Pease familiar with Georgia defense

For the first time when looking at an opponent's film this season, there's some familiarity on the other side of the ball for Florida offensive coordinator Brent Pease. He ran the Boise State offense last year in their season-opening throttling of Georgia. With most of the defense back this season for the Bulldogs, Pease sees plenty of familiar players while watching film this week.

"There's a lot of those guys back, so I think just from a personnel standpoint feeling comfortable with what our guys can handle and match up with," Brent Pease said. "I think it's just having a familiarity with their defense a little bit more."

The game plan that Pease drew up against Georgia last year helped the Boise State offense put up 390 total yards of offense, including 261 through the air. Running back Doug Martin, who is currently the starting running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, rushed 24 times for 57 yards and one touchdown.

Kellen Moore through just six incompletions, going 28-for-34 with 261 yards and three touchdowns through the air with one interception. The game was billed as a chance for Boise State to gain national respect against a Southeastern Conference team, and that happened in the Broncos' 35-21 win.

However, Pease realizes the intensity is higher this week.

It's his first time in the Florida-Georgia rivalry, but just some time around the football offices and on the practice field this week helped Pease understand the expectations of the game. It's always an important game regardless of what's at stake, but with the winner likely taking the SEC East title, it's even more important.

"I've never been a part of the Florida-Georgia game before, but I'm understanding what it's about," Pease said. "You can always tell when the kids are out (at practice), how focused they are and how much they're into it. They've all said, 'you know you don't have to get us up for this week.

"We'll prepare properly. They've done a good job of preparing every week. You can always tell when you're playing that type of game, because you can see the intensity in how they practice. You know they are a little more on par."

It's only the second year for head coach Will Muschamp and other assistants as a coach in the rivalry game. For Pease and offensive line coach Tim Davis, it's the first year. They've heard about the atmosphere of a 50-50 split inside the stadium and the bus ride over the Hart Bridge that "gets the blood boiling," according to Muschamp.

Now it's just about remaining loose and coaching the same game plan Pease has been drawing up so far this year.

"They're loose," Pease said of the players. "They're having fun. The coaches are probably tighter. I'm probably a little bit more intense than I need to be at times. But I asked a couple of them and they said 'No, no coach. We understand what's going on. We know what's at stake.' I think you've just got to play off of them and build off the fact that they understand the rivalry part of it. This game's played every year and they understand the opportunity that they have." ?

A big part of the offensive preparation has to do with Georgia outside linebacker Jarvis Jones. He had 11 tackles and 2.5 tackles for a loss last year against Boise State, but he made his mark against Florida. Jones had four sacks against the Gators in Jacksonville last season.

"That kid, going in (to the Boise State game), I don't think we knew enough about him," Pease said. "We knew he transferred (to Georgia from USC), knew he was probably a good player, but after going against him and just watching how fast he played the game, the strength he played with, how they used him — he is definitely an impact player. He can cause fumbles. He's all over the field. They move him. He's in coverage. He's rushing. He's a D-lineman. He's got an extreme talent and plays the game extremely well."

HINES EXPANDING HIS ROLE: With every game that passes, senior Omarius Hines has watched his role expand. He has two rushes for nine yards and a touchdown to go along with two catches for seven yards on Saturday. That may sound small, but he also made a highlight one-handed catch in the end zone that was called back because of a chop block.

Pease knows the weapon Hines can be, lining up at all different positions.

"He's worked hard and he's done good things with the ball, and it's just a matter of us putting him in position to get the ball specifically," Pease said. "You can see, he makes a catch like that. He's unique because he's got great size for wherever we put him in position but with great speed. He can get on the edge, he can go down the middle, he can catch it, he can run it, so I mean he's a guy that once again causes problems wherever we're going to put him for not us, but for defenses."


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