"Florida does things that have given us problems in past," Brooks said.
"The difficult thing in facing this offense is it segments your defense. All 11 guys can't just read a key and run to the ball. If one guy goes the wrong way, you have a problem against Florida's offense.
"It is a more difficult assignment defense and is not an offense you can necessarily rally all 11 to the ball in a frenzy. You have to be more disciplined."
Rushing and passing
Tebow is averaging 17.5 rushes per game. He has rushed for 500 yards and nine touchdowns. That's as many or more rushing touchdowns than 46 Division I-A teams have this year.
But Tebow also has completed 65.5 percent of his passes - the second best mark in the Southeastern Conference - for 1,455 yards and 13 touchdowns.
"He can do it all," said Kentucky defensive end Jeremy Jarmon. "We have to be aware of where he is and make sure we pay attention to what we are supposed to be doing."
Florida's offense ranks 11th nationally (39.7 points per game) despite losing consecutive games to Auburn and LSU. The Gators' 17 rushing touchdowns are 10th nationally.
Defensively, Florida came into the season as an unknown with nine new starters. Florida leads the SEC in red zone defense, allowing just 10 scores in 23 trips by foes inside the 20-yard line. Opponents are averaging just 2.9 yards per run against the Gators and Florida had 12 tackles for loss against Auburn.
"They are playing excellent defense. Their defense is a very, very talented group and they are playing a lot of guys with size and speed," Brooks said. "It's another typical SEC game against a team that we have not beaten in so long that these players I am coaching weren't born then."
No win since '86
Some were born, but not many when UK last beat Florida in 1986.
"We hadn't beat Louisville in a while, but we did that. We had not beat a top SEC team on the road, but we did that at Arkansas. We had not beat a No. 1 team forever, but we did that against LSU," UK sophomore tackle Justin Jeffries said. "This is a season of opportunities."
Jeffries likely will find himself opposite Florida defensive Derrick Harvey, who has 17 career quarterback sacks. In the last seven games, Harvey has eight sacks. However, LSU came into last week's games with one of the nation's best defensive fronts and it was unable to sack Woodson.
"All summer we harped on being more physical just for games like this," Jeffries said. "I am going to see Harvey some. He is very good. He is fast, big and strong. But we have to block him."
Brooks says playing physical as UK did against LSU is imperative against Florida.
"You can't win in this league if you are not physical. You need speed and playmakers, but it is still a defensive league," Brooks said. "If you are not physical, you are going to get whipped. If you back down when it gets tough and physical, you don't have any chance."
Brooks worries that Florida could have an edge physically because it was off last week while UK was surviving a triple overtime game with LSU.
"Most of their players will be free of soreness and stiffness," Brooks said. "That's a big edge."
Kentucky players hope playing at Commonwealth Stadium, where they have won a record eight straight games, is a bigger edge.
"We will have all our fans to keep us energized. We know how big the game is. So do our fans," said receiver Steve Johnson. "We just want to keep rolling and have people keep talking about us being in the national championship race. We know Florida is tough and rested. We just have to come to ball again and show that we can win no matter what."