Pease ‘trying to get 50 points' on 'Cats

Published: Monday, September 17, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 12:06 a.m.

Don't expect first-year Florida offensive coordinator Brent Pease to hold back when the Gators host Kentucky on Saturday at Florida Field.

Pease told an Ocala Gator Club gathering in late July he will look “to score 50 points” on the Wildcats.

The reason? A war or words between Pease and former Kentucky quarterback Jared Lorenzen. Pease was the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Kentucky from 2001-02. Lorenzen was his star pupil and wasn't a fan of Pease's methods. And Lorenzen took to Twitter to let everyone know about it when Pease was hired at UF.

“Seriously, Brent Pease at Florida? He's freaking crazy and was brutal at UK when I was there,” Lorenzen tweeted.

Later that day, Lorenzen tweeted: “The good thing about Pease at UF is now we can shut them down. #nohalftimeadjs.”

Apparently, the tweets got back to Pease.

“I coached Jared,” Pease said in Ocala. “Jared is one of those guys that was talking trash when I took this job. So that's good for about two extra launch plays, trying to get to 50 points on those guys when they come to campus.”

No. 14 Florida (3-0, 2-0 SEC) is coming off season highs in points scored (37) and total offense (555 yards) in its 37-20 win over Tennessee last Saturday. The Gators rank third in the SEC in rushing offense and ninth in total offense (409 ypg).

Kentucky (1-2, 0-0 SEC) is coming off a 32-31 home overtime loss to Western Kentucky. The Wildcats have lost 25 straight to UF.

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