Senior leaders such as safety Ahmad Black have an important role as the Gators find themselves in a "championship week" preparing for a prime-time showdown with No. 22 South Carolina for the SEC East crown. On Monday, the safety with an opinion on everything discussed a familiar foe, a fellow Lakeland Gator, some of Saturday's match-ups and more.
"(He's) pretty good. Over the years he's gotten better. I've seen him as a freshman, as a sophomore and a junior. He's getting better every year. He's a great quarterback. He likes to stay mobile. He takes some of the blitzes and the pressure now. He used to just try to get the ball away, but now he sits back there and with everybody in his face still gets the ball thrown."
On the probable match-up of Gators corner Janoris Jenkins and Gamecocks receiver Alshon Jeffery, the SEC's leading receiver in receptions and receiving yards per game:
"It's going to be a great match-up. Both of them are great players. We tend to stick Janoris on the best receiver."