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To fix their offensive woes, Florida hired former Duke offensive coordinator Kurt Roper to get the offense flowing again. The offense seemed to be clicking in the first two games, putting up 65 against Eastern Michigan in a warm up game and 36 against Kentucky in a triple overtime game (yet only 20 in regulation). Yet Saturday's game against Alabama was a throw back to the ineffectiveness of this offense and goes to show how truly dreadful they can be. Alabama has always sported a good defense, but this year they have a very inexperienced secondary that a skillful quarterback can exploit. Is that a tall order against a Saban led defense? Absolutely. But Jeff Driskel was insanely terrible in this game. He connected on just 9 of his 28 passes for 93 yards and two picks. This right here is the source of Florida's struggles over last few years. A few of my good friends are Gators fans, including Justin who writes the pro section of this blog, and I can tell you with certainty that they cannot wait for him to graduate. Even during the 2012 season, Driskel was never anything close to what a quarterback playing at the UF should resemble. Kurt Roper's arrival does not seem to have done much to improve his play. But one has to wonder now if it is more systematic rather than the failures of a single player on offense.