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  1. In recruiting, Florida State capitalizing on success

    Derek Tyson

    TAMPA, Fla. - The Florida State Seminoles have been on a tear. The success extends from the field, where the Seminoles have won 24 straight games and a national championship and have the reigning Heisman Trophy winner leading their potent offense, to...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Unheralded prospects who've shined at UF

    Derek Tyson

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- This week, GatorNation writer Mike DiRocco, SEC blogger Edward Aschoff and former Florida and NFL offensive tackle Mike Pearson drafted their all-time Florida Gators football team. There were several players chosen in the draft w...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  11. Gator Breakdown: Dominique Easley

    Michael DiRocco

    During the summer, GatorNation will analyze each of the scholarship players on the Florida roster -- excluding the Gators' 2013 recruiting class -- in our Gator Breakdown series. Starting with No. 1 Quinton Dunbar we will go through the roster numeri...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  12. Muschamp finds recruiting help at draft

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Reaching the NFL -- and potentially becoming a first-round draft pick -- is something that every recruit wants to achieve. It's a big part of their school decisions. They might like two campuses, two programs, two stadiums, tw...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  13. Muschamp can't figure out Floyd's drop

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Former Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and safety Matt Elam have traded orange and blue for purple. In Floyd's case, it came a little later than most everyone thought, and nobody's quite sure why. The Minnesota Vikings ...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  14. A look at the Florida Gators who will be picked in the NFL draft

    Michael DiRocco

    Predicting where Florida's draft-eligible players will be selected on what should be a banner NFL draft for the Gators.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2013
  15. Chris Rainey staying patient in job search

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Former Florida and Pittsburgh Steelers running back Chris Rainey made a surprise appearance at UF's annual pro day on Tuesday -- not to find another job, though. Rainey stopped by to visit his former teammates and coaches and ...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  16. Jelani Jenkins recovered foot injury in time for Florida Gators p...

    Michael DiRocco

    Linebacker Jelani Jenkins' 40-yard-dash time at Florida's pro day wasn't as important as showing he has recovered from a broken bone in his right foot.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2013