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Florida Football: New Depth Chart Lists Matt Jones as Gators' Starting RB

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 02:  Matt Jones #24 of the Florida Gators carries the ball against the Louisville Cardinals during the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 2, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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Randy ChambersAnalyst ISeptember 2, 2013

Running back Matt Jones is ready to play in the big game Saturday against Miami.

The sophomore, who missed last week's game against Toledo with a viral infection, is labeled as the Week 2 starting running back, according to Mark Long of the AP.

This just adds to the running back depth for the Gators, a team that ran for 262 yards in their 24-6 victory over the Rockets.

Running back Mack Brown led the way with 112 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries, while true freshman Kelvin Taylor picked up 43 yards on five touches late in the game.

Last season, Jones was the second-best running back behind starter Mike Gillislee. He carried the ball 52 times for 275 yards and three touchdowns. He displayed great power and scored a touchdown in the final two games of the season.

Adding Jones to the lineup gives Florida a nasty three-headed monster in the backfield that no defense wants to match up against.

Antonio Morrison was suspended for the season opener after being arrested twice within five days. The suspension was originally two games, but it was reduced last week after head coach Will Muschamp had a change of heart.

Morrison will be a key player this season after playing in all 13 games as a freshman. He finished last season with 33 tackles, one tackle for a loss and a quarterback hurry.

Linebacker Michael Taylor, who's expected to start against Miami, had five tackles and a tackle for loss in the win against Toledo.

Florida looked awfully good on both sides of the ball last week, but these two additions should make the team that much stronger.

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