Florida’s open date last week gave the Gators chance to try to fix what’s ailing its meager offense
The Gators rank 109th in the nation in total offense (336.9 yards per game), 108th in passing offense (175.4 ypg) and 101st in scoring (21.1 pg).
“I guess it’s going to be a little more simple,” quarterback Tyler Murphy said Monday. “It doesn’t seem like we’ve really changed much. We’re still using the same stuff that we’ve been successful with.”
Murphy didn’t throw a pass in practice last week while resting a sore shoulder but was expected to on Monday. Coach Will Muschamp said Murphy had an A-C sprain.
Murphy said of going up against Georgia’s defense: “We’re just going to have to try and find ways to confuse them with shifts and motions and stuff like that.”
Freshman tailback Kelvin Taylor is likely to start against Georgia, Muschamp said.
Florida has “repped a lot of guys” on the offensive line in practice since the loss to Missouri and narrowed down communication up front, Muschamp said.
Florida is 15-5 against Georgia when coming off an open date, but Georgia won in 2011 in the only other time both teams had the week off before the game.
“I think everybody will put in a few trick plays or they may add a new run or add a new pass concept, knowing that you’ve got a little bit of time to try to perfect that,” Richt said. “There’s not going to be a major overhaul at all I wouldn’t think by either team. I think o overall both teams are about trying to get healthy and trying to get better at what they do.”