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Lindy's: Top 10 CFB Comeback Players (3 Gators)

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    Someone at Lindy's loves the Gators:

    http://lindyssports.com/college-foo...ws/lindys-2014-top-10-comeback-players/224228


    Andre Debose, WR, Florida (ACL) — He’s been the “Next Percy Harvin” since the Urban Meyer days, but about the only thing the players have shared is a lengthy injury history. Debose, coming off an ACL injury that wiped out his 2013 season, gets a sixth season of eligibility. He has four career kick returns for TDs, but little in the passing game.

    Jeff Driskel, QB, Florida (broken leg) — Positive signs in the spring he can handle the offense of new coordinator Kurt Roper, which could be the key to the Gators’ rejuvenation.


    Chaz Green, OT, Florida (torn labrum) — That this is the third Gator on this list tells you a lot about Florida in 2013. He’s back at right tackle and his health will say a lot about the team’s 2014 success.

    Others:

    David Ash, QB, Texas (concussion)
    George Farmer, WR, USC (knee)
    Everett Golson, QB, Notre Dame (academics)
    Austin Hill, WR, Arizona (ACL)
    Chuckie Keeton, QB, Utah State (knee)
    Venric Mark, RB, Northwestern (hamstring, ankle)
    Malcolm Mitchell, WR, Georgia (ACL)
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    The next Percy Harvin?
    I'd sure like to see him do something other than run-back punts.
    Or simply run-back punts on a regular basis from game-to-game.
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    I really hope Debose can contribute in 2014. In some way. His career has really been kind of a sad one.
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    He (supposedly) had a great camp last fall before the injury. With his speed I hope he gets utilized. His return skills are no joke...seems if he's put in the right situations he should be able to make plays. I hope get gets 3 or 4+ touches a game (on the O).
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    I can't imagine that our WR corp is so good that it couldn't benefit from his participation.
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    He has talent and speed, his health and his head have been issues. I hope it all comes together this year.
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    Crazy that he's had 6 position coaches in 6 years.
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    There is NO NEXT PERCY. A once in a lifetime Gator.
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    This is true. Maybe a once every 30 to 40 years type player... Wes Chandler was Percy before Percy was Percy.

    Debose has the talent to be somebody like a next Reidel Anthony, though. Which would be huge for this offense... if our QBs can get him the ball.
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    I'll be happy if Debose continues to provide a spark in the return game. To me, anything he brings to the offense is a bonus. Credit the kid for sticking it out for what seems like it's been a decade.

    I'm interested to see how Matt Rolin and Jeremi Powell bounce back from torn ACLs, although you hear that it can take a couple of years before a player who sustained that kind of injury returns to what they were before blowing their knee out. They're both pretty talented athletes.
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    All the talk so far has been on Debose. I'm excited to get Green back. He's on a few pre-season All-SEC teams. Our OL has been awful for 4 years now, so I'm excited to see what this group can do. With Garcia, Moore, Brown, and Humphries all having quality starts under their belt hopefully we see an improved group....a MUCH improved group!
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