Munroe Injury Devastating

The announcement that Gator safety Dorian Munroe is out for the year with a torn anterior cruciate ligament is a major blow to the 2008 Gator football team. Munroe is not only a starter at safety; he is a player at the thinnest position on the football team.

With Munroe out of the picture Florida enters fall practice with just two experienced safeties, Major Wright and Bryan Thomas. Wright showed himself to be a talented player as a freshman last fall, but Thomas has not shown much in his time as a Gator.

We wrote after spring ball and the subsequent departures of Jerimy Finch and Jamar Hornsby that the Gators would have to look at moving some guys to safety. That is even more urgent now. Ahmad Black and Moses Jenkins are two corners who have either some experience (Black) at the position or the right size (Jenkins) to play safety. It would appear re-assigning those two would be automatic at this point. You could also consider returning Steven Wilks to the mix at safety or perhaps a receiver with experience on that side of the ball. T.J. Lawrence, Riley Cooper and Justin Williams might be possibilities in that event.

This serves a reminder to the many football fans who complain about how quiet it is this time of year. Nothing good ever happens in July.

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