Muschamp Talks About His Offensive Line

Gainesville, FL--Will Muschamp continues to work his players through the early days of fall camp, still going both in the evening and in the morning hours.

Florida opened Friday with a few days of split squad workouts, working to avoid the hottest parts of the day.

As of Wednesday, the Gators still in shells, or helmets and shoulder pads.

Much of the attention, rightly so is on the quarterback battle between Driskell and Brissett.

Coach Muschamp still not saying if he's leaning one way or the other on that.

Certainly he's just as focused on working with his new oh-line coach Tim Davis and putting together a starting five up front that can not only protect the q-b, but blow open some running lanes.

With the likes of Matt Patchan, Xavier Nixon and Jon Halapio, there's some experience coming back. There's also redshirt and true freshman with names like Jessamen Dunker, D.J. Humphries and Tommy Jordan hoping to earn spots in the rotation.

Muschamp says though fans should be careful to expect too much from those younger guys early on.

"But it's really, really a developmental game on the offensive line." says Muschamp. "Really the natural progression for an offensive lineman is a little slower because the game happens so fast, and in our league, some of the fronts you gotta block. Now there's some issues. Again that's why recruiting is not an exact science. That's why there's a lot of guess work involved. The mental side of it, the maturity side of it, all those things are hard to figure in, especially from a young man coming from high school to college."

The Gators basically a month away from the opener at home against Bowling Green.


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