Florida quarterback John Brantley was dealing with injuries to his ribs and throwing thumb but also pain in his throwing shoulder leading into the loss to LSU, a source close to the quarterback said Sunday.
USC athletic director Mike Garrett has apologized to Florida AD Jeremy Foley for inaccurately alleging that a member of the school illegally contacted USC freshman running back Dillon Baxter, according to a letter from Garrett reviewed by ESPN.
Junior wide receiver Percy Harvin is expected to announce later Thursday that he will enter the NFL draft, a person close to him said. Meanwhile, All-American linebacker Brandon Spikes said he will return for his senior season.
Florida quarterback Tim Tebow said Saturday night that it is unlikely offensive coordinator Dan Mullen, who has been named head coach at Mississippi State, will call plays at the national championship game.