While Florida's offensive line consists of many new players who have not seen much action for the Gators, Chaz Green says they are working hard to be the most relentless group on the gridiron. With low expectations surrounding the 2011 season for the Gators, Green not only seemed confident about his team but the young offensive line as well.
"We just want to be the most relentless group out there. We know the team can only go as far as we go so we want to make sure we are the closest group, we want to be the most relentless group and the toughest group. We want to be the best conditioned team and just take over the game, put the team on our shoulders, and dominate the ball at the line of scrimmage," Green said.
As far as his personal goals this season, Green only mentioned two; helping his team and earning playing time.
"I just want to help the team out as much as I can and hopefully get some playing time this year. I'll play either right or left tackle, it doesn't matter, I'm just trying to help the team out," Green said.
The Gators are going into the start of practice without seeing a depth chart and Green says at this point everyone has to earn a starting role.
"We haven't seen the depth chart but I know me and Matt Patchan are going to split reps at right tackle and Xavier Nixon will start at left," Green said. "I can play both sides so it doesn't matter," Green added.
While many question the talent among the Gator Football Program, Green seemed confident at the running back position this year.
"They are dynamic you know, you have Demps and Rainey back there those are two of the fastest guys in college football. We also have young guys like Mike Gillislee and Mack Brown, our pro style backs, running through the tackles. We have a bunch of guys with different skill sets that can put defenses in a bind and really make it hard to defend us," Green said.
While the Gators' 2011 team consists of many young players, Green says his team is rallying around the team veterans and adds they are going into practice as a close, confident group.
"You can't worry about the criticism. We can't change anything that is out of our control, we're a young group but we have to use guys like Jon Halapio, Xavier Nixon, and some of the older guys who have played and rally behind them. We are a close group and we have to take the obstacles head on that we are going to face this year. A lot of people want to doubt us because we are young but we are a confident group and we are ready to roll," Green said.