Florida is tied for the lowest number of penalties in the SEC with Kentucky, as the Gators have just 38 penalty yards on just 16 penalties.

Billy Napier still believes the Gators can improve in that area. While the yards are relatively small, Florida is tied for the fourth-most in the SEC.

“I still believe we’ve had a few too many penalties, particularly last week I didn’t think we were very sharp,” Napier said on the SEC coaches media teleconference. “… We played pretty clean on defense, just had one penalty. We have to eliminate the penalties in the return game. … Our formula to win is the same each week. We’ve got to get on the ball and attack the ball, win the turnover battle, down and distance, control the clock and then fundamentals. … Just the mindset of the team in terms of being aggressive and finishing. … I do believe penalties have something to do with discipline on your team, for sure.”

About the backup quarterbacks behind Anthony Richardson, Napier has seen plenty of development from both of them.

“I thought Jalen Kitna had his best week last week. … He had a good day of practice yesterday. He’s our No. 2. Jalen’s done a great job of making good decisions and has been more accurate,” Napier said. “… Jack (Miller) is still to be determined relative to his role Saturday. … He has made significant progress. He has a football in his hands now. It’s just his comfort level physically and mentally with his thumb and where he’s out.”

This week, Napier gets a glimpse at the Tennessee rivalry for the first time.

“There’s definitely awareness. There’s so much history and tradition behind this game,” Napier said. “… Our players and staff and anyone that’s up to speed on college football understands Florida-Tennessee has always been an important game and certainly this Saturday is an important game.”