He was put in an unfortunate situation. Because of his family’s ties to the school, he couldn’t realistically go anywhere else, and then had to sit behind the greatest player in college football history for three years without gaining much experience. Then he had to try to replace Tim Tebow in a system that didn’t fit his skill set. He had to play in impossible circumstances. Then he had one last season where he was basically learning an entirely new system on the fly. It’s hard to get comfortable and play well in that situation. The bottom line on Brantley is that it took a lot of guts and loyalty to stay given the position that he was put in, and we should be proud to call him a Gator…regardless of his performance on the field.