"Both David and Chris have played well this season and they've both shown great leadership," Friend said. "They've done a good job of leading the guys and leading this team and they've played well when we've needed them to."
Earlier in the afternoon, head coach Mark Richt and several Bulldog players took part in the team's game week press conference and discussed the matchup with Florida.
"Both teams are a lot alike this year," Richt said. "Both teams are 4-3 and both of us have two losses in league play. Both of us lost a game out of conference and then lost the last two games. Both teams have had a lot of injury issues and both are fighting to try to stay in the race for the East. There are a lot of similarities in that regard."
"After yesterday, I'm convinced (that he's going to play against Florida)," Richt said. "He's a great player. He's a guy that usually if you block for zero yards, he gets about two or three. If you block for three or four, he gets about seven or eight. If you block it just right, anything can happen. He's a very good pass protector, and he's improved a lot on route running and ball catching. He's a complete back, and he's a dynamic player really. Hopefully he's 100 percent and we can get him some space to see what he can do."
Saturday's game with the Gators will be broadcast nationally by CBS, with kickoff slated for just after 3:39 p.m. ET.