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  • Post spring Florida Gators mailbag podcast edition
    Florida s talking about doing in my opinion you find a place to put it You do it You take care of things Believe it or not and I know someone s going to argue about this but football pays the bills and they deserve the best facilities Agree or disagree Nick We can spend an entire podcast talking about that Andrew So we won t So hit us with the next question Nick Next one is recruiting Any junior college transfers expected now or before the start of fall camp Andrew Junior college guys I would say defensive tackle Josiah Coatney He s playing Old Miss has got that cha ching in his head I won t say what it was but cash register That got in his head so it looks like he s going to not go to Florida or Carolina That was two schools that were thought to be his favorites So I would say no more Jucos Would I be surprised if they added a transfer either a grad transfer or regular transfer before the season No I mean McElwain added Mason Halter with spring or early fall early summer I wouldn t rule out any of that especially if a grad transfer at safety wants to come about I think you ll start to see some more transfers now that spring s over with so guys that maybe say I m not going to play here so I m going to go ahead Maybe a guy that s a safety or maybe a left guard Maybe one of those guys come about and Florida goes after but I ll say no more Jucos Nick Yeah You always could this is transfer time End of spring guys start to see some writing on the wall Andrew Right As Mac says you re always looking for chances to improve your team So if some really good player is tired of losing at Tennessee and wants to come to Florida come on down Nick Why not Andrew Why not Nick That brings us in What is going on What is going on with Florida and Tennessee right now on social media I don t even know Andrew First of all listen to this This is funny So I get an email the other day from a Tennessee radio station wanting me to come on and talk about the rivalry Me of all people Wanted me to come in and talk about why Florida is trash talking Tennessee I don t think that was a good idea for Tennessee Nick Probably not Andrew I m sitting there thinking about it and the Tennessee guy and props to this guy he goes I don t know why Tennessee fans are talking They ve lost 11 in a row I m sitting here thinking and I even told the guy I was like I m not sure if you re a Tennessee fan what are you talking about What are you talking about I will say this I said this on the show the other day I ll say it to you Nick as well Football is fun when that stuff happens When you re hearing Jalen Tabor and Jalen Hurd trash talking back and forth that s fun That s what football is about I love it Even if it is Jalen Hurd trash talking trash talk dude It s a new season Go for it I love that stuff I wish we had more of it Nick There will never be a lack of trash talk between Florida and Tennessee Andrew No but what I m saying is with players Nick For me personally even being an athlete when someone s beating me 11 times in a row I m not talking to them I m not talking about them I m not saying anything until I beat them and have something to say Andrew I mean I think people know I mean I think you probably knew this already but Jalen Tabor might have just won over my heart He may have won over my heart No So I got to talk about this spring game What are we in here like 35 minutes here 38 Nick What did they have like 90 points at half time Andrew They did fantasy football so Butch could win another damn spring national championship He wanted to have the most points scored so the bozo s over here giving points to sacks If you touched the quarterback or if you touched the offensive lineman you were probably getting a half a point You put your pants on right Half a point You put your helmet on Half a point It was something like 50 41 at half time What are you doing Butch It s really a seven on seven football where you get points for tackling but here s my thing That team s still not very good The team s still not very good I don t know what the SEC Network and ESPN has got these guys predicting on Nick our good friend Barrett from Bleacher Report very good friend of mine fellow Braves fan I love Barrett Barrett s a good friend of mine He s drinking that Kool Aid as well We re going to have to get him on here soon because I ve got to figure out what in the world they re selling up there They must be giving away money to predict them to win Nick Barrett it s funny because every year it seems like it seems more so than it is that Tennessee gets picked to win the SEC to do this to do that and people yell at Barrett all the time and he reminds them I picked Tennessee to finish third in the SEC last year He s like I didn t pick them to win I don t know why you re yelling at me Andrew I don t remember that and I like Barrett but Barrett told us at SEC Media Days over and over Tennessee was going to win the SEC East and I remember him saying that because I remember laughing at him because I don t know It is what it is Tennessee ain t winning the SEC Jalen Tabor keep doing your thing bro If nobody has your back Andrew Spivey s got your back because I hate the Vols Nick I am really looking forward to that trip I remember last year Andrew I m going I ve already made the decision I m going I will be in Knoxville I may have to have Secret Service Nick See if Gator Country will buy you like a security guard to walk around with you Andrew I m going to have to like get the Secret Service that comes out with all these president candidates Get the people to walk around with me If anyone gives me a blank stare got you Nick That s how it works Andrew Yeah Got you Look we got like eight minutes here Let s talk diamonds real quick Gator baseball Sweep week my good friend Florida Florida State softball gets I don t even want to get started dumbass umpire that called the game Rain delay with one out in the bottom of the ninth second and third Let Florida score and be done with it Florida hosts 5 Louisiana Lafayette this weekend It was ugly Nick It was ugly Nick What led into tell people why in the middle of the SEC schedule is Florida not playing an SEC school They probably don t know Andrew Vanderbilt doesn t have a softball team So there s 13 softball teams so you get a weekend off Tim Walton much like Sulley much like Billy Donovan used to do he isn t going to play North Dakota Western Dakota State whatever He s going to play the big dogs and he gets 5 Louisiana Lafayette who came in with the 1 scoring offense in the country 1 batting average in the country 4 pitching staff in the country a pitcher who hasn t lost this year She picks up two losses this weekend and they get outscored 22 2 over the weekend Nick That s embarrassing Andrew That s very embarrassing For everyone that wants to talk about those bats for Florida you may want to rethink your argument Nick The girls especially your girl Kvistad I never say that right Andrew Ten homeruns now Crushing the ball Aubrey Munro known for her catching is coming around six game hitting streak there as well Gourley Delanie 12 innings this weekend of one run ball including coming in at a bases loaded no out jam and just striking out the next three Nick Florida did it on the road at Arkansas So they beat Florida State swept that season series and they go to Baum Stadium which is one of the best stadiums in the entire country Beautiful stadium just did some renovations to it but they handled Arkansas Other than getting a scare on Thursday night where it s 11 2 in the eighth inning and you give up the six spot other than that Florida handled the Razorbacks including Alex Faedo huge bounce back game He had a career worst performance two weeks ago against Mississippi State giving up nine earned runs He struck out 10 over 6 1 on just five hits allowing only one run Buddy Reid had a big week JJ JJ s breaking out Buddy Reid had a great week Jeremy Vasquez starting to come around a little bit Pete Alonso hit another homerun He leads the team in that mark To me the bats really are now picking up In the beginning of the year it was relying on starting pitching and bullpen The bats are starting to carry their own weight now Andrew Yeah Come alive for sure I want to hit on Puk A J Puk real quick I thought Puk pitched well for the most part I hate that we even have to get into this because I feel like it s common sense but maybe not Maybe you and I just overthink it Power pitchers like Puk like Kelly Barnhill in softball they re going to have their walks I mean it comes with the territory but I thought Puk did a good job of controlling that Man that slider was nasty Then that little 97 mile an hour fastball in the knees That was pretty good Nick That s the thing It s like you want your cake and you want to eat it too You the guy to throw 160 miles an hour and you want him to put it only on the bottom of the knees out of either side of the black and it s just listen power pitchers are going to struggle with location at times You give up some of that He s going to walk a little more a couple more batters than we would like him to but he s throwing 97 He s got electric stuff around that To me it s just when people yell that s what he is His stuff is different Andrew Chances are you re not going to see a lot of guys barrel up his fastball either so you should be able to get away with you re going to have the walks but you re also going to benefit from guys not being able to barrel up his fastball Nick Yeah Andrew I don t know I like it One quick thing before we get out of here Softball turned a triple play It was pretty awesome That was pretty cool Nick Paint it for us How does that happen Andrew So it was line drive to Barnhill First and second line drive to Barnhill She kind of has to go down and the ball almost goes in the ground She catches it throws to second and the girl on first decides she s not going back to first She s going to stay on second So a nice little 1 6 3 triple play That s the first one that I ve ever seen live in my lifetime I mean I ve seen replays of it that kind of stuff That was the first one I ve ever seen live and it was pretty cool It was one of those things it was like what happened What was this Nick That s so crazy That s kind of like how every time a triple play happens you re kind of left like sitting there like what Andrew One two three It was like wait that s a triple play One two three Nick It s so funny because it s such a unique play such a rare play but it seems like when it happens nobody is really sure if it did happen Everyone s like looking around at each other at the umpires They re like is that That s three right Andrew I kind of had that moment So I tweeted it and I put it on the message board and I m sitting here like the Gators softball didn t tweet anything about it I m like was it really a triple play So I go back and make sure it was a triple play Sure enough it was a triple play and I m like why are we not making a bigger deal out of this Lordy but it s a good week Real quick Gators have Jacksonville in softball this week at home and then they host Mississippi State Florida softball just like baseball tied for the top Florida in softball has a tie breaker over Auburn You guys in baseball have South Carolina tied at the top but you still have that big important three game set coming up in a couple weeks Nick In Columbia Andrew Should be a big one So Nick we ll get out of here Tell everybody where they can find us and we ll see you guys on Friday for a preview Nick Florida gets JU on Tuesday and then Thursday Friday Saturday back on that weird schedule for the last time this year Georgia comes down to Gainesville So be there or be square As always www GatorCountry com for the latest greatest breaking anything you need for the Gators On Twitter GatorCountry NickdelaTorreGC AndrewSpiveyGC and on Instagram it s TheGatorCountry Andrew That s right and find Butch Jones at wanna be spring national champion com because him and Mark Richt still suck As always chomp chomp and Nick can I get a go Braves Nick You stay classy Gator Country Andrew Sweep city Stay classy as my man Nick said Take care Filed under Feature Football Podcasts Tags andrew spivey Chauncey Gardner chris williamson florida gators florida gators football jalen tabor jim mcelwain marcus maye nick de la torre quincy wilson About Andrew Spivey Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism While coaching he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama Given his past coaching experience he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit He began his