A Couple Florida Stories

HP favorite Florida is the subject of a couple previews here and here.

Still waiting for a writer to comment on the effect–successful or not–Meyer’s style of play will have on the SEC. This point appears to be ever elusive in each and every preview I read.

From Meyer:

“The style of game that we play, which is a fast, speed game, the talent that’s in the program right now is conducive to what we do.”

If an entire league of basketball teams played primarily zone defense and was made up of coaches who only knew how to coach zone defense and recruited players who primarily worked with zones in high school, what would happen the day one of the teams switched to a full-court pressure defense? Would the zone teams be ready? Or would they be caught off guard?

Based on previous scenarios with Spurrier in the 1990s and with Al Borges at Auburn last year, I posit that when the Gators actually get that offense down to a certain point, it will catch the SEC off guard and lead to tremendous success for Florida. Since Auburn’s turnaround came in just one offseason, I see no reason why the same thing can’t happen in Gainesville this year. It helps that a championship mentality exists at UF.

But again, time will tell.

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