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  1. Florida's two-deep: Wide receiver

    Jeff Barlis

    Editor's note: We're breaking down the Gators' two-deep depth chart every day for the next two weeks. We'll cover every position as well as offer a glimpse into the future. You can read the whole series here. WIDE RECEIVER The starters: Senior ...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  2. Replacing the Gators: Offense

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The NFL draft is over, so it's time to talk about the next wave of Gators. Florida had four players selected last weekend with just one from the offensive side of the ball. On Tuesday we looked at the defensive replacements...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  3. Post-spring questions for Florida

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Soaring temperatures and a lack of football tells you that spring is over in Florida. It's time for the long days of summer. The Gators will work out in the weight room, delve deeper into playbooks and conduct drills with each...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  4. Gators declare their spring a success

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- In keeping with tradition, Florida concluded a month of practices with a feel-good scrimmage in front of thousands of fans and called the spring a success. Coming off of a terrible 2013 season, the Gators desperately needed ch...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  5. UF spring game a stark contrast to 2013

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- A typical spring football game in the South is like throwing red meat to hungry animals. For the Gators and their football-starved fans, Saturday's scrimmage went down easy. Positive feelings were in abundance inside Ben Hill ...

    Blog | April 12, 2014
  6. What to watch for in Florida's spring game

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Progress. It's what Florida fans expect to see this fall. It's what they hope to see in Saturday's spring game. Everyone is under much more scrutiny after the Gators' 4-8 record last season, but mostly the microscope will be o...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  7. UF spring predictions: Standouts emerge

    Jeff Barlis

    Editor's note: This is Part 5 of our weeklong series predicting what's ahead for Florida this spring. GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- With so much perfect weather in Florida, fans are expected to flock to the Gators' eight open practices, starting on Wednesd...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  8. Florida's key spring position battles: WR

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Spring has sprung in the state of Florida, which means a much-needed football fix is almost here. We're getting you ready for the Gators' spring practice with a look at five key position battles to watch when practice gets sta...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  9. UF spring players to watch: D. Robinson

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- With the Class of 2014 recruiting cycle in the rearview mirror, the long college football offseason is well under way. But fear not. Spring football is just around the corner. We're here to get you ready with a look at the top...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  10. Wide receivers must finally step up for UF

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- When doling out blame for Florida's four-year streak of bad offense, there's always a bit of a puzzle in assessing the passing game. Has the biggest problem been the offensive line's inability to pass block or the quarterbacks...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  11. Five Florida freshmen who showed promise

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- One of the obvious silver linings of a subpar season is having the opportunity to get young players on the field. Florida burned 11 redshirts last season. That's a lot of precious experience for players who will be counted on to ...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  12. Reviewing Florida's 2013 early enrollees

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- By now the benefits of enrolling early are well known both to players and the football programs that typically put such valuable freshmen right to work. Not only do these select prospects get a significant head start in terms ...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  13. Keys to reviving Florida's offense in 2014

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida's new offensive coordinator, Kurt Roper, is known for his ability to adapt his offense to his players. It's one of the biggest reasons he was hired. Will Muschamp is a head coach who needs results right away, and the G...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  14. Gators confident they can bounce back

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida need not look any further than Saturday's championship game to see how quickly fortunes can change in the SEC. Auburn was winless in league play last year, and Missouri won all of two games in its first spin through th...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  15. What we learned: Week 11

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Here's what we learned about the Gators after their 34-17 homecoming loss to Vanderbilt on Saturday: They're demoralized: The players and coaches won't admit it, but this season is unofficially over. There's little chance this...

    Blog | November 10, 2013
  16. Hard for freshman WRs to make impact

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- One of the main reasons Florida's passing offense has struggled since 2009 is the lack of production -- or a playmaker -- at receiver. If the Gators' 2013 passing offense is going to be better than the unit that ranked 114th n...

    Blog | May 08, 2013