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Brantley steering clear of the comments, criticism



In the days since Florida's troubling offensive performance in a win over Miami (Ohio), Florida quarterback John Brantley has tried to stay away from the internet, newspapers and talk radio.

Afterall, he's got a game against South Florida to prepare for. He'll leave the Monday morning quarterbacking to the fans and media.

"I try to avoid (ESPN, etc.) it all,'' Brantley said. "I heard some stuff, just like a rough start and stuff like that. I try to avoid all that stuff - good or bad really.''

During his weekly meeting with the press on Monday, Brantley seemed candid in his answers to questions about the Gators' offensive troubles, and if he's annoyed by any of it, he didn't let it show.

He did receive some advice from his father, former UF quarterback John Brantley III, that he says has helped him.

"We met probably an hour after the game when I left here and he was positive,'' Brantley said. "He said 'Hey, things went bad, forget about it. A win is a win, you know. It's your first game, you're 1-0, just move on from that, learn from your mistakes and you'll be all right'.''

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 11:35am]


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