Florida Football: RB Mike Gillislee Boasts '1,500 Yards and 24 TDs' This Year

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Florida Football: RB Mike Gillislee Boasts '1,500 Yards and 24 TDs' This Year
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Florida RB Mike Gillislee

Mike Gillislee certainly doesn't lack confidence. 

The rising senior running back for the Florida Gators made the rounds at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Ala., on Wednesday morning and didn't hold anything back.

When asked what his goal was for the 2012 season, Gillislee not only predicted success for himself and his team, he quantified it.

"My goal is to take my team, put them on my back, get 1,500 yards and 24 touchdowns," Gillislee proclaimed. "And win."

Florida RB Mike Gillislee meets the media / Photo credit: Barrett Sallee

That's a pretty high standard considering that he only rushed 56 times last season for 328 yards and two touchdowns and has been in and out of the Gator lineup with nagging injuries during his first three seasons in Gainesville.

Nothing against Gillislee. The confidence is refreshing and welcomed here at SEC Media Days, and I'm sure Florida fans are thrilled to hear Gillislee's expectations heading into 2012.

Florida head coach Will Muschamp has stated that Gillislee was the leader in the clubhouse as the Gators exited spring practice. But if he achieves this type of success, he will not only establish himself as Florida's primary running back, he will be in line for the Heisman Trophy when the season comes to an end.

Those are pretty lofty—and some would say unrealistic—expectations.

 

Barrett Sallee is a Lead Writer for Bleacher Report. Unless otherwise noted, all quotes were obtained firsthand.


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