career as an intern for Rivals com covering University of Florida football recruiting After interning with Rivals for six months he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves Follow him on Twitter at AndrewSpiveyGC 1 Comment Post a comment thedudeabide524 April 19 2016 7 56 pm I think the depth at DB is going to be fine Once Taylor Lenton and Putu get there the safety position will be deeper and they will be able to move Gardner to CB if they need to Burnett has only been in college for a few months and will look a lot different come next fall Williamson will be fine I think McWilliams is also coming in I don t expect much out of him this year but he s still there Then Putu can always play CB if they need him to They still have 4 DBs coming 3 of which can play safety so that will change how Gardner gets used I m more worried about how the CB position is going to look next year with Tabor Wilson and maybe even Dawson gone hopefully not Log in to Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment Get the REAL inside scoop Join Gator 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Burnett 6 1 180 DE Antonneous Clayton 6 4 220 WR Tyrie Cleveland 6 3 189 OL Stone Forsythe 6 6 325 QB Feleipe Franks 6 5 190 CB Chauncey Gardner 5 11 190 WR Josh Hammond 6 0 170 OL Brett Heggie 6 4 304 LB Vosean Joseph 6 1 210 S Quincy Lenton 6 0 195 WR Dre Massey 6 0 190 CB C J McWilliams 5 11 164 LB Jeremiah Moon 6 4 205 RB Lamical Perine 5 10 206 K Eddy Pineiro 6 1 180 DE Jachai Polite 6 4 230 CB Joseph Putu 6 2 195 LB David Reese 6 1 238 DE Jordan Smith 6 6 220 WR Freddie Swain 6 1 174 OL Jawaan Taylor 6 4 345 S Jeawon Taylor 6 2 192 RB Mark Thompson 6 2 230 QB Kyle Trask 6 6 212 WR Rick Wells 6 0 187 Post spring Florida Gators mailbag podcast edition http www gatorcountry com wp content uploads 2016 04 Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain leads the team out for the spring game 150x150 jpg 18 April 2016 Andrew Spivey Feature Football Podcasts andrew spivey Chauncey Gardner chris williamson florida gators florida gators football jalen tabor jim mcelwain marcus maye nick de la torre quincy wilson http media blubrry com gatorcountry p content blubrry com gatorcountry Post spring Florida Gators mailbag edition mp3 Podcast Play in new window Download Subscribe iTunes RSS GatorCountry brings you a special Florida Gators mailbag edition of the podcast as we answer your questions on the football team and on recruiting Andrew Spivey and Nick de la Torre break down the most important questions on the offense at Florida plus some facility questions from our members Andrew and Nick also break down how the diamond teams did this past weekend plus Andrew talks Tennessee spring game and the rivalry talk that has been going on TRANSCRIPT Andrew What s up Gator Country Your man Andrew Spivey here with my man Nicholas de la Torre Nicholas good weekend on the diamonds Not so good on the gym floor Tennis does well I would say for the most part a good weekend in Gainesville Nick Yeah Good weekend in Gainesville Shout out to the gymnasts specifically Bridget Sloan Maybe you didn t win a championship but winning three out of four for a senior class three national championships in a four year career is pretty impressive Andrew I saw a stat She had won 9 championship rings while at Florida because she won the all around this weekend as well Nine championship rings one more and she d have had a handful Maybe she s saving that last one for like a wedding ring We ll play it off That s what Bridget wants to do Bridget we got you We ll take care of you Nick I don t want to go into this too too much but there s something someone hit on the message board and someone hit it to me on Twitter They said Where would you rank Bridget as far as Gator athletes go Of course I don t want to debate this much because we ve got a lot of things to talk about but I somewhat think we overlook a career like Bridget Sloan or some of these softball girls or the tennis girls when they were doing really well I think maybe we overlook some of these ladies that are doing really well Bridget Sloan I mean like I just said nine national championship rings You d be hard fought to find too many better winning athletes at Florida Nick Yeah It s always tough I think when you start comparing athletes in different sports To way where do they fit in all time all programs It s so hard to compare a football player to a softball player to someone who s running track or swimming but as far as gymnasts if not the top overall maybe then on a very short list up top would be Bridget Sloan Andrew I agree It s tough Tim Tebow how do you compare Tebow s career to Bridget Sloan s Tebow only had a chance for four national championships You can t really compare that It is interesting Nine championship rings That s awesome That s a great career Congrats to her and you and I both we follow them on social media that kind of stuff and she was the life of the program It ll be big shoes to fill but three out of four and finishing fourth in the national championship not too too bad Nick No Not at all She finished her career off I think it was with a 10 on the bars Andrew Something like that I really don t know When it got ugly I kind of turned it off Not to go into too much of a rant because Florida was bad on Saturday night but I hate sports that are judged by judges It is awful You can t tell me that there s not some gimmicks in there some crookedness going into that I don t know Florida didn t do well They re not national champions They didn t perform like national champions but I hate sports judged Let s just win it on the field or the meet or somewhere like that Nick It s always kind of weird to get subjective You get that French judge from the Olympics the figure skating judge It s always weird I m like you I don t like it Let somebody else It becomes subjective and that s tough Our whole podcast today was question and answer time Andrew So you don t want my rant Nick No Andrew But you have to no I wanted to hit on this a little bit more though with you real quick Are we at the point now where things judged like that are almost outdated Is that something that hurts the sports like that Instant reply that kind of stuff you and I are baseball junkies We love and breathe baseball and the human error of umpiring is in question now I mean is that something that maybe they should look at that judging I don t know how you do it but that s something different Nick That s the thing I don t know how you would do it otherwise I mean what s your scoring method then Andrew I don t know Nick In football baseball softball the scoring is very easy Somebody touches home that s a run The ball crosses that white line that s a touchdown It goes through those double things it s either an extra point or three points Andrew Maybe we should let a robot or a computer do it Nick Then robots are going to take over the world That d be the first step Andrew They are Do you want to do mailbag first or do you want to do recap the diamond Nick Let s jump in the mailbag and then we ll retouch touch on everything that went on the diamond this week Andrew Touch all four bases because both teams did a lot of that this weekend Fire away Go to the first question Nick First question and thank you everyone for answering We re going to cover some here and then I m going to cover the rest of them in print This one was from BHernie22 scale of 1 10 how worried are you guys about the depth at corner behind Tabor and Wilson I ll amend the question a little bit I ll say Tabor Wilson and Dawson as the two outside and then the nickel back Frankly there is no depth Andrew Is it 1 10 I mean can we go way over that Nick Worried is 10 because there s no depth I even asked Quincy Wilson I said It s kind of weird you guys have had depth back there I was like Where are you guys right now He s like I think his quote s something like Jalen and I just we re going to have to play a lot We re going to have to play every down and we understand that There s just not much behind us You know you lose two guys you thought would be contributing this year You lose them before last season and now you re in a situation where you ve really got three and then some younger guys who aren t ready yet in my opinion Andrew Yeah Worried is definitely the mindset Not to get off the beaten path but someone asked me They were like What s your biggest concern with the defense I m like Not the starters It s the second string There s a ton of question marks and it s not even at just DB Defensive line s another question but since we re asking DB here I think it s Chris Williamson is a guy and I know he didn t have a good spring or a great spring I still expect him to be a good football player He s a hell of an athlete very quick good hits I think he s going to be fine Burnett is working really hard from everything I ve been told that kind of stuff Then I think you kind of look at like Chauncey Gardner I guess that s the thing Do you bump Chauncey down that kind of stuff That for me is the biggest question mark Where does Chauncey end up Is his future at defensive back at corner or is it at safety Where is it I m not sure For me that s the question mark is where he goes but Williamson and Burnett and then I guess there are guys that are going to come in the summer Nick Yeah I really think Chauncey s role is going to be at safety at least for now because when you re looking at that secondary at least you re thinking okay we have Jalen and Quincy and Duke So we re comfortable there We re more comfortable with those three names than we are with the guys next to Marcus Maye at safety So I think that s why that move was made so quickly and then you get into a situation where it s weird You don t try to put a lot on a freshman s plate but if one of those guys were to get hurt I think you would see Gardner have to slide down Andrew That was kind of where I was aiming at a little bit Okay if Lord forbid Quincy Wilson goes down with a sprained ankle and he misses Nick It could easily be three weeks Andrew Right I m saying something minor where he misses the second half of the LSU game Okay Are you bringing Chauncey in to play that corner Are you bringing Chris Williamson That s my question Where is Chauncey Gardner Is he your next best option on the board to go play corner or is strictly a safety Where is that That s my biggest question mark is where are you going with Chauncey Is he going to be a guy like a Duke Dawson that is your first guy off the bench or is he going to be a guy that just goes there I don t know Maybe this is the case We ll talk about this in a second I know there s another question in this Does it depend on those three guys that are coming in at safety Does Chauncey Gardner s future depend on that Maybe Nick Then I think so we ve talked about it a bunch but it s easier to play early when you re farther away from the ball but everyone that plays defensive back will tell you your footwork and your stuff if you re not doing it every day your technique s going to get rusty Andrew Right Nick Even if that is that is where Chauncey played That s where he s probably most comfortable but if you re not doing it every day you re going to get rusty and then how much does it take you to get back into it Is it one play Is it one quarter Is it two games Then you start getting into an issue of maybe there s somebody else that s maybe not as good of a player but a better fit right now because at least they ve been practicing there Andrew Right Well the one thing that I will say is this You and I I think talked about this on podcast a couple weeks ago but Torrian Gray likes his DBs to be able to play safety and corner So maybe this is the I don t want to say new era of Florida DBs but maybe that s something Torrian Gray is doing is having Chauncey do a little of both in skill position drills that kind of stuff I know as far as scrimmage and teamwork it was more of him playing safety but maybe that s something that s there Then CJ McWilliams is another guy that early enrolled I think you and I both agree that we don t expect him to play his first year and then Quincy Litton is a guy played corner played safety I think he s more of a safety So I m not seeing the depth at corner outside of Williamson Burnett and Chauncey Here s the thing too Do you maybe move Duke to corner and Chauncey to nickel if that was to happen Nick Yeah that s also a possibility I know that Duke s been playing both so that could be a possibility also Andrew Right Exactly Then we see Marcus Maye slide down but I think Marcus Maye has got to be your last resort sliding down Nick Absolute last resort Here we go We ve been pretty