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Ridge View grad Damani Staley will start against Florida

With the injury to Sherrod Greene, Damani Staley will get the start at the Will linebacker.
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The next man up is Ridge View graduate Damani Staley.

With linebacker Sherrod Greene likely out 4-6 weeks with a fractured hip, Damani Staley will start at the weakside linebacker position.

The Ridge View product, who can play the WILL and the MIKE, has had a solid training camp according to head coach Will Muschamp. The senior is also the son of former Airport and Gamecock running back Duce Staley who played in the NFL and is currently the running backs coach for the Philadelphia Eagles. The elder Staley won a Super Bowl with the Steelers as a player and as an assistant with the Eagles.

Israel Mukuamu, who missed the second half of the Tennessee game with a groin injury, and Jahmar Brown, who missed the game with a knee injury, are both listed as day-to-day according to head coach Will Muschamp at his Tuesday news conference.

Freshman defensive tackle Alex Huntley out of Hammond is probably out this week with an ankle injury but they hope he will be back next week.