Florida Football: Breaking Down the Gators' RB Battle

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Florida Football: Breaking Down the Gators' RB Battle
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Entering into the second year of the Muschamp era in Gainesville, the Florida Gators offense is again under construction due to the departure of Charlie Weis to Kansas and the arrival of former Boise State offensive coordinator Brent Pease. Pease was also Boise State's assistant head coach and wide receivers coach from 2007-2010.

Now that track stars Chris Rainey and Jeff Demps have departed, the question in the minds of many in the Gator Nation is who will become the next go-to RB in Gainesville?

Under the pro-style offense that Coach Muschamp wants to install, the aforementioned Rainey and Demps struggled to move the chains especially in between the tackles. Once SEC defenses figured out to close out the ends, the Gators running game basically came to a screeching halt in 2011.

Let's take a look at the current RBs on the roster and list them in probable starting order going into the 2012 season.

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