Live from Football Practice 8/3/22

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    • #18600
      Mark Wheeler
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      • #18602
        Cam Parker
        ITG Staff

          Receivers are working on short cut routes. No drops, and Kahleil Jackson had a nice grab

        • #18603
          Cam Parker
          ITG Staff

            Napier and Juluke just ripped into Lorenzo Lingard for a lazy route, fixed right away.

            Only one drop in the receiver-quarterback curl route drill (Thai Chiaokhiao-Bowman).

          • #18604
            Cam Parker
            ITG Staff

              Players in non-contact jerseys: TE Jonathan Odom, OL Richard Gouraige, DB Dakota Mitchell

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            • #18605
              Mark Wheeler
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              • #18606
                Mark Wheeler
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                • #18607
                  Mark Wheeler
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                  • #18608
                    Cam Parker
                    ITG Staff

                      Mitchell and Gouraige were off to the side working with a trainer. Odom was working in the team drills.

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                    • #18609
                      Mark Wheeler
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                      • #18610
                        Mark Wheeler
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                        • #18611
                          Cam Parker
                          ITG Staff

                            Another observation from spring to now: the coaches certainly are not afraid to get onto the players about mistakes while the media was there.

                            In spring, a lot of huddling up and one-on-one conversation.

                            Today, I’ve seen Napier, Juluke, Colbert and Peagler publicly get onto players for mistakes, freshmen and seniors.

                            Now- don’t take that as a “wow, they’re really making a lot of mistakes.” That’s not the case at all. But when they do happen, the coaches aren’t afraid to get onto them. Accountability extremely important.

                          • #18612
                            Cam Parker
                            ITG Staff

                              Some final thoughts about the offense: in the brief 15 minutes we were given access, things looked a lot better than spring. Players were focused in drills, only one drop by the receivers (after looking at the video, it was actually bobbled and scooped before it hit the ground), quarterbacks made some good throws and the TE and OL did a good job of practicing calling audibles at the line.

                              Take it as a grain of salt. It’s only Day 1 of Fall Camp, but some early bright spots. Coverage of defense tomorrow.

                            • #18615
                              Cam Parker
                              ITG Staff

                                Another observation: Noah Keeter, Griffin McDowell and Dante Zanders are still with the tight ends. Their position change from the spring looks to be permanent, despite UF finally having Boardingham and Hansen on campus.

                                McDowell and Zanders (especially Zanders) lost a good amount of weight to get in TE shape:

                                Griffin McDowell -9 pounds
                                Dante Zanders -29 pounds

                              • #18616
                                Cam Parker
                                ITG Staff

                                  Final observation: everything is so far so good in the healthy area. Only three players (all still dressed out and participated to some extent), not including specialists or QBs, in black non-contact jerseys.

                                  Big difference compared to spring when the team, especially the TE room, dealt with a plethora of injuries.

                                • #18617
                                  Mark Wheeler
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                                  • #18618
                                    John Valentine
                                    ITG Subscriber

                                      The one bad trait in Chiaokhiao-Bowman’s tape is that he lets the ball get into his body too often (but has FANTASTIC footwork).

                                      Finishing the route so crisply in a drill that he’s waiting for the ball to reach him is a perfect recipe for that trait to reveal itself.

                                    • #18620
                                      Cam Parker
                                      ITG Staff

                                        Update: (I did not see) Ricky Pearsall came up limping on his final route of the open period, but returned to practice after, per Zach Goodall of SI All Gators, G. Allan Taylor of The Athletic, and Edgar Thompson of the Orlando Sentinel.

                                      • #18621
                                        Mark Wheeler
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                                        • #18622
                                          Mark Wheeler
                                          Forum Owner

                                            Here’s a few minutes of video from today’s first practice.

                                            The first is of the players arriving, the second was taken during the open practice period.

                                          • #18623
                                            Steve L
                                            ITG Subscriber

                                              I’ve never thought Napier would me a milque toast when it came to getting on player. He’s a coach after all. There’s fire in that calm demeanor.

                                            • #18631
                                              Tampa area Gator
                                              ITG Subscriber

                                                Didn’t the coaches say that they were giving them buses to practice to save putting miles on their legs?

                                                I know I read that.

                                                Why stop now when saving their legs is the most important right before the season?

                                              • #18649
                                                Mark Wheeler
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