long winded about it but very concerned is the answer Andrew Absolutely Nick There is no depth there Andrew I guess the reason we were long winded is there s so many different scenarios that could be worked out that right now what are we April 17 th 18 th I don t know what today is Nick It s the 17 th They ll be listening on the 18 th Andrew April 18 th I think there is several different ways this could go and then I guess it s a kind of thing like the quarterback play Are we looking at Quincy or Tabor missing a quarter four games five games What are you missing If it s a quarter maybe you stick Chris Williamson out there or McArthur Burnett and just say I really hope he can hold his own Then if it s four games maybe you bump somebody else Like you said concerned is the pretty straightforward answer Nick Yeah Very concerned about that depth there but you ve got two great guys You ve got two great guys another very good player in Duke Dawson You ve got three very good players so maybe you won t need depth Andrew Give us a good question here We ve got to liven the mood up a little bit Nick Are we expecting any big contributors enrolling in the summer Andrew I like this question I like this question I feel like this is my cup of tea As Coach Mac would say that s pretty cool I m going to run though a couple guys How many can I give you Three Nick You can give me three Andrew I m going to go three here I m going to go with Joseph Putu We just talked about that need for a DB I think Joseph Putu he s a Juco guy Now he did play at North Dakota Western Arizona something way out in Booneyville up there Nick Northeast Southwesterly School Andrew Something like that One of those directions I m going to say Putu comes in and can contribute I don t know if he starts I am on record as saying someone besides Marcell and Nick will start at safety so maybe it s Putu So that s one My second guy is going to be none other than Tyrie Cleveland I mean we all watched the spring game Is the receiver position way better than it is Absolutely Can they still use a big 6 3 body in Tyrie Cleveland Absolutely Then the last one is someone that I was very high on all throughout the process Antonneous Clayton I think Clayton is

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  • Florida Gators Orange and Blue Debut photo gallery
    32 vs Adam Hill 6 0 2 57 2 09 am May 1 2016 GatorCountry com GatorCountry Rubber Match between Gamecocks and Gators will be at 1 30 on Sunday Alex Faedo 8 1 3 32 vs Adam Hill 6 0 2 57 2 09 am May 1 2016 GatorCountry com GatorCountry FINAL Gamecocks 2 Gators 1 South Carolina evens the series 2 07 am May 1 2016 Nick de la Torre NickdelaTorreGC FINAL Gamecocks 2 Gators 1 South Carolina evens the series 2 07 am May 1 2016 Nick de la Torre NickdelaTorreGC Gators have the tying run 90 feet away with two down T9 Ryan Larson at the plate 2 02 am May 1 2016 GatorCountry com GatorCountry Gators have the tying run 90 feet away with two down T9 Ryan Larson at the plate 2 02 am May 1 2016 Nick de la Torre NickdelaTorreGC Buddy Reed steals second his 20th of the season ReedSpeed 2 00 am May 1 2016 GatorCountry com GatorCountry Buddy Reed steals second his 20th of the season ReedSpeed 2 00 am May 1 2016 Latest Stories Gamecocks even series with Florida Gators Florida Gators softball takes series over A M Four Florida Gators taken on final day of NFL Draft Lemons is still listening to the Florida Gators pitch Florida Gators softball run rules Texas A M Florida Gators baseball stuns South Carolina 2016 NFL Draft Chicago Bears select Jon Bullard Ashley plans to visit Florida Florida Gators recruiting Mailbag podcast on Florida Gators football and recruiting 2016 NFL Draft Atlanta Falcons select Keanu Neal 2015 Football Commitments CB McArthur Burnett 6 1 180 DE Antonneous Clayton 6 4 220 WR Tyrie Cleveland 6 3 189 OL Stone Forsythe 6 6 325 QB Feleipe Franks 6 5 190 CB Chauncey Gardner 5 11 190 WR Josh Hammond 6 0 170 OL Brett Heggie 6 4 304 LB Vosean Joseph 6 1 210 S Quincy Lenton 6 0 195 WR Dre Massey 6 0 190 CB C J McWilliams 5 11 164 LB Jeremiah Moon 6 4 205 RB Lamical Perine 5 10 206 K Eddy Pineiro 6 1 180 DE Jachai Polite 6 4 230 CB Joseph Putu 6 2 195 LB David Reese 6 1 238 DE Jordan Smith 6 6 220 WR Freddie Swain 6 1 174 OL Jawaan Taylor 6 4 345 S Jeawon Taylor 6 2 192 RB Mark Thompson 6 2 230 QB Kyle Trask 6 6 212 WR Rick Wells 6 0 187 Florida Gators Orange and Blue Debut photo gallery http www gatorcountry com wp content uploads 2016 04 The Florida Gators football team gathers one last time after the 2016 Orange and Blue debut on Friday April 8 2016 Florida Gators football 1280x852 150x150 jpg 9 April 2016 Nick de la Torre Feature Football Photo Galleries austin appleby ben hill griffin stadium duke dawson eddy pineiro florida gators florida gators football jim mcelwain johnny townsend Jordan Cronkrite josh hammond luke del rio quincy

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  • Orange and Blue spring game podcast preview: Florida Gators
    start recruiting that next guy that 2018 guy Then you get him early and like Jake has been able to do it helps you with your current recruiting class so the year ahead of him and it also helps with that 2018 and then 2019 recruiting class as well The quarterback is always the centerpiece of a recruiting class and kind of the person that spearheads the recruiting efforts for the coaching staff during dead periods and in school at tournaments all kinds of stuff Andrew Exactly Then you go to more receivers 1 receiver in the country in my opinion James Robinson out of Lakeland He s coming up Gator commit Daquon Green is coming up Tight end Kemore Gamble s coming up Then you go to the big uglies At offensive line an Alabama commit Alex Leatherwood out of Pensacola who s one of the top tackles in the country He s coming up for a visit Then defensive line Marcavious Bryan out of Georgia is coming up and then MJ Webb one of the top defensive tackles in the country is coming up Florida needs D tackles That s a big thing They need that Then at DB Shawn Wade is committed to Ohio State a very big name is also coming up Then as I said from Texas safety Grant Delpit is coming in He s a big name guy He has a lot of interest out of Texas out of Lamar Texas It s a football factory out there He s coming in and going to spend the whole weekend in Big name guys are coming in and it should be a fun weekend for Florida I expect that list to grow a good bit over the next couple days and through Friday night It should be a good event that really propels Florida through spring evaluations to getting these guys back in the summer When you look at this list and I ll have the list on next week of the guys that visited campus You look back and you say recruiting was successful for spring football because Florida got these guys on campus Did they get commits No They got them on campus That s the first step to getting a commit Nick You always say don t watch don t listen to what you see on social media Follow visits Where are they going Where are they spending time Andrew I write the stuff I ll admit I write the stuff and I don t believe half of it That s bad I write half this stuff and I don t believe it Top 15 hell We all got top 15 girlfriends Nick Ain t nobody got time for a top 15 Andrew Exactly Top 10 it s whatever Here s the thing Do I think wholeheartedly some of these top kids have 10 schools they re really looking at Yes I really do When you re Shawn Wade and you got Alabama Florida State Florida Ohio State Georgia and they re all looking at you Do I believe you re interested in all of those schools I really do No way in hell bro you got 15 schools that you ve cut it down to these 15 schools Ten maybe 15 get out of here bro Nick Then why do you need to announce your 10 You re nowhere close to a decision That s basically what you re saying Andrew Yeah Nick That d be like me saying I m going to have lunch It s either going to be McDonalds Burger King Subway Dominoes Papa Johns Wendy s Moe s It s just like you re nowhere close to a decision Let me know when you re ready or you re close to a decision Ten schools is not close Andrew But it is social media and it is just how can I get my name written about I get these fan bases all fired up Here s the thing Nick They re just collecting followers while they re sitting in math class Bored in math class trying to get some more followers on the tweeter machine Andrew Here s what I would do and this is if you re a big name kid and you re listening to this and you want to do a Top 10 have it these 10 schools are the ones I want to hear from Everyone else thank you very much for recruiting me but no thanks If that s what your Top 10 was about and I ve seen some 10 schools say these are the 10 schools that I m going to look hard at and that s it If that s the case then yes I respect you for doing that If it s I have top 10 schools I saw a list the other day it was top 10 schools and then eight schools that I m not hearing from but I want to hear from Bro you got 18 schools you want to listen to now and it s at this time Why Come on here Get out of here If it s 10 schools and then this is it I m cutting my list down to 10 and that s it I respect you a little more It ll be fun though Should be a good weekend and we ll have plenty of coverage on the site after the game We ll have some stuff going up there Like I said maybe a commit or two happening there Real quick we ll run it down since this is our end of the week podcast Gator baseball Gator softball Softball goes to Oxford this weekend and looks to rebound They re in the same boat as the baseball team lost the 1 ranking after a tough weekend to Alabama this past weekend They go to Oxford Ole Miss isn t that good of a team and should have no problem They ll look to regain that 1 ranking Bats are a little cold for Florida and Tim Walton had an interesting comment on Tuesday He goes Sports are about entertainment and this team isn t entertaining anyone Nick Are you entertained You watch a lot of them Andrew I m always entertained I will say this I didn t watch Sunday s game but I did hear Tim Walton tried to do his best Bobby Clarks impersonation so maybe it s one of those this team is awful today I m going to the showers early That s what Bobby used to say He d be like We re not winning this game You don t want to win this game I m out of here Maybe that s what Tim Walton said Nick Maybe I love sometimes sure a coach can just lose it can just lose their mind but a lot of times there s some strategy involved in getting thrown out of a game especially at the Major League level It d be interesting to see maybe an off the record conversation with Coach Walton to see what was going on in his mind before getting tossed Andrew That s what I was about to say to you Everybody s listening to this podcast before They know I m the hot head of the two of us That s no surprise I ve always been a guy that s been pro coach getting thrown out If your team s getting shafted as bad as Florida was on Saturday in my opinion from what I ve heard and what I ve seen go get run out of town and make a statement Stand up for your girls your guys whatever sport it may be and see what happens You may differ from that Nick but I ve always been a guy that I want my coach to stand up for me Not so much Will Muschamp like he does but you ve heard Mac go off a little bit in football and that kind of stuff I like my coach standing up for me Nick Yeah To me baseball is different Not different than softball different than football Absolutely There s times where a manager should get thrown out of a game and it s about motivating your team Andrew Making a point Nick Making a point propping the guys up like you just said I m going to stand up for you I m going to have your back always and also it s kind of like a hey I saw that you guys are frustrated You don t have to worry about it I m going to do it Andrew Right That s me That s my point as well It s a situation where it s like I know you guys are pissed off You can t thrown out because then you get fined but don t worry I ll go pay that fine I ll go get tossed I ll let the umpire know what it is Baseball Tell us about baseball Where are the Gators at this weekend Nick Boy so Florida just finished off a perfect week after two losses to Kentucky and I told you guys to chill out to relax Don t worry about it They went ahead and swept 9 Florida State and 1 Texas A M last week 4 0 on the week to regain 1 across the board They then Tuesday night took care of Jacksonville University Doesn t get any easier when you play in the SEC though 5 Mississippi State comes into town Unfortunately I will miss the game on Friday and you ve got