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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. UF spring players to watch: Adam Lane

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- With the Class of 2014 recruiting cycle in the rearview mirror, the long college football offseason is well underway. But fear not; spring football is just around the corner. We're here to get you ready with a look at the top ...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  4. Five Gators who must step up on offense

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- It's no secret the Gators are planning something big for 2014, something like turning a 4-8 team into a contender for the SEC East. To do that Florida needs several players to step forward. Unknowns need to become contributors...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  5. Five Florida freshmen who showed promise

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- One of the obvious silver linings of a subpar season is having the opportunity to get young players on the field. Florida burned 11 redshirts last season. That's a lot of precious experience for players who will be counted on to ...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  6. Reviewing Florida's 2013 early enrollees

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- By now the benefits of enrolling early are well known both to players and the football programs that typically put such valuable freshmen right to work. Not only do these select prospects get a significant head start in terms ...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  7. Keys to reviving Florida's offense in 2014

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida's new offensive coordinator, Kurt Roper, is known for his ability to adapt his offense to his players. It's one of the biggest reasons he was hired. Will Muschamp is a head coach who needs results right away, and the G...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  8. An injury-by-injury look at UF's 2013 season

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Much like the little black lovebugs that swarm these parts twice a year only to splatter across windshields like a plague, the Florida Gators' injury bug in 2013 was a nuisance. Then it reached epic proportions. Here's a complete...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  9. Week 13 helmet stickers

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- It was hard enough two weeks ago to award stickers after the Gators' loss to Vanderbilt. It doesn't get any easier this week after a shocking loss to FCS Georgia Southern. But alas, here are the Gators' standout performances from...

    Blog | November 24, 2013
  10. Mike Davis takes aim at Florida

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- For a Florida offense lacking big plays and healthy bodies, Mike Davis' success is a painful symbol of what might have been. When Davis and Matt Jones committed to be Gators only days apart in February 2011, many foresaw a "th...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  11. Quality depth propels Gators past Rockets

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Throughout the offseason, Florida knew its program depth would be tested. The Gators lost seven starters from last year's defense and knew Week 1 would mean a match up against a veteran Toledo offense that averaged more than 4...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  12. Greetings from the Swamp

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Season openers are usually met with tremendous enthusiasm. It's the day fans have waited months for. As the No. 10 Gators are set to host Toledo, however, some of that excitement has been tempered by a slew of suspensions that...

    Blog | August 31, 2013
  13. Freshmen making big contributions for UF

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida coach Will Muschamp is quick to list the biggest reasons for his team's improvement -- depth, maturity, more talent at key positions and another year of experience in his system. But underneath all of those factors, the k...

    Blog | September 25, 2012