“Boy, he was good,” coach Urban Meyer said. “He was good.”
Facing Florida’s first-team defense and wearing a red, non-contact jersey, Brantley showed the kind of awareness and confidence of a seasoned starter. He even did it with four linemen sitting out for precautionary reasons.
“I feel like it’s my huddle now,” said Brantley, whose Blue team beat the Orange team 27-24. “I definitely do. That’s what I’ve been working on — leadership, being more vocal in the huddle.”