Don't expect Gators to play like Oregon vs. Tennessee
When Florida and Tennessee meet on Saturday at Ben Hill Giffin Stadium, don't expect to see the kind of offensive performance that Oregon put up against the Vols last week.
The Ducks scored 59 points on the Vols with their high-octane, up-tempo offense.
But Florida offensive coordinator Brent Pease said that's not likely to happen on Saturday. At least not in the same manner.
"We've got to take more advantage of our opportunities when we're touching the ball on our drives because we're not going to probably create as many drives for ourselves," Pease said. "I mean you look at Oregon, they're scoring all these drives in under two minutes. At the same time, if you're not scoring, you're putting your defense in a tough situation that they're on the field for a lot of time in a game. But they're very efficient in what they do. Our efficiency is going to be more in grind it a little bit more and try to create some big plays throwing the football. And, that's where I think we've got to be more, I think, consistent in getting points is because we're probably more designed to go six to 12 plays in a drive, rather than three to four and hold onto the ball for more than two minutes in a drive.”
Pease, who is in his second season with the Gators, said it's important to remember that Oregon didn't build its high-powered offense overnight. And the Ducks are so good at it because they have managed to sustain it over many years.
“You have to understand how they’ve built this thing for the last five to six years, their kids and how dialed in they are," Pease said. "It’s tough for us to say that’s us all of a sudden. Is using some tempo that we practice, yeah, there’s always that possibility. But to do it how they’re doing it, I don’t think efficiency-wise we’re built that way right now.”