an incredible pitching matchup on Friday Florida also putting it on the line again I honestly thought their home winning streak would end last week and maybe they d go 2 1 against Texas A M but sweep Texas A M Beat Jacksonville University 28 straight games at home Florida has won That s an incredible streak to me when the consider the teams that they re playing hosting SEC teams Andrew It wasn t even close Nick No Florida just steamrolled A M and they didn t get good starting pitching Just steamrolled A M Bats are starting to wake up Florida has 12 hits in four straight games All three games against Texas A M they had a dozen hits and again on Tuesday night had a dozen hits Really impressive the way the bats are starting to come around Pete Alonso who started the year off hot cooled down to freezing temperatures for about two and a half weeks back on it Hitting home runs Mashing the ball Driving in runs JJ Schwarz starting to hit the ball a bit better and the freshmen I don t really think you can even consider them freshmen anymore Deacon Liput and Jonathan India are 1 and 3 in batting average on the team as freshmen and Nelson Maldonado hit is tying leads the team tied for the lead with Mike Rivera sixth homerun on Tuesday night as a freshman He s only hitting 250 but he s started the year 2 of 27 That s a 074 average that he s brought up to 250 after a terrible start Andrew Big series for sure and be interesting to see kind of how things carry over from that big weekend against A M Is it a letdown I don t think so now that you see them do well against Jacksonville but it s kind of that It s kind of the same thing that happened with softball a little bit in that they go from sweeping a good LSU team to falling at home to Alabama Nick A big problem Florida s had that I think they did a good job of last night is scoring early They ve done a great job scoring early but then they ve had we scored three runs in the first great start and then we go six innings with two hits and don t score another run You kind of take your foot off the pedal Kevin O Sullivan s really hammering into his team step on their throats When you get that four run lead it s not time to where s that bag of seeds Let me see how many I can fit into my mouth It s time to stay focused and end it end the game Last night Florida scored two in the second two in the fourth and then tacked on more runs in the seventh and eighth innings To be able to do that and not just say we got two runs in the first we ll hang out until they tie it up and then we ll start worrying about scoring more runs Andrew Just kind of go on a lull for a little bit Nick It ll be interesting to see Here s the thing both baseball and softball they re going to be in the World Series The season starts there Pretty much anything else till that is just getting this team ready Someone asked me what s up with the softball team This softball team goes through this every year where it s the middle of the season and they ll have a weekend or two where they just look terrible Do I know what that is No It s baseball and softball where you hit that midseason where it s like we re just midway and it s there You get it and it happens It happens 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podcast previews the Florida Gators spring game on Friday night when the teams are split into an Orange team and a Blue team as the Gators finish off spring practice Andrew Spivey and Nick de la Torre break down the players they re looking forward to seeing on Friday night plus they look at the quarterback position heading into the game Andrew and Nick also preview the prospects that are scheduled to visit Florida on Friday night plus they look at the diamond sports this weekend TRANSCRIPT Andrew What s up Gator Country Your man here Andrew Spivey with my man Nicholas de la Torre What s up Nicholas Nick We are one day away from the spring football game which Jim McElwain has personally promised will actually be football which is a nice change in Gainesville Andrew That s pretty cool Nick Everyone remembers the Muschamp debacle I think it was three years ago now where it was a glorified practice not even a glorified just a practice and the TV situation was a mess Really the entire event kind of just blew up Andrew The TV s trying to show one on one drills and it was just a cluster That s all it was It was a debacle like you say It was a laughing matter and just was kind of a glorified picture of the Will Muschamp era I guess is the best way to say it Nick Microcosm of the Muschamp error I said that wrong but maybe I said it right I said the Muschamp error instead of the Muschamp era but I might have been right Andrew Might have been right Yeah It s not there What about him telling Kirby Smart he was going to whip his ass on the football field Nick That s good because he didn t have much success against his friends when he was at Florida Maybe he ll have more success against his friends in South Carolina I know Jimbo enjoyed playing Will Muschamp Andrew Is that game going to set football back 40 years on offense Nick Most games Will Muschamp s involved in sets football back a couple decades Andrew But Kirby Smart being another Nick Saban defensive guy we might see no there is no chance of seeing a one to one game maybe a two two game Nick I don t know He s still tricking quarterbacks into going to his school Andrew It s always good when you hire the daddy of a big name quarterback That s there No quarterback problem in Gainesville There s a good competition going on As you said Gators kick off at 7 00 in the Swamp on Friday night Nick SEC Network on the broadcast Andrew SEC Network I believe Greg McElroy is one of the guys calling the game if I remember correctly I have to go back and look but I m pretty sure they had announced Greg McElroy was going to be one of the guys on the call Nick That s good I think when you do something like that and you ve got a former player doing it I love Chris Doering and he is linked in with what s going on at Florida but Mac s only been at Florida for a year So when you can get somebody who has personal experience with a coach I think there is a balance for them to try to remain professional but you also have an opportunity where Greg McElroy I know when you and I spoke with him he really shared things about McElwain that we didn t know and probably stuff that we would have had it would have taken us much longer to figure out on our own if not having the opportunity to speak to him Maybe he ll drop some nuggets that if you can t make the drive down flight down trip down to Gainesville maybe he ll drop some nuggets that you ll enjoy during the Orange and Blue Debut Andrew Absolutely Let s first things first What do you expect the atmosphere to be like I ve noticed that either Mac or someone with Mac or someone with the program is kind of getting the players to start tweeting out to fill the Swamp I m going to say that I think it s going to be a surprising night in Gainesville I think that they re going to have a decent crowd The spring game has lost a lot of attendance because of the glorified practice or glorified scrimmage whatever you want to call it over the last what Four years now I think with it being a game with it being Friday night and being a team that s coming off of an SEC Championship I m going to say that I think it s a decent crowd It s not going to be Alabama great or anything like that where you sell out the swamp but I think it s going to be a decent crowd in the Swamp It will definitely be better than a Miami Hurricane fall game Nick We can bring just our closest friends and mimic the environment that the Canes get To me somebody asked me this yesterday and I came up with a number maybe like 20 000 30 000 Then I thought I just don t know The spring attendance in 2013 was poor in 2014 was worse Last year there was some excitement I remember it being at the time thinking okay this is a better crowd Certainly not anywhere close to being sold out nowhere near that but I don t know what Friday night will do to it You re creating kind of an event right Andrew Right You re creating a weekend atmosphere Nick You re creating an event a weekend atmosphere Being from south Florida we get knocked for being an event town and people only show up to big events but doing it on Friday night under the lights you re making it that big event The only problem with that and doing it on Friday night is maybe there s people who can t get off work people who in the past would work their Friday and then come drive down Friday night or come down Friday night to be at the game on Saturday How does that affect the attendance Are people maybe calling in sick on Friday taking half days on Friday to come down I do think that doing it on Friday having your own stage is really cool Sort of an innovative idea that you re going to see other teams start to jump on My only question with the attendance is the work thing and how does that play out with people trying to get off work I do think moving it to Friday with all that even being said moving it to Friday is a good idea Andrew It s a great idea We ll get into recruiting here in a few but so far some big names coming in in recruiting I think that s the biggest thing of it all is not only is it Friday night in the Swamp and it s a night game in the Swamp and electricity should be there but it s standalone night standalone game on a Friday night and prospects are coming up They seem to be coming up in a good span but let s move on to the game Mac hasn t really said how it s going to be broken down as far as the team goes due to some injuries that kind of stuff We do know it s going to be a game that kind of stuff Nick I did joke around with him I said if you remember to last year Demarcus Robinson had that I don t even want to call it he ran back the opening kickoff for a touchdown So I joked to Mac I said Have you already designed the opening kickoff touchdown for this year Andrew There you go Maybe get one of those new guys there to create some energy It ll be interesting to see how it is Quarterback play that s going to be the thing Before we hit on the quarterback play of the spring game I wanted to hit on something Mac said the quarterbacks are pressing a little bit in the scrimmage on Friday While I believe Mac I also believe that Mac s never going to be satisfied with the quarterback play In that he s going to always find a way to critique the quarterbacks because that s his thing That s his pride and joy is the quarterback play It s like Coach Spurrier In all of my years of following Coach Spurrier and watching Coach Spurrier I don t know if I ve ever heard Coach Spurrier say My quarterback s played excellent perfect or anything like that and that s through the greats of Danny Werfel Rex Grossman whenever he was there playing good ball for him and when he was doing good at South Carolina I think that s how Mac s going to be While I have heard that there was some pressing in the game or in the scrimmage on Friday of last week I do know that it s a better group It s a group that can succeed at Florida next fall and for the coming seasons Nick Yeah I know you said that it s a quarterback competition I know Florida put a story up on their site saying it s a competition It s not really a competition in my mind I think you ve got your starter and you ve got a guy behind him that the coaches will try to say He s pushing you you have to win your job every day but to me that s a safety net You ve got two freshmen who d you d probably like to redshirt this year if you can and you ve really got your guy Andrew I m going to say this You and I I don t even know if you and I have talked about this off the air but I had someone that is pretty connected follows the team pretty good tell me that they actually wouldn t be shocked if Kyle Trask received second team snaps next season They believed he was ahead of Austin Appleby Nick I believe that I would say that I think I have said that before too Andrew They were saying if there s a quarterback competition it might be between the freshman and the redshirt sophomore in Del Rio in that that might be the quarterback competition if there is a quarterback competition I ll go on and say it I ll say it now I don t think Kyle Trask red shirts next season I think he goes in as your guy and if something was to happen with Del Rio he s the one that plays or we ll see If Del Rio has bad maybe you throw Trask in there Nick I think we talked about that on a podcast before and we both agree and thing that Del Rio s your starting quarterback and if something were to happen to him if he were to get hurt something were to happen it really would depend