September 13, 2011
Can FSU slow down Oklahoma's up-tempo offense?
Last year in Norman, Okla., Florida State's young defense looked like a deer in the headlights against Oklahoma's vaunted offense. Led by quarterback Landry Jones and wide receiver Ryan Broyles, the Sooners' up-tempo style caught FSU's young defense completely off guard.
Even though defensive coordinator Mark Stoops and his players knew the Sooners would run a no-huddle offense and did their best to prepare, they simply couldn't keep up with the frenetic pace.
"Last year was a little bit unexpected," linebacker Nigel Bradham said of dealing with OU's face-paced offense. "We knew it was going to be fast, but not that fast."
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