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Contest: Come up with a nickname for the Gators' 3-QB offense

Brantley and Burton A few seasons ago, Urban Meyer was pressed for a nickname for Florida's wildcat offense. Everyone expected "Wild Gator," but instead, he jokingly went with "Wild Duck." In that spirit, I'd like for the faithful Gator Clause readers to name the Gators' unique new offensive system, which features John Brantley, Trey Burton and Jordan Reed all at quarterback.

How rare is it for a team to run three QBs? Keep in mind, this isn't because of injuries, this was the plan from Day 1. UF hoped to use all three since the preseason, but offensive coordinator Steve Addazio said that was delayed when Reed got hurt and missed 24 of 26 fall practices.

I asked a few coaches if they could recall a team using three quarterbacks, and here's what they said:

Addazio: “No. I have not. I’m trying to think. Three quarterbacks…no, I have not.”

Vanderbilt coach Robbie Caldwell: “No, I hadn’t seen three, that’s for certain."

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier: “I think Red Hickey and the San Francisco 49ers did that back in the early 60s. Billy Kilmer, John Brodie and, I don’t know who the other quarterback was. Was Y.A. Tittle with them back then? I don’t know, but they had three quarterbacks that played, and they actually played a little shotgun back in those days. Other than that, I’ve not seen three of them go at it."

Spurrier was right on the mark. In 1961, Hickey's 49ers used Brodie, Kilmer and Bob Waters. Tittle was there the season before.

Anyway, this is a pretty interesting thing the Gators have going, and thank God, because the offense early in the year was dreadfully boring. Keep in mind, last week was Vandy, so this could completely fall flat against South Carolina on Saturday. But it does keep defenses on their toes.

Caldwell said it's a real cat-and-mouse game trying to defend that scheme, largely because all three can stay on the field for an entire game in different roles (though Brantley is just a decoy at receiver). There are a lot of challenges for Florida as well, as Meyer has to find ways to keep defenses from saying: "Brantley's in, it's a pass" or "Burton=run."

The obvious way to counter that is the pre-snap rotation the Gators have done at times, and Meyer said developing other methods is the focus of this week's practices. He mentioned tempo as one way, which I assume means hurrying up to the line after each play and changing QBs so the defense can't substitute.

And to me, the most impressive thing about this situation is the way Brantley has handled it. Check out my column for the UF school paper on this subject. Brantley is in a tough situation, and he deserves major props for not ruining the offense by having an ego about it.

Jordan Reed With that said, this weekend could be his biggest test yet. Reed (left) looked mighty Cam Newton-ish against Vandy (again, it was Vandy), and his dual-threat skill set is the most natural fit for the offense. If things go south against the Gamecocks, I wouldn't be surprised to see the offense turned over to him simply because he makes play-calling easier.

“I don’t think they feel like one guy is definitely the best way to go," Spurrier said. "When I played two quarterbacks, I always said they both have their talents and similar ability, so the best way to win the game is play both of them. I’m sure that’s the way the Florida coaches look at it. To win the game, they have to play all three of them.”

Anyway, it's nickname time. Let's hear what you got. I'm not crazy about my idea, but I'll throw it out anyway: The 75 Cent Offense.

Leave your suggestions in the comments, where they'll inevitably be buried in a mountain of nonsensical Miami-related talk, or TWEET AT ME.


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Before you choke on the cane Kool Aid spewing out of 560, 790, et. al., perhaps you can get some input on the strength of conferences from an impartial source.


UFelony - 30 and counting - dude, you have no life! Do you have a job? A woman? A family? Friends? How do you find the time to post so much crap? Don't you see what your life amounts to? Even amongst the Cane trolls, you stand out as the biggest LOSER of them all.

Oh and Mike, "THREEBOW" is the best of the nicknames, but I'd like to also suggest "3 the Hard Way".

And for UM's quarterback system, I'd like to offer this one: "Dr. Jacory & Mr. Hyde-the-Heisman". Doesn't matter what you call those guys. Nobody gives a crap. They both suck. Their coach sucks, and their whole team sucks. But they don't suck as bad as their 30,000 fans. Hey, if you Canes need a field to play on, I know an empty lot in Hialeah where you guys can host your opponents. I'll have to talk to some of my aseres, and it doesn't fit too many fans, but I don't think you guys will have a problem with that.

Wow, the "Cane envy" on this blog is "ridiculous". Can you believe this loser? He comments like twenty-five times a day, and then says there is "Cane envy" because a few people actually acknowledge his juvenile remarks.

i like my choice of Bermuda Triangle


Please help me, WHAT COLLEGE DO I GO 2????

mmmph, mumble, mmmmph, he shoulda gones to da U, mmmph, mumble, mumble...

I went to da u.

"Three men and a Felon". Good stuff.

Funny how UM fans embraced Thug U when they were winning and now make fun of UF for the same thing.

UF Fan and '97 Grad

We cant get an article on how Channing Crowder was a typical punk Gator and how when someone did something disgusting to him he didnt do a damn thing about it but cry to the press?
Thats typical of every Gator player and student, instead of getting pizzed off and doing something about someone degrating your manhood he comes up with excuses as to why he couldnt do anything. Then tells him he better never come near you
The entire Gator Nation is filled with loud mouth punks who will talk a good game but once confronted their applebag shrinks
Nobody and I mean nobody is worried about anyone in the soft Gator Nation

The Trident Offense

for its three-pronged attack

Nice to see you back, Rico Douche. Please give us your CV again. Are you still driving that cheesy convertible 3 series BMW with the "Gator Nation" plate?

