Florida’s roster will be split into two teams later this week and the Gators will play a traditional game for Saturday’s Orange & Blue Game, which has been more like a scrimmage the past two years.
“We’ll split the team in two and we’ll have a draft on Friday,” UF coach Dan Mullen said Monday. “They will be drafting the teams up and the coaches up on Friday. I’ve always done it that way. It’s not like the ones against the rest of the team or some other thing.
“We’ll find a way to have a game and we’ll have two different teams going at it, so it should be a fun weekend.”
UF alums Gary Condron and Bill Heavener will serve as celebrity head coaches for the exhibition. They will be involved in play-calling, Mullen said.
“The guest head coaches are going to have the opportunity,” he said. “They can say, ‘run-pass, play-action, blitz or play base defense.’ One of those deals. And then specific plays will be called on how we split the coaches.
“Each coach will call the plays for their own team, offensively and defensively.”