Florida Gators guard Jon Halapio set to return

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A Florida Gators offense in grave need of improvement will get a key member of its front back in the lineup this week when fifth-year senior guard Jon Halapio returns.

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UF coach Will Muschamp announced at the beginning of fall camp that Halapio would miss at least a week with a torn pectoral muscle. A week turned into a month.

Which turned into more than a month.

But Muschamp said Halapio practiced in full contact for the first time last week with no issues. The Gators face SEC East rival Tennessee on Saturday. After allowing 59 points to Oregon on the road, a Volunteers defense in tatters might be just the tonic the UF offense needs.

That, and one of the top senior offensive guard prospects in the nation in Halapio.

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