GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Gators linebacker Michael Taylor listened to the question and then delivered a dose of his standard truth serum.
The question: Will Florida's early season schedule be a sufficient test for a team set to face one of the nation's most difficult schedules in 2014?
The background: Florida hosts Idaho on Saturday in the season opener, then welcomes Eastern...
The Florida defense has built its reputation on toughness and stopping the run. That wasn’t the case on Saturday in Baton Rouge. The Gators allowed 175 yards on the ground, including 121 yards to LSU running back Jeremy Hill, while the Tigers dominated the line of scrimmage and the clock. Florida linebacker Michael Taylor is hoping to change that against Missouri.
Florida junior linebacker Michael Taylor weighs in on the team performance as well as his individual performance after the Gators' 30-10 victory over Arkansas.
Gators Linebacker Michael Taylor sits on the board with 12 tackles and 9 assists in Florida's first four games this season. While the Razorbacks offensive line may be conceived as "dirty" by Florida's Damien Jacobs, Taylor looks forward to the tenacious play on Saturday.
It is the second conference game of the season, but don’t ask Michael Taylor to put more emphasis than that on the upcoming matchup with Tennessee. It is one of 12 on the schedule and one of eight in conference. The Gators need to win this one like they needed to win the last one and the next. Respect for the opponent because it is an opponent.