Florida is down to seven offensive linemen for spring practice. Three of them are redshirt freshmen. A traditional spring game is just about out of the question (“I don’t see how you can (have a game) when you don’t have two units,” McElwain said.).
But there’s a silver lining to that cloud.
“The way I look at guys not being able to go in spring is it now gives the other guy an opportunity to get valuable reps. So, that’s what we really try to accomplish with them.”
McElwain intends to conduct a competition for the starting quarterback position. If I were one of the candidates, I’m not sure how eager I’d be to step up right now.