Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

[0] Practice Notebook

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

[0] Practice Notebook

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Byline: Douglas Roberts, Times-Union correspondent



With starting receivers Jabar Gaffney and Reche Caldwell acting as cheerleaders on the sideline, one of the many backup pass catchers was bound to shine during the Gators half-practice scrimmage in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium yesterday.

Enter Taylor Jacobs.

The junior was on the receiving end of the two biggest plays during the 50-minute session. He caught two passes for 122 yards and a touchdown in the offense's 34-14 win.

Although he was the star of the game according to Florida coach Steve Spurrier, Jacobs still was not 100-percent pleased.

"My main problem this spring, I'm not really consistent," Jacobs said. "I dropped two balls and then I come back and catch two. I have to catch everything."

Jacobs hooked up with Brock Berlin for 55 yards for his first big play of the day, setting up an offensive touchdown. Third-string quarterback Chris Stephens found Jacobs open down the sideline for a 67-yard touchdown as the scrimmage neared completion. …

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