Freshman tailback Marcus Lattimore will return to the starting lineup against Tennessee, head coach Steve Spurrier said Thursday night on his weekly call-in show.
This week, Lattimore is 100 percent, he said, and more than ready to go against Tennessee on Saturday. Lattimore is fifth in the SEC in rushing with 89.7 yards per game, one spot ahead of the Volunteers’ Tauren Poole, who averages 85 yards per game.
“It’s going to be fun playing Tennessee, got them at home, noon game, perfect weather,” said Lattimore, who had never missed a game with injury until sitting out last week’s 21-7 win over Vanderbilt.
“It was real tender last week,” he said. “It hurt when I cut off my left foot, but now it’s fine. I think I am 100 percent right now.”
He needs five more touchdowns to set the school's all-time single-season scoring record.
Kenny Miles started against the Commodores, but it was Brian Maddox who rushed for 146 yards and a touchdown.