WR Aidan Mizell shines and other takeaways from Florida football spring practice

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Florida football held its seventh practice of the spring on Thursday afternoon at the Sanders Practice Fields.

In all, the Florida Gators will hold 15 practices leading up to the Orange and Blue game on April 13.

Florida edge rushers coach Mike Peterson said the chemistry of the defensive coaching staff is coming together with the additions of new secondary coach Will Harris, new defensive line coach Gerald Chatman and new linebackers coach/co-defensive coordinator Ron Roberts.

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“Everybody in the room has seen a lot of football, so you know, our job is to come together and do what’s best for the team,” Peterson said. “You know, look at what we have, what we’ve done in the past, and how does that fit in together.”

On offense, there’s more continuity, with Jonathan Decoster as the lone new coach on the offensive line. Decoster came from the Cleveland Brows, where he was an assistant offensive line coach.

“It’s given us another set of eyes and ears and perspective on the position,” Florida co-offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Rob Sale said.

Here are three takeaways from the 15-minute open portion of Thursday’s practice:

Florida football WR Aidan Mizell has a solid day

Florida wide receiver Aidan Mizell has a solid day in pass catching drills, hauling in throws from quarterbacks Graham Mertz and D.J. Lagway. Mizell, a four-star recruit from Orlando, is vying to take on a bigger role in UF’s offense in 2024 after redshirting last season.

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Publish date : 2024-03-28 21:34:45

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