Florida will not have starting running back Matt Jones or right guard Jon Halapio for the Aug. 31 season opener, and their status for the following few weeks is uncertain.
Quarterback Jeff Driskel isn't the only Florida offensive player that's going to miss the beginning of camp. The Gators will be without three other key starters as well.
After a productive spring which saw him emerge as Florida's go-to running back, sophomore Matt Jones got to relax during Florida's final spring practice session on Saturday.
Florida coach Will Muschamp expects a smooth transition at the running back position, even though the Gators lost 1,000-yard workhorse Mike Gillislee.
Florida's stars will be counted on to perform next fall, but the team will need contributions from everywhere in order to compete. Here are some under-the-radar candidates who will need to shine.
The Florida Gators' 2012 recruiting class featured 14 players who were on the field for a significant amount of time as freshmen, and several will be competing for starting jobs in 2013.
Florida loses 1,000-yard rusher Mike Gillislee but hopes that a struggling passing offense uses the offseason to become more of a threat.
The Gators made some strides on offense, but an old problem with their receivers wasn't resolved during the 2013 season.
The Florida Gators have seven players scheduled to be on campus when the spring semester beings - with possibly two others joining them as early enrollees. A look at the players.
With a litany of issues on offense, the Gators must see improvement from Jeff Driskel at the quarterback position. The receivers and offensive line will have to step up as well.
Matt Jones' performance late in the season, along with the arrival of Kelvin Taylor and Adam Lane, has Florida's running backs looking good in the future.
GatorNation's Michael DiRocco offers the six most likely freshmen who can make an impact for the Florida Gators this season.