Notebook: Mullen updates ahead of Florida Gators spring game

Florida Gators head coach Dan Mullen took the podium one last time before the upcoming spring game on Monday. He talked about last week’s scrimmage, his expectations for the Orange and Blue Debut and updated on some injuries.

Here’s what he said:

• There will be guest head coaches coming in to coach the teams for the spring game. They will draft their players on Friday.

• 60,000 is the biggest crowd to ever attend Florida’s spring game. “We want way more than that.”

• Sophomore running back Adarius Lemons suffered a minor ankle sprain last scrimmage. Mullen anticipates him to be fine moving forward.

• Redshirt freshman linebacker Lacedrick Brunson injured his shoulder in the scrimmage. He will complete the spring and then be evaluated further to see if any procedures are necessary.

• Mullen hasn’t been too worried with separation at the quarterback position just yet. “It’s a long time before we have to make any decisions or play in a game.”

• Feleipe Franks had the best numbers at quarterback in Saturday’s scrimmage.

• Attitude and focus were much better than in the first scrimmage.

• Defensive depth has been a big focus this spring. Mullen wants to be able to roll fresh guys in throughout the game and have a defense that’s able to attack in all four quarters.

• Mullen said sophomore defensive tackle TJ Slaton has looked great half the time and terrible half the time. He has to get used to working hard all the time since he is no longer the most dominant player on the field at all times as he was in high school.

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Bailiegh Williams
Growing up the daughter of a baseball coach in a household that revolved around Gators sports, Bailiegh’s future working in sports was her destiny. She played four years of varsity softball at Suwannee High School and one year on softball scholarship at Gulf Coast State College. In her first year she discovered a love for journalism so she packed her bags and moved to Gainesville to finish her A.A. and begin interning for Gator Country. She is now on track to graduate from the University of Florida in 2019. In her free time, Bailiegh enjoys binge watching her favorite TV shows and spending time with her family and her two fur babies.