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
    Forum Owner

    #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
    Forum Owner

    #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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