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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. 300-yard passers have become rare

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- A quarterback throwing for 300 yards used to be a regular occurrence at Florida. It started when Steve Spurrier arrived in 1990 and it continued with Ron Zook and Urban Meyer. Quarterbacks surpassed the 300-yard mark 71 times ...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  3. SEC experience key for Muschamp at UF

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley had pretty good success with a coach whose only knowledge about the SEC came from what he saw on television. Urban Meyer won two national championships and fell one game shy of playing fo...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  4. Finding fullbacks that fit in Florida Gators pro-style offense a ...

    Michael DiRocco

    Will Muschamp's pro-style offense demands that fullbacks move away from explosiveness and more into brute physicality. That means possibly having to recruit bigger LBs and RBs who are capable of taking a beating.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2013
  5. Gators break up special teams duties

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida's new approach on special teams was on display during the Gators' final open practice of the spring. D.J. Durkin has been UF's special teams coordinator since he was hired by former coach Urban Meyer in 2010, but Will ...

    Blog | March 16, 2013
  6. The One Who Got Away: Greg Reid

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- No matter how much work a coach puts into recruiting a player, sometimes things just don't work out. Relationships change. Situations change. Feelings get hurt. There can be outside interference, maybe a family member exerting...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  7. Highs and lows for Florida Gators coincide with recruiting perfor...

    Michael DiRocco

    To understand why Florida's on-field production has declined since it's national-title season in 2008, one need look only at its performance in recruiting.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2013
  8. Florida Class of 2009 review

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- There is very little middle ground when it comes to evaluating Florida's 2009 17-member signing class. Eight became starters, seven turned into busts and two others are role players -- including one who has driven two separate...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  9. Top Florida recruit misses

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- In little more than a week, recruits across the country will sign national letters of intent, beginning what they hope will be college careers that culminate with their selection in the first round of the NFL draft. It's an am...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  10. Top Florida recruit sleepers

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Signing classes are evaluated based on how many elite recruits are signed. The more stars, the better. But the number of stars isn't always an accurate predictor of success. Sometimes the highly-rated recruits don't work out. ...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  11. Changing the game: UF's 2006 class

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The headliner of Florida's 2006 signing class was QB Tim Tebow. He was arguably one of the most hyped recruits in prep football history -- he was the subject of an ESPN documentary entitled "The Chosen One" -- and getting Tebo...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  12. Florida Gators fondly recall Louisville Cardinals coach Charlie S...

    Michael DiRocco

    Louisville head coach Charlie Strong won hearts, minds and national championships when he was the defensive coordinator at Florida.

    Story | Conversation | December 27, 2012
  13. Florida Gators coach Will Muschamp ready if he loses assistant co...

    Michael DiRocco

    At some point, Florida Gators coach Will Muschamp is going to need to fill a spot on his staff and he's making sure he's prepared when that does happen.

    Story | Conversation | November 26, 2012
  14. Top 5 heartbreaks for Georgia vs. Florida

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- It's Florida-Georgia week, which means it's time to take a look back at the annual series between the two Southeastern Conference rivals. Each day this week, GatorNation will have a top five list that captures the colorful his...

    Blog | October 24, 2012
  15. Debose's work ethic holding him back

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Receiver Andre Debose has made little impact on the field through Florida's first four games, and Florida coach Will Muschamp said he and offensive coordinator Brent Pease deserve some of the blame. Neither has been able to fi...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  16. Florida Gators winning ugly, and that's OK with Will Muschamp

    Michael DiRocco

    Florida's known for winning big and winning with flair under Steve Spurrier and Urban Meyer -- but in his second year, Will Muschamp isn't worried if the victories are ugly.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2012