Video From First Day Of Practice
True freshman Jacoby Brissett, from Dwyer High School, has some ground to make up as he battles red-shirt freshman Tyler Murphy and freshman Jeff Driskel for the No. 2 quarterback job. Murphy and Driskel both went through spring practices under new offensive coordinator Charlie Weis, while Brissett’s first practice was today.
But Brissett does not appear to be lagging behind.
“Just after one day, very pleased with where he is,” Muschamp said. “He certainly has a certain command about him. He’s a guy that is very well respected by his teammates. He’s an outstanding athlete, but he can really throw the football.”
– As for the other freshmen, Muschamp was impressed by TE A.C. Leonard, WR Ja’Juan Story, RB Hunter Joyer, CB Marcus Roberson, CB Loucheiz Purifoy, OG Trip Thurman and LB Graham Stewart.
– He said there was “very good retention” of the system and playbook by the older players and “some decent retention” among the younger ones.
– One guy who looked comfortable was RB Jeff Demps, which is somewhat surprising given that he missed spring practices and was not around much in the summer due to track competitions.
“He looked great, actually. Really good,” Muschamp said. “The players are able to really work with each other in the off-season. The quarterbacks and running backs were getting together on their own on their own time. Really constructive learning as far as those things are concerned. I thought he looked great this morning.”
– Deonte Thompson and Quinton Dunbar have been the two best vertical threatsamong the receivers, but junior Frankie Hammond has been the most complete.
“He’s been our most consistent receiver,” Muschamp said. “What I said was Quinton and Deonte have been our most vertical threats down the field, big-play receivers. They were more of our vertical guys down the field. But Frankie consistently has been our best receiver as far as catching the ball, finishing plays, blocking — all-around receiver play.”
– He probably will not know how good his pass rush is until Florida actually starts playing games. The force of the pass rush looks like it will be LB/DE Ronald Powell, DT Sharrif Floyd, DT Dominique Easley and DE William Green.
Update On Lacrosse From Gatorsports....3/20
The No. 10 Florida lacrosse team battled against a quick, aggressive Syracuse squad to defeat the No. 11 team in the country, 16-11, in front of 937 fans at Donald R. Dizney Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Gators were led by sophomore attacker Ashley Bruns (Ellicott City, Md.), who tied her career-high and her own school record with six goals while adding an assist for a season-high seven points. Florida also saw hat tricks from sophomore midfielders Kitty Cullen (Rockville, Md.) and Brittany Dashiell (Bel Air, Md.).
Sophomore attacker Janine Hillier (Farmingdale, N.Y.) tied her career high in points with four (2 goals, 2 assists), adding two draw controls. Sophomore attacker Caroline Chesterman (South Nyack, N.Y.) scored and added an assist while sophomore midfielder Jamie Reeg (Atlantis, Fla.) scored her first goal of the season.
The Gators were a perfect 4-for-4 from free position and outshot the Orange, 27-20. Florida won the battle on the draw, 18-10, continuing the Gators’ streak of winning the game when out-drawing their opponent. Chesterman and Dashiell each had a team-high four draw controls, which is Chesterman’s career high.
“The draw is so important,” Florida head coach Amanda O’Leary said. “When you possess the ball, they can’t score. Those 18 draws were critical because we needed possession of the ball. Their attackers are such threats and if you give them an inch, the ball is going in the back of the net.”
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