SPRING: Q and A with Brandon Siler

Gator Country managed a brief interview with Brandon Siler who has great promise to emerge as a bona fide star in Channing Crowder's absence. Siler seems to be one of Meyer's favorites because he's taken on a real leadership role and has performed up to par at spring practices so far.

On Urban Meyer…

"He demands a life style, not even for us just on the field, but off the field too. He's confident and it makes a lot of us confident too."

On the biggest change from Zook to Meyer…

"Again confidence. Everybody is running around here confident and everybody is running around here as hard as we can because it's a fresh opportunity for all of us so we're trying to get at it."


Brandon Siler as he's about to take action...

On the 50,000 expected…

"I don't know! That's a lot of people. For a spring game it's going to be like a real game with 50,000 people. That was in the paper this morning, but there's no telling how many people show up. I know none of my people have tickets yet, but they'll get their's tomorrow morning."

On the enthusiasm coming from Hogtown…

"I think we got Gainesville and the Gator nation going. I think everybody's supporting us and everybody is expecting a lot of things from us and we expect a lot of things from ourselves so it's good."

Esteban's Take: Imagine trying to stop a freight train from slamming into a brick wall. That's what it's going to be like during the Orange and Blue game with the no blitzing rule applied on the defense for Brandon. After leading the team in tackles last year and winning Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year, there is no way to go but up for the talented linebacker and the future begins promptly in The Swamp at 1 p.m.


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