11/22: Straight from the Gators’ mouths…

By Adam Silverstein
November 22, 2010

Redshirt junior quarterback John Brantley, senior safety Ahmad Black and redshirt freshman linebacker Jelani Jenkins answered questions for the media on Monday about a variety of topics concerning the Florida Gators, their win at home on Saturday against the Appalachian State Mountaineers and this week’s road game against the Florida State Seminoles in Tallahassee, FL. OGGOA has compiled some of the most important notes and quotes from the event this week.

QB JOHN BRANTLEY

On playing Florida State historically: “Florida State is a very good team, they handle themselves well. Florida is also good – I remember that Nokia Sugar Bowl with [Danny] Wuerffel and all those guys. It’s been the biggest game always circled in my book.”

On how the offense has not changed: “We’re still running the same plays, I’m just not running as much of an option. It’s really the same play calls, same play action, same drop back calls. We’re just emphasizing pass with me and the option stuff with Jordan [Reed] and Trey [Burton].”

On the offensive line failing to block the blitz consistently: “They’re not perfect. They can’t be perfect. And I don’t expect them to be. Sometimes maybe it’s the line or maybe it’s me holding onto the ball too long.”

On if this game holds extra importance this year: “It doesn’t matter about the past. We just got to go out and win this one.”

On redshirt junior wide receiver Deonte Thompson: “Ever since that Georgia game he’s really been practicing hard, catching every ball.”

On the winning streak over FSU: “We know about it. We mention it. We just have to go out and win this one.”

SS AHMAD BLACK

On being a Florida State fan growing up: “Who lied and said that?”

On continuing the winning streak against FSU: “It’s a pretty big deal here.”

On the rivalry’s importance in recruiting: “It’s pretty big considering a lot of players that are from the state of Florida – their last few schools are usually Florida, Florida State and Miami.”

3 Comments

  1. g8ter27 says:

    JB on the line failing to pick of the blitz: ” I think those guys hate me…I mean really hate me”
    JB on how the offense has not changed: “Man I cannot believe it either” I think Steve A may be placing bets in Vegas or something”

  2. Aligator says:

    I think that JB is a nice guy with some talent, but he is not a leader and he will have an even harder time next year with a younger offensive line.

    Urb’s and Addozzio will continue to feel the pressure to play JB because of who his family is so it looks like another mediocre season.

    Remember though, the bad goes with the good, so in a couple of years, we should be back on top of things. either reed or burton will be starting, with driskel waiting in the wings. I think once we get back into just getting the spread going again, then we will be in a great place.

    patience is the key for all of us and Urb’s has earned the right to have a couple of down years. period

  3. g8ter27 says:

    Aligator, I think that Driskel may wait in the wings one year tops, this kid looks like the real deal! I disagree that Urban has the right to have a couple of bad seasons for one reason: He has the ability to have a good season next year! If we had no talent and no prospect of getting any then yes, a couple of bad years would be acceptable, but saying that we will have a crappy season becasue JB is a Brantley and that Urban should be able to get by with that because he owes it to the Brantleys is wrong. The same goes with Addazio, having no talent or simply not knowing what to do is one thing, knowing how to win with the ability to do it but choosing instead not to is unacceptable!

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