With all the negativity surrounding the Florida Gators football team lately, it’s easy to forget that Saturday is Senior Day in The Swamp. In all, 17 seniors will be honored prior to their last home game when Florida takes on Florida State this Saturday.
This is a group that has had a roller coaster ride of experiences in their time at the University of Florida. From going through...
With all the distractions going on around Florida football, staying focused on the game Saturday against second ranked Florida State isn’t exactly an easy thing. But the seniors on this Gator squad want to leave on a good note and because the rivalry the game is very important. Senior offensive lineman Kyle Koehne has had his good moments as a Gator and really wants to end his time right.
Depth is a key factor molding Florida’s winning foundation this season. Coach Will Muschamp has been preaching a “man down, man up” mentality to his players, making his expectations for the men on the sidelines crystal clear: Be ready to go in at any given time. Due to right tackle Chaz Green’s recent ankle injury, Saturday’s matchup against Tennessee marked Kyle Koehne’s time.
The Florida football team finished the Gator Bowl game with Ohio State with no offensive tackles available that were at the position at the start of the season. That was the storyline for this offense in 2011, injuries were everywhere. Florida moved Nick Alajajian and Kyle Koehne to the position during practices for the game. Instead of sulking, they played hard and out-physicaled the Buckeyes.
The Gators haven’t lost back-to-back matchups to the Gamecocks since 1936 and ’39, and they’re hoping to keep it that way when they head into Columbia this weekend. Florida offensive lineman Kyle Koehne understands that the Gators will have to play well against a very talented, yet wounded opponent in order to get a win.