Updates from Florida’s Football Media Day

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  • #18539
    Mark Wheeler
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    10:30 a.m. Select Players
    11:30 a.m. Associate Head Coach / Dir. of Football Strength & Conditioning Mark Hocke
    11:45 a.m. Offensive Coordinator Rob Sale
    12 p.m. Co-Defensive Coordinator Sean Spencer
    12:15 p.m. Co-Defensive Coordinator Patrick Toney
    12:30 p.m. Head Coach Billy Napier

    #18540
    Mark Wheeler
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    Gervon Dexter is up first.

    #18541
    Mark Wheeler
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    Dexter said that discipline was one of the big issues and something that needed to be changed.

    #18542
    Mark Wheeler
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    Dexter said fans will see a ‘family’ out on the field. It won’t be guys going their own way.

    #18543
    Mark Wheeler
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    Dexter said that if Napier said to be in white socks during a workout, you won’t see a blue sock out there.

    The small stuff matters.

    #18544
    Mark Wheeler
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    Dexter called Sean Spencer a great coach who has helped him change his game.

    #18545
    Mark Wheeler
    Forum Owner

    Dexter called O’Cyrus Torrence a pro. Said he is big and moves well.

    #18546
    Mark Wheeler
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    Dexter singled out Jalen Lee and Princely Umanmielen are two players to watch out for this season. He said he wouldn’t even try to pronounce Princely’s last name.

    #18547
    Mark Wheeler
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    Up now O’Cyrus Torrence.

    He is talking about adjusting to Florida from Louisana. Especially the food.

    #18548
    Mark Wheeler
    Forum Owner

    Torrence said when he first got here he was in a shell, but after a few practices, the rest of the offensive linemen began to take him into the group. He talked about the line’s willingness to improve and that’s one of the things he likes about them.

    #18549
    Mark Wheeler
    Forum Owner

    Torrence said he was shocked when UF contacted him in the portal. He didn’t think that UF needed him.

    #18550
    Mark Wheeler
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    Torrence called Napier a player’s coach. He said he isn’t a big ‘rah-rah’ but he’s a coach who makes you want to play hard for him.

    #18551
    Mark Wheeler
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    Jeremy Crawshaw is up now.

    #18552
    Mark Wheeler
    Forum Owner

    Crawshaw said freshman kicker Trey Smack has done a good job of adjusting.

    #18553
    Mark Wheeler
    Forum Owner

    Crawshaw said Strength and Condition coach Mark Hocke brings energy every day.

    #18554
    Mark Wheeler
    Forum Owner

    Crawshaw joked that with his added weight and strength they’ve talked about moving him to tight end.

    He also said he hasn’t seen Billy Napier mad yet.

    #18556
    Mark Wheeler
    Forum Owner

    Mark Hocke is at the podium.

    The first thing he does is he thanks the media for coverage of the team.

    #18557
    Mark Wheeler
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    He called it a productive seven months.

    #18558
    Mark Wheeler
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    You can’t train gladiators by pillow fighting.

    #18559
    Mark Wheeler
    Forum Owner

    Hocke shared a Mike Tyson quote when asked to share his thoughts on discipline.

    ‘You have to do things you hate to do like you love doing them.’

    #18560
    Mark Wheeler
    Forum Owner

    Robe Sale is up now.

    #18561
    Mark Wheeler
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    Offers praise of Michael Tarquin as a player who does everything the right way.

    #18562
    Mark Wheeler
    Forum Owner

    Sean Spencer is up now.

    He said that the one thing you have to do as a coach is being consistent with what you’re teaching

    #18563
    Mark Wheeler
    Forum Owner

    Spencer said Tyreak Sapp had a heck if a spring.

    #18564
    Mark Wheeler
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    Spencer gave Brenton Cox credit for changing his body type, becoming more lean.

    He said that Desmond Watson is a guy who can really move for his size.

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