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  1. Florida's spring standouts

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Fresh faces were everywhere at Florida this spring. A poor season in 2013 brought a clean slate. A new offense brought opportunities at every position. A large group of redshirt freshmen and true freshmen brought a much-needed...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  2. Revisiting Florida's spring predictions

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Nobody does optimism quite like a football team in springtime. Especially one with a lot to prove. As Florida made its way through spring practice, a majority of players who spoke to the media predicted that 2014 will be a who...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  3. Gators declare their spring a success

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- In keeping with tradition, Florida concluded a month of practices with a feel-good scrimmage in front of thousands of fans and called the spring a success. Coming off of a terrible 2013 season, the Gators desperately needed ch...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  4. UF spring game a stark contrast to 2013

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- A typical spring football game in the South is like throwing red meat to hungry animals. For the Gators and their football-starved fans, Saturday's scrimmage went down easy. Positive feelings were in abundance inside Ben Hill ...

    Blog | April 12, 2014
  5. What to watch for in Florida's spring game

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Progress. It's what Florida fans expect to see this fall. It's what they hope to see in Saturday's spring game. Everyone is under much more scrutiny after the Gators' 4-8 record last season, but mostly the microscope will be o...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  6. Driskel has something to prove to UF fans

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Jeff Driskel will be on a mission in Florida's spring game on Saturday. His goal? Win over a skeptical fanbase. "I want to show them that I'm confident," the junior quarterback said on Wednesday, "that I didn't let the Miam...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  7. Shotgun snaps a big concern for Florida

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Twelve seconds. That's how long it took for a bad snap on the first play of Super Bowl XLVIII to turn into a safety and set the tone for Seattle's blowout win against Denver. Florida offensive coordinator Kurt Roper watched...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  8. Gators open spring with faster pace

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida opened spring practice on Wednesday, and one thing was apparent from the moment the Gators took the field. They do everything fast now. Calling plays, snapping the ball, substituting personnel ... they even warmed up q...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  9. Gators look to win more fans this spring

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- If Will Muschamp had his druthers, every Florida practice would take place under a veil of such secrecy that even the NSA would be jealous. The Gators coach simply believes there's a competitive advantage to keeping team affai...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  10. UF spring predictions: Standouts emerge

    Jeff Barlis

    Editor's note: This is Part 5 of our weeklong series predicting what's ahead for Florida this spring. GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- With so much perfect weather in Florida, fans are expected to flock to the Gators' eight open practices, starting on Wednesd...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  11. UF spring predictions: QB talent on display

    Jeff Barlis

    Editor's note: This is Part 4 of our weeklong series predicting what's ahead for Florida this spring. GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The post-Tim Tebow era wasn't supposed to be such a rocky road, but that's exactly what has happened with the quarterback po...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  12. UF spring predictions: New leaders on D

    Jeff Barlis

    Editor's note: This is Part 3 of our weeklong series predicting what's ahead for Florida this spring. GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- It's no coincidence that Florida's vaunted defense slipped last season after the departure of several 2012 mainstays. Upperc...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  13. Injuries still looming large over Gators

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Injuries hit hard and hit often last season, and as the Gators prepare to open spring practice next week, they'll still be feeling some lingering effects. Florida coach Will Muschamp on Tuesday announced the Gators will open s...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  14. UF spring predictions: The Roper effect

    Jeff Barlis

    Editor's note: This is Part 2 of our week-long series predicting what's ahead for Florida this spring. GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Let's face it: Winning football games at Duke commands attention. So when Will Muschamp went looking for someone undaunt...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  15. UF spring predictions: Whole new attitude

    Jeff Barlis

    Editor's note: This is Part 1 of our weeklong series predicting what's ahead for Florida this spring. GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Spring is the season of growth, renewal and rebirth. Sounds like a good wish list for the Florida Gators, who are just days ...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  16. Florida's key spring position battles: S

    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 07, 2014