WATCH: Jim McElwain compares Alabama defense to ‘rocket science’
Jim McElwain’s offense has a considerable task ahead of itself.
On Saturday, it will be facing the nation’s No. 2 defense statistically in Alabama. Chock full of elite talent at every level, the Crimson Tide make life miserable for opponents with his suffocating style of play.
As such, the Gators will need to essentially manufacture enough points to come away with the upset victory.
McElwain spoke about the challenge of facing Alabama this upcoming Saturday in the SEC Title Game. He was rather blunt when analyzing the Crimson Tide — and truly feels as if his team is up against a very special opponent.
“What Kirby and Coach Saban do on that side of the ball, it is rocket science … it is fascinating.” — Mac on Bama defense
— Scott Carter (@GatorsScott) November 30, 2015
Florida ranks No. 104 overall in total offense. It’s relied predominantly on a staunch defense and solid ground-game. Against Alabama, it has to find a way to be balanced in both the run and pass. This could include Treon Harris taking some shots downfield to Antonio Callaway. It also could signal the presence of a trick play or two — in order to surprise Alabama and potentially come away with some "easy" points.