2. Feature Demarcus Robinson
Florida's most talented wide receiver (and a Fort Valley native) missed the game against the Seminoles because of suspension, his fourth in three years in Gainesville, Florida's already-pedestrian pass offense came to a halt. Gators coach Jim McElwain isn't saying what Robinson did to earn the suspension, nor will he disclose how much Robinson might play against the Tide. I say McElwain not only should let Robinson play but he should feature him. Get the ball into Robinson's hands in space as much as possible with simple plays and let him try to make something happen. By now Robinson surely is thinking about declaring for the NFL draft, where he will be an intriguing prospect, so the Gators should use that ambition to their advantage. Robinson is highly motivated to show scouts he's a star on a big stage so give him the chance to do it.
Trust in Treon
I don't mean let QB Treon Harris fling the ball all over the field because that's obviously not his thing because of accuracy issues. But Harris is capable of delivering the occasional big play against elite defenses. He had three passes longer than 30 yards at LSU and also a 17-yard run. Against Georgia, Harris scrambled and delivered a 66-yard dagger to Antonio Callaway. The Gators will need running back Kelvin Taylor to keep the chains moving against Bama but they need some big passing plays to at least flip the field and make it easier for the defense to slow Alabama and force Coker to have to make some big plays. The Gators shouldn't be afraid to let Harris take some shots.