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ESPN: John Brantley's growing pains

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- You knew there would be rough patches for Florida quarterback John Brantley, playing the first meaningful snaps of his college career.

But tonight has been a nightmare.

His fumble at the Alabama 1 after tripping over one of his offensive linemen was the second time Saturday night the Gators had the ball at the 1 and came away with no points.

Brantley had already thrown an interception that was returned for an Alabama touchdown.

He's getting the kind of "seasoning" on the road all SEC quarterbacks have to endure at some point.

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