Offensive coordinator Paul Petrino said both Wright (concussion) and Smith (hamstring) "moved around good" and are listed as "day to-day" for this week. Wide receiver Joe Adams, who missed the Auburn game because of a mild stroke, was at practice in sweats and did not work out. He is out this week.
Petrino called it a "good" Tuesday practice. He said effort and energy were excellent. He said, "We were very physical. There are a couple of things we need to clean up as is the case with most Tuesdays."
Petrino had special praise for wide receiver London Crawford. The senior from Mobile, Ala., played last week after missing four weeks because of a broken collar bone.
"London had his best day of practice (of the year)," Petrino said. "He looked faster. He had the best day of the wide receivers."
Crawford played against Auburn, taking some of the snaps in place of sophomore Greg Childs.
"He took some pressure off Greg," Petrino said. "That helped Greg stay fresh throughout the game."
Adams didn't practice, but how did he seem?
"Joe seemed good," Petrino said. "When he can come back I don't know. We are just going to continue to evaluate him every day. He's doing a lot better. I think he was pretty nervous last week because he didn't know what it was."
Florida's defense is outstanding. The Gators are talented and deep. Petrino said that "there are real good players there. But what you have to do is go block, tackle and execute. That's what you do. You have to go play with confidence and you have to believe."
How did Petrino think his offense played after looking at film of the Auburn game?
"It was our best day," he said. "The offensive line blocked well and so did the receivers. Our receivers got after their secondary. The tight end blocked the edge pretty well. That's the good thing about the running game when you execute, it takes pressure off the quarterback. It lets him relax a little bit."
The wide receivers should have their hands full with Florida's cornerbacks and secondary. All four starters are outstanding.
"They have good players at corner," Petrino said. "They have good players there, but what we believe as coaches is that good receivers can beat a good defensive back. We will be ready."
Childs has beaten most of his opposition at cornerback.
"Auburn tried to press with man all by himself and we tried to get it to him," Petrino said. "I hope teams keep doing that. We think he can beat one man. Texas A&M didn't do that. They put a safety over the top."
London Crawford said he felt better Tuesday than he did the previous week.
"My teammates keep giving me confidence," he said. "Ryan Mallett keeps getting me the ball and that gives me confidence. I think now I don't think about my shoulder. I took some shots on it last week and it was fine. To be honest, I got in more snaps than I expected and it held up good. Right now, I have confidence and so does my team.
"We are coming to practice with a mindset that we are ready for a big challenge. We know Florida has good players. We know they have good, physical cornerbacks. We know that's going to be the challenge, to try to meet that physical challenge. They are going to try to be physical and hit hard, and that's what we are going to be as wide receivers. To be honest, the ones that win that battle are probably going to win the game."
Offensive guard Mitch Petrus knows the Hogs are going to face one of the nation's best middle linebackers and front walls at Gainesville. The Hogs saw a good front in Alabama and this is more of the same.
"Man, I tell you, they're really good," Petrus said. "Them and Alabama would be the best we've faced all year, and Brandon Spikes is a really good player. So we're going to have to be ready for them because they have really good technique, really good pad level.
"And Coach Petrino is going to put us in a good position, the best way. He's going to scheme it the way, so we have the best opportunity to win. We just got to make sure we do our stuff and not come out there at 2:30 on Saturday and (be like), ‘Oh man, 90,000 people, we're in The Swamp.' Not be intimiated by that, and we just got to take care of business."