Funny, haven't heard too much about Gatard Nation recently. Come to think of it, outside of TEblow's 4 years, I never heard of it.

Was Zooker ever President of Gatard Nation?

When the Gatard trash were streaming out of the septic tank stadium, were they citizens of Gatard Nation?

Just sayin'...

Hey Sean - Ever tried to get a job outside of the Banana Republic with a UM degree?

Hey Canes, don't play on that awesome dirt in-field anymore. Rent our stadium for games! You might even have a chance of selling it out! Ok, maybe not sell it out...but no dirt infield!

We don't have our own stadium. We don't sell out the stadium we play in. We play on a dirt infield. With all that being said:

We have two more ships.

We own you HTH 28-26.

We are 6-1 against you the last 25 years.

When you think about it that does not say much for the flagship university in the state of Florida......

What you should be thinking about is that in the national conversation the canes have become an after thought.

Case in point --- notice how fans flashing the U sign is now identified with the Utah Utes?!

No home, no fans, no respect, no identity....LOL

Dunno, everytime I applied for a janitorial job, I was outnumbered by Gatard trash graduates 50-1. Same for Burger King, park service and dog crap scooper.

I eventually gave up and took a job with Goldman Sachs. There are definitely no Gatard trash graduates working there.

Vegas boards are beginning to refer to UM as Miami of Florida. Talk about lack of respect!

You are second in the state to a small private school BAWHAHAHAHA.....

Is alabama second in their state to a private school? How about Georgia? LSU maybe? Nope only the gators. The sec laughs at you turds. You let that little private school down south OWN you in football. What can you do about it?

Posted by: Can't say U without "of Florida" | November 12, 2010 at 02:35

Highest rated games on ESPN. Highest rated documentary ever aired by ESPN.

He purposely dumped on Gatars trash.


We have some awesome names for our trifagta. Tripod is cool. Who wouldn't like a name that sounds like a three legged dog? It's genius! And the trident suggestion was brilliant too! My favorite has to be the Bermuda triangle because this ship is sinking and nobody knows why. Go Justin Beiber and Go Gators!

Highest rated games on ESPN. Highest rated documentary ever aired by ESPN.

Sorry dude, games on "The Ocho" don't count.

"Ummmm, Gordo? That under-funded diploma mill that issues 20k worhless diploma mills per year fills the ranks of lawn service companies all over this state.

This is especially true when the UFelony grad is not hired by a carwash or any business out of state. The diploma is useless. 50 out of 50 states in education. Only a delusional 'neck thinks uFelony is on par with UCLA or Texas."

A delusional 'neck...or a panel of job recruiters who were polled by the Wall Street Journal. UF alum's rank in the top 10...It's funny, I dont see Miami anywhere on this list:


Of course. They were recruiting janitorial services. No doubt the diploma mill is desirable. Tell us something we don't know, Gatard trash.

College be good to me,especially my time at Miami of Florida.

"I cheated. Many times. I stole. And still, the trash that is UFelony would not dismiss me. I left. Shows what a joke that school is."


Cam Newton.

Ain't that right, Curse Piggy? Piggy? Loser? Your stench is difficult to miss.

Listen to that Gatard trash boo its team. Like sweet music.

362 five star recruits; "genius" head coach; facilities and money, yet your offense sucks Gatard trash.

Welcome to your destiny. You cannot escape it. Mediocrity held your hand for 100 years. It is back to hug you.

Trailer trash.

Here's a name for the QBs:

Three is the new zero.

Gatards suuuuuuuuuuuuuck. Fire Addazio; fire Meyer. Fire Foley. Fire Professo Thompson in the economics Dept.

Trailer trash can't play football, silly Gatard trash.

About time for that lying sack of garbage coach Meyer to fake a heart attack and then quit.

Q. U. I. T.

S. U. C. K.

How does it feel to be a 4 loss team in the easiest half of any conference? SEC east really sucks.

With no OOC competition.

Look at the half empty stadium. Our "Bermuda Triangle" offense is truly offensive. The commercials have been more entertaining.

When ignorant 'necks desert a craphole stadium with 9 minutes left in the game, where do they go? Back to their trailers? To a roach barbecue?

Inquiring minds want to know.

Putting out a missing persons alert for Gatard Nation. Willnsoon be appearing on the side of a milk carton.

Gatard Nation? What is that? It died when Teblow graduated.

And the Gatards suck.

How much more crap can be heaped on that joke school?

First Emmitt, then Spurrier.

Wow. You suck Gatards.

Those 2500 screaming gator fans were intimidating, no?

Douche in Pinecrest - RUBBIN' IT!

Wheres all the Gator fans?
I was wondering what excuses they came up with for quiting once again

wow. lots of trash by canes fans once again, especially when they win a game. Gators fans are here, and to those fans who left early

I think everything will be just fine if we can get one more top ranked recruiting class.

It can't be that hard to prepare 3 quarterback's for each game?

When Todd Blackledge said on the nationwide tv telecast that it is insane to be playing 3 QB's it hurt my feelings cause i think he was talkin bout coach meyer.

Hopefully next week coach meyer will bring back the jump pass.

How about

TRI-Winning a championship with these

S.U.C. to the Third power ?

10, 20, life!!

Linken, Blinken, Nod

Lol so now UM fans are trying to say UF players are felons? Sounds just like there mad cuz in the last idk 10 years they haven't seen the national champ game. Let alone be in one... Keep dreaming UMexicans :)

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