Welcome to Chomp Chat, SEC Country’s daily Florida podcast with reporter Zach Abolverdi and Gators broadcaster Jeff Cardozo.
Florida coach Dan Mullen was back on the road Tuesday for the SEC spring meetings in Destin, Fla.
One of his primary objectives in spring ball was the installation of his spread offense, switching from the pro-style system under former coach Jim McElwain.
According to the Orlando Sentinel’s Edgar Thompson, Mullen plans to keep it simple on offense this fall after throwing a lot at his players in 15 spring practices.
“We’ll be a lot simpler going forward than we were even in spring ball,” Mullen told reporters. “Instead of hey, we’re just going to do this complete package. We’re going to touch on different aspects of the offense and see what they handle.
“Moving forward from that, now we say, ‘OK, here’s things we do well. We’re going to put this aside for maybe a year or two and focus on this part of the offense and defense.”
In the latest edition of Chomp Chat, we discuss Mullen’s comments in Destin as well as Jalen Hudson’s decision to return to the Florida basketball team for his senior season.
Here are the topics on the show Wednesday:
- When Florida fans envision Mullen’s offense, most think back to the high-powered attacks with Tim Tebow at quarterback. But the Gators will be a work in progress this season, much like they were in 2005 during Mullen’s first year as offensive coordinator.
- What will Florida look like on offense in the fall? Expect the Gators to lean on their bevy of backs and make life simpler for their young QBs.
- Florida basketball beat writer Kevin Brockway of The Gainesville Sun joins the show to give his thoughts on Hudson coming back and how it will impact the Gators next season.
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