Tuesday Practice Report

DeShawn Wynn says the opening-day fumbles are gone from his system. Plus, two more freshmen could see playing time....

After fumbling twice in his first career start against San Jose State, tailback DeShawn Wynn said he'll never let it happen again.

Reason being, he knows what caused the mishap. The redshirt freshman wore white arm bands for the first time against the Spartans, causing him to lose his grip on the ball.

"That was the first time I ever fumbled since I was in the fifth grade," Wynn said. "I was disappointed in myself. I worked all week making sure it wouldn't happen again. And the sleeves are gone for good."

A week later, Wynn ran for 100 yards on eight carries – without any fumbles. He also broke for a 65-yard touchdown at the start of the third quarter.

"Nothing DeShawn does surprises me," starting tailback Ran Carthon said. "He has the chance to be one of the greatest backs to ever play here. A lot of people compare him to Fred Taylor. He can make guys miss in the open field, and he can run over you. You don't know what to expect when he gets out there."

CHANGES AHEAD: Expect some personnel changes to be made on the kickoff coverage team before this week's game. As a result of Miami's 97-yard return on the opening kick, Coach Ron Zook said he'll look into switching the unit up.

"You can't be afraid to make changes," Zook said. "The hard thing is, what are the right changes? There was a lot of emotion and excitement before the game. We have to make sure if we're going to make a change, it's to put a better person on there – not because the guy is not going to get better."

The Hurricanes averaged 36.8 yards per return.

NOT SO TRICKY: Zook hasn't had much luck executing his attempts at trick plays so far this season. Against San Jose State, his opening play – which called for an end-around reverse pass to Ingle Martin – ended when Ran Carthon was tackled in the backfield.

Saturday against Miami, Zook attempted a two-point conversion, disguising linebacker Reid Fleming near the sideline as if he was out of the game.

After the snap, Fleming was wide open as a receiver, but punter Sean Morton severely overthrew him. It didn't matter. The play was negated because the Gators failed to line up correctly on the offensive line.

"I think a couple of linemen didn't line up right," Fleming said. "If I'd have caught it, I would have been pissed off."

Zook said he doesn't feel shortchanged by the failure to get the plays started.

"I don't feel snake bitten at all," he said. "It was there. We just didn't get it done."

MORE FRESHEM TO SEE ACTION: Zook said Tuesday true freshmen Jarvis Moss and Joe Cohen likely will see their first collegiate action Saturday.

Moss, a 6-foot-7, 220-pound defensive end, will allow the Gators to keep their line fresh. Cohen, a 6-foot-2 running back, will be used as an H-back or a tight end.

Should the duo play, 12 true freshmen will have seen action this season.

BREIFLY: Florida kicker Matt Leach leads the Southeastern Conference in kicking. He's averaging 13 points per game, and he's only one of two kickers in the conference who have yet to miss a field goal....Although QB Gavin Dickey hasn't appeared to have much of an impact this season, his second-half drive Saturday actually lasted longer than any other possession by Miami or Florida. Dickey's drive took 5:25, but resulted in a punt….Linebacker Channing Crowder jumped out as one of the most impressive freshman to play against Miami. As the 10th true freshman to play this season, Crowder finished his first game with six tackles and a pass breakup. After serving a one-game suspension in the season opener, he already leads freshmen with 71 total plays. "I was never nervous," Crowder said. "I knew I had to step up quick. Fortunately, I was able to get comfortable right away."

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