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  1. Projecting Florida's next draft class

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- With four players selected in last weekend's NFL draft, the Florida Gators have now had a total of 322 players picked by current NFL franchises. UF has long been one of the most talent-rich pipelines to the pros but didn't mak...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  2. NFL draft preview: Florida Gators

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- An NFL draft with no Florida Gators picked in the first round has become a pretty rare occurrence, but that's exactly what most are expecting on Thursday night. UF has been one of the most consistent talent pipelines in the pa...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  3. Longshot WR Patton looks to get drafted

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Solomon Patton is the quintessential NFL draft underdog. A year ago he was a virtual unknown at Florida, having caught all of eight passes for 79 yards in his first three seasons. Then he exploded with a senior season that ...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  4. Ex-Gator Harrison eager to watch NFL draft

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Jonotthan Harrison can't remember exactly when it started, but at some point in high school he became an NFL draft junkie. As a college football prospect at Groveland (Fla.) South Lake, he'd watch for hours with friends and th...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  5. Florida's key spring position battles: CB

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Spring has sprung in the state of Florida, which means a much-needed football fix is almost here. We're getting you ready for the Gators' spring practice with a look at five key position battles to watch when practice gets sta...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  6. Gators' 2007 class was loaded with talent

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida's Class of 2007 only won one national championship, but it stands alone as the single most talent-rich recruiting class in school history. The list of NFL players is mind-boggling, but as part of our week-long series l...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  7. Zook's last Florida class helped win titles

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- When he resigned from Florida in January 2002, Steve Spurrier hardly left time for his replacement to recruit. But boy could Ron Zook recruit. As Spurrier's successor, Zook capitalized on the Head Ball Coach's 12 years of p...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  8. Meyer's last class at Florida was productive

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Urban Meyer's last complete recruiting cycle at Florida, the Class of 2010, was astounding on paper. On the field, it hasn't quite lived up to such lofty billing. The Gators signed 27 recruits in 2010, a class that ranked N...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  9. Reviewing Florida's Class of 2010

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Every year on signing day, Florida coach Will Muschamp takes a moment to throw a jab at the media. The circus surrounding college football recruiting has grown to epic proportions, and he clearly bristles at the thought of ran...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  10. Grier well prepared for backup role at UF

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Will Grier knows the deal. He has been hearing from Gator fans for months, knows how excited they are about his future and is flattered by the attention. Some have even called him a savior. "Yeah, I see that all the time," ...

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  11. UF fills staff with Summers as OL coach

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Mike Summers was hired as Florida's offensive line coach, completing the UF coaching staff, the school announced Monday. Summers comes to Florida after one season as the offensive line coach and running game coordinator for US...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  12. Florida LB Ronald Powell going pro

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida linebacker Ronald Powell will forgo his senior season to enter the NFL draft, the school announced Monday. Powell was the No. 1 overall prospect in the Class of 2010 but struggled to match the hype in his college caree...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  13. Gators have needs to fill in recruiting

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- With a 15-player senior class and seven players transferring or leaving since the end of the season, Florida has plenty of holes to fill. Considering all seven of those departing players were from the offensive side of the bal...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  14. Durkin adjusting to role as coordinator

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- D.J. Durkin enjoys being able to roam. During his first three seasons at Florida, Durkin coached the Gators' linebackers. All day. Every day. Jon Bostic, Jelani Jenkins, Neiron Ball, Darrin Kitchens, Antonio Morrison. The sam...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  15. Why receivers have struggled at Florida

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- What used to be a strength at the University of Florida has become the program's major weakness. The Gators used to churn out All-SEC receivers on a somewhat regular basis. At the very worst, there'd always be a UF player or t...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  16. Easley poised for fantastic finale

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- He has carried around a Chuckie doll from the campy horror-movie franchise and walked onto Florida Field wearing a giant chain. He doesn't watch much sports, preferring SpongeBob and The Fairly Oddparents cartoons instead. ...

    Blog | July 19, 2013