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What play was that?
Weis will run a pro-style offense at the University of Florida, which will be much different than the spread option Urban Meyer ran. A traditional I-formation and drop back passing will replace the “Wild Hog,” not “Wildcat,” running and passing featured by their previous starting quarterbacks. That’s essentially what it was even if they didn’t call it that.
For all the hype and “genius” labels previously attached to Weis, he has not had success at the college level to date. Florida will be able to recruit talent. That's never been a problem. But if Weis’ time at Notre Dame is any gauge of what to expect, this could be an exciting first year for Gators fans, and then little to no success offensively from here on out.
National publications kept Weis’ recruiting classes in the top 10 year after year to sell recruiting magazines; how many five-star QB's make a top 10 recruiting class each year? Weis’ teams constantly fell flat against weaker schedules than what he will face week in and week out in the SEC.