All that talk about Florida playing more I-formation football sounds, well, a little sketchy when you consider that the Gators go into the season without a backup tight end.
The Gators are so thin at tight end, DE Justin Trattou has been taking first-team snaps in the goal-line package.
“As far as a backup tight end, it’s an issue,” Coach Urban Meyer said. “Huge concern.”
Junior Aaron Hernandez is one of the country’s best tight ends. After that it gets interesting.
Freshman Desmond Parks will likely red-shirt because Meyer says “he’s not ready to play.” Former walk-on Chris Coleman just received a scholarship, but he’s not an everyday player. Trattou, a 270-pound junior, would be used primarily for goal-line blocking.
If Hernandez got injured, Meyer said the Gators would operate without a tight end and use fullbacks for all the functions.
You know what Mel Kiper would suggest Meyer do.