Three-point stance: Florida's offense just fine

Posted by ESPN.com's Ivan Maisel

1. The Florida offense scored only 13 points Saturday night at LSU but don’t let that fool you. Usually a national power is among the best in the nation at running (Tom Osborne’s Nebraska) or passing (Steve Spurrier’s Florida) but not both. Urban Meyer’s Gators are second in the nation in rushing (284.6 yards per game) and third in passing effiency (170.18 rating). So much for Meyer’s spread option being unable to run the ball in the SEC.

2. Notre Dame shocker: the faculty, which usually does few favors for the football team, granted coach Charlie Weis’s request and allowed the players to have last Thursday and Friday off during the team’s off week. That gives the team a four-day weekend. The rest of the campus will have its fall break the week of Oct. 19, when the Irish will be busy preparing for Boston College.

3. This sounds familiar. Greg Paulus starts with great fanfare and performs to match it. But as his career progresses, he doesn’t improve. That is what happened over four years as a point guard at Duke. He only has a year to play quarterback at Syracuse, but halfway through his “career,” Paulus got benched Saturday against West Virginia. Coach Doug Marrone said that Paulus, not sophomore Ryan Nassib, who threw two touchdowns in the second half, remains the starter.