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Wednesday August 22, 2012 Pease says Gators will make up reps from Tuesday's canceled scrimmage in practice

Brent Pease

Photo: Brent Pease instructing players at Saturday's open practice.

Gators offensive coordinator Brent Pease spoke to the media for about 20 minutes earlier this afternoon.

Here are a few highlights from Pease's session with reporters:

--The inclement weather that blew through Gainesville on Tuesday afternoon washed away Florida's plan to scrimmage for the final time of the preseason. The scrimmage was canceled and Pease expects the Gators to take those reps once the Gators return to practice on Thursday.

"We’ve still got to get more reps, especially the reps we lost out on yesterday that we’ll probably get in practice situations here on Thursday and Friday,’’ Pease said. “We’re still trying to get some continuity. We’ve got to continue to play and then progressively put in a game plan for Bowling Green.”

--The loss of walk-on receiver/special-teams player Mike McNeely hasn't received a lot of attention. McNeely underwent foot surgery on Monday after suffering an injury in camp. He is out indefinitely. However, while Gators coach Will Muschamp has said McNeely will be missed on special teams, Pease was using him in the regular rotation at receiver, too. Pease said McNeely was doing well at receiver and would have played.

--Pease talked extensively about the combination of Trey Burton and Omarius Hines. Burton and Hines can both play running back, tight end or receiver, providing plenty of versatility.

--While Muschamp mentioned that junior tight end Jordan Reed was slowed last week due to a sore knee, Pease said Reed has returned to practice and is healthy entering preparations for the Bowling Green game. "He is a nightmare for defensive coordinators,'' Pease said.

Check out GatorZone.com later for more off Pease's press conference. Also, Chris Harry and I will be doing a Google+ Hangout starting at 3 p.m. Click this link for more informaton.

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