We’ll leave it to the Florida faithful to determine whether that’s good news or bad.
Speaking to Jason Lieser of the Palm Beach Post, Brantley’s father confirmed that his son will be a member of the Gators football program in 2011. The younger Brantley is currently enrolled in classes, and is apparently excited about the opportunity to play in new coordinator Charlie Weis’ pro-style offense.
“This is what we would have sought out if we had looked to move on, but it came to us,” John Brantley III, a former UF player, told the paper. “Johnny’s looking forward to the challenge.
“Once they said there was going to be a pro-style, transferring wasn’t even a question.”
Actually, there was indeed a question even after Weis was hired. Brantley’s father told the Orlando Sentinel in early January, following Weis’ hire, that the family had not made a decision, and wouldn’t make one until after they’d spoken to the new coordinator.
Despite the fact that they still haven’t spoken to Weis, the redshirt junior, “unless something goes wrong between now and the end of the spring semester”, will not be transferring from the Gators.
Again, we’ll allow those with a vested interest in the program to decide whether smiles or frowns are appropriate at this time.