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The Meyer Offense: Glimpses Of Past, Future

Players going through "The Pit."

As offense has evolved over the years at the University of Florida, we've seen Doug Dickey's wishbone, the west coast passing game that Mike Shanahan brought in during the early years of the Charley Pell regime, Galen Hall's power-I that featured Emmitt Smith, the wide open passing game of Steve Spurrier during the Fun 'N Gun years and for the last three years, a one-back, shotgun offense that's part pro, part spread.

What made Saturday's scrimmage in The Swamp by the Florida Gators so much fun was seeing bits and pieces of all those offenses in Coach Urban Meyer's spread option attack. The offense isn't nearly as polished or explosive as it is going to be. We'll see progress in the final two weeks of spring practice that will give a few more glimpses of what we're in store for this fall, but really, it won't...

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