April 14, 2010

Tate's Take: Player Relationships

The University of Florida being an upper-tier football program hasn't happened by accident. Every bit as important as the coaching staff and the players is the support staff working behind the scenes who help to drive the effort.

Over the past several off season's GatorBait.net has taken a look at those invaluable members of the team though our Behind the Scenes series. This year, we're going to try something different.

Tate Casey, former Gator starting tight end, now is a part of the GBN 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 Meyer era.

Here in the first edition of Tate's Take, Casey talks about what goes on in the Florida football program this time of year, the end of a season, the beginning of a new season, winter workouts and everything that entails.

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