GAINESVILLE -- Friendly reminder: Offensive coordinator Brent Pease received a $100,000 raise, a one-year extension (to 2015) and a future longevity bonus ($100,000 if he is still at Florida in January 2016) last offseason.
Florida finished No. 104 nationally (334.0 y/g) a year ago. The Gators currently rank 111th in the country in total offense.
2013 Gators offensive rankings in the Southeastern Conference…
* Scoring – No. 13 (21.0 p/g)
* Total – No. 14 (334.6 y/g)
* Rushing – No. 13 (159.4 y/g)
* Passing – No. 13 (175.2 y/g)
* Yards per play – No. 14 (4.89 y/p)
* Sacks allowed – No. 13 (21 total)
* Long scrimmage plays (10+ yards) – No. 14 (91 total)
* Time of possession – No. 1 (35.39 m/g)
* Red zone conversions – No. 14 (70.97 scoring percentage)
* Third down conversions – No. 8 (42.62 percent conversion rate)
To recap: The Gators rank last or next to last in 8-of-10 offensive categories. They lead the conference in time of possession and rank in the middle of the pack converting third downs.
Florida is the only team in the league averaging less than five yards per play (next closest: Tennessee at 5.34 y/p). Texas A&M has more than than twice as many long scrimmage plays as UF (191 vs. 91).
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