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  1. Chris Rainey staying patient in job search

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Former Florida and Pittsburgh Steelers running back Chris Rainey made a surprise appearance at UF's annual pro day on Tuesday -- not to find another job, though. Rainey stopped by to visit his former teammates and coaches and ...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  2. Alvin Bailey's work as former QB will help Florida Gators, Will M...

    Michael DiRocco

    Florida has a history of success with prospects who dabbled at quarterback in high school and changed positions in college. Signee Alvin Bailey did just that for Seffner (Fla.) Armwood before moving to wide receiver at UF.

    Story | Conversation | February 17, 2013
  3. These Gators under pressure in 2012

    Michael DiRocco

    ESPN's GatorNation brings you the 30 things you need to know about Florida's upcoming 2012 season. For 30 weekdays we'll preview games, talk about trends, spotlight players and positions, and give you pretty much everything you need to know to be rea...

    Blog | July 05, 2012
  4. Gators own rivalry with Vols

    Michael DiRocco

    ESPN's GatorNation brings you the 30 things you need to know about Florida's upcoming 2012 season. For 30 weekdays, we'll preview games, talk about trends, spotlight players and positions, and give you pretty much everything you need to know to be re...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  5. Dan Wenger is headed to New York

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Former Florida offensive lineman Dan Wenger announced via Twitter that he has been "given an opportunity" with the New York Jets. Wenger, like all draft picks and undrafted free agents, will participate in a mini-camp held wit...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  6. Perspective on UF's poor draft class

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida had just two players drafted over the past three days: defensive tackle Jaye Howard (fourth round, Seattle) and running back Chris Rainey (fifth round, Pittsburgh). Here are some numbers and stats to put that into perspec...

    Blog | April 28, 2012
  7. Rainey gives Steelers plenty of options

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Chris Rainey's speed and versatility made him someone the Pittsburgh Steelers just couldn't pass up. The Steelers selected the former Florida running back in the fifth round (159th overall pick) of the NFL draft on Saturday, a...

    Blog | April 28, 2012
  8. Florida Gators won't be prominent in NFL draft

    Michael DiRocco

    Florida is likely to have just two prospects -- defensive tackle Jaye Howard and running back Chris Rainey -- selected in the NFL draft.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2012
  9. RB Gillislee ready for breakout season

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- A nagging ankle injury and trouble with pass protection are things that kept running back Mike Gillislee from being a bigger part of Florida's offense in the past several seasons. Both are better now, he said, and aren't going...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  10. Gators short on talent at pro day

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- It's definitely not a good sign about Florida's NFL Draft prospects when there's significantly more talent watching the pro scout day workouts than participating in them. Quarterback John Brantley, running back Chris Rainey, d...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  11. Florida Gators NFL prospects analysis

    Michael DiRocco

    GatorNation's Michael DiRocco breaks down the draft-ability of the Gators' NFL prospects.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2012
  12. Brantley signs with agent Joel Segal

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida quarterback John Brantley has begun his post-college career by signing with agent Joel Segal. John Brantley Sr., said his son signed the contract on Friday. Florida running back Chris Rainey also signed with Segal last...

    Blog | January 14, 2012
  13. Howard, Rainey headed to Senior Bowl

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida defensive tackle Jaye Howard and running back Chris Rainey have been selected to play in the Senior Bowl. The game will be played Jan. 28 in Mobile, Ala., but it's the week of practice that leads up to the game at Ladd...

    Blog | January 04, 2012
  14. A special tribute to Urban Meyer

    Michael DiRocco

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Florida football team gave one final tribute to former coach Urban Meyer on Monday. The Gators made a couple big plays on special teams to beat Ohio State in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl. Andre Debose returned a kickoff 9...

    Blog | January 02, 2012
  15. Instant analysis: Florida 24, Ohio State 17

    Michael DiRocco

    Turning point: Florida's Andre Debose returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown to break a 7-7 tie. It was the longest play in Gator Bowl history, eclipsing a 96-yard touchdown run by Texas Tech's Mikell Simpson in 2008. Debose now has three kickof...

    Blog | January 02, 2012
  16. Florida Gators had dearth of big plays in 2011

    Michael DiRocco

    Florida's offense had a stunning lack of big plays in 2011, even fewer than in the 2010 season, which was also a disappointment on offense.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2011