SCOUTING THE OFFENSE:FSU
For the second week in a row, Drew Weatherford was quickly announced as the starter, much to the dismay of FSU supporters and many of the Seminoles' players, who can't understand the reasoning for coach Bobby Bowden not sticking with Xavier Lee. It was Lee who rallied the team last week, but the feeling with Bowden -- at least in his mind -- is that Lee is better suited coming off the bench if Weatherford struggles, rather than vice versa. The Seminole running game has taken a hit, as if poor production this season isn't bad enough, when Antone Smith was lost with an injury.
SCOUTING THE DEFENSE:FSU
While there is so much debate and fan angst over FSU's offensive coaching staff and the problems with offense, it has overshadowed the grit of FSU's defense. Despite losing numerous players, this defense still ranks 12th nationally in total defense, 10th in rushing defense, 36th in scoring defense. When playing so many freshman, this performance has been incredible.
SCOUTING THE OFFENSE:Florida
The Gators are at their best when they're using all of their available weapons, relying on QBs Chris Leak and Tim Tebow as passers and runners and utilizing WRs Percy Harvin and Andre Caldwell as runners and receivers. TB Dexter Wynn gives the Gators some punch in the running game and WR Dallas Baker is a big-play receiver when he's healthy. The line, however, is young and inexperienced in many spots and tends to be inconsistent.
SCOUTING THE DEFENSE:Florida
Injuries, suspensions and dismissals have hurt the defensive line throughout the season but the Gators are still holding their own up front, allowing only 71.8 rushing yards per game and ranking second in the SEC with 27 sacks. LBs Brandon Siler and Earl Everett are among he SEC's best and CB Ryan Smith and FS Reggie Nelson make plenty of big plays, but the Gators still tend to struggle against the passing offenses.
Friday, November 24, 2006
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