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  1. 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
  2. Gators announce two hires

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida has hired New Mexico special teams and outside linebackers coach Coleman Hutzler to fill the same role, head coach Will Muschamp announced Friday. Hutzler replaces Jeff Choate, who coached at Florida for one season. Mu...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  3. 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
  4. Teammate says LB Morrison back with team

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Suspended Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison is apparently back with the team, but school officials are not saying whether Morrison has been reinstated. Redshirt junior linebacker Michael Taylor said Thursday evening that Mor...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  5. UF gets hometown help with 2015 OLB

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The Florida coaching staff is pursuing class of 2015 outside linebacker Jeffrey Holland pretty hard, but that's nothing compared to how hard he's being courted by a couple of Gators players. Freshman safety Nick Washington and...

    Blog | July 27, 2013
  6. Video: Antonio Morrison aftermath

    GatorNation

    GatorNation's Michael DiRocco talks about Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison's future with the team after being arrested and charged with barking at a police dog and resisting arrest....

    Blog | July 21, 2013
  7. Muschamp: Morrison suspension possible

    Michael DiRocco

    HOOVER, Ala. -- Florida coach Will Muschamp said starting middle linebacker Antonio Morrison could miss games as punishment for his offseason arrest, but he hasn't made that determination yet. Muschamp, speaking at the annual SEC Media Days, said ...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  8. Four who could be future all-time picks

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- It wasn't easy trying to figure out which players to select in our all-time University of Florida draft. So many names to consider, especially at positions like linebacker, defensive line, and receiver. But that's to be expect...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  9. No. 3 ILB Garrett has five standing out

    Derek Tyson

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- ESPN 300 linebacker Clifton Garrett (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield) is one of the most sought-after inside linebackers in the country, ranked third at his position and No. 59 overall in the 2014 class. The 6-foot-2, 225-pound prospec...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  10. Dillon Bates leaning on his family

    Derek Tyson

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- ESPN 150 linebacker Dillon Bates (Ponte Vedra, Fla./Ponte Vedra) is no stranger to the game of football. His well-known father, Bill Bates, starred at Tennessee and had a 15-year NFL career with the Dallas Cowboys. His older bro...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  11. Road ahead looks bright for Jacob Pugh

    Derek Tyson

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- ESPN 150 outside linebacker Jacob Pugh (Tallahassee, Fla./Godby) has aspirations to play in the NFL, just like many players his age. Regardless of where his football career takes him, this 6-foot-4, 220-pound athlete ha...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  12. Florida loses key commitment in LB Miller

    Kipp Adams

    Florida's No. 4 recruiting class took a huge hit Friday as one of its top pledges said he is no longer committed. Christian Miller (Columbia, S.C./Spring Valley) is ranked as the No. 1 prospect in South Carolina, No. 2 outside linebacker in the co...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  13. Morrison steps easily into MLB job

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- It didn't take long for Florida linebackers coach D.J. Durkin to figure out that the Gators potentially had something special in a skinny freshman named Antonio Morrison. Roughly about two hours, in fact. That's how long the G...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  14. So. Fla. LB: UF likely among top three

    Derek Tyson

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The Gators hosted a handful of visitors for spring practice Saturday morning. The group was led by linebacker Richard Yeargin III (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./University School) and his teammate, defensive back Quincy Wilson, wide r...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  15. Gators lose LB Anzalone to shoulder injury

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida is now a little thinner at linebacker after losing freshman Alex Anzalone for the rest of the spring because of a torn labrum in his right shoulder. UF coach Will Muschamp said Tuesday that Anzalone had surgery on Mond...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  16. Will Muschamp stresses Florida Gators defense having shored-up mi...

    Michael DiRocco

    While he admits the middle of his defense has some holes to fill, UF coach Will Muschamp and his staff are quite focused this spring on strengthening the Gators at linebacker, safety and cornerback, and then some.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2013