Baker at Chipley for spring game

Published: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 03:38 PM.

"Both quarterbacks are going to play," Brunson said. "Both guys are going to be in game situations to get some experience under their belt. Both of them have had a great off season and I'm interested to see how they will do against a different team.

"Definitely, it will be a game-time performance to be able to evaluate them in game-like conditions."

The Gators also are replacing three starters on the offensive line, and Brunson likes what he has seen so far from that group.

"We had two returning starters on the offensive front, but our system is in place ... it starts in the weight room and the guys have stepped in," he said. "I'm telling you, we are going to be pretty good up front.

"We are trying to develop pad level up front and our guys have bought into our system. We are playing a style of offense where we would like to win the line of scrimmage and establish the run and throw off play action."

If the offensive line does its job, rising senior running back D.J. Thomas could have a big game against the Tigers. However, Brunson said he knows Thomas’ potential and wants to see what some of the other backs can do.

Brunson also is interested to see how some of the young Gator defensive players respond to their first live game action. The players have been put in a several scenarios in practice, but it's another thing to face those same situations in a game.

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