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.
A look at how the 10 former Florida Gators fared at the NFL scouting combine leading into the 2013 NFL draft.
An outstanding performance by the secondary backed up strong efforts by the line and linebackers, creating a strong Gators defensive unit.
The third-ranked Florida Gators didn't just get beat by Louisville in the Sugar Bowl on Wednesday. They got embarrassed, and it raises questions about their vaunted defense.
As it has all season, Florida's defense led the way to another win. This time it was courtesy of four interceptions in a 14-7 victory against Missouri.
After giving up two fourth down touchdown passes in last season's loss to Georgia, the Florida secondary, ranked No. 3 in the nation, is looking for redemption against the Bulldogs.
Florida players said they were motivated to beat Urban Meyer's new team, plus notes on Gators' vacant offensive coordinator and strength coach positions and injuries on the offensive line.
Gators players continue to talk about improving the chemistry within the team, a problem that surfaced last season and clearly has not gone away.
Florida's inexperienced defensive backs were often hesitant to make mistakes and therefore didn't take the chances that could lead to creating turnovers.