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  1. In recruiting, Florida State capitalizing on success

    Derek Tyson

    TAMPA, Fla. - The Florida State Seminoles have been on a tear. The success extends from the field, where the Seminoles have won 24 straight games and a national championship and have the reigning Heisman Trophy winner leading their potent offense, to...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  2. McGee gives Florida offense a big boost

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- For a team that was desperate for playmakers on offense last season, the Florida Gators have growing hopes for 2014. Enthusiasm has been building since spring football ended, and it's not just because starting quarterback Jeff...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  3. Replacing the Gators: Offense

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The NFL draft is over, so it's time to talk about the next wave of Gators. Florida had four players selected last weekend with just one from the offensive side of the ball. On Tuesday we looked at the defensive replacements...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  4. Florida spring wrap

    Jeff Barlis

    Three things we learned in the spring about the Florida Gators: 1. Florida's offense is already better than it was at any time last season. That's a low bar to clear, but new coordinator Kurt Roper made coach Will Muschamp happy by designing a run...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  5. Florida's spring standouts

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Fresh faces were everywhere at Florida this spring. A poor season in 2013 brought a clean slate. A new offense brought opportunities at every position. A large group of redshirt freshmen and true freshmen brought a much-needed...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  6. UF offensive coordinator has job security

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- New offensive coordinator Kurt Roper has the tall task of reviving Florida's offense, and he'll be well compensated for the effort. Roper, who was hired by UF in January after leaving the same job at Duke, will make $590,000 a...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  7. Gators need more from their D-linemen

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- It's hard to find fault with a defense that ranked No. 5 in the nation last season. Stout defense has been the identity of the Florida Gators under coach Will Muschamp. It has carried the team and its dysfunctional offense for...

    Blog | February 14, 2014
  8. Wide receivers must finally step up for UF

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- When doling out blame for Florida's four-year streak of bad offense, there's always a bit of a puzzle in assessing the passing game. Has the biggest problem been the offensive line's inability to pass block or the quarterbacks...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  9. UF needs improved play from healthy O-line

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida's offense has been a problem for a few years now, and the line has taken its fair share of the blame. But 2013 was supposed to be different. The O-line was expected to key a resurgent offense last season. It was experi...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  10. Florida QBs starting over in new system

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- It all starts with the signal-caller. No one on the football field touches that ball as much as the quarterback. Therefore, as QBs go, so goes the offense. And as the Florida Gators have found out the hard way in recent season...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  11. 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
  12. What to watch for: Duke's offense

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida fans are sure to tune in en masse to Tuesday night's Chick-fil-A Bowl (8 p.m. ET, ESPN) to watch their new offensive coordinator run Duke's offense for the last time. They'll be searching for clues to what Kurt Roper can ...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  13. 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
  14. Roper, Florida offense have work to do

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Forgive Kurt Roper if he can't recite a list of Florida's top playmakers on offense. He's a little busy preparing to coach his final game for Duke -- the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Tuesday against a Texas A&M. Besides, who can li...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  15. Roper bringing fast-paced offense to UF

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Like his offense, Kurt Roper prefers to go fast. That's why it's no surprise the Florida Gators and their new offensive coordinator made such quick work of the hiring process. An interview was set up on Sunday, and just after ...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  16. Muschamp says he can change

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Now that offensive coordinator Brent Pease and offensive line coach Tim Davis have been sacrificed as a way to wash away the sins of Florida's 2013 offense, the spotlight shifts to head coach Will Muschamp. For such a strong-w...

    Blog | December 02, 2013