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  1. 3 Up, 3 Down: Louisville 33, Florida 23

    Michael DiRocco

    NEW ORLEANS -- Florida wrapped up its 2012 season with a surprisingly poor performance against Louisville in the Allstate Sugar Bowl. The Gators' defense, which had been so good all season and was the reason they were in the national championship hun...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  2. Tagging the Gators: RB Chris Johnson

    Michael DiRocco

    Editor's note: Each day between now and Florida's Allstate Sugar Bowl date with Louisville, GatorNation will review the season for a key Gators player and attempt to project what's next. Today we'll look at RB Chris Johnson. RB Chris Johnson Sop...

    Blog | December 30, 2012
  3. Tagging the Gators: RB Matt Jones

    Michael DiRocco

    Editor's note: Each day between now and Florida's Allstate Sugar Bowl date with Louisville, GatorNation will review the season for a key Gators player and attempt to project what's next. Today we'll look at RB Matt Jones. RB Matt Jones Freshman ...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  4. Game preview: Gators vs. Ragin' Cajuns

    Michael DiRocco

    Louisiana Lafayette (5-3) at No. 6 Florida (8-1) Saturday, 12:21 p.m. ET Florida Field, Gainesville, Fla. SEC Network Gators to watch RB Omarius Hines: With WR/KR Andre Debose out with a knee injury, Hines will have to take over the role ...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  5. 3 Up, 3 Down: Florida 44, S. Carolina 11

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida moved a step closer to an SEC East championship by routing South Carolina and former coach Steve Spurrier on Saturday. The Gators didn't look impressive on offense but -- as usual -- made some adjustments at halftime and ...

    Blog | October 21, 2012
  6. Florida Gators need backup running backs to be ready

    Michael DiRocco

    With Mike Gillislee's injury history and the workload he'll face as Florida's starting tailback, the Gators need quality depth and a clear No. 2 back to emerge.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2012
  7. Sunday Night QB: UF must let offense go

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida coach Will Muschamp knows that 21 passes aren't going to get it done against Texas A&M on Saturday. The Gators will need to be a little more equitable than they were against the Aggies, running the ball on 67 perce...

    Blog | September 02, 2012
  8. Chris Johnson makes move to RB

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The request came out of nowhere. Would you be willing to move to running back? Chris Johnson came to Florida in 2011 as a safety but had been playing linebacker when Gators coach Will Muschamp came to him in the spring and ...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  9. Notebook: D-day looming for Gators

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Sunday will be a big day for the Florida football team. The players will have their first day off after 18 consecutive days of practice, but the coaching staff will be hunkered in the football facility trying to figure out whi...

    Blog | August 18, 2012
  10. GatorNation video position preview: RB/FB

    Michael DiRocco and Jeff Barlis

    ESPN's GatorNation is previewing each position leading up to the start of the season with a short video. Each Friday until the season kicks off, Michael DiRocco and Jeff Barlis will analyze a position group, tell you who is starting and why, and prov...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  11. Florida Gators will rely on depth at running back

    Michael DiRocco

    After graduating two productive seniors, Florida might appear to have a problem at running back. But coach Will Muschamp is confident in his options.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2012
  12. UF loses 2 DLs; Story impact; QB update

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida has lost a pair of reserve defensive linemen to knee injuries this week, and at least one is definitely out for the season. UF coach Will Muschamp said Friday that senior defensive tackle Nick Alajajian suffered a frac...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  13. Notebook: Powell suffers sprained knee

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Defensive end/linebacker Ronald Powell was having the best spring of his career until he was forced to leave Saturday's spring game with a left knee injury. Florida coach Will Muschamp said Powell suffered a sprain and seemed ...

    Blog | April 07, 2012
  14. Thoughts from UF's final open practice

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Here are some observations/thoughts from Florida's open spring practice on Saturday afternoon: Cornerback Jaylen Watkins had two interceptions, giving him three in the two open practices. He picked off Jeff Driskel's pass inte...

    Blog | March 17, 2012
  15. 10 thoughts from UF's open practice

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Here are some observations/thoughts from Florida's open spring practice on Friday afternoon: • Neither quarterback looked particularly impressive on Friday. Both had several good throws -- Jeff Driskel hooked up with Ja'...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  16. Demps' speed will intrigue NFL teams

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida running back Jeff Demps said earlier this week that he'd pursue an NFL career instead of attempt to qualify for the 2012 Olympics in London. And offensive coordinator Charlie Weis, who coached in the NFL for 16 years a...

    Blog | November 25, 2011