GAINESVILLE -- Florida’s defensive line is anxious to face Tennessee on Saturday.
After the quick passing attacks of Bowling Green and Texas A&M frustrated the UF front by getting rid of the ball before the pass rush had a chance to be effective, the Gators are looking forward to facing a traditional drop-back attack. Florida has four sacks through two games, but Buck linebacker Lerentee McCray expects that number to increase on Saturday.
“It [the pass rush] will definitely be better because it gives us more space and more opportunity to kind of do different moves against the offensive linemen,” he said. “It kind of gives us more time to get back there and get pressure to him.”
• Freshman defensive back Brian Poole has been working at cornerback because of injuries in the Florida secondary.
Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn said he expects Poole to be the next freshman to step up and play.
The Gators are already getting contributions from freshmen defensive ends Dante Fowler and Jonathan Bullard and will start freshman Antonio Morrison at linebacker Saturday.