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Gator Football Practice Update

By on August 10th, 2012

Fall practice is in full swing and the Florida Gator football team is getting set for its opening game of the season on September 1st against Bowling Green. The Gator offense has spent the majority of the first week of practice learning new plays and refining the old plays learned from new offensive coordinator Brent Pease in the spring. Florida senior wide receiver Frankie Hammond, Jr. says while learning the new plays is challenging for some, most of the offense has a good understanding of the new system.

One of the main stories from camp is the ongoing starting quarterback battle between sophomores Jacoby Brissett and Jeff Driskel. Hammond, Jr. says the battle is competitive, but it is only making the players better.

On the defensive side of the ball the marquee positon battle is for cornerback. The Gators have many options at the position including sophomores Marcus Roberson and Loucheiz Purifoy, and juniors Jaylen Watkins and Cody Riggs. While it is likely Roberson will start, the other starting cornerback position is up for grabs. Purifoy says all the corners are getting a chance to prove their abilities at practice.

Gator head coach Will Muschamp has said the best player will start at corner regardless of experience or performance from last season.

Practice resumes today and Muschamp should speak to the media after it.


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