8/20: Florida Gators 2010 fall practice updates

By Adam Silverstein
August 20, 2010

The 2010 version of the Florida Gators is completing their second week fall practice and, while the activities were once again closed to both the media and public, some notable things did occur Tuesday. OGGOA has compiled some of the key details.

FRESHMAN HAS SURGERY

Freshman offensive tackle Chaz Green had hernia surgery on Friday, according to a University of Florida spokesperson. He will be out of action for 2-4 weeks – likely the latter as a safety precaution considering he is not expected to be needed much in the rotation this season.

“HAVE THAT REMOVED”
Get the movie reference?

Freshmen defensive end Ronald Powell and cornerback Joshua Shaw are the latest players to have their black helmet stripes removed. That’s 13 down with 12 to go.

IS BRANTLEY’S ‘STACHE TRASH?

Shout out to the Palm Beach Post’s Jason Lieser for his intrepid reporting regarding the longevity of Florida redshirt junior starting quarterback John Brantley’s mustache. Though QB coach Scot Loeffler contends that Brantley “needs to shave it” and promises that “he will, don’t worry,” the Gators’ signal caller has other plans. “He doesn’t know what he’s talking about,” Brantley, who is willing to fight to keep his facial hair, said. “If that’s what it has to come down to, I guess so.”

GOAL LINE QUARTERBACKS

Early in camp, it was converted redshirt freshman tight end Jordan Reed who was getting the majority of the work as the team’s goal line QB. Now that fall practices are coming to an end, freshman QB Trey Burton has been getting many of the short yardage opportunities. OGGOA touched on this subject two days ago during a podcast interview. There will likely be a number of different looks on goal line and short yardage situations this season with Brantley, Reed and Burton all getting opportunities behind center.

FINAL SCRIMMAGE

The Gators will hold their final scrimmage of the 2010 offseason on Saturday as coaches look to make some decisions on the team’s outstanding position battles – starting middle linebacker, starting cornerback, kick and punt returners, etc.

5 Comments

  1. Evan says:

    Adam, with athletes having surgeries to repair this and that, my question is who pays for these surgeries? Is it included in the scholarship or is it out-of-pocket costs taken by the athlete? I’ve always been curious about it, because you know they have the local best of the best performing these surgeries. Heal up soon Chaz!

  2. Gatorbuc15 says:

    I agree with Scot Loeffler! Trash the Stache John!

    That, or stay away from the “Just for Men” commercials. Don’t make the same mistake Emmit did.

  3. Gatorbuc15 says:

    Answer for Evan:
    If the college athlete is a scholarship player, the University pays for all medical costs.

  4. Basshole says:

    Adam: Stripes

  5. Droppingin says:

    I have not seen the ‘stache but they come in only three flavors:

    1- macho: the one that reaches down to the chin,
    2- porn star: the Harry Reems look,
    3- the cop: the neatly trimmed variety always worn by detectives

    I would guess that Johnny’s is a number 2. Although I have never seen a porn movie. ;~)

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