Kirk Herbstreit says he isn't panicking about Florida's defense; compares it to LSU's 2019 defense
The Florida Gators are off to a hot 2-0 start and have been one of the most exciting teams to watch this season.
But, there are some concerns about the defense, which has given up a lot of points. For now, the offense continues to take care of business, but could the defense hurt the Gators down the road?
On Saturday’s edition of College GameDay, analyst Kirk Herbstreit said he’s not panicking about the Gators’ defense just yet:
“The jury is out for me for the Florida defense,” he said. “They lost 6 starters. Throwing in Kyree Campbell, the defensive tackle, and safety Brad Stewart — that’s really 8 starters. When you look at Todd Grantham and the complexities of his defense, experience is critical. The Ole Miss game, they gave up to many explosives against Lane Kiffin. Against South Carolina, they couldn’t get off the field. I think they were 5-for-6 on fourth downs. They’ve had some issues, but to me, it reminds me of LSU’s defense last year. Oh, Joe Burrow and the offense is just going to outscore everybody. Now it’s this year with the Kyles. Florida’s defense has got athletes. They’re hearing all this negativity. It wouldn’t shock me if we see them get this thing going in a better direction.”
The Gators take on the Texas A&M Aggies and their struggling offense on Saturday at noon Eastern time. Will we see them start to get right on that side of the ball? Or, will the Aggies score some points?