No. 18 Florida opens playbook, looks for progress



GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 18 Florida is looking for improvement, even after a 38-point win in the season opener. It might help that the Gators plan to open up the playbook against UAB on Saturday.

New plays and formations on offense, maybe a few wrinkles on defense. Yet the Gators (1-0) would like to save some things for next week’s Southeastern Conference opener against rival Tennessee.

Offensive coordinator Charlie Weis says it takes a couple of weeks before teams can “start zeroing in on what you’re going to do.” If the opener was any indication, Florida certainly plans to rely heavily on running backs Jeff Demps and Chris Rainey as well as a defensive line that appears to be stout.

UAB could have its hands full. The Blazers are 2-15 against SEC teams.