Brent Pease Press Conference Notebook

    Florida has gone through five spring practices now and on Thursday offensive coordinator Brent Pease met with the media to discuss the offense.

    Pease talked about a number of things from the production of Quinton Dunbar to how well the running backs have performed this spring.

    In this notebook will highlight some of the key points that Pease talked about during Thursday’s press conference.


    • Pease talked about how Dunbar has had a good spring and even had a big touchdown catch on Wednesday. Pease sent Dunbar a text telling him to keep up the hard work.
    • Having a 1,000 yard receiver is something Pease said to temper expectations on. “If he (Dunbar) is going to do that, he’s going to have to be really productive with the ball once he catches it. Because I don’t know if we get the ball around enough to the receiver.”
    • Andre Debose has had a good attitude according to Pease but he has to adjust to what is thrown at him on the field and not be a robot.

    Tight End

    • Pease “we have to get better” at tight end. Nobody has really stepped up at the position according to Pease.
    • The tight end position is an important position because of the mismatches it provides against teams in this offense.
    • Pease said there is no chance that Trey Burton will play tight end because he is too small and is more of tailback/receiver.


    Improving on offense/turnovers

    • Brent Pease wasn’t surprised at last year’s passing game after watching film and seeing what Jeff Driskel was looking at. Pease said the receivers must get better.
    • Last year Florida committed 45 penalties on offense and 19 of those were false starts penalties. Pease says that Florida has to eliminate the things they can control like false start penalties and bad turnovers. Pease believes Florida should not turn the ball over more than 9 to 10 times a year.
    • Pease learned last year that in the red zone you must be physical to increase the efficiency inside the 20.
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    Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.