I'm a Florida fan, and there's no question Brantley had moved ahead of Cam Newton on the depth chart. He was not going to get to play.
But I will say this - Cam couldn't hit the ocean from the beach at Florida. Throwing the ball, he looked like a totally different player. It wasn't surprising at all that Brantley was #2.
The real mystery is how Cam got so good in that one year at the junior college (I forget the name, Blumpkin or something).