Florida entered spring practice wounded, with a plethora of offensive linemen and linebackers unable to participate.

Those expecting new coach Jim McElwain to retrieve a high-scoring Gators offense within 15 spring practices must’ve been sorely disappointed with Saturday’s Orange & Blue game. But he needed to start developing the team’s passing game and determining the identity of the offense for 2015.

RELATED: Top 5 priorities for Florida’s spring practices

As much as everyone seemed to like Will Muschamp, the last two seasons have been an embarrassment for the Gators, especially for fans who remember both the Urban Meyer and Steve Spurrier days. Florida is 4-9 in its last 13 SEC games, and that’s in a “down” SEC East.

It’s going to take time to rebuild the Gators into a national juggernaut, along with a few more talented recruiting classes. But if McElwain succeeds, this year’s team — and this spring — will be meaningful for those who have been involved.

It’s tough to identify any acutely positive outcomes of Florida’s spring practices, other than the fact that the team has launched its new journey and surely is on its way to improving. Let’s take a look at how the program addressed the five priorities we identified for it before spring practice started.

1. Identify the offensive strengths

Addressed?: Yes and no

The team knows its four main weapons: WR Demarcus Robinson, TE Jake McGee, RB Kelvin Taylor and WR Brandon Powell. Athlete JC Jackson is an intriguing player at receiver.

But McGee didn’t participate in live drills this spring, while Powell and Jackson missed the spring game with injuries as well. The team hasn’t identified a quarterback and the offensive line is a near-disaster right now (more on those shortly).

At one point coach Jim McElwain thought the Gators wouldn’t divide into two teams for a traditional spring game due to a lack of bodies at a few positions. Florida did, after all, but the offense appeared stuck in the mud for a large portion of the game. It’s hard to consider anything the offense did in the scrimmages a “strength.”

2. Develop the quarterbacks

Addressed?: Maybe

Will Grier redshirted last year, while despite taking over as the team’s starter midseason, Treon Harris hardly can be considered “experienced.”

Grier did finish the first half 7-of-9 passing for 130 yards Saturday with a nice back-shoulder throw. McElwain got on him for his frustration with some drops by the recievers. Harris completed 6-of-9 for 94 yards and a touchdown. McElwain got on him for needing to be sharper in the red zone.

Neither quarterback has progressed to the point where McElwain can feel comfortable about handing over his offense.

It’s difficult to gauge Harris’ progress, because McElwain’s offense a change. And the other issues on offense could somewhat mask the true performance of the quarterbacks.

McElwain has a great track record with signal-callers, including Garrett Grayson at Colorado State most recently. It stands to reason that Harris will be better under his tutelage. Grier has the skill set of someone whom McElwain could mold into a fit for his pro-style offense.

Both entered the spring with miles to go. They’re far from finished products, but that always was going to be the case. We’ll get a better idea of whether McElwain and offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier were able to develop them this fall.

3. Solidify the offensive line

Addressed?: No

Roderick Johnson suffered a stinger April 3 and felt numbness in his fingers. Now “it doesn’t look good” he’ll return to football, as McElwain called it a career-threatening injury.

Johnson played in all 12 games last season, starting three. Fifth-year senior Trip Thurman, the only other offensive lineman with starting experience, missed spring practice due to a shoulder injury.

Five-star offensive tackle Martez Ivey doesn’t arrive until the summer, along with several other freshman. But players like Cam Robinson, Alabama’s true freshmen left tackle last season, is a rare player. Ivey may be a similar player, and the team is counting on Thurman to get healthy, but that leaves three other spots.

It’s hard to say the team did anything close to “solidifying” the offensive line this spring.

4. Develop the passing game/wide receivers

Addressed?: Not really

There’s a lot of overlap here with things we’ve talked about previously in this story.

But it was very, very odd the team did not target Ahmad Fulwood a single time during Saturday’s spring game. C’yontai Lewis made some nice catches during the spring game.

The passing game, to say the least, is a work in progress. Right now it’s not good enough to beat many of the SEC’s upper-tier teams.

5. Solidify the linebackers

Addressed?: Sort of

Antonio Morrison and Jarrad Davis both sat out spring practice due to injuries. They should be the team’s best linebackers in the fall. But their absence allowed Alex Anzalone to emerge, as the team allowed him to play middle linebacker.

“Being put in the role of a Mike [middle linebacker] position, you kind of have to be the quarterback of the defense,” Anzalone said. “I mean, I’ve played Mike in the past, but new coaches and new staff kind of change everything up a little bit.”

Daniel McMillian played behind Morrison most of last season, but played a strong bowl game against Houston. He and Matt Rolin got significant reps with Geoff Collins’ defense during spring practice, but we didn’t hear many reports about them. In general, Florida Gators media didn’t have nearly as much access in McElwain’s first season, so some details like the play of some of the projected reserve linebackers have been scarce.