October 10, 2010

In defeat, Brantley guts it out

Two hours before kickoff Saturday evening, Florida quarterback John Brantley concluded the Gator Walk by stepping onto the grass in the north end zone of the Swamp and walking the length of the field.

As he neared the Gator tunnel, he was greeted by head coach Urban Meyer.

Meyer didn't high five Brantley, shake his hand or offer him a fist bump.

Instead, the coach gave the redshirt junior a bear hug.

It was at that moment that, despite a wave of rumors throughout the week Brantley wouldn't play against LSU because of an injury, it became clear the Florida signal caller wasn't going to miss this one.

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