Chomping at Bits: Where the talk is almost all about the offense


We all know that the Florida Gators' offense is struggling at the moment. Could the cure be an up-tempo or a return to a quasi-spread offense?

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Get ready for an up-tempo offense: Even though we've been asking for this for months, the coaches apparently just now strongly considering it. While were at it, let's go back to the zone-read offense that was so successful in the second half of the A&M game through the Tennessee game. (Greg Luca, The Independent Florida Alligator)

No-huddle offense: Pretty much the same thought process as the article above by Luca. Though after watching the speed sweep run by Solomon Patton against Georgia, let's get that out of the regular offense and use it as only a gimmick play. (Robbie Andreu, Gainesville Sun/Daytona Beach News-Journal)

Offense isn't pretty: It doesn't have to be. Alabama's offense isn't pretty, it's boring. But it gets the job done. Which is what you want an offense to do. (Matt Watts, Bradenton Herald)

Cajun defense a cure for a struggling offense?: There have been no more truer words spoken about the Gators football this year than the first paragraph of this article. (Hays Carlyon, Florida Times-Union)

Gators need receiving help: I, along with a few others have been screaming that this is issue No. 2 (or at the least No. 3) with the football team over the last two years. (Edward Aschoff, SEC Blog/ESPN)

Players say focus isn't lost after SEC schedule is over: It shouldn't be. Not with the most important game of the season looming on November 24th. (Antonya English, Tampa Bay Times)

Back-ups expected to see work in next two games: I should hope so. (Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel)

Practice routine to remain the same: Nine games into the season and someone actually thought they needed to ask this question? Really? That's so pathetic that I'm actually speechless. (Hays Carlyon, Florida Times-Union)

CBS' Ragin Cajuns-Gators preview: The last time they played was in 1996 and the Gators won 55-21. Back then though, they weren't known as Louisiana-Lafayette but rather Southwestern Louisiana. Let's just hope the result is the same. (CBS Sports)

Brent Pease likes Mike Gillislee's NFL prospects: I however am not so sure. He might be the fastest senior in college football, but count me as surprised if he makes it in the NFL. (David Jones, Pensacola News Journal)

Neiron Ball values the moments: We all know the story by now, but every time I read something on it the story becomes just that much more incredible. (

Josh Evans' and Dominique Easley's families struggle with Hurricane Sandy: It's good to see that they are alright considering what they've been through. Still without power though. (Matt Watts, Bradenton Herald)

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