Most of the concerns are on the defensive side, and although Meyer said he would not announce a backup quarterback until tomorrow, he did say that it was clear who it was. The rest of the offense is ready for next week.
"[Tim] Tebow's been consistent," Meyer said. "Another position that's been consistent has been tailback. I can't believe that I'm saying that, but our tailbacks have been real consistent and that's ball security and pass protection. Everything else is recruiting, but if you can teach them to protect the quarterback and protect the ball, you're doing a good job."
The receivers have benefited from the senior leadership of Andre Caldwell.
"The leadership, the work ethic, the non-stop, he's grinding," Meyer said. "I love Bubba, and I love that family. I always have. I've never seen him grind like this. Some guys have a great senior season, and others don't. We're going to set him up. He's going to have a great senior season."
Caldwell has the rest of the receiving corps following his every move.
"I've seen a side of Andre Caldwell that to be honest with you I didn't know existed. He's a next level guy right now."
The Gators hold their final fall camp workout on Saturday morning before getting the day off on Sunday. Saturday afternoon, the team will host its third annual former player barbecue. Each year since Meyer's arrival, the number of former players that attend the new tradition increases, and the current players respond to it.
"That and the captain's breakfast when those guys come back and talk," Meyer said. "We've had some great speakers, and there's no doubt that those guys appreciate them. When we build this facility it's going to be dedicated to No. 1 recruiting and No. 2 the history of Florida football. All of those greats are going to be rewarded."
Saturday's practice will be a lighter workout compared to the last several days of practice, and tomorrow's events clearly mark the official end to fall camp.
"It's here," Meyer said. "It's officially here, game-week, Florida-style. I can't wait."
Meyer can sense that the players are getting anxious for next week's opener.
"I think they are sick and tired of practice," Meyer said. "I get that feeling, and that's typical. First thing they want to do is find out if they're wearing pads or not. That all changes next week because then we're in a routine. I haven't seen the light at the end of the tunnel yet because we still have to get through tomorrow."