Florida OC Brent Pease Photoshops Harry Potter to Motivate Gator Quarterbacks
Apparently, as part of some sort of continuing education program, the Florida coaching staff is taking part in a graphic design workshop.
New wide receivers coach Joker Phillips has made headlines this offseason with his "Come play for the Joker" campaign that has featured several images from the Batman movies.
Offensive coordinator Brent Pease joined the fray earlier this month with his campaign (h/t: Yahoo! Sports) to find "top guns."
And Pease is at it again, with an airborne Harry Potter and "Chasing #The Standard'' photoshopped into the sky above a picture featuring his three quarterbacks.
What standard is Pease looking for from his quarterbacks? Does he want them to fly? Play Quidditch at the level of Florida's club team? After all, the Florida Quidditch team did take second place in the 2011 Quidditch World Cup (true story).
Whatever Harry Potter has to do with playing quarterback, the standard that Pease should be pushing is far different from the one rising junior Jeff Driskel set last season as a sophomore.
Driskel averaged just 137.2 passing yards per game, as Florida finished last in the SEC in passing offense. Driskel had just nine passing plays of more than 30 yards—12th in the SEC.
Granted, some of Florida's issues stem from the inability of any of Florida's wide receivers to step up as difference-makers who can stretch the field. Maybe Pease's next photo-shopped image needs to focus on those wide receivers living up to "#The Standard" as well.
Not everyone will "get it," but if Pease's message reaches just a small minority of current players and potential student-athletes, the licensing fee for Photoshop on all the coaches' computers will probably pay off.
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