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Aggies betting there's more to UF's offense than meets the eye



Florida opened the season last week against Bowling Green by rushing 42 times for 220 yards, but the coaches and players at Texas A&M arem't convinced one bit that they've really seen what the Gators plan to do on offense this season.

The Aggies believe more than likely Florida held back a good portion of its new offense under Brent Pease - in anticipation of Saturday's SEC matchup at Texas A&M.

"If I was a betting man,'' I'd be willing to be (that the Gators held back in the first game),'' TAMU senior LB Jonathan Stewart said. "We're just going to prepare We're going to look back and see what they offensive coordinator has a history of doing and how it relates to what they did on Saturday and expect the unexpected, be prepared for whatever they are trying to do - trick plays, unbalanced formations, anything.''

It appears Boise State has been a focus for the Aggies. That's where Pease was offensive coordinator before joining the Gators earlier this year.

"We've been watching them (Boise State) since last week,'' senior DB Steven Terrell said. "Most coordinators do what they do. Whatever they did at their past team, they're going to bring it to Florida with them. We've been watching a lot of footage (from Boise State).

TAMU coach Kevin Sumlin is positive the Gators will bring a much different offense to Kyle Field on Saturday.

"Knowing Will (Muschamp) from his days and his aggressiveness on defense, and knowing Brent Pease for a long time, they were extremely vanilla in their approach, I think,'' Sumlin said. "Coach Muschamp talked about wanting to be able to run the ball and throw play action off of that and they did that. I think that it was a way for them to evaluate their players and they won the game. For us, it was really a chance to look at talent level. Just like he said and I said right after the game, they didn't show very much as far as scheme.''

[Last modified: Friday, September 7, 2012 1:19pm]


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