Just a few more weeks and the season starts with this competitive opener.
The keys to this game for a Florida win is generating offense - possession minutes and points. Our defense needs to be strong against the run and avoid giving away anything easy over the top.
Every indication is the Gator offense will be improved. Considering how the offense has bumbled and stumbled along the past few seasons, that could be very significant. Run or pass, the Gators will have a balanced attack no matter who starts at QB. The offense may need to carry the load for this game in time of possession and points.
The way things usually work, our offense does just enough to win and the defense holds the score down. What if both offense and defense play better than expected? Our o-line is syncing up and there's a bunch of new guys eager to carry on the tradition of DBU.
Michigan has a challenging run to setup the pass offense leaning heavy on a dual purpose tight end. Our defense will need to figure things out fast to stay in front of Michigan's offense and stay strong in the middle against the run. Both teams come into the game with coaching continuity and on the ascent. Couldn't ask for a more competitive, evenly matched out-of-conference opener.