Muschamp sees Gators develop depth across offensive line


Florida offensive lineman Tyler Moore prepares to block fellow sophomore Brian Poole during the Orange and Blue Debut at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on April 6.

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Published: Monday, August 12, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, August 12, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.

Florida coach Will Muschamp is finding no shortage of options to fill his offensive line through 12 practices of camp.

“I really feel like you've got seven or eight guys across the board that can play quality football,” Muschamp said Monday. “Tyler Moore can play multiple positions, both guard and both tackle positions and certainly be an emergency center if something were to happen.

“Chaz Green is playing very well at right tackle. Jon Halapio is a guy that has shown he can play really well at right guard and can be a great leader for our team. Jon Harrison is having an outstanding camp. Kyle Koehne can play any of the inside positions and would be a backup center if we were to slot him.”

Muschamp also singled out guard Ian Silberman, tackle D.J. Humphries and junior college transfer Trenton Brown, who is pushing for significant playing time at tackle.

“Trenton Brown is going to play for us this year, he's a good football player,” Muschamp said. “Whether he plays left tackle or right tackle, we're kind of experimenting, but we feel very comfortable with four tackles and then a combination of inside guys.”

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