2013 Orange and Blue Wrap-Up

The Florida football team wrapped up spring practice with the Orange and Blue Debut.

Although it couldn’t hold a full scrimmage, there were some bright spots on the field today.

One of those bright spots was DeMarcus Robinson. The true freshman was limited in spring with a high-ankle sprain, but he was able to leap over cornerback Louchiez Purifoy on a ball thrown by second-string quarterback Tyler Murphy.

Coach Will Muschamp discusses how the receivers have looked throughout the spring.

First-string quarterback Jeff Driskel said after the scrimmage that Robinson is a special player.

Robinson, however, did not play with the first team in the scrimmage.

Andre Debose, Quinton Dunbar and Trey Burton all saw snaps with the first team.

Driskel did not perform well in the scrimmage today. Unofficially, he finished 9-20 with 70 yards through the air. He ran for a 14-yard touchdown, but in the regular season he would have been sacked because he stood in the pocket for six seconds.

Four of his first five completions went for five yards or less, and Driskel acknowledged how the vertical passing game needs improving.

Offensive lineman Jonotthan Harrison acknowledged that the offense has a chip on its shoulder, and realizes they have a point to prove to the nation this year.

Freshman running back Kelvin Taylor saw plenty of action today. Taylor, the son of former Gators running back Fred Taylor, scored a seven-yard touchdown.

Taylor, however, may not see much action this season as he is listed third on the depth chart.

Coach Muschamp talked about how the rnning backs have looked this spring.

On the other hand, the defense doesn’t have a chip on its shoulder. In the scrimmage, the defense was by far the superior unit.

One highlight of the day was Brian Poole’s would-be fumble return for a touchdown after a snap went over the head of Tyler Murphy.

The defense was able to sack Murphy three times and get good pressure on the quarterbacks all day.

Muschamp said if the season started today, Dominique Easley would be playing defensive tackle, instead of defensive end.

Overall, Muschamp said he is proud of how well the team has progressed this spring.

The players will report to fall camp in a mere 117 days.


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