Before Saturday's game against Kentucky, Florida offensive coordinator Brent Pease took his quarterbacks on a nature walk.
It's a good thing that linebacker Mike Taylor plays defense. He likely would have protested the idea.
Gators LB Mike Taylor: "I'm not going on no nature walk. We ain't taking no risk of running into any bears."
— Jason Lieser (@PBPjasonlieser) October 2, 2013
Gators LB Mike Taylor: "I wouldn't go on a nature walk somewhere I don't know." — Jason Lieser (@PBPjasonlieser) October 2, 2013
It's a shame that Florida and Baylor don't play this season. Taylor near a Baylor live bear would be fun.
Tyler Murphy was set to make his first start for the Gators after starter Jeff Driskel was lost for the season against Tennessee after a broken leg. So to get ready for the game, Pease took Murphy and the other quarterbacks through the wilderness, the first time he had done such a thing since his arrival at Florida. How did it go?
“He knows a lot about nature,” Murphy said of Pease. “It’s kind of cool just to learn about different trees and bushes and stuff like that. It was fun.”
But how well did Murphy pay attention?
“What did I learn? Uh, that’s awful,” Murphy said Monday. “I learned a bunch of different stuff. I can’t think of anything off the top of my head. You know, I learned a few things about oak trees, saw grass, and just stuff like that.”
Yeah, grass grows outdoors, so that's good that Murphy saw it. When running back Matt Jones was asked about the nature walk, he revealed that he hadn't heard great reviews and said "I heard it was boring."
Well Matt, the same has been said about the Florida offense so far this season, though against Kentucky that offense totaled over 400 yards. Maybe the nature walks worked?