Jake McGee accepts his role with Gators

In his sixth year of college football, Florida tight end Jake McGee has accepted a big leadership role on offense.

Florida head coach Jim McElwain didn’t sleep at all the night before the first scrimmage of the fall in fear it would be a disaster. But as critical as Coach Mac was, he said the scrimmage turned out “darn good”.

One thing he was impressed with is the option route schemes, including some of the tight ends. That’s where Jake McGee comes in. While he hasn’t caught a pass for the Gators yet, there is a lot of hype surrounding the sixth year senior.

As a critical leader on the field, McGee has been leading chants and always being positive; even when he went down with two broken bones in his leg last year. Something McGee has made sure to explain to the younger guys is to make sure they enjoy camp. It can be a really exhausting preparing for the season but it will be easier when you actually enjoy every step.

McGee has embraced Coach McElwain’s new theme; “Don’t be afraid to be great.” In this interview, McGee explains what Coach Mac means by the new saying. He also talks about how to embrace being an underdog going into the season, how he helps the younger guys through his leadership position and more.


Fightin Gators Top Stories