Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 10/25/11
Since going down with an injury four weeks ago, Florida quarterback John Brantley had his heart set on returning in time to face rival Georgia. It appears as though he will get his wish, which should delight Gator fans. Brantley looks to give his sputtering offense a boost as Florida tries to avoid its longest losing streak in 23 years and continue its dominance over the 22nd-ranked Bulldogs in Jacksonville on Saturday. Brantley, who injured his right ankle in the second quarter of a 38-10 loss to then-No. 3 Alabama on Oct. 1, returned to practice Monday for the Gators (4-3, 2-3 SEC). The senior put up modest numbers in his five games - 942 passing yards, five touchdowns, three interceptions and a 64.7 completion percentage - but those numbers dwarf his backups. In the 2 1/2 games he missed, freshmen Jacoby Brissett and Jeff Driskel combined to complete 50.0 percent of their passes for 228 yards with a TD and three interceptions in leading the Gators to 17 points. "Getting him ...
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