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We Can Do Better On Offense

As the Gators embark on the 2006 football season, one thing is for sure. The running game will be alot better. The 1307 yards obtained by the three running back tandem has got to improve. The 10 touchdown dropoff by Leak off his sophomore numbers may of been be due to Chris adjusting to the new offense which in time led Meyer to adjusting the offense around Chris's strengths as a drop back passer. Caldwell missing from the lineup hurt, and having him back is a bonus. With Brandon James, Percy Harvin, and Fayson in mix, there is much added speed and this is exactly what Meyer had in mind in recruiting. Will the offense production be like the Spurrier years? I doubt it. The defenses in the SEC are better. However, the offense the Gators bring to the table this year is as deep as I have seen in years. I expect alot of incoming freshman to contribute immediately. It sure seems as Wynn has a fan in Meyer this year after being in the doghouse most of last year. He needs to show toughness this year and that is what Meyer will be expecting out of him. The following gives a snapshot of the Gator offensive production individually in 2005, and some of the chips Meyer/Mattison have to work with this season:

LEAK

241
PASSES

2720
YARDS

CALDWELL

INJ
'05

READY
TO GO

BAKER

52
REC

697
YARDS

WYNN

130
RUSH

644
YARDS

 

MOORE

48
RUSH

291
YARDS

 

MANSON

81
RUSH

372
YARDS

 

QB
Tebow

 

 

WR
Tookes
Murphy
Neslon
Cornelius
Ingram
Boateng
Harvin
Cooper
Fayson
Williams
RB
Latsko
James
Walker
Williams
Kendrick