Wondering how Oklahoma plans to defend Tim Tebow and the Florida offense?
Well, it may not be all that dissimilar from how teams used to defend Barry Switzer’s wishbone offenses.
"A lot of what they do, you see it, it’s basically almost like running the wishbone,” Sooner coach Bob Stoops said. "Tim Tebow is the quarterback, they motion guys in and they’re running the zone read, the option off of it.”
The emphasis for the Sooner defenders in preparation for Florida will be reading their keys and sticking to their assignments.
"You’ve got to account for, just like the days of defending the wishbone, they’re going to run the veer inside, he’s going to pull the ball and then the quarterback is going to have it with the blocker in front of him or a guy to pitch to,” Stoops said. "You’ve got to be disciplined when you defend them.”
Easier said than done.
The Gators have scored like Switzer’s offense used to, ranking third nationally in scoring at 45 points per game.
By Jake Trotter