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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    Funny, but these boards bitched and moaned for six years under Meyer's spread, then about had collective orgasms when we ran quarterback sneaks or I-formation when he left. Now, we should go back to the spread?

    Personally, I am all for whatever can make the most immediate use of the talent on hand. Change offensive systems too starkly and your entire model of recruiting and player development is lost. You have to stay within the same basic framework of what you had and work from there.
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    Agree. All the spread did was win us championships.
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    For what it's worth, I've always been a fan of the spread. Especially the spread option
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    Hey, I loved it, but only because Meyer ran it well, coached it well, recruited for it well, and saw how it fit into the larger scheme strategically. If it fit the skill sets of our roster and the coordinator can operate it within the framework of what Muschamp wants to do philosophically, then I am game.
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    This poll is a moot point...

    The only way you're going to change this offense and the philosophy we use is to get rid of Muschamp.
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    Yet the offense was different under two coordinators. Let it go, dude. You are just making this stuff up.
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    We should have never left it.
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    Spread option. It would make sense that it fits Florida very well due to the speedy footballers out in our backyard we could recruit to re-build on. Grier could do that as well.

    BUT the stumbling block is M-U-S-C-H-A-M-P who dunno how to run the spread option... and even worse at pro style offense yet we could not identify the true offense type WM ran thus far. WM is not the answer for our woeful offense problems since 2010. Is not that obvious? Crazy.
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    What seems obvious to me is that he was defensive coordinator at Texas, which had a spread offense, that he was very successful against spread offenses at Auburn, Texas, and here at Florida last year, and that he is not the offensive coordinator. Also that we ran Weis's offense his first year and Pease's Boise offense the last two years. But I guess if you entire goal is to make Muschamp look stupid with devastating arguments like putting H-I-S N-A-M-E I-N A-L-L C-A-P-S S-E-P-A-R-A-T-E-D B-Y D-A-S-H-E-S, then it may not be obvious.
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    WM better embrace the spread if he wants to save his job.
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    Spread option with Tebow and Driskel - yes. They are well suited for the spread option style.

    Spread option with Leak, Brantley, or Will Grier - monumentally bad idea. Horrible idea. So bad, it belongs in the Pantheon of bad ideas.

    Plus, we've been recruiting pro-style guys for going on four years. Changing approaches now would be a self-inflicted mortal wound.

    Everyone hated the spread option in Meyer first year, but there were few complaints when Tebow came along.
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    Didn't Will say something like you can't be a good defense if your offense runs a hurry up or spread?
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    Most successful high school s run the spread and its simple to teach thus the reason a lot of these freshmen thrive in spread offenses...I'm down with sum spread
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    Yeah, because Grier only ran for 1251 yards his senior year.
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    Yup, Tebow ran and pass in the spread option... Cam did both at Auburn as well.
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    He's going to have to put some more spread and read option plays in to fully utilize Driskel and Murphy in 2014 and 2015. He doesn't have to change the offense and I wouldn't advise him to, as I believe UF is finished recruiting Spread Option QB's.

    Still, unless Grier is ready to take the reigns in 2014 (Very Unlikely), he has to do what he can to win games now. He won't make it to 2015 if he doesn't.
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    I'm not sure how well that translates to an option attack. I think having a mobile QB is very useful these days and the coaching staff has to find ways to use it effectively. He has wheels and that's good. Immobile QB's generally get their heads taken off.
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    I would like to see a spread offense. But, not the spread OPTION.
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    I like it. Instead of building to be Bama, we should be building to beat them. Looking at their recent, very impressive years, here are the offenses that got the best of them:

    2008- Florida-Spread
    2008- Utah-Spread

    2009-nobody, but Texas gave them their best game (without Colt McCoy) using the...Spread
    2010- Auburn-Spread
    2011- LSU-pro-style like Bama, only to get obliterated in the BCS championship game
    2012-Texas A&M- Spread
    2013-Auburn-Spread

    Certainly a trend when it comes to knocking off the Tide.

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    I love spread offenses...though I must say I don't want an offense that is heavily spread option. I would prefer an offense that only sprinkles in spread option, not bases every thing on it.
    I think he did, but what's ironic is that you can't have a great defense against good no huddle spread attacks. Just look at Saban's Ds against no huddle spread attacks.
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