Saturday, September 12, 2009

Week 2 prediction

Today's game against Troy will give the fans a much better indication of what types of new wrinkles the Gators will have on offense and hopefully a peek at how dominating the defense can be.

The Gators still have questions at wide receiver. We had two significant drops in the first game that worry me. Brandon James dropped a short one out of the slot and then Deonte Thompson dropped an easy one that would have been six points. We also don't know if our running game can produce big numbers like last week against the better talent. We will need it to be in high gear when we play Tennessee. I wonder how much of the speed-up offense we will see this week and if will we see Joe Haden at QB. I hope so. I want Tennessee to have to spend time preparing for it before we play them.

On defense, I want to see lots of three and outs and more turnovers.

Troy has enough talent to make the Gators work but not enough depth to stay with the Gators for four quarters. I see the Gators starting slow, but building momentum. Look for a 21-3 halftime lead that eventually expands to a runaway.

My prediction: Florida 51, Troy 6.