At the Florida spring game Saturday, the Gators served fans their first chance to size up UF’s new coaching staff. Like offensive coordinator Charlie Weis:
(Weis Coaching Profile Continues To Grow)
Though the most offensive moment of the game - at least for Gator fans - had nothing to do with Weis. (Or John Brantley, but you knew that already.)
That would be the flyover message (below) that was towed from a plane above Florida Field during the game, which noted Florida State’s 31-7 victory over Florida last season.
Jeremy Fowler of the ORLANDO SENTINEL has Univ. of Florida wide receiver Deonte Thompson talking about the transition from Tim Tebow to new Gators quarterback John Brantley.
“You never know with Tim. You can bolt, you think he’s running but he’ll come up and pass it to you. You just have to be ready at all times. With Brantley, everything’s with rhythm, time. You know what I mean, a real quarterback.”
I wonder how many other Gators quietly shared Thompson’s view during the past three seasons? I doubt he was alone. The irony is despite Tebow’s unpredictabillity last season, Florida was generally a colossal bore on offense.
But this is the SEC and Brantley is an unknown quantity. Playing catch in his pajamas with Thompson all summer is a long way from Tuscaloosa.