Brantley is a vastly different kind of quarterback than Tebow, the main difference being that he is no running threat. Thus, a lot of Florida’s offensive staples the past few seasons — the read option, the shovel pass to the tight end — have to be discarded (though the coaches stubbornly ran the shovel pass a few times Saturday, only to see it stuffed each time).
“We’re more of a blue-collar team,” coach Urban Meyer said afterward. “It’s different. It’s different for me. A little more traditional. It’s what I think we are. I still don’t know. We’re still searching. It’s kind of where we want to be.”