December 8, 2013
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - When Florida quarterback John Brantley
makes his first career start Saturday, he's not going to take a
He's not going to scream in the huddle, run up and down the
sideline or lower a shoulder against defenders. He's not going to
be Florida's short-yardage specialist or the team's emotional
Simply put, he's not going to be Tim Tebow.
Brantley calls himself "just a regular dude from Ocala."
A laid-back guy with a southern drawl and a haircut that looks
like it was fashioned from teen magazines, Brantley's goal against
Miami of Ohio is to "keep this ball rolling." He also wants to be
himself, which is nothing like Tebow.
That might help him emerge from Tebow's long and illustrious