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  1. Replacing the Gators: Defense

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The NFL draft is over, so it's time to talk about the next wave of Gators. Florida only had four players selected last weekend, but three were from the defensive side of the ball. Here's a look at who will replace the Gator...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  2. UF spring predictions: New leaders on D

    Jeff Barlis

    Editor's note: This is Part 3 of our weeklong series predicting what's ahead for Florida this spring. GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- It's no coincidence that Florida's vaunted defense slipped last season after the departure of several 2012 mainstays. Upperc...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  3. Gators need more from their D-linemen

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- It's hard to find fault with a defense that ranked No. 5 in the nation last season. Stout defense has been the identity of the Florida Gators under coach Will Muschamp. It has carried the team and its dysfunctional offense for...

    Blog | February 14, 2014
  4. Five Gators who must step up on defense

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida has fielded top-notch defenses for years. And why not when it recruits top talent so consistently? Head coach Will Muschamp has lived up to his reputation as one of college football's best defensive minds, and as such,...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  5. Gators trying to fix leaky run defense

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- On what must be a lengthy list of disappointments this season, Florida coach Will Muschamp counts his run defense among the most confounding. Perhaps this was to be expected because Florida lost seven starters from last year's...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  6. Quality depth propels Gators past Rockets

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Throughout the offseason, Florida knew its program depth would be tested. The Gators lost seven starters from last year's defense and knew Week 1 would mean a match up against a veteran Toledo offense that averaged more than 4...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  7. Instant analysis: Florida 24, Toledo 6

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- After suspending five players, including two starters on defense, the No. 10 Gators were forced to use their depth against Toledo on Saturday. Several backup players came through, as Florida showed off an improved offense to go w...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  8. The AggreGator: NCAA Round 2

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- So, you're the Florida Gators and you're busy trying to solve Virginia's vaunted pack-line defense. The last thing you need is an executive order for failure. But that's just what President Barack Obama has on his bracket -- an o...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  9. The AggreGator: Basketball bounces

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- When a top-10 team loses to an unranked team, the aftermath isn't pretty. That's what happened when Florida played poorly on offense and defense and fell to an inspired Rutgers team last Thursday night. Right after the game, t...

    Blog | January 01, 2012
  10. Florida Gators struggled all season with turnovers

    Jeff Barlis

    Florida's inexperienced defensive backs were often hesitant to make mistakes and therefore didn't take the chances that could lead to creating turnovers.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2011
  11. GatorNation: Florida Gators finally win turnover battle

    Jeff Barlis

    Two pick-sixes cap scoring for Gators in comeback victory over Furman

    Story | Conversation | November 16, 2011