The following conversation took place on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 7:12 p.m. A downtrodden John Brantley seeks out solace in another undrafted SEC quarterback, Stephen Garcia.
[Phone rings. Garcia answers. Music blaring in the background.]
Stephen Garcia: HELLO?
John Brantley: Hey, Stephen, it's John.
SG: HELLO? I CAN'T HEAR YOU, BRO! YOU GOTTA SPEAK UP!
JB: HELLO! CAN YOU HEAR ME? IT'S ME, JOHN! JOHN BRANTLEY!
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
A year ago, Will Hill watched all 32 teams in the NFL pass on him in the April draft. Prior to that, Hill was confident that he would be a 2nd or 3rd round pick. The experience was a humbling one for the former Florida safety. "Man, I was like, 'Whoa!' when none of them teams picked me. I couldn't believe it. It was definitely sour," he said. After not being signed by a team as an undrafted free agent, Hill hooked on with the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League. Currently a free agent, Hill believes this is the year he'll be drafted by an NFL team. "I can confidently say I feel like a 3rd or 4th round pick this year. I was humbled last year and I've been working harder than a Russian to get drafted. I gained some valuable experience playing in the AFL and I think that gives me an edge over some of these guys coming out of college." However, no one has told Hill that he is ineligible for this year's draft. "Look, I told him that if he had stayed at Florida for his senior year, rededicated himself to football. Stopped smoking weed. Stopped fucking everything that moves. Stayed the fuck off Twitter. Shut his mouth. Went to class. Fucking learned something. Ignored all the off-the-field distractions then MAYBE he could have possibly been a 3rd or 4th round pick this year, but he hears what he wants to hear. I don't know. I give up with this kid," said Hill's agent Lance Steiner.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Sunday, April 1, 2012
One Florida Gator player is having an excellent spring thus far and seems on the verge of having a breakout season according to a lot of writers and fans. Teammates and coaches have praised his work ethic and playmaking ability in practice. "I'm really excited about his future here at the University of Florida. He's done a great job of coming into spring practice prepared and has been a huge bright spot for us," said Will Muschamp. When asked if he thought the player's performance would carry over into the fall, Muschamp replied, "Him? Oh, not at all. He probably won't do shit for us in the fall when it matters. He's having a nice spring, so let's just leave at that and not get carried away." The player's teammates agreed with Muschamp's sentiment. "Oh yeah, don't get me wrong, he's balling right now, but if I were a fan, I wouldn't get my hopes up. He'll disappear in the fall and all of y'all will be scratching your head wondering what happened."