Are Sturgis, Doe in Urban Meyer’s doghouse?

By Adam Silverstein
October 28, 2009

Two Florida Gators football players who had somewhat of a rough go of it last Saturday against the Mississippi State Bulldogs are sophomore placekicker Caleb Sturgis and senior linebacker Dustin Doe.

Sturgis missed his first field goal of the evening (he did two weeks ago vs. Arkansas Razorbacks, too) as well as an extra point, while Doe prematurely showboated on his way into the end zone after grabbing an interception. Had instant replay worked correctly, Doe would have been called for a fumble, and the Gators would have lost a touchdown.

How did head coach Urban Meyer respond? Sturgis is back in a battle with redshirt senior Jonathan Phillips. Meyer contends the two compete every week, but after booming a 51-yarder and game-winner two weeks ago, Sturgis had won the job outright. “We got two guys that I have confidence in,” Meyer said. “[They] just have to make [field goals].” As for Doe? Meyer had a “heart to heart with him” but “didn’t run him.”

One Comment

  1. miamigator says:

    I believe that the short FG ops should go to Phillips. Sturgis is too shaky from the left.

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