When we watch college football through the lens of a camera placed high above the field, we don’t appreciate the speed. Sure, receivers and edge rushers look fast, but that vantage point can’t show exactly how quickly the action moves. That blitzing linebacker is flying. That quarterback has less time than it takes to read this sentence to cycle through his progressions, choose a receiver and make the throw before he gets splattered.

Watching through the eyes—or the chests—of the players offers a far more accurate window. Last month, SI mounted GoPro cameras on several Florida football players during two practices. Skill position players such as quarterback Luke Del Rio and cornerback Jalen Tabor wore cameras on their heads. Center Cam Dillard and linebackers Jarrad Davis and Alex Anzalone wore cameras on their helmets and on their chests. From this vantage point, we can see exactly what they saw as they prepared for the rigors of the SEC.

After watching these videos, you’ll know exactly why the speed of the game can leave a freshman’s head spinning. You’ll also have a greater appreciation for the amount of information a quarterback must process on each play. And you’ll understand the brute force of a collision between a 300-pound offensive lineman and a 300-pound defensive tackle who will each someday play in the NFL.

Thanks to GoPro, whose cameras miraculously survived some huge hits, you’ll get to join the team for two practices. You may never want to watch the game any other way afterward.

Florida coach Jim McElwain has one major requirement at practice: juice. What is juice? It’s all-out intensity from snap to whistle. It’s constant chatter—be it communication or jubilation. It’s the hit that closes this video.

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