LIVE BLOG: Florida coach Jim McElwain discusses spring practice
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida coach Jim McElwain is meeting with reporters at noon to update spring practice.
Follow along for live updates.
“Saturday’s practice was really good, especially in some situational things. Both quarterbacks, I was happy to see, executed at a pretty high level. We did dummy it down a little bit for their progress, but the big thing is finding out what they feel comfortable with. They’ve handled a lot of the new stuff we’ve installed.”
“Really excited about how our offensive line has progressed. Just seeing the energy with which their playing with the finish kind of throughout practice, and seeing those guys kind of joining arms a little bit. (They’ve) really done a good job and we’ll see if we can sustain as we move forward.”
“This time of year, watching practice, evaluating practice, evaluating personnel every day, talking about every single player on your team, and yet making sure you get to watch basketball, it’s a great time of year. Mike’s got those guys playing unselfish. You don’t see a lot of guys calling for me, me me. … That’s fun to watch. Again, can’t say enough good things there.”
Injuries: OL Kavaris Harkless is still out, TE Kemore Gamble had strep throat but he’s going to practice today.
On freshman OL Kadeem Telfort: “It’s great to see Kadeem get his feet wet the way he’s been doing it and see him compete and more than anything following in Tez’s footsteps the way he’s playing. That’s good to see.”
“I don’t see Dre Massey missing anything, as far as a step of quickness or speed.”
On freshman TE Kemore Gamble: “Kemore is a guy that people are going to know who he is.”
“I think the most competitive, I go to our running back group. Seeing some competition at wideout, which is good to see, and knowing that Freddie (Swain) is still not there and he’s going to be a big piece of what we’re doing. I think we’re developing stuff at that position as far as guys pushing each other. And without David (Reese) there at that linebacker group, we’ve got a bunch of guys taking reps.”
“Can we talk hoops?” McElwain goes on to praise the Florida basketball team for being committed to doing all the little things. And he thinks KeVaughn Allen will come out of his shooting slump soon. So there you go.
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