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Protection issues slowing the offense

Protection issues slowing the offense

Whenever Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel dropped back to pass against Georgia, a Georgia pass rusher was almost always there to greet him. The Florida pass protection struggled to block the Bulldogs rushers, which kept the Gators from being able to take any shots down the field in the passing game. It's an area that has to improve for the Florida offense to get better in the future.

"(Pass protection) always is involved in (play calling) some because you want to put the kids into good situation," Florida offensive coordinator Brent Pease said. "But we have pass protections to help them out. We might go to more of a seven-man pass pro. Sometimes you've got the six-man pass pro with the back involved. So depending on what defenses are hitting you with or where they're hitting... Recommended Stories

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