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  1. Gators trying to develop safety depth

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Versatile defensive backs Jaylen Watkins and Cody Riggs starting at safety would be best for Florida's defense. For the season opener against Toledo, anyway. But UF coach Will Muschamp is concerned about October and Novem...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  2. Florida Gators spring wrap

    Michael DiRocco

    FLORIDA GATORS 2012 overall record: 11-2 2012 overall record: 11-2 2012 conference record: 7-1 (2nd Eastern Division) Returning starters: Offense: 6; defense: 4; kicker/punter: 1 Top returners QB Jeff Driskel, C Jonotthan Harrison, RG Jon...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  3. UF week in review: defense and updates

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Spring practice is nearly halfway over and the NCAA tournament is finally underway, and that makes it a busy week for Florida sports. GatorNation kept you up to date, starting with a story about the middle of UF's defense. Coa...

    Blog | March 23, 2013
  4. Florida Gators Loucheiz Purifoy growing into role as WR

    Michael DiRocco

    How desperate is Florida to find some help at WR? Will Muschamp is moving his best DB, Loucheiz Purifoy, to receiver for his playmaking ability.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2013
  5. Gator D gets early test in NCAA tournament

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida's defense is going to be tested immediately in the NCAA tournament. The Gators earned a No. 3 seed in the South region and will play its tournament opener against No. 14 seed Northwestern State, which entered the weeke...

    Blog | March 17, 2013
  6. 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
  7. Spring question No. 4: Offensive leap

    Michael DiRocco

    As part of our spring practice preview, each day this week GatorNation will address the five biggest questions facing the Gators. Today we'll look at whether the offense can make a jump in the second year under Brent Pease similar to what the defense...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  8. Florida Gators must replace Caleb Sturgis in 2013

    Michael DiRocco

    With the departure of rock-solid kicker Caleb Sturgis, the Gators have a huge hole to fill and will turn to redshirt freshman Austin Hardin.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2013
  9. Questions mount for Gators defense

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The one constant in Florida's 2012 season -- until the Allstate Sugar Bowl, anyway -- was the Gators' defense. The unit was one of the nation's best, ranking in the top five nationally in rushing, pass efficiency, and scoring,...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  10. An early look at the 2013 Florida Gators defense

    Michael DiRocco

    The defense loses quite a few key players from 2012's lockdown unit, but there are several young Gators that will get an opportunity to shine.

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2013
  11. Florida Gators defense needs a new man in the middle

    Michael DiRocco

    The top offseason priority for Florida's defense is finding a replacement for stalwart middle linebacker Jon Bostic. The role of leader in the middle could fall to Antonio Morrison.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2013
  12. Florida Gators defense grades after 2013 season

    Michael DiRocco

    An outstanding performance by the secondary backed up strong efforts by the line and linebackers, creating a strong Gators defensive unit.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2013
  13. Florida Gators offense grades after 2013 season

    Michael DiRocco

    The Gators made some strides on offense, but an old problem with their receivers wasn't resolved during the 2013 season.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2013
  14. 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
  15. Florida Gators stunned by poor defensive showing

    Michael DiRocco

    The third-ranked Florida Gators didn't just get beat by Louisville in the Sugar Bowl on Wednesday. They got embarrassed, and it raises questions about their vaunted defense.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2013
  16. Florida Gators third-string QB Tyler Murphy a scout-team asset

    Michael DiRocco

    He hasn't played a down all season, but No. 3 QB Tyler Murphy has been critical in helping the Florida defense prepare for mobile quarterbacks -- like Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2012