Thursday Practice Notes and Photo Gallery

The Gators held their 13th practice of the spring today. The Orange and Blue game is on Saturday but the Gators still practiced at the same intensity they have practiced at all spring. Read on for today's news and notes plus a photo gallery.

Practice Notes

  • The Gators special teams continued to do their best Virginia Tech impression Thursday, blocking four punts during drills.  The drill is called "blockathon", it is designed to make the punter get the kicks off faster, but looked more like a leg breaking drill for the over-stacked defense, who consistently blocking kicks.  The ones that did get off might have well been blocked.
  • The receivers had trouble catching the football today, making it hard to judge the Quarterbacks performance.
  • Ben Troupe had a few drops, a problem he has had all spring.
  • Dallas Baker made some nice plays and showed impressive speed burst. 
  • Although we might not have that receiver who can dominate a game, we have a deep pool of solid players with good potential.
  • Keiwan Ratliff spend the whole practice on the defensive side of the ball, and looked good.  The secondary seemed more stable with him back there. 
  • Ciatrick Fason was working with the first team, and looks to have better hands then Wynn out of the backfield.  Fason is a tall kid, and has a beautiful stride.  Both young backs continue to excite fans at the practice, they have the best big play capability we've had at the position since Fred Taylor.
  • Ingle Martin worked with the first team, and Dickey with the second.  They continue to run the option out of the shotgun formation, look for it to be used quite a bit in the spring game.
  • Taurean Charles intercepted a Gavin Dickey throw that bounced off Wynn's hands.

Photo Gallery

The Gators worked a lot on punt blocks and the punters getting their punts off fast today.  The punt block team won that battle today.

Ciatrick Fason was working with the first unit today.

Ingle Martin sets back to throw.

Ratliff was back working with the defense today.

DeShawn Wynn is having a phenomenal spring.

On this nippy evening, Coach Zook worked with the special teams a lot.

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