on where are we in the season What s going on Do we need somebody that is going to come in for just one game Do we think Austin Appleby is the best option if it s just one game Do we want to put Trask in because Del Rio s going to be out for a month and this will be great experience for him We think we can win with him now and this experience will help him next year and down the line To me and I think I came out and said it I don t think Appleby is better than Kyle Trask I think it s just you ve got to see where you are at the point in the season where you re leaving your number one option and going for somebody else To your point maybe if you decide let s redshirt one of them and we re going to redshirt Feleipe Franks Now let s get Kyle Trask We play U Mass the first week That should be no problem Let s get him reps against U Mass Kentucky next week maybe not but then you get North Texas Another opportunity to get him some reps so that if something were to happen and you do decide that Trask is ready we need to put him in to give our team the best chance of winning It s not going to be his first snap Andrew Right I think that s the thing I will say this and you and I have both been very critical of Appleby and rightfully so I came out and asked someone over the weekend I said Is Austin Appleby the next Josh Grady The response I got was No Appleby can win us a football game in a pinch To me that says if Florida s playing LSU in the Swamp next season and it s 21 21 in the 4 th quarter and Del Rio twists his ankle can t play Appleby s a guy that could go win you that game there You wouldn t want to throw Kyle Trask a freshman in a 1 versus 3 5 versus 7 game whatever it may be The Florida LSU game in the Swamp you don t want to throw a freshman who s never been in that in the 4 th quarter in that game You throw Appleby in there and boom you re okay That s the thing As someone even joked said Grady couldn t hit a glass if he was five feet away Appleby can That s the difference That was positive for me for Appleby but I will say this I was very taken aback and very shocked that Trask has come as far as he has The one thing that was told to me again was let s see how well Trask improves from spring ball to fall camp Is he taking that next step forward or is he staying the same Trask has to take maybe three steps forward to catch up from spring to fall Nick That s an important time It s easy to make a new first impression or a good first impression You know what I mean Then to keep it up Now when the coaches aren t around when it s just Mike Kent and it s just you needing to get the receivers together get the other quarterbacks together and go and throw passes on your own what are you doing when the coaches aren t around to get better It s a long year We ll see what Trask can do in the summer but it does make sense if you have your 2017 guy in Jake Allen already set up why not create some separation You d like to have four quarterbacks on campus one in every class If you can do that start to do that because you ll probably get Del Rio back next season and then you would have a freshman a redshirt freshman a sophomore and

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    the captain the Goat The Goat s returnt NICK The Goat s returnt I like how you said that ANDREW It is returnt NICK Returnt ANDREW We have to get lit up in there No This weekend should be a good one Gators 1 pitching staff in America ERA wise with a 0 78 and that is led by Aleshia Ocasio Leelee with a 36 the nation s best The team is really going well I mean 33 1 is tough to say anything bad about them and there is times where this team does struggle with some runners in scoring position Walton made a great lineup change on Saturday I believe I believe it was just Saturday He put Taylore Fuller in the two hole and kind of messed around with it He s trying to find production in that middle of the order Nick you and I can both attest to this probably your biggest after your one you want your leadoff hitter to be your best hitter as far as getting on base but you really like your five hole hitter to be a run producer and someone that can drive in the runs and that was where Florida was really struggling at was who s going to be that five hole hitter that if they did walk the Kvistad Lorenz tandem that five hole hitter was able to come through It didn t happen for a while Walton decided to move Lorenz done move Merritt to the three hole and it produced produced well Maybe that s the answer is the ever changing lineup has to happen almost every weekend NICK It s almost when you re going as good as Florida as a manager it s almost you can see things that aren t going well but you almost don t want to mess with it ANDREW I mean I guess it s a little bit of a risk reward kind of deal One thing though I wanted to say about this softball team before we move on is on Tuesday Walton took the team out canoeing and that s something Walton has said and tried to do with this team is keep it fresh keep things not stale I guess Keep it not a grind A couple weeks ago it was gymnastics took them over to the gymnastics floor and was letting them mess around have a little fun out there The thing he was talking about with canoeing and anybody that s been canoeing knows that two people have to work together That s what he was saying He said this team is really good but he s still trying to get the freshmen to trust their teammates I think it might have been more of a the season s halfway done my seniors are about to leave let s make sure my freshmen are getting ready to step into some of that experience NICK It s kind of I ve seen these two girls really sitting next to each other on the bus or hanging out when we re on the road in the hotel Nope you re not sharing a canoe I haven t seen you talk to her You two get in the canoe and don t tip it ANDREW Exactly It s good It s good for Walton Everyone is probably tired of listening to diamond sports Let s talk a little football real quick here Gators scrimmage on Friday You re listening to this Friday morning so Friday afternoon the Gators are scrimmaging and be the second scrimmage I expect to hear some things about that for sure I guess going in I m interested to see does Mark Thompson put together another really good scrimmage Does Chauncey Gardner continue to push his way to being that safety beside Marcus Maye Then really how does the offensive line continue to do I guess that s where I m looking at as we head into that scrimmage this afternoon What are you think about here Nick NICK For me well my answer to your Chauncey question is yes because the game is not too big for him and you ve got known commodities right there at safety To me I think yeah he ll keep coming on That ll be interesting to see where he ends up towards the end of the season ANDREW Right NICK Or middle of the season or how early can he get in there ANDREW Right That s what I was going to say I think it s interesting to see does he continue to progress and continue to get there I mean I think we can all say that we didn t think he would be battling for a starting spot at the safety position but as time starts to go on and the more you start to hear about it you start to think maybe it s possible NICK Yeah Then you mentioned Mark Thompson I think the biggest thing with him was kind of maybe not having that great first one I think that was the eye opener So to get back again and get another scrimmage onto the books and now you only have a week so you re going right now through the rough time the trying time of spring practice where it just it doesn t end I think when you go out on Friday for the scrimmage as you re listening to this Friday one week That s all we got Orange and Blue game and then we get a vacation ANDREW We say it s the rough time but that last week of spring is kind of a good week because it s like it s more of a refreshing course of putting everything you ve learned there and it s more football more than it is learning It s more of this is what we re trying to do here that kind of stuff I always liked that last week of spring ball It just kind of seemed like it was we re finally kind of almost done with the teaching part here You treat it almost like a game week and then it s your last week of football for what Four months five months NICK Why do you do that ANDREW I m trying to think What is that It s April May June July August so five months I was right NICK I know you re right but that s just depressing ANDREW It s all right Things get better Monday is opening day of baseball NICK That s exciting for most people Us south Florida people who are Marlins fans not really an exciting day for us ANDREW Got to talk to Austin Appleby on Wednesday Nick First impressions of Austin NICK Polished First impression is polished Both he and Luke Del Rio very good with the media So that would be my first impression ANDREW Okay I know he had some things to say He expects to play and good for him That s the attitude you want and we ll see I think we re both in agreement that we think he backs up Del Rio but we ll see Still like I said five months till football season goes Time to go there I don t know I think when you look at this spring though you re going to look back at this spring and think about how well these quarterbacks as a whole improved from the two freshmen from Del Rio from Appleby We re going to look back at this spring and really look at how big and how much they got better Had you told me the two freshmen would look as good as they have so far at the beginning of this time I would have probably laughed at you just because I didn t think either one of the freshmen were far enough along in their progression to do well in SEC football NICK What is your opinion of Florida s spring game on a Friday night It s something that I ve been thinking about I mentioned I ve been looking around South Carolina I think there s six games on Saturday What s your opinion of the Friday night ANDREW I like it I mean this is my thing NICK When it was first announced and I think it s understandable when it was first announced a lot of people were saying I can t get off work Fans that come from out of town from across country from out of state I can t get to Gainesville at 7 00 on a Friday ANDREW Right I know that is some of concern but in my opinion if you were coming to a spring game on Saturday chances are you re probably finding a way to get off of work a little early and make it there on a Friday My thing for it on Friday is you just said didn t you say five games four games Saturday NICK Yeah ANDREW Florida gets the entire Friday night and it s next Friday night Outside of baseball what else is on TV Final Four is over with Golf the Masters will be ending about the time the Gator game starts What else are you doing on a Friday night The entire country that watches SEC Network will be watching Florida If it was on Saturday afternoon when the four or five are there you have prospects and people going to those games I hit on the prospects thing and I think that might be the biggest thing Not only is it in the Swamp on Friday night but you have prospects that are now coming up on a Friday night and you re not splitting time with five six other schools that night to get them on campus NICK I agree with you I think that s the biggest thing is not sharing the stage Having that night all to yourself with it on TV I think that s the biggest advantage I think that s really something you ll see other schools try to do ANDREW Michigan isn t Michigan already saying they re doing there s on a Friday night NICK Yeah and they re doing it on the moon ANDREW I m sure They re doing it in Hawaii probably NICK Yeah Harbaugh Michigan is actually they re going to do it on an aircraft carrier in the middle of the ocean but it will be televised ANDREW They ll be flying recruits out there and parachuting them down NICK Fly them down helicopter and parachute them on ANDREW No It s not even so much about the guys that get to come on campus but like I said if a prospect s in South Carolina or wherever NICK It reminds me of so many times where in the past I d ask you who s coming in for the spring game So and so doesn t know if he s going to Alabama FSU or Florida It s like geez Now it s you want to go to South Carolina s spring game That s fine You can go tomorrow We have ours Friday ANDREW Exactly That s the thing It s a situation where even if they re not able to go say you have Donovan Peoples Jones in Michigan I m just using him for an example I have no idea if he s going to watch it but Florida can say turn on SEC Network or ESPN 3 Watch us Watch Del Rio Watch our receivers and we ll talk to you about it tomorrow