10/19: Will Muschamp’s SEC teleconference

By Adam Silverstein
October 19, 2011

With the Florida Gators over a week away from their eighth game of the season under head coach Will Muschamp next Saturday at 3:30 p.m. against the Georgia Bulldogs, he spoke during the Southeastern Conference coaches teleconference to provide some insight about where his team is at going into the bye week.


Updating an item he touched on Tuesday, Muschamp reiterated that Brantley (though he has shed his crutches) is not expected to practice at all this week and that the overriding hope is that he will be able to return on Monday. “He’s very limited as far as his running around, and he has not practiced,” he said. “I don’t foresee him practicing at all this week. I hope to get him back Monday. That’s where we are at this point. His rehab has gone well. He’s worked awful hard, done everything we’ve asked him to and then some. He’s lived in the training room trying to get back and get healthy.”

When he does return, however, Muschamp believes the turnaround will be fast and that he will be ready to play in any given week. “John’s very sharp mentally. For him to be able to get back pretty quickly shouldn’t be an issue,” he said.


» On the SEC East race: “I think it’s pretty obvious that we need some help at this point.”

» On favorite memories from Florida-Georgia series as a player: “There weren’t many good ones, that’s for sure. It’s a great game, a great rivalry game. The setting there in Jacksonville is pretty amazing. Of course when I was a player, the [Jacksonville] Jaguars were coming in and they were redoing the stadium. We played one game in The Swamp my senior year. It’s a great rivalry.”

» On playing Florida-Georgia at a neutral site: “I don’t think there’s any question that the game needs to be in Jacksonville. It’s a great environment and a lot of fun to be a part of.”


  1. jay d says:

    Let’s just get honest for a moment… the odds of brantley comming back for GA are slim…he has no fight in him..I’m just glad he will be out of the picture next year….gators have a lot of recruiting to do….think of all the fans who wernt happy about signing brissett ….I want our QB dept stacked with options year in and year out…I do not want to be stuck in a brantley situation again…side note: think of all the grreat QB’s florida has had the past 15 or so years….danny, rex, leak, tebow……then theirs our lonely bust…brantley WTF happened?

  2. Basshole says:

    First off, Jay D, it’s still a bit early to call Brantley a bust. Last year wasn’t a fair assessment and this is not over. Second, do you not remember Johnson, Brindise, and Palmer?

  3. Brad B says:

    I would agree that there are other busts over the past 15 years, but how can you say that it’s “a bit early to call Brantley a bust”?? He’s a 5th year senior, regardless of the offense, the coaches, or anything else. He’s been in Gaineseville for 5 years and still shows the same inconsistencies and still can’t handle pressure. Simple as that.

    • GG says:

      He did look way better in mop up duty for Tebow. Guess he had a better o-line then. What happens when they write off the season and go with the 2 freshman to gain exp for next year? I feel for the guy but just doesn’t seem to have the skills or maybe its the talent that surrounds him…or both.

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