Breaking down where the Gators' defensive depth chart stands following spring practice.
While he admits the middle of his defense has some holes to fill, UF coach Will Muschamp and his staff are quite focused this spring on strengthening the Gators at linebacker, safety and cornerback, and then some.
Florida's stars will be counted on to perform next fall, but the team will need contributions from everywhere in order to compete. Here are some under-the-radar candidates who will need to shine.
The Florida Gators' 2012 recruiting class featured 14 players who were on the field for a significant amount of time as freshmen, and several will be competing for starting jobs in 2013.
The Gators need several freshmen to make instant impacts in 2013, but Florida's recent history shows that it's rare for even three freshmen to do so.
The defense loses quite a few key players from 2012's lockdown unit, but there are several young Gators that will get an opportunity to shine.
Heading into coach Will Muschamp's third year, the Florida Gators face a new batch of holes to fill. Here are the five biggest questions.
The top offseason priority for Florida's defense is finding a replacement for stalwart middle linebacker Jon Bostic. The role of leader in the middle could fall to Antonio Morrison.
The five most surprising performers for the Florida Gators in 2012, a quintet that played much better than last season or exceeded expectations.
The Florida Gators completed their one-year makeover with the kind of gutty, come-from-behind win at FSU that wasn't possible in Will Muschamp's first season.
GatorNation's Michael DiRocco offers the six most likely freshmen who can make an impact for the Florida Gators this season.