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Florida's hopes on Brantley's shoulders?

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09:27 AM ET 07.19 | Urban Meyer may not have a team that can go 13-1 for a third straight season, but his quarterback may change the Gators' chances for success. So much will depend on quarterback John Brantley, who completed 36 of 48 passes for 410 yards and seven touchdowns last season and went 15-of-19 for 201 yards and two scores in this year's spring game. Another big question facing the Gators is who gets the ball on third-and-2, because for the past four years there has been no doubt.

Chattanooga Times Free Press

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July 19, 2010  10:39 AM ET

Florida's hopes on Brantley's shoulders?

Nope.

Hopes rest on establishing an outside pass rush and beefing up some light, but fast ILB's. Everything else is A-OK.

July 19, 2010  11:20 AM ET

To this day my in-law, a HUGE FSU fan, won't admit Tebow was great. However, he says Brantley is the real deal. Let's see how he does when the lights are on and the band is still playing.

July 19, 2010  11:26 AM ET
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Brantley is good, hopefully so good that we will stop hearing about that other guy that used to play QB at Florida.

Steve Spurier? (sp?)

July 19, 2010  11:32 AM ET

Just refer to him as Steve Orr, pachy.

July 19, 2010  11:32 AM ET

The Ol' Visor Tosser....

July 19, 2010  11:33 AM ET
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a Gator QB...

Heisman winner and first QB of the expansion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

July 19, 2010  11:35 AM ET
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

You know, the team known for the winless initial season and losing records for amny seasons thereafter.

July 19, 2010  11:39 AM ET
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You know, the team known for the winless initial season and losing records for amny seasons thereafter.

Except for their 3rd season. 1979 NFC Champion runner-up.

Yo Lee Roy!

Then back to sv<kiness....

July 19, 2010  11:48 AM ET
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Florida's hopes on Brantley's shoulders?Nope.Hopes rest on establishing an outside pass rush and beefing up some light, but fast ILB's. Everything else is A-OK.

Don't forget a CB too.

It's too bad we are not 'Bama ... they are good enough to win the next 10 conference championships.

July 19, 2010  11:50 AM ET
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Don't forget a CB too.It's too bad we are not 'Bama ... they are good enough to win the next 10 conference championships.

Sarcasm accepted.

July 19, 2010  11:55 AM ET
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Don't forget a CB too.

JJ will lock down one side, we can shade Black and Hill over to protect whoever wins the other side if necessary.

Er, I mean, we're so screwed with no talent returning. God, I'm so jealous of Alabama and all their returning talent.

July 19, 2010  12:09 PM ET

Doesn't the O-line have some of the work that makes their offense good or bad? What is the situation there?

July 19, 2010  12:15 PM ET
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e of the work that makes their offense good or bad? What is the sit

Big, experienced, and deep.

July 19, 2010  12:21 PM ET

speaking of the gators, it appears as if they are on NCAA's hit list:

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=5392159

July 19, 2010  12:29 PM ET
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It's too bad we are not 'Bama ... they are good enough to win the next 10 conference championships.

I thought they already HAD won the next 10 conference championships.

July 19, 2010  12:31 PM ET

Nice of the Chattanooga Times Free Press to be concerned about Brantley's future prospects for the Gators. He'll be fine.

And by the way, there are 10 other guys on offense that are usually darned helpful to the QB. Don't they have any UT-Chattanooga football issues to write about?

But I digress. Actually the third-and-2 question is somewhat legitimate, although it's a thinly veiled reference to the departure of TT. Like GIE says, the O line is looking pretty good, so I think we can give Emmanuel Moody the rock and feel pretty good about it -- as long as he doesn't drop the dam thing.

July 19, 2010  12:37 PM ET
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speaking of the gators, it appears as if they are on NCAA's hit list:

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=5392159

Ain't that just great.

These "agents" have absolutely no scruples, do they? And certainly don't give a rat's **** about any repercussions to their actions. I'd be OK with giving up that Sugar Bowl win if there were some way it'd help the NCAA nail up new rules that neutered these jackholes.

No team or program is safe from these idiots.

July 19, 2010  12:46 PM ET
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Don't forget a CB too.It's too bad we are not 'Bama ... they are good enough to win the next 10 conference championships.

bama is so good the conference decided to retroactively award them the past 10 conference championships as well.

July 19, 2010  12:48 PM ET
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I think we can give Emmanuel Moody the rock and feel pretty good about it -- as long as he doesn't drop the dam thing.

I sure would appreciate it if he would drop it a lot when the gators play in Knoxville this September.

 
July 19, 2010  12:49 PM ET
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bama is so good the conference decided to retroactively award them the past 10 conference championships as well.

YES!.... Oh wait you are kidding?.... CRAP! I guess I should call and cancel my t-shirt order.

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