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ESPN: Disappointing final chapter for Brantley

Two years ago, I remember sitting inside the press box of the Georgia Dome near the end of Alabama’s 2009 SEC championship rout over Florida.

While Tide players celebrated and Tim Tebow was being consoled on his sideline; a young John Brantley was throwing around high-fives of encouragement.

Brantley later told me that he was telling each of the offensive players who would be returning for the 2010 season this was now his team and that he was going to make sure the Gators didn’t feeling what they felt that Saturday night.

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