July 24, 2008

Over/Under: An improved defense

Over/Under: The season high for a Florida opponent will be 30 points

With lousy defensive tackles providing no pressure up front to relieve the pressure on a struggling, young secondary, Florida gave up 31 or more points five times last season, twice more than in any other year. That's right. Never in their history have the Gators been that generous on defense. Dating back to the Ray Graves era, the most times they had allowed 31 or more points in a season was three, most recently in 2003.

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