GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- As they shuffled into the spacious Touchdown Terrace for their media day obligations Sunday afternoon, the Florida Gators split the room according to what side of the ball they played. Offense to the right, defense to the left.
As the linebackers made way to their assigned spots, senior Neiron Ball remarked the group seemed like they were in the same seats as a year ago.
"Where were you last year?" Ball asked teammate Antonio Morrison.
"Not here," Morrison said. "I was suspended."
Morrison, the junior from Bellwood, Illinois, missed nearly the first two weeks of training camp in 2013 due to an offseason incident and was held out of the season opener against Toledo. Upon his return -- first to practice, then for Week 2 date at Miami -- Morrison struggled to reach the level at which he played much of his freshman season. He admittedly was out of shape and was still playing catch-up when he suffered a season-ending knee injury against Vanderbilt that put him out of...