Muschamp challenges Gators to ‘take back Swamp’

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Forget bowl eligibility, forget the Southeastern Conference’s Eastern Division race, and forget saving Florida coach Will Muschamp’s job.

The Gators have one thing on their minds heading into Saturday’s game against South Carolina: “Take back the Swamp.”

Florida (5-3, 4-3 Southeastern Conference) has dropped five of its previous seven home games, including both last month. There was a 30-27 loss to LSU and a 42-13 drubbing to Missouri the following week.

Cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III says “the last performance was not up to par by any means. We owe our fans one.”

The Gators are 1-3 in their last four SEC games in Gainesville, with the only win coming against Kentucky in triple overtime.

Muschamp has challenged his team to provide a better result against the Gamecocks (4-5, 2-5).