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Antonya English

Freshman Gators QB Skyler Mornhinweg victim of bad timing

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August

If things were just a litle bit more secure at the QB position this season, Florida freshman QB Skyler Mornhinweg might be getting a few more reps during fall camp.

Afterall, coaches are always stressing that depth - particularly at the quarterback position - is critical. And since Mornhinweg is a four-star recruit out of Pennysylvania, and ranked No. 19 nationally by ESPN.com, understandably the coaches would like to see what he can do early.

But with two sophomore quarterbacks - Jacoby Brissett and Jeff Driskel - vying for the starting job, most of the attention is on those two. And Mornhinweg is just trying to get adjusted to his new surroundings.

"I kind of asked him (Mornhinweg) what he was looking at on one play and he said 'Coach, I’m swimming','' Florida offensive coordinator Brent Pease said. "Well understandably, you’ve been here for three days, there’s been a lot thrown at you."

Pease said although Mornhinweg isn't getting a ton of reps, he likes what he's seen so far.

"He’s a sharp kid, he’s competitive,'' Pease said. "He’ll get out there, he’s kind of got that knack when it’s more of a live situation he performs better than in drills. He’s a coach's son, he’s been around the game. I think he can do some good things. It’s a matter of getting him more reps and getting him more comfortable in the game and that’s hard to do. If you had a senior quarterback or a junior quarterback that’s been in the game 20-some SEC games, you could develop him earlier. But it’s tough to do in the situation the other guys are competing in.''

[Last modified: Thursday, August 9, 2012 11:23am]

    

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