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Texas A&M curious to see how Gators' plan to attack its offense



Florida defensive coordinator Dan Quinn has made no secret of his desire to establish a more aggressive pass rush this season, but as the Gators prepare to face a Texas A&M offense that may make that more difficult with its style of play, Aggies defensive coordinator is curious to see how the Gators will attack the Aggies' up-tempo offense.

“It will be interesting,'' Snyder said. "That will be the game day adjustment. Are they going to try to slow the game down a little and keep our offense off the field? Again, I don’t know. We won’t know until the first-or-second quarter how they’re going to approach it.”

Florida DB Jaylen Watkins said having played Bowling Green last week, which went with the quick, short passes to get the ball out as soon as possilbe and to try and neutralize the pass rush, could benefit the Gators this week

“People are trying to avoid our pass rush, so they want to do the quick passes,'' Watkins said. "We press pretty much every down, so a lot of quick-slants and pick-routes we’ll see. It was good having it last week because we might see it this week.’’

The Aggies will start redshirt freshman QB Johnny Manziel, while Florida will start sophomore Jeff Driskel. Snyder said he likes what he's seen from Driskel on film.

“He’s working within the system and I’m sure that’s why they named him a starter,'' he said. "He’s got some poise, he’s patient and it looks like he’s running their system pretty well.”

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 10:23am]


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