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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Florida Gators defense has had a lot of third-down success

    Michael DiRocco

    Florida's third-down defense is one of the best in the nation. Pinpointing exactly why, however, isn't so easy.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2012
  11. Dante Fowler Jr. benefitting from Florida Gators bowl practices

    Michael DiRocco

    With an opportunity to focus on the big picture of his development, rather than a weekly game plan, freshman Dante Fowler Jr. is making rapid strides in advance of the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2012
  12. Florida Gators struggle with offensive problems

    Michael DiRocco

    Will the Gator offense finally wake up after playing poorly against one of the nation's worst defenses? Florida is running out of season to fix its problems on offense.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2012
  13. Florida Gators defense carries offense to win against Missouri Ti...

    Michael DiRocco

    As it has all season, Florida's defense led the way to another win. This time it was courtesy of four interceptions in a 14-7 victory against Missouri.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2012
  14. Florida Gators' offense can't come through in loss to Georgia Bul...

    Michael DiRocco

    Georgia's defense took away Florida's running game and forced the Gators to take to the air, where they failed to make enough plays to overcome six turnovers.

    Story | Conversation | October 27, 2012
  15. Florida Gators linebacker Jelani Jenkins likely to play against L...

    Michael DiRocco

    Limiting LSU's success on the ground is Florida's top priority on defense and getting linebacker Jelani Jenkins back - provided he's cleared to play with a cast on his fractured right thumb - will help.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2012
  16. Florida Gators defense gets bye-week grades

    Michael DiRocco

    As the Florida Gators take advantage of a bye week, GatorNation analyzes each defensive position. But do they all receive a passing grade?

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2012