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Speed Offense has its Advantages

Michael Pouncey

Mike Pouncey realized the benefit of the up-tempo offense immediately. The opposing defense, even if it was only in practice, ran out of gas faster. Their hands were on their hips, and they were out of breath. Then they had to deal with getting the defensive signals in. The mismatch the new offense created was too effective to pass up.

"The main thing is being fatigued," Michael Pouncey said. "It helps us out because the defense isn't set all the time, so they're not coming off the ball as hard. We have a better advantage. They're gassed." To prepare for it, the Florida offense watched plenty of tape. However, it wasn't on past teams that ran the offense. Instead, it was on this year's Oregon team. The tempo they create...

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