Backup QB Trey Burton has taken hits all spring while starter John Brantley has kept his jersey clean.
That's just the way Burton, an early enrollee freshman from Venice High, likes his football.
"Wouldn't have it any other way," said Burton, who hopes to take hits during Saturday's Orange and Blue Game.
"I've got to get game speed. I don't have a problem with it, I know coach knows I don't have a problem with it."
Burton has improved this spring after a shaky start that included numerous wobbly throws in his first week.
Burton connected with WR Carl Moore for two touchdowns in Saturday's scrimmage, including a 64-yarder in stride.
Burton said the emphasis this spring has been the playbook, not his mechanics.
"I have to learn all these plays and formations, that's my main focus," Burton said.
*Coach Urban Meyer gave a fiery speech to his team after practice about his intolerance for using drugs or weapons.
*WRs coach Zach Azzanni on Meyer's speech:
"I think he's having fun out here coaching again. There's new blood around…It's kind of reinvigorated him."
*WR Andre Debose (hamstring) participated in 11-on-11 workouts for the second consecutive day, but Azzanni said he's unsure whether Debose will play in the spring game.
*CB Jeremy Brown, a former Boone High School star, ran with the first-team defense for parts of Wednesday's practice.
*RB Emmanuel Moody (right quad) attended practice after missing Monday's practice.
*CB Adrian Bushell missed his second consecutive practice for undisclosed reasons.