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  1. Miami-Florida series in limbo

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida's game at Miami on Sept. 7 will be the 55th meeting between the in-state rivals. It could be a long time before we see No. 56. Barring a meeting in a bowl game or the impending four-team college football playoff, th...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  2. UF facing crazy running back depth chart

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida's current situation at running back is nothing that anyone -- not even coach Will Muschamp -- would have ever imagined. As the Gators begin preparations today for the Aug. 31 season opener against Toledo, the depth cha...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  3. Transfer OL have found happiness at UF

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Unhappiness has turned out to be a good thing for Florida's offensive line in 2013. It's the reason Tyler Moore and Max Garcia left their respective schools a year ago and transferred to Florida. The addition of those two vers...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  4. Bama makes UF's schedule tougher in '14

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- If Florida fans thought the Gators' 2013 schedule was tough, wait till next year. The SEC released the 2014 schedule this morning and while Florida has a pretty light non-conference slate next season (Idaho, Eastern Michigan a...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  5. TE Colin Thompson knows his role

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida coach Will Muschamp didn't sign tight end Colin Thompson to lead the team in receptions. He wanted him to be a physical blocker to help open holes for the running game and contribute in the passing game -- not catch 45...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  6. Florida' s most indispensable player

    Michael DiRocco

    Who is the one player that the Florida Gators cannot afford to lose in 2013? After quarterback Jeff Driskel, of course. It'd be too easy to pick the quarterback as the Gators' most indispensable player. The starting quarterback tops any team's ...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  7. Gators' Trenton Brown is kind of a big deal

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Jon Halapio knew Florida was playing host to junior college offensive lineman Trenton Brown on a recruiting visit and he was looking forward to meeting a potential teammate. He did find it weird, though, that the coaches broug...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  8. Game has slowed down for UF's Driskel

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Sometimes, Jeff Driskel had no idea what had happened. He was trying to be studious last season and watch extra film on his own to become better at pre-snap reads and pass-protection adjustments, but he found confusion instead...

    Blog | August 18, 2013
  9. Muschamp: Bigger is better at UF

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida fans better get a good look at senior wide receiver Solomon Patton this season because guys like him are going to be hard to find around here from now on. Small guys. The 5-foot-9, 171-pound Patton doesn't really fi...

    Blog | August 16, 2013
  10. Florida trying to eliminate penalties

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida has been among the nation's most penalized teams in coach Will Muschamp's first two seasons. Naturally, reducing penalties has been a point of emphasis during preseason practices. Muschamp knows it's impossible to elim...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  11. 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
  12. Gators tinkering with offensive personnel

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The time for tinkering has begun. Now that Florida nears the end of the second week of preseason practices, coach Will Muschamp and offensive coordinator Brent Pease have begun making adjustments to the offense. Freshman ru...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  13. Gators win, lose with injuries

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida seems to be treading water when it comes to injuries. Starting left guard Max Garcia (back) and reserve offensive lineman Trip Thurman (shoulder) returned to practice on Monday, but the Gators lost two more players and...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  14. Peterson an example for Gators' Powell

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Like other football fans, Ronald Powell watched with fascination as Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson rushed for more than 2,000 yards last season. But Powell was more than just interested to see if Peterson could...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  15. Gators in a rush to provide more pressure

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Defensive line coach Brad Lawing couldn't bring Jadeveon Clowney with him when Florida coach Will Muschamp hired him away from South Carolina in January. But Lawing did bring one of the things that helped Clowney become one of...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  16. 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