College football insider Pat Forde joins Booger and Rich every Thursday to bring you the best college football coverage in Tampa Bay. Forde helped us prepare for the SEC matchup between the Florida Gators and Booger’s LSU Tigers.
Forde said he was surprised and impressed by what Florida was able to do last season against LSU, but this season is a different story. Forde said the LSU offense is much better this season than it’s ever been and should be able to put some points up against that tough Gators defense.
Forde said that Florida QB Tyler Murphy seems to be less error prone than Jeff Driskel but Forde says there is a lot more pressure on Murphy this week on the road. The Gators will need big plays out of Murphy to survive.
LSU needs the win more according to Forde to keep up with the tough SEC West. Florida can still win the East if they lose this game with Georgia and South Carolina struggling at times.
Brent Pease’s offense in Gainesville has struggled this season but Forde says that he did help develop good pro’s like Doug Martin and the Gators’ QB play hasn’t been at the level that allows for a strong offense.