“There is something about going to that place where they will always give us their best shot,” Appleby said. “That is a very well-coached team. Back in 2016 that might have been the best defense we saw all year from top-to-bottom.
“Florida is going to have to have a great week of practice, coming off this emotional win last Saturday. In the SEC, there are no easy games and there is no such thing as a layup. You’re going to have to go out there and play an elite defense week after week.
“This will be a great test for them this Saturday and going back to that senior leadership and the core in that locker room. If they’re the guys that I know they are, they’re not looking ahead. They’re taking it one game at a time and I think they will be ready to go come Saturday.”
Appleby is currently the quarterback coach and passing game coordinator at the University of Mount Union, but he is also keeping himself in playing shape because he has been signed to the Alliance of American Football League by the San Antonio Commanders.
The first-season for the AAF begins in early February.
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