Triple duty for Pease

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Brent Pease, of course, is Florida’s new offensive coordinator. He’s also the quarterbacks coach. And this spring, well, he’s kind of the wide receivers coach as well.

You can just call him one busy man on the practice field.

Because the quarterback and wide receivers are so intricately linked in the offense — and the fact Pease was the wide receivers coach at Boise State before he became the offensive coordinator there last season — Pease is spending a lot of his time coaching the wide receivers, along with Aubrey Hill.

Senior wide receiver Frankie Hammond Jr. thinks it’s pretty cool having the offensive coordinator working so closely with the wide receivers.

“He can see things through our eyes,” Hammond said. “When we tell him things, he’s like, ‘OK, I understand what you saw.’ He can go back and tell you and make little corrections and minor adjustments. Him having that kind of background, when we tell him things like, ‘I saw this,’ he has a better understanding because he’s coached the position.”

Pease is spending a lot of time coaching the receivers this spring.

“Yeah, yeah. Most definitely,” he said. “I’m probably a little, however you want to say it, picky or detailed or whatever with those guys, making the quarterback’s throw right on timing and rhythm and things. That’s important to me.

“When I was a receiver coach, I coached it that way so for the quarterback, it’s as easy for him as it can be. You can become robots in that position. You don’t want robots. You want guys that handle things, be able to beat coverages, little adjustments. Because you’re not always just running routes, you’re beating coverages.”

Pease was asked if the UF receivers were fundamentally sound at this point, or does he need to work more with them on that than he thought he would.

“I’d say more work,” he said. “What else do they have to do to make the jump? There’s so much involved in being a receiver. You’ve got stance, catching skills, blocking skills, releases, upper-body mechanics of it, lower-body mechanics of it, you’ve got to adjust to different coverages.

“You have to break all those things down in phases and develop those kids off a play call. That takes a lot of time. Realistically, we don’t always have that much time with them out there. So you’re going fast. They have to learn to be very coachable.

“As soon as you think you know what you’re going to do and something changes in front of you, you’ve got to adjust. That’s a lot of time. There’s a lot of reps. You’ve got to do 2,500 reps to reach perfection, they say. You can’t get that many reps in every little skill ability that they need. You hope they’re natural athletes. Our guys are good enough.”

They’re apparently starting to show it in practice. By all accounts, the wide receivers are consistently making more plays than they did last spring and last season. A lot of it has to do with coaching — making the receivers comfortable and confident in a scheme that fit the receivers so well at Boise State.

31 COMMENTS

  1. I think the offense is now in overall better hands now….I like what I am reading about Pease and the approach of the entire coaching staff. They seem to be molding their team now….future looks good.

  2. Agreed with TampaGator. Weis was never sold on his position with the Gators and was more than likely looking to leave shortly after he arrived. Also he is not nearly the coach he thinks he is. Kansas will find that out shortly and he will be on to his next failure.

  3. I like what I’m hearing. Cheeseburger Charlie wouldn’t get up off his tired old fat ass to work like Pease is doing. Hopefully better days are ahead and we’ll get back into the mix in the next couple of years.

  4. It sounds like we have got ourselves a real OC now, it feels like we are finally going back in the right direction. I knew it would take time & it seems things are falling together instead of falling to pieces! It’s always great to be Florida Gator!

  5. I wonder how many of u are fat too. The whole team sucked. To act like it was all Weiss and The O’s fault is stupid. Weiss is gone leave him alone. The beginnings of most of All your comments were good, talking up the new guy, but to point fingers at the guy that left sounds like an asshole thing to do. We have a long way to go don’t add negative karma to my Gatas, please.

  6. I AM READY FOR THE SEASON TO BEGIN COACHING IS BEST WHEN YOU BREAK THINGS DOWN SO THE ATHLETE CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR SAYING BETTER INSTEAD OF THEM THINKING TOO MUCH. PEASE IS USING HIS NATURAL INSTINCTS TO HELP THE RECEIVERS AND QBS. I JUST HOPE IT TRANSFERS ON THE FIELD IN THE FALL

  7. FACT: Weis was fat. FACT: Our offense blew last year. Poor O-Line play, small RBs, Mediocre WR play, and extremely poor at QB. FACT: Defense, as young as they were, got better and better as the year progressed. The offense seemed to regress. So yeah, it seemed like Weis was simply collectiing the paycheck waiting for a HBC position to become available. I say good riddance.

