On Saturday, we all got a first look at the Florida Gators football team under new head coach Dan Mullen. It seemed like there was a lot of excitement in the stadium and plenty of former players came back for the game. While this game does not have any meaning for the regular season, there were a few things that caught my eye.
- I think it is starting to become very clear that Kyle Trask is the front-runner to be the starting quarterback for the Gators. After struggling early, Trask started to pick it and looks more comfortable running Mullen’s offense at this point.
- At some point during the season, freshman Emory Jones will take over as the Gators starting quarterback. Jones looked very quick and his running ability will be needed in this offense.
- If Van Jefferson and Trevon Grimes have to sit out this year, the Gators passing offense will struggle a lot. Besides Kadarius Toney, I really didn’t see any other receivers flash, which why getting those two guys eligible is very important.
- Jordan Scarlett was the best running back on the field, which is good news with Malik Davis not expected back until fall camp.
- The defensive ends are going to be very good for the Gators this season. They have a lot of guys who can come around the edge very quickly to disrupt plays.
- The linebackers stand out as the biggest weakness on the Gators defense. They are undersized and fast enough to make an impact that is needed in this scheme.
- The secondary looks very good and has a chance to be the best in the SEC.