Is Florida's offense going to be any better?
Florida QB Jeff Driskel
Florida QB Jeff Driskel
CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Apr 16, 2012


From the Scout publishers, here's the inside info on the key questions this spring.


Spring 2012 - Key Questions

Florida

 
What's happening this spring season? Several FSN publishers provide their insider info on the key questions that matter to the real world of college football. Scroll down for the links to all the spring questions.

Q: What’s being done to improve the offense, and is there any hope of a big improvement?

From Bob Redman, www.fightingators.com … The Florida offense has to start everywhere if it has any hope to improve. The Gators finished 105th in total offense a year ago and their top two playmakers – RBs Chris Rainey and Jeff Demps - are gone.

The hope lies in a new offensive coordinator, a much more seasoned offensive line, and hot shot quarterbacks Jeff Driskel and Jacoby Brissett with the talent that still needs to be realized at the college level.

After the Charlie Weis experiment failed miserably, new OC Brent Pease was brought in from Boise State and seems to have rejuvenated a group that has been down in the dumps. Look for Pease to better utilize the skills he has on hand than his predecessor did. With speed at receiver, two really good tight ends, and an improved power running game, things are in place to help the young quarterbacks.

Is Will Muschamp on any sort of a hot seat?

Athletic director Jeremy Foley recognizes the value of recruiting, and that goes for any of his coaches in any sport. That’s something Muschamp has been able to do so far despite an inept offense that was in place even before he arrived. That recruiting success has continued early in the 2013 cycle, which bodes well for his future and should ease the pressure. In my opinion, any word of a hot least is at least two years of non-success away. Muschamp needs to keep bringing in the talent to make sure that doesn't happen.

What’s the biggest insider storyline from this spring that the average fan should know about?

The emergence of true freshman receiver Latroy Pittman this spring is starting to become a big story. Pittman is from nearby Citra North Marion High School, about 30 miles south of Gainesville, and enrolled early from high school in January. A three-star prospect, the common thought was that he would have to learn and grow when he got here.

The 6-0, 201 pounder arrived at Florida physically ready to compete and has been making plays from the start. Florida does have a minimal depth chart at receiver with only seven scholarship players available for spring practice and a few of them have been hurt, but Pittman has been making plays and really been someone the staff and players talk about this spring.

Florida really needs playmakers at receiver, so anything Pittman can add would be welcome and a great surprise so early in his career.

TUESDAY
- Is Florida's offense going to be any better?
- Will Utah's O roll with Jordan Wynn back?
- Is Washington State ready to roll under Mike Leach?
- Will Texas Tech be looking for a new coach?

MONDAY
- Is Texas A&M's O going to go Houston?
- Coaching aside, what's missing at Arkansas?
- Does North Carolina have any talent left?
- Is Oregon a true national title contender?
- Is the Marshall O going to be better?

TUESDAY
- Really, who is Notre Dame's best QB option?
- What does Michigan have to do to beat Bama?
- How have things changed at Arizona State?
- Is BYU motivated as an independent?
- Does the Oklahoma D have a new attitude?
- Is Southern Miss starting from scratch?
- Is anything improving at Duke?
- Is Cal's Jeff Tedford on any real hot seat?
- Does Wisconsin have a receiving corps?
- Is SMU RB Zach Line back and healthy?
- What's Changing At ASU Under Gus Malzahn?

SUNDAY
- Is The Nevin Shapiro Case Affecting Miami?
- How Is UCLA Different So Far Under Jim Mora?
- Will Florida State Finally Turn The Corner?
- Will Rutgers Be Better Without Greg Schiano?
- Will The Alabama Defense Be As Good As 2011?
- Can Boise State Go On Without Kellen Moore?
- Who Are Northwestern's New Offensive Weapons?
- Is Clemson Over The Orange Bowl Disaster?
- Who's The Next Great Illinois D Lineman?
- What's Changing At ASU Under Gus Malzahn?