Florida wide receiver Trevon Grimes knows a thing or two about LSU quarterback Joe Burrow and the kind of game the graduate transfer will bring to The Swamp on Saturday.
The two were teammates and friends at Ohio State before both decided to transfer.
“Joe’s one of my good friends from back up when I was at Ohio State,” Grimes said. “Me and him were kind of close. We talked often. But I think he’s a good player. I haven’t really seen any improvement out of him, but I’m not really focused on him right now. I’ll let the defense handle him. I’m more focused on the offense and what I can do and what I can bring to the table for this week.”
Burrow has gotten off to a good start with the Tigers. LSU is 5-0 and Burrow has thrown for 1,023 yards and six touchdowns. And, he’s taking care of the ball. He’s yet to throw an interception this season.
“I guess you could say everyone has their games,” Grimes said. “I’m looking forward to seeing what he can do against our defense and if he can make those plays (he’s been making).
“I’m sure he won’t be able to. I’m excited to see what (the defense) can go out there and do and come out victorious once again.”
Grimes said the defensive players have not approached him this week seeking insight into Burrow’s game.
“No, they haven’t,” he said. “Honestly, I don’t think they’re too worried. I see every day in practice, they go up against, in my opinion, a better quarterback. So, they’re not too worried about him. They’re going go out there and play their game, play physical and come out victorious.”
Movement for Martez
After some early struggles, especially in the loss to Kentucky, senior left offensive tackle Martez Ivey is showing signs of starting to play up to his five-star potential.
“I think he’s playing more confident,” offensive line coach John Hevesy said. “He’s starting to understand the little things, what are his liabilities, just with his hands and his feet, just understanding sets and what each job he has to do is to be a smarter player. Work smarter and work harder. You see those things and that’s where he’s kind of grown.”
Some o-line depth?
Going into the season, UF coach Dan Mullen said the goal was to have as many as 10 players the coaches trusted playing on the offensive line.
The Gators seem closer to that figure now than they did heading into the opener.
True freshman guard Chris Bleich and tackles Stone Forsythe and Noah Banks are starting to get some game reps.
“We’re getting there,” senior offensive guard Tyler Jordan said. “I think Stone Forsythe and Chris Bleich are two guys that I think are making steps in the film room and on the field. They’re understanding, at least for Chris, Chris is starting to get a hold and understand why we do things.
“Coach Mullen talks about understanding why we do stuff. We already know how to do it, but do we know why? And I think he’s coming along and understanding why we do certain things.”