Offensvie Line Health Key Saturday Says Muschamp

Gainesville, FL---As the Seminoles lick their wounds from Saturday, Will Muschamp and his Gators are still celebrating.

Certainly Gator Nation a bit disappointed about missing out on a BCS championship game berth with Notre Dame's win late Saturday night. Still the Florida faithful have to be thrilled with an 11-1 season with a 4-1 record against top 12 opponennts.

And to beat up on the Seminoles at Doak, with the offensive line blasting open enough holes for Gillislee, Jones and company to rack up 244 rushing yards is serious consolation.

Monday Florida coach Will Muschamp attributed the running game success to the health of the big guys up front.

"I think that was the first time in probably four or five games that we've been back at full strength." says Muschamp. "Guys have been banged up for the most part with nagging injuries here and there and that would attribute to health. I would also attribute it to them answering the call. We challenged them this week and we told them these guys if you are good up front, and if we win the game it's going to be because we were able to run the ball consistently well and we were able to do that."

Muschamp says recruiting will occupy his staff's time for about a week or so, then they'll begin bowl preps on the 7th or 8th. It's likely they'll go to the Sugar Bowl.

Linebacker Jelani Jenkins will probably miss the bowl game, he had surgery on a broken bone in his foot in the wake of Saturday's game.


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