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Any Suggestions to fix the Offensive line:

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by RD_gator, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. RD_gator
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    UF's offensive line seems to be the main culprit in holding back the offense. What could the coaches do to bolster the offensive line?

    Here is the current depth chart:

    LOT: 6'6" 280 D.J. Humpries (So)/ Max Garcia
    LOG: 6'4" 307 Max Garcia (rs Jr)/ 6'5 313 Trip Thurman (rs So)
    C: 6'3 302 Jonathon Harris (rs Sr)/ 6'5 315 Kyle Koehne (rs Sr)
    ROG: 6'3 315 Jon Halapio (rs Sr)/ Koehne/ 6'5 291 Ian Siberman (rs Jr)
    ROT: 6'6 312 Tyler Moore (rs So)/ Koehne/ 6'4 280 Quinteze Williams(rs Fr)

    TE: 6'4 253 Clay Burton (Jr)/ 6'5 262 Tevin Westbrook (Jr)//
    6'5 224 Kent Taylor (So)/ 6'3 252 Colin Thompson


    From the Missouri game, the main problem seems to be at offensive tackle. (specifically at ROT > LOT). Does Florida also have a depth issue?

    Could a solution be is to burn the redshirt of some recruits from the last class? i.e, Quinteze Williams and others?

    Or should the current offensive line be re-shuffled?
    Some have said play Garcia at ROT while moving Moore to LOG.
    Is Trenton Brown being redshirted?

    Do not go empty set but leave a blocking TE to help out either the LOT or ROT.
    Do not go 5-wide but have one or two runningbacks to protect the QB: In this case have Trey Burton as one of the blockers.
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    Last week against Missouri I got so frustrated watching the OT's miss their blocks that I had a wild thought. Since Muschamp is so fond of using his defensive players to solve many of his problems (i.e, Purifoy as a receiver, Roberson/Hargraves as a punt returner, and using DL Burton/Westbrook as TE's), why not let some of his DL play two-ways on both lines of scrimmage (especially when we want to pass long):

    i.e, have one or more of DE's Bullard/Fowler/Powell play either TE or ROT to neutralize the opponent's rushing DE.
    Leon Orr as a back-up guard should the need arise. In the same vein, why not use OL Trenton Brown on the defensive line in goal line situations.

    The reason I say this is because some of the best athletes on UF's football team seem to be more on the defensive side of the ball rather than on offense - this is just the way Muschamp has been recruiting in these last 2-3 years. He seems to prefer recruiting athletic DB's in large numbers along with DE's. Had Fowler and/or Bullard were playing ROT, they would have the quickness and aggressiveness to keep the opposing Missouri DE's in check! :devil:

    In the all-star games, Powell has also shown to be a weapon as a pass catching TE. Since the TE position has not been a great weapon this year, Powell should get a look during this two-week off period; especially on long TE streak/wheel routes for bigger plays (we miss doing this when Jordan Reed was here).
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    Sounds ridiculous I know in wanting to play a pre 1950s style of having two-way players but since Muschamp seems to favor playing 'tough, Old Man Football',...:angel: :grin:
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    recruit better
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    Evaluate, recruit, and develop better. End of story.
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    There's no fixing it. All we can do is keep a fullback on the field for every play to help with blocking.
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    More bodies up front, reshuffle the deck, simplify. Maybe put two tackles on the right side of the line, use h backs to help block too.
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    Any suggestions on fixing the Titanic?
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    Let OT Trenton Brown play TE and play with six OLinemen every down.
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    Something radical has to happen.
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    New offensive staff?
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    I agree. Development is the most important; many SEC teams just have 3* guys and their coaches are good at teaching techniques to their players.
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    I've figured out the problem with our o-line. They get tired having to squat in a three-point stance for 35 seconds on every play before we snap the ball.
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    Yeah, like SOS finally going to a shotgun formation in that 1996 -97 Sugar Bowl!
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    Fire Pease and Davis. If theres no change, WM. That Baylor forum thread is proof enough.
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    Not to mention when you constantly wait until the last few seconds of the play clock the defense knows you are about to snap it and can bum rush your OL.
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    That boat has sailed. Florida still has time to make corrections; otherwise, it's gonna hit an iceberg and the captain may or may not go down with the ship! :grin:
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    The offensive linemen could stand for a few seconds before getting set - like the Tom Landry Dallas Cowboys teams of the '70s-'80s. Why did they do that?
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    Stop telegraphing the snap. The left guard staring at the QB until he's ready then turning and tapping the center on the shoulder to hike the ball is not a snap count.
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    Subtle observation; I never noticed that.

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