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Ronnie C WrightContributor IOctober 1, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- According to Gators insider, Tailgate Joe - the coaches have complete confidence in John Brantley aka "John The Baptist"  who has been tested and baptized in The Swamp for two seasons and prepared to go if needed, in the LSU game. 

"JB is handling most of the snaps," Tailgate Joe said. "He is highly motivated and focused on coach Urban Meyer's game plan."

The Defending National Champions - now undefeated at 4-0 are in power - rather than panic mode.
Tailgate Joe said, "I heard offensive coordinator Steve Addazio talk about JB's solid grasp of the offense operated with knowledge and skill. Let's remember - he has a Heisman Trophy winner by the name of Tim Tebow to consult with in the office."

The Gators primary objective is making sure Tim Tebow is healthy and, the key word is "healthy." The coaches place health first - for all players, before anything.

"JB is a 'BTP' or in essence, a Big Time Player," Tailgate Joe said. "This kid plays in the SEC and, he could start in this league but - he is a true Gator - tried and true - orange and blue - his daddy (John) and uncle (Scot) both 'Gator Greats' taught the young rifleman well. Flashback - 2006, John Brantley quarterbacked Trinity Catholic to a State Championship and, he was coached by a former UF quarterback by the name of Kerwin Bell. As I recall, JB broke the State of Florida touchdown passes record for a career with 99, topping Tim Tebow and led his team to a 27-1 mark as a star field general."

.The Gators are living in reality and moving forward with the hopes that Tebow will be ready to play. If not - then John Brantley is the man with the pigskin in his hand.

In the huddle the players say, "All for one - one for all" They have tremendous respect, appreciation and confidence in John Brantley.

Brantley clearly understands what he faces and could be facing in Baton Rouge on the LSU campus. He said it's pure pleasure to backup and observe Tim Tebow; it's rounded my game.

"JB is ready for prime-time!," Tailgate Joe, concluded. "And, he's playing with a cast of barn burners, steel workers and rough leather gators."

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