There is apparently no problem between Florida quarterbacks John Brantley and Trey Burton sharing time at the quarterback position.
Burton was interviewed after the Kentucky game (You Tube Video) and said that he is happy for Brantley and vice versa, Brantley is happy for Burton.
Despite Florida being undefeated, the Gators had struggled early and often on offense in a win over Miami (Ohio) and had struggled at Tennessee in a 31-17 win.
After an eight fumble episode against Miami (Ohio), Florida coach Urban Meyer knew things needed to get better fast.
“I’m very disappointed,” Meyer said. “There’s a sense of urgency. I felt it in the locker room. There should be, and we’ll come back (today) and work hard. That’s what we do around here: work hard and try to get better.”
Florida didn’t look like its dominate self in the first three weeks, but the increased impact of Trey Burton against Kentucky eased the fanbase’s concerns that this team is capable of dominating on both sides of the ball.
Burton’s six touchdowns (five rushing, one receiving) against Kentucky set an SEC freshman record and fell one short of the NCAA rookie record scored by Marshall Faulk of San Diego State in 1991 against Pacific.
Florida will face the defending national champions Alabama Tide on Saturday, October 2nd in a night game at Tuscaloosa.
Tide coach Nick Saban admits that Burton will provide a different offensive wrinkle to Florida’s offense along with Brantley and will garner a lot of his defense’s attention on Saturday night.
“This guy is a very good player and Brantley is a very good passer, so the combination of those two guys do present some issues and problems.”