Re: Florida VS Ohio State
After a long evaluation, I've drawn a few conclusions...
First off, "Florida Speed" is not the reason the Bucks lost. Position by position, the OSU players will almost all make better NFL players, and were every bit as fast as Florida. The key was UF's DE's v OSU's OT's. Illinois gave them a bit of trouble, and they were DE's cut from the same cloth. Even though he's a hated man in Florida, Ron Zook recruited those kids and called it correctly: Presciently he said that UF's DE's would tear up OSU's tackles, and he was right. With Ginn (Smith's favorite and most reliable target) out, UF was able to double team Gonzalez, and it threw the OSU O into disarray.
Offensively, Florida had a great gameplan, and all they had to do was use a short field. They kept the Bucks off-balance for the entire first half, and stunned them in a way no one else had all season.
The REAL reason the Bucks lost was overconfidence and coaching.