FOUR BITS: offense, LSU, Meyer, Olympics

By Adam Silverstein
October 10, 2012

1 » X&O Labs, a football research company for coaches, took a special look on Tuesday at the Florida Gators offense and how the team’s downhill running game was able to dominate the LSU Tigers last Saturday. Noting that new offensive coordinator Brent Pease has “has implemented some of the same heavy, unbalanced formations that he used at Boise to gash defenses,” senior research manager Mike Kuchar outlined five of the different formations and went into even greater detail in the video below.

2 » Asked to explain this week why they were so gassed on Saturday in Gainesville, FL, LSU players told the Shreveport Times that heat-related fatigue was at fault. “It is Florida,” said linebacker Kevin Minter, who cramped up in the third quarter after dominating the first half and still finished the game with a school-record 20 total tackles. “The humidity is ridiculous. […] We had a lot of miscues when we were breathing hard. You can’t let fatigue take over.”

[EXPAND CLICK TO EXPAND and read two more BITS in this post.]3 » With the Gators having started the season 5-0 and looking like a team rejuvenated under head coach Will Muschamp, it was only a matter of time before new Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer was asked about presumably leaving the cupboard bare for his successor. “I don’t want to get into all that cupboard is bare [stuff], because that’s one man’s opinion, and we’ve got to move on,” he told the Associated Press. “I’m very proud of those guys. Love those guys.” Meyer also said he was proud of Florida’s victory over LSU. “Always be a Gator. I keep in touch with some of those players. Great win. Great, tough win against a tough opponent, absolutely,” he said.

4 » The University of Florida honored on Saturday nearly two dozen athletes and coaches that participated in the 2012 London Olympics. In the video below, courtesy of, swimmers Ryan Lochte and Conor Dwyer and triple jumper Christian Taylor are all interviewed about their respective experiences. (Note that Dwyer thought a 6-0 halftime lead by LSU could realistically result in a 13-10 win for Florida.)



  1. Gatorgrad79 says:

    Urban liar…yeah…he’ll always be a Gator..NOT!!

  2. cline says:

    Pease has rejuvenated the offense. GO GATORS! crush Vandy

  3. VO2max says:

    “Always be a Gator. I keep in touch with some of those players. Great win. Great, tough win against a tough opponent, absolutely,” he said.

    Urbs will make comments like that while simultaneously trying to flip our recruiting commits. Always a Gator? Just like when you did that lengthy interview and told, Dooley I think it was, that you couldn’t see yourself coaching anywhere else?That you and your family’s love for Gainesville ran too deep for that to happen. You and Tebow can Dirty Sanchez each other till the end of time but spare us your hollow Gator love comments big guy.

  4. gator says:

    Go away you WEASEL,you are NOT a gator your a SUCKEYE.Tebow made you look good boy.

  5. Will says:

    A player in Louisiana using humidity as an excuse? That’s sad.

  6. gatorboi352 says:

    Funny thing about 2 of those plays Mike showed on that video is that they were essentially blown up and dead in the water by LSUs defense and only thanks to Gillisslee’s amazing ability did they go for any gain whatsoever. Unbalanced attack or not, we need to start making big plays in the passing game and soon. Gillie isn’t going to hold up for the season if we keep running him 34 times with results like the ones on that first play in the video.

  7. G2 says:

    If it looks like a weasel, quacks like a weasel, its a weasel. Trying to get Tebow to recruit for him? This guys got big balls or is a total moron. I smell a UF – OSU bowl game coming!
    Nasty Sanchez?? Wow! Why didn’t I think of that.

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