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  1. Revisiting Florida's No. 4 recruiting class

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Not everybody can get on the field right away. Some players take longer than others to develop. Florida signed 23 players in 2012 and several made an immediate impact: offensive tackle D.J. Humphries, defensive linemen Jonatha...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  2. Muschamp can't figure out Floyd's drop

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Former Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and safety Matt Elam have traded orange and blue for purple. In Floyd's case, it came a little later than most everyone thought, and nobody's quite sure why. The Minnesota Vikings ...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  3. Replacing Sturgis a big concern for UF

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida has lost a lot of talented players from last season's 11-2 team. But replacing defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, a potential top-three NFL draft pick later this month, or tight end Jordan Reed (a team-high 45 receptions ...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  4. Left side of Gators OL gets overhaul

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Though it had improved considerably from the year before, Florida's offensive line still struggled last season. The 2013 line ought to be an altogether different story, especially on the left side, thanks to bulked-up tackle D...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  5. Will Muschamp stresses Florida Gators defense having shored-up mi...

    Michael DiRocco

    While he admits the middle of his defense has some holes to fill, UF coach Will Muschamp and his staff are quite focused this spring on strengthening the Gators at linebacker, safety and cornerback, and then some.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2013
  6. Will Muschamp content with Florida Gators running backs

    Michael DiRocco

    Florida coach Will Muschamp expects a smooth transition at the running back position, even though the Gators lost 1,000-yard workhorse Mike Gillislee.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2013
  7. Sharrif Floyd sees draft stock skyrocket

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Sharrif Floyd hasn't played a down of football since Florida's loss to Louisville in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, but his NFL draft stock is soaring. The 6-foot-3, 297-pound defensive tackle has gone from being a possible first-rou...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  8. DT Travonte Valentine decommits from UF

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida lost its first recruit from the Class of 2014 on Saturday when defensive tackle Travonte Valentine announced via Facebook that he was decommiting. The 6-foot-4, 295-pound Valentine (Palm Bay, Fla./Bayside) said on Face...

    Blog | February 17, 2013
  9. Florida Gators lack an experienced backup quarterback

    Michael DiRocco

    Despite signing one of the top recruiting classes in the nation, Florida will enter spring practice soon with a decided lack of experience behind QB Jeff Driskel.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2013
  10. Florida Gators will rely on Dominique Easley on defensive line

    Michael DiRocco

    Dominique Easley came on at defensive end late in 2012 for the Gators, but after losing both starters at defensive tackle, Florida might need Easley to move back inside.

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2013
  11. Florida Gators defense needs a new man in the middle

    Michael DiRocco

    The top offseason priority for Florida's defense is finding a replacement for stalwart middle linebacker Jon Bostic. The role of leader in the middle could fall to Antonio Morrison.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2013
  12. Florida commit says he won't enroll early

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida's list of early enrollees has decreased by one. Offensive tackle Trenton Brown is finishing up a class at Georgia Military College and will enroll with the rest of the freshmen in the summer. The 6-foot-8, 350-pound Br...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  13. GatorNation position breakdown: OT

    Michael DiRocco

    Editor's note: Every Tuesday and Thursday through Jan. 31, GatorNation will break down each position. We'll look at 2013, of course, but also try and give you a peek beyond next season, too. Today is offensive tackle. We will profile center/guard on ...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  14. Florida Gators offense grades after 2013 season

    Michael DiRocco

    The Gators made some strides on offense, but an old problem with their receivers wasn't resolved during the 2013 season.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2013
  15. GatorNation position breakdown: S

    Michael DiRocco

    Editor's note: Every Tuesday and Thursday through Jan. 31, 2013, GatorNation will break down each position. We'll look at 2013, of course, but also try and give you a peek beyond next season, too. Today is safety. We will profile offensive tackle on ...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  16. GatorNation position breakdown: DT

    Michael DiRocco

    Editor's note: Every Tuesday and Thursday through Jan. 31, GatorNation will break down each position. We'll look at 2013, of course, but also try and give you a peek beyond next season, too. Today is defensive tackle. We will profile outside lineback...

    Blog | December 20, 2012