
This is shaping up to be one really ugly game.