No. 22 Gators keeping everything under wraps
Monday, August 29, 2011
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Closed practices. Wild rumors. A last-minute depth chart filled with holes.
Under new coach Will Muschamp, Florida has been more secretive than ever about schemes, formations and plays. Muschamp believes it will give the 22nd-ranked Gators a chance to surprise early season opponents.
Even when the veil gets removed during Saturday night's season opener against Florida Atlantic, there's a strong likelihood that Florida will be saving something -- maybe even everything -- for Southeastern Conference rival Tennessee two weeks later.
Versatile H-back Trey Burton says the Gators "look a little bit different from last year."
That could be a huge understatement.
Muschamp scrapped the spread offense and installed a pro-style system. The defense is revamped, too, complete with multiple fronts and unpredictable blitzes. How it looks, though, remains a mystery.