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Gators CB Jeremy Brown returns at a good time for Florida



Florida doens't have much tape to go on when scouting Texas A&M this week, but the Gators are looking at what head coach Keving Sumlin did at Houston to get an idea of what to expect this weekend.

And what Sumlin did at Houston was produce one of the most high-powered offenses in the nation, forcing Florida to prepare to defend QB Johnny Manziel.

"We'll be in some situations where we have six DB’s on the field, especially with that high-tempo offense,'' Florida coach Will Muschamp said today. "They are going to be taking a lot of snaps. It’s going to be hot so we’re going to have to play a bunch of guys.''

Which is why the Gators are fortunate to be getting CB Jeremy Brown back on the field.

"Obviously Jeremy Brown coming back will be a benefit for us,'' Muschamp said. "He is ready to go, was actually really good yesterday moving around and some things, so he will play in the game.''

Brown suffered a fractured wrist during preseason drills and missed most of fall camp and did not play in the season-opener. He missed all of last season with a knee injury. Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn said his return is not only good for what he can contribute on the field, the lessons players can learn from him off the field.

"Jeremy Brown coming back, really No. 1 I think is a great story of hangin’ in there and keep persevering.,'' Quinn said. "I was really excited to see him come back and do it. You know he’s had some setbacks over the last year-and-a-half so for me, you always say, ‘Hang in there man’. So for him to get out and be back I thought was really a big lift for our team and really a good message to say, Hey, you don’t always get a a chance to control what happens but you do get a chance to control how you react to it. I thought that was a good message for him and for the younger players and for the team. Sometimes it doesn’t go your way but keep hanging in there and usually you can come out the other end.”


[Last modified: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 2:44pm]


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