TWO BITS: Herbstreit’s thoughts, Black’s tough

By Adam Silverstein
September 9, 2010

1 » A guest on the Joe Rose Show on 560 WQAM in South Florida, ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit discussed the Florida Gators offense and expressed some concerns about how it has looked since former offensive coordinator Dan Mullen went to take the head coaching job with Mississippi State. “I know the Florida offense was OK last year […] but when I watched Florida last year, if you had taken Tim Tebow’s creativity and determination and skill away from the offense, I really wonder how they would have scored a lot of points, because they didn’t have a lot of threats downfield,” he said. “I didn’t really see a lot of vertical passing. And I think now, without an athletic quarterback, they’re going to have to be able to complete some balls downfield to be able to open up all that underneath, quick stuff, where they want to get the ball into the hands of [Jeff] Demps and [Chris] Rainey and co[mpany].”

2 » Giving Gators senior safety Ahmad Black lofty praise as the “Manny Pacquiao of college football,” the Miami Herald’s Joseph Goodman notes that the bruiser is already one of the best at his position in the game, regardless of his smaller stature. Florida defensive coordinator Teryl Austin agrees. “That little guy is a good player,” Austin said. “Sometimes there are small guys who play small, but he’s not. He’s a small guy who plays big and that’s important.” Also drawing rave reviews from his teammates in the Gators’ secondary, Black has a team-high 12 tackles and one interception on Saturday against Miami (OH); he may be even more important this week against the South Florida Bulls as UF tries to corrall speedy quarterback B.J. Daniels.

5 Comments

  1. Wingtee says:

    Kirk ws right
    on the money with that analysis. Concerned for future WR recruits wanting to come here because of the lack of a vertical game. Everything , it seems is horizontal and in traffic or at the boundry.

  2. zurbo says:

    I dont need him to tell me Addazzio sucks. I already know this.

  3. Aligator says:

    RIGHT ON THE MONEY KIRK!!

  4. Tim says:

    Wingtee, I wouldn’t really be concerned about getting WR recruits to come to us. My biggest concern is actually winning games and this play calling just isn’t cutting it. I mean, is Addazzio that stubburn?

  5. Wingtee says:

    Tim, he is an OL coach and most of those guys are conservative in nature therefore our attack will be very basic and uninspiring . That’s why I made the comment about recruits. Remember we are only in year 2 of Addazio. Kids see what is going on here. I believe Urban will make a change but how much damage will be done?

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