Despite breaking in a new starting quarterback in sophomore Jeff Driskel, the Florida Gators have gotten off to a 4-0 start to the 2012 season, including strong offensive performances in SEC wins against Texas A&M and Tennessee.
However, the Gators know that they'll need to be even better when they host the No. 3 LSU Tigers and their fearsome defense on Oct. 6. Brent Pease, Florida's new offensive coordinator, said as much in an interview with reporters on Wednesday, courtesy of the Gainesville Sun:
"This is a defining moment to see where we're at."
Florida's annual game with LSU wasn't a pretty scene in 2011, especially on the offensive end, where the Gators were shellacked in a 41-11 beating in Baton Rouge.
Driskel did not play in the game last season, but he beat out Jacoby Brissett in the first two weeks of 2012 and has put up respectable numbers so far: 69.6 percent completion rate, 698 yards, four touchdowns and one interception.
However, the Florida coaching staff will know a lot more about the sophomore quarterback, as well as their re-tooled offense after next Saturday.