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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. What we learned: Week 7

    Sam Khan Jr.

    Florida suffered its first SEC loss this season, dropping a tough 17-6 decision to LSU in Baton Rouge, La., on Saturday afternoon. Here are three things we learned about the Gators from the game: The SEC's best run defense can be run on: LSU sopho...

    Blog | October 13, 2013
  7. LSU marks Florida's biggest test yet

    Edward Aschoff

    Today is the day we learn a lot about Florida. We'll see just how good the nation's No. 2 defense is, and we'll find out if Tyler Murphy is the real deal. When the 17th-ranked Gators (4-1, 3-0 SEC) run out into Tiger Stadium later today to face No...

    Blog | October 12, 2013
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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