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Jones feeling closer to form

Matt Jones heard the criticism last week. The running back position hadn't lived up to expectations through the first three games of the season, and the sophomore wanted to change that against Kentucky. Will Muschamp wanted it, too. That's why he called Jones into his office early in the week to eliminate any hesitations Jones could have while carrying the ball.

It was similar to the conversation the two had near the midway point of the 2012 season. Muschamp noticed Jones running timid when he had the ball last year, and that needed to change if the Florida offense was going to improve. The same changes needed to be made last week in practice. "You need to cut it loose," Will Muschamp recalled telling Jones. "Just run the ball hard. Run it hard, cut it... Recommended Stories

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