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  1. 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
  2. Gators' key targets: Wide receiver

    Derek Tyson

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The Gators signed five wide receivers in their 2013 recruiting class, four of whom were rated four-star players. Florida, however, has no proven playmakers at the position and will once again try to sign some top pass-catchers fo...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  3. UF uses new approach in social media

    Derek Tyson

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. - It started innocently enough with a hashtag and an illustration tweeted by Florida wide receivers coach Joker Phillips. There was the Joker, the Batman villain portrayed by Heath Ledger, wearing a blue Gators blazer including the ...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  4. Spring question No. 2: Wide receivers

    Michael DiRocco

    As part of our spring practice preview, each day this week GatorNation will address the five biggest questions facing the Gators. Today we'll look at the uncertain situation at receiver. On Wednesday, we'll examine the situation at safety. GAINESV...

    Blog | March 05, 2013
  5. Florida Gators receivers recruits need immediate contributors

    Michael DiRocco

    Florida signed five receivers in one class twice since 1997. Neither time, however, did anyone make much of an impact as a freshman. And only three developed into playmakers for the Gators.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2013
  6. GatorNation position breakdown: TE

    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 tight end. We will profile wide receivers on...

    Blog | January 15, 2013
  7. Florida Gators receivers get ultimatum

    Michael DiRocco

    Florida coach Will Muschamp is putting his receivers on notice -- impress new position coach Joker Phillips by the end of the bowl game or be left behind on the depth chart.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2012
  8. Familiar name will help Gators' recruit

    Derek Tyson

    GAINESVILLE, Fla.-- The Florida Gators announced the addition of former Kentucky head coach Joker Phillips as the new wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator on Monday afternoon. Florida struggled at wideout this season and Phillips will b...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  9. Florida Gators have a problem at wide receiver

    Michael DiRocco

    With so little production from its wide receivers, Florida has no choice but to make the position a high priority in recruiting.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2012
  10. Florida's WRs are finally making plays

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida coach Will Muschamp says he has much more confidence in the Gators' wide receivers than he did last season. Their stats -- while certainly not eye-popping -- are his proof. Florida's receivers (not including tight e...

    Blog | September 20, 2012
  11. Purifoy will get more work on offense

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida's wide receivers have been a disappointing group the past two seasons. In an effort to fix that, coach Will Muschamp is turning to a cornerback. Loucheiz Purifoy lined up at receiver for several plays in the Gators' 27...

    Blog | September 03, 2012
  12. Notebook: WRs should be happier in 2012

    Michael DiRocco

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Even if Florida's wide receivers aren't more productive than they have been the past two seasons, they should be a lot happier in 2012. Offensive coordinator Brent Pease said Wednesday that the receivers are much more prominen...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  13. WR Adams, Gators part ways

    Derek Tyson

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Four-star wide receiver Rodney Adams (St. Petersburg, Fla./Lakewood) and the University of Florida have officially parted ways. Adams confirmed the news on Wednesday via text message. After former Florida wide receivers coach ...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  14. Florida Gators need receivers to step up

    Michael DiRocco

    Florida had at least one receiver earn first- or second-team All-SEC honors in all but one season from 1990-2009. Lately, however, the Gators can't find a threat at receiver.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2012
  15. Florida Gators need wide receivers to emerge

    Michael DiRocco

    Finding a starting quarterback is pretty high on Florida coach Will Muschamp's priority list, but finding some receivers who can make plays consistently isn't very far behind.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2012
  16. California WR has ties to UF staff

    Derek Tyson

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The state of Florida is loaded with wide receivers for the 2013 recruiting class, but the Gators have turned their attention to a California receiver because of his ties to the Florida football staff. Westlake Village (Calif.)...

    Blog | March 02, 2012