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Antonya English

Andre Debose still trying to find his place in Florida offense

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September

Freshman WR Andre Debose finally got an opportunity to be a part of the offense on Saturday, but it’s clear he has a long way to go. The Gators scripted several early plays for Debose, who had four receptions for 36 yards, based on what they thought Kentucky’s defense might do.

“It felt real good,’’ Debose said. “I’ve been practicing all week real hard for that and I’m real happy. I was trying to pick up a couple of plays, and it finally worked out for me.’’

Meyer said up until last week Debose had been “like a deer in the headlights” in practice, which is why he hasn’t played. He missed all of last season with a hamstring injury.

“All you've got to do is practice well and Debose will be non-existent next week if he doesn't practice well,’’ Meyer said. “Florida may
be a little different. You earn your right to get on that field and he actually earned that right (last) week in practice.’’

Meyer said prior to last week, Debose simply hasn't practiced well.

"It was not because he wasn't trying,'' Meyer said. "It was because the multitude - it's that deer in the headlight look. Do this, he makes a mistake. Do this and he makes a mistake. He really locked in this week and we simplified some things. Some of that's on us. If it's too complicated where a great player can't play it, get rid of it. That's kind of what we did (last) week.''

[Last modified: Sunday, September 26, 2010 5:32pm]

    

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