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John Brantley bombs in Florida Gators' spring game - NCAA Football - Sporting News
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GatorU was right. I actually would have paid $5 to see this.

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Muschamp needs to start head butting random players.
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Will Brantley still be the starter come fall, are there any other true viable contenders?

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rebelfan91 said:

Will Brantley still be the starter come fall, are there any other true viable contenders?

They've got that incoming freshman who is pretty good, but Brantley will likely be the starter. He didn't have a great day, but supposedly a lot of it was due to his OL not giving him a good pocket to throw in. May be something to watch this Fall.

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HobnailedBoots said:

They've got that incoming freshman who is pretty good, but Brantley will likely be the starter. He didn't have a great day, but supposedly a lot of it was due to his OL not giving him a good pocket to throw in. May be something to watch this Fall.

I don't have the exact numbers, but read that something like 17 scholarship players didn't play in the game. Also, I know Muschamp joked about the fact that he may have to fill in on the o-line because we have so many injuries there so I am hoping that is the case. It definitely wasn't what fans were wanting to watch, but at the same time it's still early and we knew totally changing offenses would take some time.
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HobnailedBoots said:

They've got that incoming freshman who is pretty good, but Brantley will likely be the starter. He didn't have a great day, but supposedly a lot of it was due to his OL not giving him a good pocket to throw in. May be something to watch this Fall.

We pretty much have the lineup in place already:

RSR John Brantley
RFR Tyler Murphey
FR Jeff Driskel
SO Christian Provancha


The offensive line was horrendous for Brantley once again. It was awful last year, and while I'm starting to feel like John probably isn't going to win us too many games, I have no doubt he can be for us what John Parker Wilson was for Alabama a couple of years ago.
That's of course, assuming we can have a respectable O-Line.

I think I counted 2 or 3 passes batted down at the line of scrimmage.

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what did JPW do for us that you are referring to?
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azamugg said:

what did JPW do for us that you are referring to?

He was a good game manager.
While I can't think of an instance (maybe one game against LSU or Auburn?) where he was the best player on the field, he sure as heck didn't lose any games for you guys.


We don't need Brantley to be an All-American. He just needs to be servicable.

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Well, for one thing, John Parker Wilson always knew where his primary receivers were.

And after one thousand and one, so did everyone else.

azamugg said:

what did JPW do for us that you are referring to?

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After the game CWM said Brantley's performance wasn't at all indicative of how he's played all spring, and went ahead and named Brantley the starter based off what he's already seen. Muschamp's remarks:

“I’m pleased with his [Brantley’s] performance all spring. He’s been consistent but he also has to have better people around to help him and that starts with our offensive line.”  Muschamp says that for now, at least, Brantley is his starter.

Hopefully some OL and RB injuries will heal up and we can get a better look at what the offense can really do.

We had so few RB's (1) available for the game that a backup DB who played some RB in high school filled in... and ran pretty well, too. That can't have helped the protection either. On the bright side, Murphy looked a lot better at QB than anybody thought he would, and so did the 6'6" walk-on from Cocoa Beach, Christian Provancha. So, add Driskel and Brissett, and we have ample depth at QB if Brantley struggles.

The projected QB depth chart, according to Franz Beard, is:

1. John Brantley (6-3, 225, SR)
Career stats --- 254-405 (62.7%); 2,706 yards; 19 touchdowns and 11 interceptions; efficiency rating 128.89
2. Tyler Murphy (6-2, 193, RFR)
3. Jeff Driskel (6-4, 238, FR)
4. Jacoby Brissett (6-5, 230, FR)
5. Christian Provancha (6'6", 215, SO)
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JoeGator said:

He was a good game manager.
While I can't think of an instance (maybe one game against LSU or Auburn?) where he was the best player on the field, he sure as heck didn't lose any games for you guys.


We don't need Brantley to be an All-American. He just needs to be servicable.

2007 against LSU. He was pretty effective handing the ball off in 2008 though ;)

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Its alright.... how about their running game?       oh wait.
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AUskip07 said:

Its alright.... how about their running game?       oh wait.

JPW had a running game to rely on especially in 2008.

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Brantley should have a running game, too... and will probably need it. None of the injuries will keep the RB's out past the fall. Rainey has been the best player on the field all Spring, and has been playing primarily at RB. Demps will be back after T&F is over. Gillislee, Mack Brown, and Mike Blakely will all be ready in the next couple of months.
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