Florida v Tennessee
Boy, this should stir up some comments... Maybe.... ... Personally, I don't think Tenn stands a chance against Florida... And I can only hope that "Rocky Top" is played by the Tenn band less than 100 times!....
Florida vs. Tennessee
By Scouts, Inc
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Florida offense vs. Tennessee defense
True, Florida is averaging 41.0 points per game, but that statistic is misleading because of a 56-point outburst against an overmatched Hawaii squad in the season opener. In fact, the Gators' offense scored just seven points in the first three quarters against Miami two weeks ago, and a ground game that currently ranks eighth in the SEC is reason for concern. One of the biggest reasons for Florida's struggles on the ground has been the inconsistent play of the offensive line, and the Gators hope the return of LG Jim Tartt from a shoulder injury will give the front five a boost. Coming off a bye week doesn't hurt Florida's chances of sparking the run game, either. RB/WR Percy Harvin, who has been limited by a heel injury, should be fresh, and the offensive line has had an extra week to prepare for Tennessee's defensive front.
In addition, the Volunteers had some problems containing mobile UAB QB Joe Webb last week, so there's reason to be optimistic about Gators QB Tim Tebow's ability to pick up yards with his feet. However, the Gators will still have their work cut out for them against the Volunteers' front seven. DT Demonte Bolden is strong enough to hold his own and quick enough to disrupt plays in the backfield. Behind him is MLB Ellix Wilson, who has 19 tackles in two games, so RBs Kestahn Moore, Chris Rainey and Emmanuel Moody should find tough sledding when they run between the tackles. In addition, WLB Rico McCoy is a second-year starter whose familiarity with Florida's scheme and above-average range make him less likely to get caught out of position. As a result, Harvin should have a tougher time getting outside when the Gators run at McCoy.