GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Florida will need to build off their recent success, and it seems like the quarterback situation will be the place to start, as they head into training camp.
Defensively, the Gators will be without rising star Marcell Harris, after Harris tore his achilles tendon earlier this month. But at the 2017 SEC Media Days, Harris described the quarterback competition as something the Gators will benefit from as a whole.
"I love it, I love it," Harris said. "The competition level everyday is on a different level everyday, each quarterback is pushing each other to a level that they've probably never been pushed before, and I can't wait to see what these guys bring to the table."
Another positive for Florida heading into camp, is improvement and experience on the offensive line.
Two years ago, the o-line would have been cited as one of Florida's biggest struggles, as inexperience combined with injuries derailed the unit in just six games. But now, under new o-line coach Brad Davis, they look to be the driving force behind bringing the Gator's offense up to speed.
Star offensive lineman Martez Ivey will be switching from offensive guard, to his natural position at offensive tackle this season, and he believes a solid camp can help this group be special, as they solidify the starters and get adjusted to their positions.
"Transition's been really smooth, actually I mean, it's a natural position, that's what I played in high school," Ivey said. "It was smooth but at times it was kind of rough because I was use to playing guard for two years, but now I believe it's flowing pretty well."
Florida begins fall training camp on Thursday, August 3rd.