I think Hoke and his staff have done a good job of selling the transition.
The sell is easier: transitioning to pro-style will help everyone get to the next level. The recievers, the tight ends, the running backs, and the entire defense all have something to gain. Denard and Devin may have been more likely Heisman contenders under Rodriguez, but even Florida brought Scot Loeffler in to help prepare Tebow for the NFL. (After Saturday, anybody think we may need a QB coach?) Getting to the next level has to be on Denard's mind.
That said, Spring Practice has just ended. We are not to September 3rd yet.