So many times last season, Florida’s no-huddle offense looked more like a no-hurry offense. The Gators would get to the line of scrimmage, look over at Steve Addazio on the sideline and wait and wait for the play call as the play clock quickly ran down.
It looks like things are going to be a lot different, a lot smoother with new offensive coordinator Charlie Weis, who apparently wastes no time deciding on what play to call.
“Coach Weis, that’s what he does,” quarterback John Brantley said. “He likes to get the play in quick. He gets really mad at us if we have a delay of game penalty. He likes to get that play in real quickly and efficiently.
“Every time I’d look to the sideline (in the opener against FAU), Coach Weis had a play ready for me. It helps out. It gives everyone time to think about what their assignment is. It gets everything moving.”
Weis likes to get his offense in a nice up-tempo rhythm and keep it there, which we saw Saturday night. If it looked really quick and smooth early, it’s because Weis scripted the first 12 plays of the game and the first six plays of UF’s second offensive possession.
The offensive players say they like how quick Weis calls the plays.
“It was really fast ,” junior offensive guard Jon Halapio said. “By the time we got to the ball, there was already a play there. Coach Weis is really great with the play-calling. It’s really fast. There’s no waiting.”