Someone s going to be a smart ass on Twitter and say they don t do that They do that Nick I don t know how many times you and I both have been told prospects saying we DVR games to watch the games That s what they re going to do with the spring game That s the thing that I like about it You get into recruiting here Let s talk a little recruiting before we get out of here Had a couple guys on campus this week Big time safety Devon Hunter from Virginia and cornerback Amir Riep however you want to say it We haven t decided how it s supposed to be pronounced Both of those guys came in The Gators got a great chance with Devon Hunter 2 safety in the country He s very close to Torrian Gray very close to Coach DeBastiani from Norfolk State that s now at Florida as a quality control guy Florida needs a guy like Devon Hunter We re talking about needing a safety by Chauncey Gardner Next year they re going to need a guy to play opposite of Chauncey Gardner in Marcus Maye s spot That s a guy like Devon Hunter could very well do that So far a very successful spring for Florida getting guys in and the spring game should be loaded We ll get into that more next week Guys like Trevon Grimes Guys like James Robinson Jake Allen Kai Leon Herbert Several big name prospects are scheduled to come in on Friday night and I expect to be a big atmosphere and I think it s going to be a successful event for Florida next Friday night in the Swamp NICK Hopefully Every spring game should be successful on the field as you mentioned off the field and we kind of talked about the unique start time Hopefully that will help and those are some big names that you just threw out there ANDREW The spring getting them on campus for spring is just the jumpstart into getting them back in the summer getting them as coaches go out in the middle of April to visit schools for spring practices spring games that kind of stuff It s just a jumpstart to that Good things are ahead and they can only find it on one place there Nicholas Tell them where that s at NICK You know it You can find it in several places ANDREW What several places NICK You can find it at www GatorCountry com on Twitter NickdelaTorreGC AndrewSpiveyGC You can also find it on our Facebook just search Gator Country in the Facebook search bar and Instagram TheGatorcountry over on the IG ANDREW That s right Several good things are coming on those Some nice edits from 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big one as we are joined by Ryan Brauninger of TexasAgs to preview the Florida Gators vs Texas A M baseball series as the top two teams in the country meet in Gainesville on Friday Andrew Spivey and Nick de la Torre talk pitching match ups with Brauninger and they follow that up by previewing the Florida Gators softball series this weekend against Alabama Andrew and Nick also talk spring football as the Gators inch closer to the spring game plus they talk some recruiting as Florida has hosted a lot of prospects this spring TRANSCRIPT ANDREW What s up Gator Country Your man right here Andrew Spivey with my man Nicholas de la Torre Nicholas what s up buddy NICK What is going on I m excited to have Ryan who we met out at the Under Armour game on with us today talking baseball talking Friday Night Lights talking Texas forever It s going to be a good time ANDREW As he said Ryan Brauninger from Tex Ags Check him out Good work over there Good friend of ours and he s going to come on and we re going to talk 1 Florida Gator baseball NICK 2 ANDREW 2 Florida Gator baseball versus 1 Texas A M this weekend That s at McKethan Stadium and it all starts Friday night at 7 00 correct NICK Friday at 7 Saturday at 7 30 and then 2 00 on Sunday ANDREW We ll have him here in just a second He ll be talking baseball We ll rib him a little bit about a couple other things and we ll also talk some football and talk some recruiting It s a big week One week until spring ball spring game NICK Looking forward to the spring game the culmination of everything here Really though looking forward to having an actual game It ll be the first time since I ve been here maybe it was my fault I d like to blame the guy that was here before me ANDREW It was Willy Muschamp NICK That s who I was trying to blame ANDREW The other guy is always the problem NICK For me it s kind of just like that s cool That s pretty cool ANDREW That s pretty cool It is cool I think it s good for these guys to get it It s good for the fans because the fans get a little glimpse of the team and it can create some excitement We always talk about good publicity and free publicity That s what this spring game is all about and I think it s going to be fun I really do Glad to see it and very excited to see the quarterbacks the running backs and see those freshmen at receiver Should be fun Nick let s go to our good friend Ryan I m sure he s probably in a honky tonk bar screaming What s his dance I forgot The line dance and something else he s doing He s probably doing that and probably screaming Texas forever NICK He s screaming something He s doing some Aggie yells over there ANDREW Some Aggie yells with the twelfth man the crazy student section over there Let s go to Ryan real quick We ll talk baseball follow that by some softball and then we ll end on some football and recruiting Stay tuned real quick as we head to our good friend Ryan Welcome back Gator Country Nick and I are joined by my man Ryan Brauninger from Tex Ags What s up Ryan How s Texas RYAN Howdy man Texas as always the Republic of Texas is doing well and it s good to talk to you guys It s been a while since I ve been on but obviously enjoy what you all do and we got a big one this weekend ANDREW Texas forever NICK Texas forever RYAN That s right ANDREW It is a good matchup 1 versus 2 I got to watch you guys against LSU That was a great series Catch us up real quick Tell us about the season What s been the bright spots Is there a weakness for this 1 Ags team Just give us a rundown of the season so far RYAN Coming into the year obviously this A M team had very high expectations Coach Rob Childress has been here 13 14 years now and this is his deepest team It s also one of his older teams They start a lot of juniors and seniors and a lot of guys came back after being drafted They entered the season with very high expectations and they ve delivered on those so far this year You ve had some guys that were kind of spot starters last year role players and were really streaky Guys like JB Moss and Hunter Melton are two guys that have been fantastic so far in their senior seasons Right fielder Nick Banks is A M s best pro prospect as a hitter He s just now getting it going He kind of fought a lower back injury earlier in the year but when he gets going there s no doubt he s A M s best pro prospect at the plate They got a transfer in at third base Boomer White who was the Big 12 player of the year when TCU went to Omaha a couple years ago and Boomer has been fantastic and he s almost become something like a cult hero in College Station When you guys see him this weekend he s kind of a short squatty sawed off little guy but he can really hit He s on pace to break A M s single season hit total JB Moss is as well They ve been very productive There s not been guys that go into prolonged slumps If they do there s other guys that are hot to get them out of them There s no doubt I was on the radio this week in College Station there s no doubt that this A M team is very good but I don t think they re as talented from a prospect standpoint as Florida ANDREW First of all Boomer that is the biggest Texas name you can get Boomer RYAN His story is great too He s a great kid ANDREW You have an interesting point because it s something Nick and I talk about When you look at it on paper Florida probably is the most talented team on paper than most teams but I think Nick would agree with me in that Florida maybe doesn t have the senior leadership a lot of other teams have Nick is that pretty good assessment NICK Florida never has senior leadership really Florida has two seniors this year There was one senior last year There were two seniors the year before They just never really have seniors on the roster What they do have is a great junior class this year You ll see Logan Shore Friday night A J Puk on Saturday They ve really leaned on the juniors I guess if you re talking about Florida and veteran leadership it s more about the junior class than the senior class RYAN I ll tell you what I ve been really impressed the freshman class at Florida is super talented NICK Sully has put together recruiting classes kind of like he did when they made runs in 2010 11 and 12 to the World Series where each freshman class comes in and there s another three kids four kids that contribute right away RYAN What s funny is there s a kid I ve got a kid on the roster that I believe he s redshirting NICK McGregor RYAN McGregor He s out of College Station He s a kid that for your listeners that don t know I also coach for a select baseball academy here in College Station and I ve coached and been around McGregor since he was a sixth seventh grader For McGregor to go over to Florida as talented and as good as he is for him to not see the mound and probably pick up a redshirt his freshman year really told us a lot about how deep that Florida team and bullpen and pitching staff were NICK I saw him warming up one time but did not make it out of the bullpen ANDREW Ryan let s dig in a little bit here Let s go to the pitching staff Florida obviously will start Logan Shore on Friday You say that A M will throw Jace Vines Tell us a little bit about Jace RYAN Jace is a junior college transfer that had zero recruiting hype around him He came He pitched one year He s from Prosper Texas which is in north Texas near DFW He played one year at Tyler Junior College which is kind of a D3 For the Texas Junior College ranks it s kind of an unheard of junior college He pitches one year there and A M takes him out of there with no recruiting hype at all All he s done is come in in the fall and just throw a ton of strikes He s going to be 89 probably 88 92 with a lot of sink He s got a great feel for his changeup The biggest thing is he s not going to walk people He s going to compete in the strike zone and you ll be able to tell early in the game Friday night whether his stuff s going good just based on the kind of swings he s getting Is he getting a lot of ground balls Is he getting a lot of foul balls A M has shored up their infield defense from last year It s a lot better Adding Boomer White and they ve got a freshman playing shortstop who has been pretty solid defensively So those two guys will be big for Vines I know Florida is kind of a heavy hitting lineup and they like to swing a lot So I think it ll be an interesting matchup because of what Vines likes to do which is throw the two sink throw the changeup to get ground balls and compare that to what Florida s lineup wants to do which they want to make you elevate the baseball something they can get their arms extended and hit doubles and homeruns NICK Friday s good news for us because that s kind of Logan Shore s scouting report on the mound too A guy that s going to pound the zone Florida the pitchers really attack the zone so much and don t walk that many batters that when Dartmouth and Harvard came in these kids came in with the attitude of shit Florida s going to throw strikes We re playing the 1 team in the country Let s go ahead and swing It was kind of crazy to see how these kids were swinging first pitch second pitch and Logan Shore actually got touched up a little bit Very similar scouting report with Shore He s more of a pitcher than anyone else on Florida s roster really understands it understands how to work batters over in the zone very good changeup fastball plus fastball 92 94 So that will be a good pitching matchup on Friday Florida s kind of been struggling at the plate Looking at Texas A M Aggies are hitting 335 as a team You re over there kind of down on them Florida dropped to under 300 They re hitting 291 as a team after nine strikeouts to five hits against FSU Tuesday RYAN I think Florida s obviously played a little bit tougher schedule up to this point but I don t want to sound like I m down on the A M hitters at all I think that they ve got like I said they re so deep and they re kind of a complete lineup They ve got a little bit of everything in there even to the point where they ll rotate their DHs to get them three or four different looks throughout the order but they ve got guys that JB Moss has been over 400 or around 400 Boomer White s around 400 Hunter Melton s been around 350 and he s driving in runs like crazy