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Florida Gators head football coach Jim McElwain is not going to show his hand, so referring to star sophomore wide receiver Antonio Callaway as “questionable to probable” was as revealing as he was going to get on Wednesday.
McElwain’s had Florida practice closed all week, giving no visual insight into Callaway’s progression back from a quadriceps injury. But considering the electric wideout has had the better part of two weeks to rest and rehabilitate the strain, the expectation at this point should be that he lines up on the first offensive snap when the Gators take on the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday.
Florida will have nearly its full contingent of playmakers available for the game as freshman WR Tyrie Cleveland (hamstring) has been cleared to play. Cleveland’s lack of experience in the offense and reduced practice time due to suspension and injury means his level of contribution may be minor.
The news was not as positive for senior linebacker Daniel McMillian, who is “questionable to doubtful” with a high-ankle sprain, according to McElwain. It certainly sounds like McMillian will join redshirt sophomore quarterback Luke Del Rio (knee) and sophomore right guard Tyler Jordan (eye) as out for the game.
The Vols will be missing two of their best defenders in linebacker Darrin Kirkland and No. 1 cornerback Cameron Sutton, who are both dealing with ankle injuries. Joining Sutton on the injury list last week were linebackers Quart’e Sapp (ACL) and Jalen Reeves-Maybin (shoulder), though Tennessee expects Reeves-Maybin to go while Sapp, a reserve, has been lost for the season.