  8. Weis is gone don’t talk about him now let’s look to the future there is a lot of work to be done. Remember Weis had to coach two quarterbacks that had never taken a snap in a college game. Much less lining up against the two best defenses in the country. The QB’s are a year older hopefully a year better. Let’s move on….

  9. The Florida Receivers were in trouble last year…The L.S.U. game T.E. Jordan Reed gave up on a route (long pass down the miidle) and it got picked. To improve these Receivers skill sets is a must, and I am happy to hear that fundamentals are bein beaten into them… Weiss was part of the problem, like it or not- and Weiss had too much STATUS to be told differently, and that in itself was a problem. I am looking forward to the improvements; they may not beat L.S.U. or a ‘Bama, but they better beat a U.G.A. or a Auburn…GO GATORS!!!

  10. I don’t know if Hill has the ability, yet, to be an effective WR coach and he didn’t get much help from Weis. Sounds like Pease has picked up on that and is filling the gaps. I like Hill and he’s an important member of the coaching staff, especially with recruiting; however, he’s got some developing to do, when it comes to coaching WR’s. He’s got someone to learn from, now and it will pay dividends this season. I’m looking forward to seeing the new offense.

  11. I agree with gatorgi70x7!! Weiss was part of the problem. The receivers last year can be described as average. However the QB play was bad and so was the line. Weiss NEVER deviated from his plan nor did he adjust it to truly play to the teams strengths.Think I am wrong? Brantley was booted out of the pocket and threw on the roll out how many times? 2!!! Do you know that each time he did it was a completion and a 1st down!!! They never booted him out again!! Why? Because as stated before , Weiss was not going to be told what to do by anybody!!! I like Pease and wish him the best. I also think the QBs and receivers need to learn to play unselfishly and this guy is the definition of unselfish. Go Gators!!

  12. With the effort by Muschamp and his offensive staff to get back to fundamentals with the WR and QB’s, Florida should have improved results on the field in the upcoming football season. Looking forward to it in a big way!!

  13. I like this guy. No more of the stuff we’ve been hearing the last two years”

    “Everything is fine, everyone is doing fine, oh don’t mind the fact that we could barely manage 100 yards of offense and the center kept snapping the ball to the moon. The halfback dive is the best play in the book. You guys wouldn’t understand, you just don’t know football.”

    This guy actually gives intelligent answers to interviewers’ questions.

  14. In a nutshell It is going to be fun watching Gator football again.
    I think this D is going to be solid and nasty…The O is going to be alot more productive as Pease is going to make the Defenses stay back…Go Gators

  15. I like what I hear so far from coach Pease. He sees the same problems in practice now, that we faced last year. The difference is he is willing to pick up other coaches slack and share his experiences without the sense of entitlement. Good luck though Charlie.

  16. By the way, that freshman WR Pittman is a beast. I saw a few of his high school games and whoa! He is a top flight competitor that will bring some serious toughness to our offense. Can’t wait to see you shine on that big stage Latroy, I see bright things in your future young man….. Already reminds me of a stonger, younger version of recently retired ex-Steeler, Heinz Ward!!!!

  17. COULD HAVE TOLD YOU WEISS WAS A WASTE UNLESS IT WAS AT THE BUFFET LINE. I SAW THAT WITH THE MISERY AT NOTRE DAME. GREAT TALENT, NO FUNDEMENTALS. KUDOS TO THE HEAD BALL COACH IN RECOGNIZING HE NEEDS SOME COACHES ON THE COLLGE LEVEL WHO CAN COACH COLLEGE PLAYERS

  18. I think GI-Gator hit the nail on the head. Our receivers have lacked in the fundamentals the last couple of years. While I don’t want to lose Hill due to his recruiting abilities I certainly hope he can begin learning from Pease and become a good WR coach as well.

  19. Year #2 is the year. Same offense but tweked. IMPROVED office line play. Some competition to push some guys that have underperformed. Some hard running by guys that are not just the tiny speedsters. BUT also know how to pick up the pass rush. Cheap shots at Charlie are too easy but I do believe he underperformed.

    The defense could be scary good. Can you even imagine if the turnover ratio is improved 50%. WOW. Lots of dropped passes that could have been pics (or pic sixes)

    Game # 2 on the road at College Station will show a bunch!!

    Go Gators!! I was thankful that I was able to stream the game up here in the ATL….