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Uptempo offense benefits Florida defense

Uptempo offense benefits Florida defense

The Florida defense spent its game weeks scrambling last season. With multiple teams on the schedule going to an uptempo offense, the defense tried to recreate it during practice snaps to help the players understand what they would see on Saturdays. It was difficult to help them understand in one week. Florida's new offense is already helping the defense prepare for games this fall.

The uptempo style of offense has consumed college football in recent years. Defensive coordinators spend time every offseason trying to figure out how to stop it, but they usually get only one week to teach it to their teams. The Gators had one week to prepare for the challenge Missouri provided last fall, and it showed when they tried to have success against it on the field. "You look at...

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