John Brantley is gone.
That simple sentence may make some of the fans who lamented the oft-criticized signal caller’s two-year reign at quarterback rejoice, but there’s no such enjoyment from Florida’s coaching staff.
The fans are excited about the future, but coach Will Muschamp knows what Brantley brought to the table was more than most give him credit for.
“It’s not an indictment on either young man,” Muschamp said about the poor play of then-freshmen quarterbacks Jacoby Brissett and Jeff Driskel a year ago. “I think they’re going to be really good players, but playing as a freshman at that position is different.”