It wasn’t a good day for Florida as Alabama won easily, 31-6. One of the key points in the game was a play that is named after the Gators’ Tim Tebow, the “jump pass” (You tube video of perfectly executed pass vs. Oklahoma)
Trey Burton will only get better as a Florida Gator and even though the ‘jump pass’ didn’t work to perfection against the national champs, head coach Urban Meyer isn’t hesitant in trying it again in the future.
Hopefully, Gators fans shouldn’t be too hard on Burton for not executing that pass and having it intercepted (You Tube Video).
Coach Meyer took responsibility for the play call, but he expects a lot from his players and isn’t afraid to take chances like that.
“It was an aggressive call, something that we would probably do again,” he said. “As a matter of fact, I know we would do it again. Sometimes you kick yourself right in the rear end when you do that, but that is kind of the way we play.
“We’re aggressive. You go on the road and get a chance to take the lead on a team. We’re going to try to go do that.”
Trey Burton was probably more of a target during Alabama’s week of practice moreso than John Brantley.
Burton has a similar skillset to Tim Tebow and Alabama’s defense made sure during their week of practice prior to the Florida game that they would prepare for previous trick plays that had been successful against other teams in the past.
“Of course we had to give him a little bit more emphasis than a lot of people,” Hightower said. “The way we went through practice we covered everything they like to do with him and that they might do with him. I felt like we did a great job stopping him.”