Clark: Offense Showed Limited Playbook

It wasn't an explosive outing for the Florida offense to say the least, but we got to see glimpses of what some of the personnel can bring to the table when the Florida football team scrimmaged in front of an announced crowd of 53,000 on Saturday. There were only two touchdowns on the day and sophomore Robert Clark showed a little of what he can do while scoring one himself.

For a lot of Gator fans it has been painful not being able to get first hand reaction to spring practices this year after Florida head coach Will Muschamp decided to close practice off to the media and fans.

Sophomore receiver Robert Clark loves what the Gators are doing on offense and wanted to show off what they could do on Saturday. Clark had a pretty good day with 48 yards on two catches including the longest touchdown catch of the day for 39 yards.

"It was pretty good today," Clark told the media after the game. "We know no one has seen practice much, so we wanted to come out and show what it was like."

Despite what they wanted to show, Clark said the fans only got to see a very little bit of the offense and they probably played a bit into the hands of the defense.

"Not too much, like 30%," he said of the amount of the offense the team showed Saturday. "It was basic stuff. It makes it harder, because (the defense knows) some of our plays."

For Clark it has been a doubly tough learning experience this spring as he has moved from an inside slot receiver to more of an outside guy as the Gators try to run more traditional pro style offensive sets. He thinks he improved a great deal over the course of the spring given the circumstances.

"I got better because I was playing slot and I am playing wide out," he said. "It is a change for me and I can play multiple positions."

On the minds of most Florida fans on Saturday was the play of the quarterbacks. Returning senior starter John Brantley struggled a bit on the day and the surprise was probably freshman Tyler Murphy who was 7-of-11 for 68 yards.

"They are all good, especially Tyler Murphy, I like him the best," Clark said. "He stepped up a whole lot. Last year he didn't have the confidence, but he is really stepping up a lot. He can throw the deep ball, especially in the pocket."

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