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  1. Shotgun snaps a big concern for Florida

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Twelve seconds. That's how long it took for a bad snap on the first play of Super Bowl XLVIII to turn into a safety and set the tone for Seattle's blowout win against Denver. Florida offensive coordinator Kurt Roper watched...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Will Muschamp give Roper the reins at UF?

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Will Muschamp stood at the podium before a gathering of media and took questions about a host of offseason subjects. After introducing his new offensive coordinator, his third in just over three years, he was asked what would be ...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Florida interviews Duke OC Roper

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida fans got their first piece of hard news on Monday in the ongoing search for an offensive coordinator. The Gators flew in Duke offensive coordinator Kurt Roper for an interview, a source familiar with the situation told...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  8. UF still looking for offensive coordinator

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida's search for a new offensive coordinator took a confusing turn on Saturday night. Gators fans watched the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl in earnest as Southern Cal defeated Fresno State. They watched as USC piled up 499 y...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  9. 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
  10. Pease hopeful despite uncertain future

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Brent Pease said on Tuesday he hopes he'll return as Florida's offensive coordinator and feels he has earned the right to stay. But overall Pease sounded resigned about the uncertainty he faces after the Gators' season ends on Sa...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  11. Florida Gators inspired by Urban Meyer

    Jeff Barlis

    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.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2012
  12. UF fills staff with Summers as OL coach

    Jeff Barlis

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Mike Summers was hired as Florida's offensive line coach, completing the UF coaching staff, the school announced Monday. Summers comes to Florida after one season as the offensive line coach and running game coordinator for US...

    Blog | January 06, 2014