Just in case Florida needed a little more motivation for this weekend, Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin took a swipe at the Gators' spread-option offense today.
Responding to a question on the subject, Kiffin told reporters on Tuesday that Florida's spread offense might be a reason why some recruits (Nu'Keese Richardson) have de-committed with Florida recently and headed elsewhere (Tennessee).
Kiffin said that the only time Florida misses on recruits is when recruits would rather play in a pro-style offense rather than the spread offense.
"You see some kids that don't want to play in that system because a lot of times it hurts them going to the next level for their draft status," Kiffin said.
On Tuesday afternoon, Florida's sports information staff responded to Kiffin's shot by releasing this factoid: Since 2006, Florida has had more receivers (six) drafted by NFL teams than all but two other college teams. LSU and Ohio State have also had six receivers drafted since 2006.
In its email, Florida made sure to remind people that Tennessee has had only one receiver drafted since 2006.