Here’s something you can’t blame Mike Bobo for.
… Florida’s struggles really started with the departures of Tim Tebow and Percy Harvin to the NFL.
Led by Tebow and Harvin in 2007 and 2008, the Florida offense completed 38 touchdown passes and threw eight interceptions in SEC contests.
With Tebow alone in 2009, the Gators managed only nine touchdown passes and five picks in SEC play, illustrating Harvin’s importance to the team.
The last two years have been even worse for Florida — a combined 12 touchdown passes and 14 interceptions against conference opponents.
And Gator fans, before you get all “it was Weis’ fault” on us here, consider what he had to work with last season.
Both Brissett and Driskel struggled in particular when attempting to stretch the field in 2011.
Together, the pair combined to complete only 31 percent of their pass attempts of 10-plus yards downfield with one touchdown and five interceptions. On throws 20-plus yards, that percentage dropped to 6.7 percent (1-15) with a touchdown and four picks.
Now that’s ugly. Good luck with that, Brent Pease.
By the way, I don’t know if this ESPN stats post brought KC Joyner’s epic defense of John Brantley to mind, but it should have. That’s some good stuff, there.