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ESPN: Brantley gets first taste of Tide 'D'

John Brantley watched from the sideline a year ago.

So did just about every Alabama defensive back he’ll be throwing against Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Yes, it’s Alabama vs. Florida, the two unquestioned heavyweights in this conference.

But it’s not the same Florida offense or the same Alabama defense that we’ve seen in either of the past two epic showdowns between these clubs.

Brantley, the Gators’ first-year starting quarterback, gets his first taste of the Alabama defense after watching the Crimson Tide clamp down on Tim Tebow and the Gators last season in the SEC championship game.

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