The team has this swoon period each and every game where they seem lethargic.
So far, we've either played inferior competition with not enough athletes to last 60 minutes. Luckily, there aren't really many teams in the SEC where we could crown them offensive juggernauts.
But teams like LSU and Auburn have veteran qbs, good running games, and defenses that scare the bejesus out of me. If we go out and fall into the early swoon during these two teams, they have good enough offenses to jam it down our throat for an early two td+ lead.
I wouldn't really put Brandon Cox in the same league as Jamarcus Russell or Chris Leak, he's more of an Eric Ainge type in my book, if even that. Cox is just not the type of QB who is going to take the game over for you, he can't carry a team on his back, whereas Jamarcus Russell is that and more. (I kind of have some man love for Russell)
I think the true problem with the Florida Gators lies in the secondary, especially when they go to Nickel and Dime. They are forced to bring in the dreaded McCollum twins who are both equally awful. Starting CB Ryan Smith isn't exactly spectacular in coverage either however he makes up with it with his above average pressuring skills which happens a lot throughout the game.
I'm not worried about Kenny Irons or that LSU RB (it's not still Justin Vincent, is it?) moreso worried about the Auburn atmosphere and JaMarcus Russell's ability to take the game over. I was at the Alabama game last year and you could tell how much that game meant to those people, and to be honest the Gators were beat before they even took the field, they weren't ready for that. As far as the LSU game goes, my question is, even if we get pressure on Russell... are our DBs (outside Reggie Nelson) going to be able to tackle him? Russell is 6-5 250+ and extremely tough to take down, that I think is going to make it a long day for the Gators.