Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Gainesville, Fl- The Florida Gators football team opened up their annual Orange and Blue spring game with a packed audience of over 51,000 fans, on the sidelines was Tim Tebow, for the first time in four years, the Gator offense will no longer have the talent and ability of Tim Tebow. The future starting quarterback of Florida will be John Brantley, who wooed the crowd with his own talent and accurate touch passes. Though the Junior quarterback is hardly out of Tebow's shadow, he was in positive spirits and excelled leading the Orange first team offense to a 27-24 win over the Blue team. "It was fun just to let loose the one time, just get everything out of you." Brantley remarked after the game. The large crowd on hand showed their support of the young quarterback, who has played sparingly in the previous two seasons as the backup, most notably when Tim Tebow suffered a concussion during an SEC show down versus Old Mississippi. "It felt a lot different, just going out there knowing I'm the guy now," Brantley said afterwards. Following in his father's footsteps, John Brantley is going to be able to live out a childhood dream and start at quarterback for the Florida Gators. Many notable returners are back for the Gators as head coach Urban Meyer looks to continue to improve his already outstanding record after four years with the Florida Gators. The Gators have only lost two games in the past two seasons under Meyer, winning his second national title with UF in 2008.