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Junior-college transfer Trenton Brown, a 6-foot-8, 363-pound offensive tackle, has already caught the attention of Florida’s offensive coordinator Brent Pease.

Pease called Brown, “the biggest kid I’ve ever seen out there.”

Brown is expected to contribute in a reserve roll in 2013 (see: true JUMBO packages), and Pease noted the junior has been a terror for teammates in one-on-one situations.

“That kid has created frustration a lot with the guys he has to go against. He’s got a lot of ability. He’s done a good job.”


Sidelined starting guards Jon Halapio (torn pectoral) and Max Garcia (back) are expected to return to practice early next week, sliding Tyler Moore back to right tackle.

Pease said the Nebraska transfer can play anywhere along the offensive line but prefers to slot the redshirt sophomore on the outside.


“Dante [Fowler], depending on how they use him, he’s such a weapon because he’s a down guy, pass rusher, pass coverage guy, very physical, so heavy handed. He knows how to get of people. He’s a real tough kid to block.”

-- Pease on Florida’s sophomore BUCK linebacker Dante Fowler Jr.


“Gideon [Ajagbe] is a very good football player. … He’s very unselfish and willing to say, ‘Hey, I’m going to make these tailbacks 1,000-yard rushers’ as far as what a fullback’s mentality should be.”

-- Pease on Florida’s redshirt junior and recent fullback convert


Florida practiced in full pads for the first time Tuesday. … Pease said he missed last month’s annual recruiting extravaganza, Friday Night Lights, because he got tied up travelling back from an Alaskan vacation. … The start times for UF’s four open practices (free): 2:45 p.m., Aug. 15 at Dizney Stadium (Lacrosse fields); 9:05 a.m., Aug. 17 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium; 7:45 a.m., Aug. 19 at the Sanders Practice Facility; 9:35 a.m., Aug. 20 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. All times are subject to change.

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