Plenty have made a note that the Florida offense looks better at this point of camp compared to last season. One fan of the Gators offense is Marcus Maye.
"It seems like the quarterbacks and receivers they seem to be on the same page with a lot of stuff that they’re doing," said the defensive back. "You can tell the relationship with the receivers and quarterbacks, our quarterbacks are both smart, they got great arms, they know where to go with the ball. Then our receiver corps they are another year stronger, together, they’re deep this year.
"It seems like their competitive edge has picked up a ton," added Maye. "We’re competed all summer with those guys and stuff like that and just seeing how those guys are coming along going into camp is probably even more than what it was last year."
According to Maye, the talent at wide receiver has only helped the secondary unit.
"We compete against those guys, if we can handle those guys on our side, when we go against other teams, I’m pretty sure it won’t be as difficult because I feel like we have, you know, some of the best athletes out there," he said. "So going against Brandon Powell, Ahmad Fulwood, a lot of those guys, they make us work and vice versa we make them work, so us competing everyday is definitely good for each other.”
Maye does not only have a different perspective on the wide receiver competition but also on the quarterback battle between Luke Del Rio and Austin Appleby.
“They’ve both been battling. They’ve both been doing really well. They’re both really smart," said Maye. "They’re both competitive. So, I mean, they’ve just been doing their job, doing what the coaches are telling them to do. They’re both asking questions. They’re asking tons of questions. They’re both competing, they’re going against us. We look to compete against those guys every day. They look to do the same against us. Both of our quarterbacks are both doing a great job.”
For the extended video with Maye check out the video above- Maye discusses his role on the team and what exactly happned during that "unacceptable" Thursday practice.