Florida’s spring practices have been completed and we will not see the players again until the fall. So what did we learn about the team this spring?
The QB Competition is still up for grabs
Heading into spring practice most Florida fans were hoping that either Jacoby Brissett or Jeff Driskel would create a little separation between themselves and the other QB’s. That did not happen.
Both managed the offense, with each leading three scoring drives playing for both the Orange and the Blue teams. Brissett (9-16-0, 233 yards, 2 TDs) showed off his arm, completing five passes longer than 20 yards. And Driskel (12-14-0, 147 yards, 0 TDs) showed accuracy and the ability to extend plays with his legs.
The offensive line has improved
At the end of last season, Muschamp called out the Florida offensive line, calling it soft. In the scrimmages, there appeared to be more holes for the running back to run into and the quarterbacks appeared to be getting more time to throw.
Now those improvements could also be because…
Florida’s pass rush still needs work
UF got very little quarterback pressure last year and they did not get many in these spring scrimmages. This has to be a huge concern for Muschamp and his staff as that without the threat of a pass rush, quarterbacks will sit back there are pick the Gators secondary apart this fall.
This isn’t your traditional Gators offense
Brent Pease’s offense looks very different than what Charlie Weis was running last year. Expect a lot more shifts and motion before the ball is snapped to set-up mismatches against the defense.