All the yards and points produced by the Oklahoma offense, even the Heisman Trophy collected by Sam Bradford, seem to leave the Florida Gators a little bit, well, unimpressed.
Read between the lines in the stories emanating from the Sunshine State and you can almost sense the snickers from the Florida defenders. OU’s record-setting offense, the theory goes, wouldn’t be throwing up any five-game stretches of 60-point poundings in the SEC. "It would have been hard, because the teams in this league can play defense,” Gators defensive coordinator Charlie Strong told Florida Today. How’s that for some not-so-subtle skepticism? And the message is hardly subtle in an advance warning to the Sooners: get ready, by gosh, for the SEC champion Gators. The span of a year has done much to heal the hurting for the Florida defense. The 2007 Gator unit allowed more points per game – 25.5 – than any defense in school history.
MORE FROM NEWSOK
|Total defense||361.8 (41)||279.3 (9)|
|Scoring defense||25.5 (46)||12.9 (5)|
|Pass defense||258.5 (98)||174.0 (19)|
|Pass efficiency defense||128.7 (71)||94.17 (2)|
|Interceptions||11 (t74)||24 (2)|