TigerPanzer LSU Fan Orlando Member since Sep 2006 8371 posts
re: Best defense against the Spread Offense (Florida type)(Posted by TigerPanzer on 8/4/09 at 10:47 am to mike4lsu)
One team that's had recent success against UF is Auburn. The Tigers held Florida to 17 points in both their 2006 and 2007 games. I understand the 2009 Gators are a different team, but nevertheless, the 2006-2007 Gators were Meyer-coached teams, and the 2007 team was led by Tebow. Might be worth watching tapes to see what Auburn did in those two games.
duboisd LSU Fan San Angelo, Texas Member since Jan 2006 2282 posts
re: Best defense against the Spread Offense (Florida type)(Posted by duboisd on 8/4/09 at 10:55 am to TigerPanzer)
I think you have to go a little old school and apply option principles to stop the Meyer spread. I would our base defense since we have Coleman at LB, and use a Cover 2 so you have your corners squatted to provide outside containment. We always get burned to the outside because we use our slow ends to provide containment. Our DEs need to collapse in to help clog the middle and have our LBs scrape hard and plant Tebow everytime they see him. I honestly think we have to stop their run, and force Tebow to pass. Not that he can't but it increases the opportunity for turnovers (or long TD passes if we lock a safety on their best receiver).