Florida Vows To Fix Offensive Issues

Source: Jesse Simonton, Miami Herald

Gators_Tyler_Murphy_2013GAINESVILLE — The buzzword around No. 22 Florida this week is “communication.”

From quarterback Tyler Murphy, to offensive linemen Jon Halapio, D.J. Humphries and Max Garcia, UF’s players said a lack of continuity between the quarterback, linemen and the tailbacks caused confusion in blocking assignments and allowed LSU to dominate the line of scrimmage in last Saturday’s 17-6 loss.

The Tigers harassed Murphy all afternoon (officially four sacks, six hurries) with a combination of zone blitzes and pressure packages.

“When they’ve got four defensive linemen it’s pretty simple,” offensive coordinator Brent Pease said. “But when they start covering the center and it becomes what we call and odd front, your protection calls have gotta change too because the numbers are different where you’ve gotta create your zone or man side.”