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  1. SEC lunchtime links

    Greg Ostendorf

    Sunday was a sad day in the SEC. Former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen died in a car accident at just 23 years old, and though I never had the privilege of covering him, it was easy to the impact he had on people based on the Twitter response....

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  2. Class of 2006 made biggest impact at UF

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida's 2006 recruiting class stands alone at the top. It started off as ESPN's No. 1-ranked class. But two SEC championships and two national championships in three seasons tell the whole story. Even the Gators' loaded C...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  3. Florida: Instant impact recruits

    Derek Tyson

    GAINESVILLE, Fla.-- The Gators are ranked No. 9 in the latest ESPN team recruiting rankings. With the recruiting board they have remaining, it could turn in to a top-three class when all is said and done. Here is a look at 10 recruits, either comm...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  4. Revisiting Florida's No. 4 recruiting class

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Not everybody can get on the field right away. Some players take longer than others to develop. Florida signed 23 players in 2012 and several made an immediate impact: offensive tackle D.J. Humphries, defensive linemen Jonatha...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  5. Ranking UF top 10 freshmen contributors

    Michael DiRocco

    It's Rankings Week at GatorNation. Every day we'll rank some aspect of the Florida football program heading into the 2013 season. Today we're ranking the top 10 UF freshmen with the chance of making the biggest impact in the fall. On Friday we'll ran...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  6. Hard for freshman WRs to make impact

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- One of the main reasons Florida's passing offense has struggled since 2009 is the lack of production -- or a playmaker -- at receiver. If the Gators' 2013 passing offense is going to be better than the unit that ranked 114th n...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  7. Young's resignation has recruiting impact

    Derek Tyson

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- With fewer than five years of college coaching under his belt, Bryant Young shouldn't be too much trouble for the Gators to replace. In fact, they've already done that with new defensive line coach Brad Lawing. But what will be a...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  8. Florida Gators looking for more success latest junior college sig...

    Michael DiRocco

    Florida's track record with junior college signees has not been good. Many flamed out with little impact on the program. The Gators are hoping the latest crop turns it around.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2013
  9. 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
  10. Florida Gators have great needs for freshmen to fill in 2013

    Michael DiRocco

    The Gators need several freshmen to make instant impacts in 2013, but Florida's recent history shows that it's rare for even three freshmen to do so.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2013
  11. Five early impact recruits for UF

    Derek Tyson

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The Gators have the No. 1 recruiting class in the country, and several of Florida's 27 verbal commitments could make an instant impact next year. Here's a closer look at five who could potentially make the most impact in their fi...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  12. Freshman Bailey's transfer has little impact

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida freshman cornerback Willie Bailey is transferring. The 6-foot-1, 170-pound Bailey enrolled in January and redshirted in 2012. The former Hallandale, Fla./Hallandale High School standout was a three-star recruit and ESP...

    Blog | December 15, 2012
  13. Jenkins' return ends with hamstring strain

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Turns out Florida didn't need LB Jelani Jenkins to beat LSU. The redshirt junior played in his first game since he suffered a fractured right thumb against Texas A&M on Sept. 8, but he made no impact in the Gators' 14-6 vi...

    Blog | October 06, 2012
  14. Gators are off, but plenty to watch today

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida may have the day off, but there are still plenty of things happening today that can impact the Gators throughout the rest of the Southeastern Conference season. Four future SEC opponents are in action, including next w...

    Blog | September 29, 2012
  15. Debose's work ethic holding him back

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Receiver Andre Debose has made little impact on the field through Florida's first four games, and Florida coach Will Muschamp said he and offensive coordinator Brent Pease deserve some of the blame. Neither has been able to fi...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  16. Florida Gators cornerback Jeremy Brown overcomes injuries to make...

    Michael DiRocco

    Injuries have hampered Jeremy Brown's career, but the Florida cornerback has refused to give up, providing his coaches and teammates with inspiration.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2012