Ryan Burke is the second baseman who s played a ton of games He ll hit in the two hole and I think he s been around 360 or 370 for a while The only light hitting guy in the starting nine has been the shortstop George Janca and he s a true freshman They kind of expected him to hit around 250 275 and he s very solid defensively and does a lot of good things from a shortstop He s kind of that unspectacular guy that just gets the job done I ll tell you one thing there s one Florida kid on the A M roster and he s a senior and he s had a fantastic year It s Michael Barash the catcher He s out of Boca Raton and he s the leader of the pitching staff You ll see him He s a very high energy catcher high energy player and he has had a fantastic year An unexpected fantastic year at the plate as well ANDREW Let s talk real quick about Saturday Saturday is probably the biggest question mark for Florida A J Puk is one of the best players in the country when he s on but he s on and off This weekend should be his on weekend Who do you expect A M to throw on Saturday RYAN A M s going to go with a true freshman Tyler Ivey on Saturday ANDREW Tell us a little bit about Tyler RYAN Ivey kind of made the rounds whenever A M walked off or at least over here he made the rounds when A M walked off Texas on a walk off homerun He kind of started a little scuffle between the Aggies and the Horns at the plate in their postgame celebration but that s kind of his attitude What s that NICK Boys will be boys RYAN I loved it and I love that Texas got mad at it It was just a competitive deal but Tyler s that kind of attitude He s fiery on the mound He s a big righty He s been up to 96 He s probably A M s best pro prospect just like A J Puk is He s probably A M s best pro prospect on the mound from a starter standpoint He ll throw four pitches for a strike He doesn t get too he s A M s only strikeout pitcher as a starter to go on the weekend The other two guys are contact guys Ivey s a high strikeout rate guy He s a high swing and miss guy That ll be interesting to see because if A J has been inconsistent we all know that A J s a future multimillionaire but if he s been inconsistent it ll be interesting to see how Ivey can match that as a true freshman walking into the biggest series of his life there s no doubt about that ANDREW For the record I do not want my Atlanta Braves drafting A J Puk just for the record RYAN I think your Atlanta Braves could use some help in a lot of

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    his hips I saw some very good recovery speed At times where he would get beat able to make up that ground and then because he s 6 2 you make up that ground and now you can get that long arm up and either swat the ball down or get your arm in the receiver s face cause an incompletion The physicality is what maybe you would say maybe that translates to receiver but you look at Jalen Tabor and Quincy Wilson Both those guys are physical and what I see is breaking down squaring up the receiver or the running back the ball carrier and going in between knees and waist Going in and tackling that middle part of the ball carrier not this Marcus Roberson where it was kind of like this guy s running at me with the ball let me dive at him and turn so that his legs hit my back and he trips that kind of tackle that cornerback tackle You know what I m talking about Andrew That s just a road block tackle Nick That s the nonphysical corner s way of tackling I m going to dive at you Andrew That s Demarcus Robinson s way Nick He wouldn t tackle Andrew No He would lay down so that he didn t have to hit people Here s the thing You and I were talking about this a couple podcasts ago of what Torrian Gray likes out of his DBs and that was exactly what this kid is That s big physical guys that can play corner or safety and you and I had the little rant about does he not want big name corners I told you you were crazy that that s not what I meant but this is kind of what it is Taylor kind of like a Marcus Maye who s playing a little corner this spring because of injury Taylor can do both We ll see what Florida has When you look at the teams he s visiting Michigan State Auburn Florida and I m missing one Louisville Florida has the best defense of the four and has a spot to play early If he s truly open you have to like Florida s chances of getting him in my opinion especially if they get him on campus like he says Nick That will be a big visit You really can t say enough about not obviously every coach needs to be out recruiting but you can t say enough about how positive the reaction has been to Gray Andrew He s not getting out worked He s a guy that you talk to every DB and I kind of feel repetitive because I ask every DB how much do you talk to Torrian Gray They re like every day or at least every other day I m like when is Gray coaching ball In the middle of spring practice he s texting so and so and saying call you after practice It s good I think that Gray has done positive When you start to talk to some of these guys they re like I really like Torrian Gray when he was at Virginia Tech but I didn t like Virginia Tech so I wasn t going there Now that Gray s at Florida it s Florida s got a shot now Nick Yeah Really interesting to see obviously there s been a lot of positive talk but I think fans might be getting a little antsy for a commitment It ll be interesting to see a lot of positive talk I m not getting antsy for a commitment but how that positive energy that positive talk translates into actual signing on the dotted line when it comes down to it Andrew I mean once again it s like five star Sean Wade to committed to Ohio State five star Deangelo Gibbs Some of these guys they re like they re in no rush to commit and it s like do you just want commits and settle for John Doe who s not good or do you wait on the elite guys to commit In my opinion Florida can wait on the elite guys because there s so many good players in the state that they re okay Nick What positions we talk a lot about and plan a lot of our podcasts but then you ll say something and I just ask you a question you re not ready for What positions is Florida set at where you think they can be a little pickier Andrew Running back Nick Yeah like running back I think we both agree like defensive tackle you re in a position where you can t be as picky Obviously you re going to try to get the best but there are some serious turnover and some attrition that s about to happen after this year inside of defensive tackle Andrew I don t think you can be picky at defensive tackle I don t think you can be picky at linebacker At receiver there s so many good receivers this year I think you can be picky kind of like they were last year in the spring summer Everyone wanted them to fill up and they re like no no We re going to hold a spot for Freddie Swain We re going to hold a spot for Tyrie Cleveland They were holding a spot for Nate Craig that kind of stuff I think that s the same way Running back I think they can be very picky I think they can be very picky at receiver and I think at tackle they can be a little pickier because there is a lot of good tackles there but inside guys I think they need to load up on guards I think they need to go ahead and get some D tackles some linebackers that kind of stuff and then I think everywhere else you can be pickier than maybe before I don t know I m against taking early guys that you re just taking to get a commit and start focusing on the big name guys getting some of these guys in the spring getting some of these guys in the summer Everyone says they have three commits and it s almost April If they have three commits in July I ll be concerned Until then I m not concerned Let them go after the big name guys get the big name guys Then I ll be okay I mean you look at this time last year they had 9 or 10 commits six or seven of those guys didn t even sign because they were dumps that just got committed just to get commits Nick Then you get into a situation where numbers are now weird Do we have to start either actively expressing to somebody that it might be in their best interest to look somewhere else or kind of give them the hint by not contacting them as much Andrew Then you get in a situation and I m not going to name this kid I m not Everybody s going to know who this is but you get a kid who ultimately signs with Florida because you can t push him out It happened last year Nick I think you know who I m talking about I think everybody knows who I m talking about It gets to a situation where you can t push him out but maybe you wanted to What happens You re in trouble Let s finish this podcast real quick Diamond sports Why are you dropping the ball Why are you dropping the ball Nick I don t play Andrew We had the perfect thing going We hadn t lost a series Nick We We Andrew You dropped the ball Nick What s your batting average this year Andrew 1 000 Nick No What s your ERA Andrew 0 Nick No Andrew Yeah I haven t thrown a pitch What happened bro What happened up in Lexington I mean I m just going to go ahead and say it right now For the message board people Florida should not be 1 They re overrated and they re not getting to Omaha Nick Florida Kentucky plays Florida tough They ve won four series in a row So it s not even just it was on the road They ve won four in a row and to me you got exactly what you expected out of Logan Shore That s why Logan Shore is your Friday night starter That s why he s been your Friday night starter for three years Got exactly what you needed from him on a big night Friday Saturday Puk didn t pitch poorly He gave up a homerun in the first inning in the second batter and then he had a bad fifth inning and then Frank Rubio comes in and cashes in two runners that Puk left on base so he gives up six runs total It wasn t bad if you look at Puk the way he threw He was getting behind some guys and it doesn t matter that he throws 97 and that he s 6 7 and he s left handed If you re getting behind and you re in 2 0 2 1 3 1 counts and guys know the fastball s coming doesn t matter if you throw 107 They re going to time it up eventually So you have to stay ahead of counts That s what he really struggled with I think the bullpen as great as the bullpen has been I just think they were off this weekend Florida s gotten by in situations where it s a one run game two runners on we re going to the bullpen and you re getting a double play inning ending double play You re getting a strikeout They just didn t get that So I think it was just an off weekend for the bullpen Bats kind of struggled JJ Schwarz had a good Sunday but really struggled before that Outside of Nelson Maldonado who tore the cover off the ball I think he was eight or nine for 14 something like that something ridiculous including two homeruns on Friday Just not a good weekend It s baseball It s a long season and I even said that after they beat Harvard It s a long season They re not going to win every game Big week though this week so how do you respond when you get FSU on Tuesday and then the new 1 team in Texas A M coming in for three games So you re playing 9 and 1 this week How do you respond after dropping two in a row Andrew We ll see It s a situation where we ll see Kentucky like you said they always play Florida tough If you bounce back with a good weekend against A M all things are forgotten and they ll be fine I don t have too many concerns about it If it happens again this weekend maybe they get swept then I might start being a little concerned Until then I m not too concerned The Gators softball team Nick go to Baton Rouge and guess what Nick They put the broom in the carryon Andrew You re right Another sweep 3 0 3 0 and 6 2 over there in Baton Rouge Friday night the second game of the Friday night game was a nine inning game that went into the ninth inning scoreless and Dewitt hit Nicole Dewitt hit a three run homer and won the game for the Gators Aleshia Ocasio is the SEC Pitcher of the Week as she now is leading the NCAA with a 36 Earned Run Average after picking up two more wins over the weekend and a save for Florida that was a big one for her and the Gators now come home to play 9 Alabama Another top 10 matchup and the Gators are still one loss 33 1 Set the program record for best start to a season Nick Yeah but they re just relying on talent They don t play fundamental softball Andrew That s my message board people Nick They don t hit well with runners in scoring position Andrew There were just 7 12 on Sunday Nick They leave too many girls on base Andrew Yeah Maybe so I don t know Nick You know what I really think they do Andrew What s that Nick I think they strike out too many people and