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There is no No. 2 back as of yet
Mike Gillislee is the most experienced back on the Gators roster, and will be the starter once the regular season begins. After that, there really isn't somebody that sticks out as a true backup.
Head coach Will Muschamp expects players such as Matt Jones, Mike Brown, Trey Burton, Omarius Hines and Hunter Joyer to all contribute, according to Matt Watts of the Miami Herald.
James Wilson a possible starter?
Offensive lineman James Wilson has dealt with injuries throughout his entire career. He is entering his sixth-year of eligibility in 2012.
While many didn't expect much from him this season, he is finally healthy, in shape and could play a big role for this Gators team this season.
From Hays Carlyon of Jacksonville.com:
“He played very well for us late in the year, really well for us late in the year,” Muschamp said. “He’s a guy that can get some girth and movement inside against bigger tackles in our league."
The offensive line is an area of concern for this Gators team. Wilson has started six games in his career and played in a total of 38.
Jon Halapio a leader on the team
Usually, the leader on a football team is either the quarterback or somebody who is a little more known around campus. On the Gators football team, one of the leaders is offensive lineman Jon Halapio.
From Zach Abolverdi of GatorSports.com:
“Jon would be the one guy that I think offensively, certainly, our guys see as a leader,” Muschamp said.
Halapio has played in 28 games throughout his career, starting 20 of them.
Dominique Easley is ready to go
Easley missed all of the spring with the torn ACL he suffered at the end of last season. The good news is that he is participating in fall camp and is expected to see more time at defensive end this season.
From Kevin Brockway of GatorSports.com:
“In regular downs 1st-and-10, second down, he'll be on the edge,” Muschamp said. “Then in pass rush situations, he and Shariff will be in there (at tackle).”