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  1. Will Muschamp stresses Florida Gators defense having shored-up mi...

    Michael DiRocco

    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.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2013
  2. GatorNation position breakdown: CB

    Michael DiRocco

    Editor's note: Every Tuesday and Thursday through Jan. 31, 2013, GatorNation will break down each position. We'll look at 2013, of course, but also try and give you a peek beyond next season, too. Today is cornerback. We will profile safeties on Jan....

    Blog | January 01, 2013
  3. Loucheiz Purifoy dangerous at receiver, Florida Gators need him a...

    Michael DiRocco

    CB Loucheiz Purifoy will be spending more time on offense in the Allstate Sugar Bowl and next season so the Florida Gators can take advantage of his speed, size and play-making ability. But his first role will be at cornerback.

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2012
  4. Freshman Bailey's transfer has little impact

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida freshman cornerback Willie Bailey is transferring. The 6-foot-1, 170-pound Bailey enrolled in January and redshirted in 2012. The former Hallandale, Fla./Hallandale High School standout was a three-star recruit and ESP...

    Blog | December 15, 2012
  5. Florida Gators cornerback Jeremy Brown overcomes injuries to make...

    Michael DiRocco

    Injuries have hampered Jeremy Brown's career, but the Florida cornerback has refused to give up, providing his coaches and teammates with inspiration.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2012
  6. Gators cope with injuries after A&M

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The Florida Gators are a wounded bunch heading into the Tennessee game -- but things aren't as bad as they appeared Saturday night. UF won't have linebacker Jelani Jenkins (thumb) or cornerback/safety Cody Riggs (foot) for fo...

    Blog | September 10, 2012
  7. CB Jeremy Brown cleared to play

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida cornerback Jeremy Brown, who has missed three seasons because of back and knee injuries, will be on the field Saturday for the Gators at Texas A&M, UF coach Will Muschamp said Wednesday. The 5-foot-10, 181-pound Br...

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  8. Purifoy will get more work on offense

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida's wide receivers have been a disappointing group the past two seasons. In an effort to fix that, coach Will Muschamp is turning to a cornerback. Loucheiz Purifoy lined up at receiver for several plays in the Gators' 27...

    Blog | September 03, 2012
  9. Florida Gators boast depth at cornerback but seek starters

    Michael DiRocco

    Florida's cornerbacks should prove to be a fearsome foursome for opposing quarterbacks. While coach Will Muschamp says matchups will dictate playing time more than set starting jobs, the friendly competition is intense.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2012
  10. Florida Gators' Marcus Roberson healthy

    Michael DiRocco

    After missing time as a freshman with a scary neck injury, Marcus Roberson is back to play a big role as one of the Gators' starting cornerbacks.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2012
  11. CB Loucheiz Purifoy has Florida Gators' confidence

    Michael DiRocco

    Sophomore cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy has the confidence of his Florida coaches after emerging as a starter during the spring. He also has plenty of confidence of his own.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2012
  12. CB Roberson recovers from scary injury

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida cornerback Marcus Roberson was on the field for all three of the Gators' spring practices last week -- which is something coach Will Muschamp wasn't sure would be possible last November. In fact, Muschamp wondered if R...

    Blog | March 19, 2012
  13. 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
  14. After visit, UF leads for Shedrick Williams

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Madison (Fla.) County cornerback Shedrick Williams didn't think he'd be impressed with what he was going to see during Florida's annual junior day. He couldn't have been more wrong. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Williams came away ...

    Blog | February 20, 2012
  15. Halftime analysis: Florida State 14, Florida 0

    Michael DiRocco

    Turning point: Florida State cornerback Mike Harris picked off John Brantley inside the FSU 5-yard line and returned the ball 89 yards to the Florida 4. Three plays later, FSU's Devonta Freeman scored on a 1-yard run to give the Seminoles a 14-0 lead...

    Blog | November 26, 2011