We should go back to the spread

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What should we do with the offense?

  1. Stick with our philosophy

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  2. Switch to the spread (or spread option)

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  3. Switch to something else

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  1. UFFL
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    I know I keep bringing this up, but it would really benefit this team to go back to the spread (or even the spread option). Since we've moved away from it, we've consistently ranked in the 100's on offense. I think we were in the 80's on offense in 2010 (the last year with the spread), a year where we basically had no QB and some incompetent play calling. But the philosophy still managed to carry us at some points.

    We were more talented on offense in 2011, yet did far less. Partly because of QB injuries, but still.

    Auburn is running the spread option just fine. They do not have some Cam Newton or Tim Tebow freak at QB, either. Missouri runs the spread pretty well. Both teams are in the top 5, while in the SEC. I think we could really benefit from making the switch
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    If, and that is a BIG if, Driskel is back and regains the starting QB position then yes, he is a spread option QB. The WRs are being taught to be blockers so, why not?
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    Driskel will start next year barring injury.
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    Agreed. And it's fun to watch too which at this point is a huge bonus.
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    The spread with a balanced running game is the evolution of the college offenses. 90% of kids are coming out of high school running the spread. That's why more young players are ready to play immediately.

    Muschamp is going backwards with his antiquated offensive philosophy. Saban gets away with it because he's arguably the greatest coach of all time.
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    1. The Spread *is* pro style now

    2. Practically everyone here abhorred it when we ran it

    I argued for the spread the whole time, but everyone was clamoring for "pro style" which is some relic that basically nobody runs anymore.
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    I agree. Traditional "pro style" offense is for the pros. UF is college.

    Additionally, the recruits UF has the most access to are the fast, athletic type of athletes that excel in the spread. AND, all of UF's success as a program has come with using those athletes to spread the field (yes, I consider Spurrier's offense a form or spread).
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    Our coaches have to be honest with themselves about their philosophy and the likelihood of its success with the players that we currently have or have a strong likelihood to sign.

    There is no more time to make square pegs fit into round holes.
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    I watched the Muschamp press conference, and he noted that the biggest issue may be the scheme. I'm hoping he takes a look at who we have, and what fits them best. I honestly think the spread option can fit our guys perfectly. Valdez Showers is a great fit for that scheme
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    Auburn runs a version of the spread with the triple option.
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    Muschamp is going to the spread, and a cow is going to jump over the moon.
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    I don't care what they change to. I just want to score some freaking points!! Being in the lower half of offensive rankings for the past 4-5 years has been making cringe when I think of the upcoming football season.
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    Talk is cheap. He said he was going to re-evaluate his scheme, but his self examination could just result in him thinking we need to execute better. He has defended how we won last year, and clearly thinks injuries is the reason we did so poor this year.

    He has talked about attacking the defense vertically since day 1. I believe him, but I don't think it's as important to him as the a physical run game that helps the defense.

    I'll believe it when I see it. Hiring a "spread" or "passing" OC would definitely lend credence that we are going in that direction.
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    Why not? Because we can't recruit WRs or RBs with that offense. Conventional O with better plays and execution is what we need.
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    I'd like to resurrect the fun n' gun. But ANY offense that scores points, I'm all for it.
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    I'm really interested to see if Muschamp will pursue somebody with more spread in their background
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    We had spread concepts in the offense this year and for the last three years. We're pro-based like Alabama, LSU, Arkansas, and Georgia (the only other teams in the conference I know of that still run offenses based around pro-style concepts), but there were/are still a lot of spread themes to our offenses the last three seasons.

    What we're not running is the spread-option, which is what Driskel and Murphy would both excel in and were recruited to execute.
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    The spread option is not Will Grier's type of offense either. Just looking ahead . . .
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    He'd actually probably be very good in a spread option, too.
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    I'd like a spread offense with a wide open passing game, down hill run game, and depending on if your QB can run you can sprinkle in a little spread option (but not base the entire offense on it).
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