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Monday April 9, 2012 GatorLinks: An Orange-and-Blue Debut edition

Orange and Blue Debut

There was a lot written after Saturday’s Orange and Blue Debut spring game.

How did quarterbacks Jacoby Brissett and Jeff Driskel play? What’s the future of the program moving forward? How serious was Ronald Powell’s knee injury?

To help answer those questions and more, here is an Orange-and-Blue edition of GatorLinks:

--The news on Powell wasn’t what the Gators were hoping for as he is expected to miss 4-6 months with a torn ACL in his left knee.

--Both QBs impress in Gators’ spring scrimmage is the headline on Hays Carlyon’s story in the Florida Times-Union.

--Gainesville Sun columnist Pat Dooley writes that there is a different feeling around UF’s program than at the end of second-year coach Will Muschamp’s first spring in 2011.

--Gators LB Michael Taylor says “good luck” to SEC teams trying to stop Gators’ offense writes the Palm Beach Post’s Jason Lieser.

--Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Bianchi writes that the defensive-minded Muschamp must infuse Gators with offense.

--Explosive plays give Muschamp plenty to like from Gators’ spring game writes David Jones of Florida Today.’s Thomas Goldkamp writes that Florida was crisp in 2012 Orange & Blue Debut.

--Jesse Simonton of writes that freshman WR Latroy Pittman gets noticed. college football writer Andrea Adelson asks: Will the state of Florida rise again? writer Ed Aschoff served as guest coach for the Gators on Saturday. Here is Part I and Part II of his report.

--A story getting some play on Twitter today is Matt Hayes’ piece in The Sporting News about Urban Meyer’s tenure at UF and what led to the program’s drop near the end.

--Gators FB Hunter Joyer hoping for even more success in his second season writes Antonya English of the Tampa Bay Times.

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