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Offensive optimism

The Florida offense didn't rewrite the record book or light up the scoreboard on Saturday. There were still usual growing pains, but the optimism was easy to sense when the Orange and Blue Debut came to a close in The Swamp. The up-tempo style of first-year offensive coordinator Kurt Roper has rejuvenated a Florida offense that has been in search of it for three years.

The product on the field showed what Florida wants to do. The short passing game was in midseason form, using crossing routes across the middle of the field to create havoc for a defense and use confusion to get receivers open. Quarterback Jeff Driskel hit multiple receivers on that route, striking once for a touchdown on a 31-yard catch by Demarcus Robinson that wasn't in the air for more than... Recommended Stories

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