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Antonya English

Gators offensive coordinator Brent Pease insists Florida's new offense isn't just flash

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August

Based on the success Florida's new offensive coordinator Brent Pease had with the offense at Boise State, which averaged nearly 45 points per game last season, putting up big numbers is a part of the equation in the Gators' new offense.

Expect multiple players to make significant contributions in this offense. Pease said receivers and other utility type players like Trey Burton and Omarius Hines will have lots of responsibility in this offense. But performance, not flash and style, are what Pease is requiring.

"I'm going to tell you this,' we're not just sticking anybody out there who looks pretty, who can run,'' he said. . They better go out
there and perform. They better catch balls and block. If you came here thinking, 'I was labeled this, I was labeled that,' you might not see some people. You go out there and you make plays, that's the bottom line. . . . We don't want any of these Terrell Owen guys.''

Despite the players' talk all fall camp about the complicated nature of the offense, Pease said you don't have to be brilliant to succeed in it, but it does require lots of repetition.

 "There are some mental gymnastics in the whole deal, but it's repetitions,'' Pease said. "I don't know if you have to be intelligent out there. I've seen some guys in other places who could get it done, you know? . . . As coach you've got to be smart. You don't force feed the hand too hard. You just kind of pull back and be basic with it and make sure the play is still executable.''

[Last modified: Thursday, August 23, 2012 8:32am]

    

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