April 28, 2011

Tate's Take: The summer months

PREVIOUS TATE'S TAKES: Life as a Florida freshman football player | Gator player relationships | Playing in the Florida-Georgia Game | The players role in the recruiting process

Tate Casey, former Gator starting tight end, now is a part of the ITG family and provides us with an inside look at the Florida program, from a player's point of view, based on his time in Gainesville.

Casey originally burst onto the scene as a freshman playing in all twelve contests that year - making four starts and scoring four touchdowns. Despite that fast start to his career, he will always be best known as the recipient of Tim Tebow's 'jump pass' for the go-ahead touchdown in the 2006 win over LSU.

In all, he played in 54 games, starting 16 of them.

Casey was a favorite at Florida among coaches and players and was seen as one of the most popular Gators, among his teammates, of the Urban Meyer era.

Earlier this week, in his first edition of Coach Speak former college and NFL coach Noah Brindise broke down the off-season schedule and more.

Here in this edition of Tate's Take, Casey talks about what the players go through during the off-season.

ITG: At the end of spring ball Muschamp talked about it being an important summer and how it is up to the players to take charge and get better. Once Summer A rolls around (in two weeks), what is a college player's typical week like as far as football is concerned?

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