The Florida Gators plan to have starting running back Matt Jones and middle linebacker Antonio Morrison back in the lineup when they visit Miami next week.
Jones, hit with a viral infection in July, is nearing full strength, according to Florida coach Will Muschamp. Jones has been ruled out for Saturday's opener against Toledo, but should be cleared soon.
As a freshman last season, Jones ran for 275 yards and three touchdowns on 52 carries.
''I certainly think he'll be available next week,'' Muschamp said. ''We haven't put pads on him yet and he hasn't been out in the heat yet. He has been in the heat as far as running is concerned, but they're just worried about a relapse from a standpoint of coming back too early. We're waiting on the blood work to get back today.
''I'll know more later.''
Morrison, a sophomore, would have been an opening-day starter if not for two offseason arrests. He allegedly punched a nightclub bouncer July 16 when the man declined to give him discounted...