Posted by Chip Patterson
Florida's home loss to LSU on Saturday night left Gator fans with a lot of "what if's." Fans wondered how the game could have been different if quarterback John Brantley had been 100%, or if the outcome would have changed with the presence of speedy playmaker Jeff Demps. Head coach Urban Meyer was able to deliver good news on both players on Wednesday.
"Good news on Demps," Meyer said during the SEC teleconference on Wednesday. "He's feeling a lot better than he did last week. Obviously, we need his big-play shot. I put him as probable for Saturday (against Mississippi State). He's going to do some practice (Wednesday) and then, he's telling me, he's going to practice (Thursday)."
While the exact extent of Brantley's rib and thumb injuries have been a topic of much debate, Meyer continues to insist that his starting quarterback is ready to play. Though this time he has some more evidence to present, with Brantley going full speed in practice for the first time in almost two weeks. Brantley was limited leading up to the LSU game due to shoulder complications from his rib injury.