Gators expecting a challenge in UT quarterback Tyler Bray
The early film sessions on Florida's upcoming opponent Tennessee have indicated Florida will face a much more formidable foe in Tyler Bray than the Gators saw last season.
The Vols have gained more than 500 yards of offense in their first two games agaisnt NC State and Georgia State, and Bray is 45-of-61 for 643 yards and six TD's.
"Definitely I see improvement from last year,'' Florida LB Lerentee McCray said. "I feel like he’s making better reads, he’s got a couple of big receivers that he’s got a couple of good downfield plays.''
McCray said the Gators know from last season that containing Bray will be a challenge.
"Last year he did real good against us, he made a lot of good reads,'' McCray said. "He’s a guy we’ve definitely got to get a lot of pressure on with the defensive line.''
Tennessee coach Derek Dooley said Bray has played well so far, but expects Saturday's game to provide a much more difficult challenge.
"He is two-for-two,'' Dooley said. "I think that is fair to say. He has played two great games, but he also knows he is going to get measured by his body of work over time and this will be a big challenge for him. He knows he is going to get a lot of pressure. He has to get the ball out, our guys have to win outside on the perimeter. It is going to be a little tough, this is going to be a whole different philosophy in the secondary because they are going to put their hands on us and play deny the ball. They are going to grab and they are going to push, it is going to be physical. We have to go out there and match it."