they re really not giving the defense a chance to play defense They need to strike out less girls Andrew Maybe I don t know I don t know boss Nick I don t know how you complain about this softball team but people find ways Andrew They should be complaining about your team Your team s the one losing series over there Nick They should you know what In order to make room for more football in lieu of and in light of Florida two of three to Kentucky they should just get rid of the program Knock down the baseball field build a standalone football facility Just get rid of baseball Andrew You better watch out Somebody might take you up on that offer Let s get out of here Friday scrimmage for the Gators We ll be 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Andrew Spivey and Nick de la Torre break down who looked good and who didn t look good in last week s scrimmage plus we recap Jim McElwain s press conference from Monday Andrew and Nick also talk some recruiting news as the Gators are set to host a grad transfer soon plus they recap the diamond sports from last weekend TRANSCRIPT Andrew What s up Gator Country Once again your man Andrew Spivey here with Nicholas de la Torre What s up Nicholas Nick I think luckily both of us are not on the injured list which you might not be able to say the same for a lot of the football team and the baseball team took some licks this weekend but you and I made it out unscathed I do have a little leg thing We re not going to get into specifics but a leg Andrew A leg Nick I m not expected to miss any time though Andrew Yeah I think it s spring A lot of these so called injuries if it was football season would these guys missing time No It s spring Guys like Jalen Tabor who s out guys like Quincy Wilson who is out I m trying to think of who all else that s out that would be playing Cam Dillard would probably be playing Dre Massey would probably be playing So a lot of these guys that are so called injured put in parenthesis quotations Nick Let me run through them I have the updated list here Let me run through them real quick because spring injuries don t mean much You re not playing a game Andrew Right Nick So we ll just run through them real quick Jordan Scarlett has missed time with a hamstring injury He missed the scrimmage He should be back Monday as we re taping this Ahmad Fulwood and Dre Massey both leg injuries believed to be hamstrings Missed Fulwood supposed to be back Friday Massey back sooner probably not Monday maybe Wednesday Friday the team will go back for another full scrimmage so they re hoping to get Fulwood back for that scrimmage Cam Dillard broken nose He missed the scrimmage He s missing time They hope to have him back Friday for scrimmage Cece Jefferson s down with hamstring injuries kind of missed a lot of time low key missed a lot of time this spring He s supposed to be back Monday Jalen Tabor hamstring was held from Thursday s scrimmage Duke Dawson dislocated his thumb in the scrimmage He was able to come back play a little bit Expect to be back on Monday They thought worst case scenario it could be broken It s not broken so he s had to deal with a foot injury and a thumb injury but he ll be back Then the more serious one is Thomas Holley and you and I will talk about that for a little bit So there s been a lot made of Thomas Holley s weight loss and rightfully so He has completely transformed his body If you remember it was from after his redshirt season going into his redshirt freshman year I put on the message board after we talked to him for the first time and I said Thomas Holley to me this is two years ago looks like a kid and sounds like a kid that was told by a doctor hey this injury is very serious We ve fixed it but it s not a matter of if you ll injure it again it s a matter of when and when that next injury happens when this happens again your football career is done and it s going to be something that will affect you the rest of your life So we re not telling you you can t play football anymore but you re going to have to do things to alter your body to put less stress on it and even after you do those things this injury is still not going away So where you see him lose 60 pounds that s if I take weight off maybe it ll put less stress less load on my hip and that ll help He knows and the coaching staff knew that it was a serious injury So to me judging by Jim McElwain s tone it seems like it could be serious Obviously they haven t really ruled him out The direct quote from McElwain on Monday was The hip flared up That s going to be a tough one He did everything he could losing the weight taking the pressure off that We ll see that as the spring rolls on what his role will be Obviously for a kid that s worked very hard kind of tough to have to go through it again even if in the back of your mind you know that having to go through it again is a possibility Andrew It s an injury that is more than an injury It s a chronic problem in the hip that we ll see Like you said it s a situation of not if but more so when it would happen and I think it s kind of like last year where you would see him go one game where he was healthy and playing and then you d see him miss two games because the hip was an issue It s interesting to see Hopefully Thomas is able to at least play a few games and get out there but it is there and it s what will cause Rumph McElwain Collins those guys not to be able to count on him on a week in week out basis because of that Another guy you missed was Caleb Brantley sick He ll be back Not Monday but probably Wednesday or Friday When you go through that list you look at a guy like Tabor hamstring injury He plays if it s season Brantley s sick He plays if it s the season Dillard with nose broken he plays if it s the season Most of the guys that are injured are more so precautionary reasons They re older guys that don t need the practice I mean they all need the practice but don t exactly need the reps as much as the younger guys So that s kind of why they re there One thing I did want to touch on Mac continues his normal line phrase statement whatever you want to call it that there is no separation Let s face it There s separation Del Rio s the starting quarterback You can come out and say it fine and dandy but it s a statement that doesn t need to be said because it s so glaringly obvious that everyone knows right now the quarterbacks are competing for the two spot not for the one spot the two spot Trask and Franks are not starting as true freshmen at Florida Appleby s not better than Del Rio Del Rio s the starter Every update we get Del Rio s doing the best by far outperforming everybody So while Mac may say that let s cut to the chase and say it ain t happening Nick It ain t happening partner Luke Del Rio s going to be the starter barring an injury Luke Del Rio s going to be the starter We talked about it before I think Kyle Trask is ahead of Feleipe Franks Franks is still swimming with the mental part of the game but it s not a situation where you re competing for the starter and I think it s not even really sort of a competition for 2 but I think 2 and you and I have talked about it the backup job would probably depend on if Del Rio were to get hurt at what point of the season What s still on the line Is there a lot on the line Do we need to go to the guy that has some experience Is it so early in the season that we might just be better suited to get a freshman some reps or does it happen super late in the season and you haven t played either freshman You re thinking I think we can get away with playing Appleby and we can keep a redshirt on both freshmen So there s obviously a lot of stuff that goes into who would be the 2 not on paper but in practice and that not on the practice field but not in theory Who would really be the 2 when push came to shove Luke Del Rio s going to be your starting quarterback That s it There s no other way to shake it Mac won t say it but that s what it is Andrew Exactly It s not a guessing game That is the one spot among very few that there s a starter and nobody else and that s how it is I think Mac uses the same method on Del Rio that he used on Grier and that is yes you re the starter Yes you are by far the best player but I m not talking you up like you re the Heisman Trophy winner I am trying to talk you down to a point of this is what you have to do That s it Another thing coming out of Monday is the receiver position Massey s down Fulwood s down You re missing Callaway still missing Brandon Powell still He says Alvin Bailey Ryan Sosa Chris Thompson are doing well Come on bro Come on Nick Yeah There s not really many bodies left at the position so when you have Fulwood Massey Powell Callaway obviously Khalif Jackson who s done for the spring obviously that s five There s just not many people left To me it s almost frustrating I ll ask a question in a press conference specifically about Hammond and Swain and I get a two minute answer about Ryan Sosa and Alvin Bailey guys who I don t think are going to make an impact in the fall I think Chris Thompson has a chance to going into his senior year to make some kind of impact but we re talking about guys that didn t make an impact last year when the position was just as wide open Everyone was complaining about D Rob last year for whatever reason but I mean you look at Alvin Bailey last year three receptions Treon Harris had two receptions last year Andrew Right Nick And one touchdown which is more than Alvin Bailey So when you re in the spring you have to keep in mind that the coaching staff is always going to say guys are doing well because it s the spring Andrew I think it s a thing kind of like what we just talked about in that Swain and Hammond aren t going to be praised a ton because they re still young They re still learning Mac still wants them to go through the ropes of learning Everything we ve heard is that those two guys and Chris Thompson have been probably the three best I do think Chris Thompson finds a role and I do think Chris Thompson plays a lot next year You re not convincing me Alvin Bailey and Ryan Sosa are playing but I m sure they are doing well It s what Seven receivers out there eight receivers out there a couple walk ons Those two guys are doing well I m sure they had a good scrimmage A guy that he didn t mention on Monday is CJ Worton and you and I both were told that Worton had a long touchdown catch in the scrimmage on Thursday For me that s the guy that I continue to pinpoint and maybe it s a situation where I m hoping he does well maybe rooting for him too much to do well and it s just not realistically going to happen That s the guy that I think really needs to step up for Florida this spring is Worton and it just continues to see that he looks like he s having up and down days where he has really good days and then some bad days Nick You ve got at this point for him you ve got to get past that A freshman you do something stupid punch a wall break your hand Okay There s your chance There s your get out of jail free card your pass You did something stupid You re young Now it s coming to the time where like McElwain mentioned it about DeAndre Goolsby Hey he s finally coming out and stringing together good practices because he s coming out with the right mentality and that means he s paying attention when they re going over things in the meeting rooms He knows his playbook and he s taking all of that off the field on the field to practice To me Worton third year in the program got to get with the program and start doing that and stringing things together because when it comes down to it you can have all the time in the world if the coaching staff doesn t trust you and you haven t earned that trust in the weight room in the meeting rooms and on the practice field it doesn t matter how good you are because you re not going to play on Saturday Andrew That s a good point Nick To your point to what you said he s a guy who I got dragged over the coals a little bit last year because I was so high on him when he was a freshman was so high on him going into his second year that people are like hey where s this kid I m like he s just got to figure it out It s a guy that can help Florida and Florida needs help on offense To me it s almost like I don t know how you can t see that and how does that not motivate you Maybe you don t like to study the playbook or you don t like to sit through meetings Maybe you don t even like practice Maybe you just really enjoy the game of football and playing the games but you have to at some point the light has to switch to say that I can t just do what I want to do There s these other 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