Florida lost top inside linebacker Shemar James for the rest of the season with a knee injury suffered last week, and defensive coordinator Austin Armstrong had to do some shuffling as a result. The easy fix, at least on the depth chart, is using Mannie Nunnery behind Scooby Williams as the team’s top two linebackers.
In addition to James, wide receivers Thai Chiaokhiao-Bowman and Caleb Douglas remain out, as well as tight end Jonathan Odom. Defensive end Tyreak Sapp and defensive lineman Cam Jackson are both questionable but remain listed as starters.
Florida has battled injuries all year, but losing the team’s leading tackler might be the most difficult loss to navigate considering the depth behind James.