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Gators coach McElwain sends statement suspending Callaway and six more

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The Florida Gators chances of defeating the Michigan Wolverines in the September 2nd opener have taken a quick hit today, as Anotonio Callaway and six teammates will miss the game for various disciplinary reasons.

Callaway is arguably Florida’s best returning offensive player and an explosive kick returner, too. But his offseason citation for marijuana possession and eventual plea deal, put him in jeopardy for missing the opening game.

We had wondered whether Gators coach Jim McElwain would be willing to jeopardize his own offense to instill discipline on his team. He answered that Sunday affirmatively.

Also, included on the list are junior defensive end Keivonnis Davis, freshman offensive lineman Kadeem Telfort, redshirt freshman defensive lineman Jordan Smith, sophomore defensive lineman Richerd Desir-Jones, freshman linebacker Ventrell Miller and freshman linebacker James Houston.

Davis is the other notable name above, who had five tackles in the SEC title game loss to Alabama last December was expected to start against Michigan.

It will be interesting to see how the Gators offense copes with the loss of arguably their best play-maker. Who will step up in one of the more important Gator games in recent history?

The Gators have three weeks to figure that out.

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