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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Spring question No. 5: Tight ends

    Michael DiRocco

    As part of our spring practice preview, each day this week GatorNation addressed the five biggest questions facing the Gators. Today we'll complete our series with a look at the situation at tight end. GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Tight end production in ...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  10. Kelvin Taylor Marcell Harris follow in fathers' Florida Gators fo...

    Michael DiRocco

    Florida has a long legacy of father-son legacies. Kelvin Taylor, son of all-time great Fred Taylor and Marcell Harris, son of former reserve Mike Harris are the latest.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2013
  11. How Florida Gators prospects fared at scouting combine

    Michael DiRocco

    A look at how the 10 former Florida Gators fared at the NFL scouting combine leading into the 2013 NFL draft.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2013
  12. Sharrif Floyd sees draft stock skyrocket

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Sharrif Floyd hasn't played a down of football since Florida's loss to Louisville in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, but his NFL draft stock is soaring. The 6-foot-3, 297-pound defensive tackle has gone from being a possible first-rou...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  13. DBs from SEC blanket combine

    Michael DiRocco

    Several of RecruitingNation's SEC sites took a look this week at the players headed to the NFL combine, which begins today in Indianapolis, and other predraft camps. Click here to read the entire predraft series. Today: Defensive backs and special te...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  14. SEC's DLs, LBs strong at combine

    Michael DiRocco

    Several of RecruitingNation's SEC sites will look this week at the players headed to the NFL combine, which begins Friday in Indianapolis, and other predraft camps. Today: Defensive linemen and linebackers. Florida Gators The heart of the Gator...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  15. OLs from SEC can thrive at combine

    Michael DiRocco

    Several of RecruitingNation's SEC sites will look this week at the players headed to the NFL combine, which begins Friday in Indianapolis, and other predraft camps. Today: Offensive linemen. Florida Gators The Gators are represented by a player...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  16. Florida Gators receivers recruits need immediate contributors

    Michael DiRocco

    Florida signed five receivers in one class twice since 1997. Neither time, however, did anyone make much of an impact as a freshman. And only three developed into playmakers for the Gators.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2013