GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In the aftermath of the Gators’ explosive offensive performance in the season opener, the applause drifted well past the 51 points and school-record 642 yards against a Southeastern Conference opponent.
Florida’s 51-35 win over Ole Miss sparked conversation about quarterback Kyle Trask and his Heisman credentials, revved up the attention on tight end Kyle Pitts, and in a Twitter video by SEC Network analyst Jordan Rodgers – the former Vanderbilt quarterback and brother of Packers star Aaron Rodgers – directed the spotlight on the play-calling acumen of head coach Dan Mullen and his staff.
As others detailed the exploits of Florida’s Kyle Konnection and firecracker attack on the Rebels, Mullen took a more pragmatic approach.
“We didn’t come out to peak in Week 1,” he said. “I expect the offense to get better.”
Florida ran the SAME EXACT PLAY 10 times vs Ole Miss…
Kyle Trask was 9 for 10, for 175 yds & 2 TD…
— Jordan Rodgers (@JRodgers11) September 29, 2020
The likelihood of Trask throwing six touchdowns, Pitts catching four, and the Gators racking up nearly 2,000 feet of offense each week are slim, even in this COVID-19 era of college