1. Florida Football 2011: 11 Florida Natives Who Could Hurt the Gators This Season

    Try as it might, there is no way Florida is ever going to sign every single top in-state high school football player. The key for the Gators though is getting more of the elite Sunshine State products than anyone else...

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  2. 2011 Florida Gators: Bye Bye, Chris Martin; Who Steps Up Now?

    Bye bye, Chris Martin . We hardly knew you. The one-time 5-star prospect who transferred to Florida after signing with California sat out the 2010 season per NCAA rules...

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  3. Florida Football: A Guess at the Most Likely All-SEC Gators

    As you've probably noticed, college football preview magazines have begun popping up at stores around the country...

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  4. Florida Gators Football: A Look at the 2012 Offensive Commitments & Targets

    It's early in the process, and, remember, a verbal commitment is non-binding. But Will Muschamp and his staff are off to a good start recruiting the Class of 2012...

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  5. 2011 Florida Gators Football: 5 Player Facts You May Not Know

    Like at most schools, Florida football players are an interesting bunch. Through the years, I have seen some very unique kids matriculate through campus. In the early 1990s, All-American defensive tackle Ellis Johnson was terrified of flying...

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  6. Florida Gators Football: 8 Schools That Could Make for Fun Future Foes

    Like many of you, I really enjoy fantasy football. It adds a little more to the games to be able to draft and make trades for NFL players you think can make your team better...

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  7. Florida Gators Football: Which Former Gators Could Be on the 2012 List of NFL's Best

    In what has to be considered a bit of a surprise, there are no former Florida Gators on the NFL Network's ongoing list of the league's top 100 players...

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  8. 2011 Florida Gators Football: Guess Who Could Be All SEC

    Here are some of the words I expect to see in the reaction boxes below this story: Moron. Idiot. Incompetent. But I'm going to write this anyway: John Brantley has as good a shot as anybody to be the All-Southeastern Conference quarterback in 2011...

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  9. Florida Gators Football: 5 Impact Newcomers for the 2011 Season

    With the unknown comes intrigue. That's why every year college football fans find the first Wednesday in February just as exciting as—and in many instances more than—Saturdays in the fall...

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  10. 2011 Florida Gators Football: Hill Shows Being a Good Guy Isn't a Bad Thing

    The old cliche is that "nice guys finish last." Aubrey Hill proves that wrong every day. Dating back to his days playing for the Florida Gators (1991-94), Hill has earned his reputation as one of football's truly good men...

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  11. 2011 Florida Gators Football: Jeff Demps Has Options

    It must be nice being Jeff Demps. After all, following the 2011 college football season, he will have more options than mid-1990s Nebraska did when the ball-carrying choices were ...

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  12. Florida Football: Building the Perfect Gator Player

    Like a mad scientist, the bottles have been mixed. We took a tad from this guy, a pinch from that one and a slice out of another in order to reach our goal: Building the perfect Florida Gator football player...

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  13. 2011 Florida Gators Football: An Early Example of Will Muschamp's Intensity

    When college football fans talk of the fiery personality of new Florida coach Will Muschamp, they can point to numerous, very public examples...

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  14. 2011 College Football: Is Urban Meyer to Ohio State a Realistic Possibility?

    As soon as the news came down on Memorial Day that Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel had stepped down, rumors began spreading about the future of that job. Most started and ended with Urban Meyer ...

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  15. 2011 Florida Gators Football: A Final Look at How 'The Lakeland 7' Affected UF

    The year was 2007, and, as usual, the University of Florida had signed one of the nation's top football recruiting classes...

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  16. College Football 2011: 5 Things the Florida Gators Need to Do This Summer

    In college football, the summer is a time for leaders to step up and players to bond. After all, aside from the strength and conditioning coordinator, no member of the coaching staff is allowed to offer instruction or advice to their athletes...

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  17. College Football 2011: A Look at the Florida Gators' Quarterback Situation

    Through the years, the University of Florida has been the home to many great college quarterbacks. That success hasn't really translated to the NFL (Tim Tebow is to be determined), ...

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  18. Florida Football: The Candidates to Be the Gators' Top Receiver

    Carlos Alvarez. Nat Moore. Ike Hilliard. Reidel Anthony. Percy Harvin. Those are just a few of the players to be the go-to receiver for the Florida Gators...

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  19. College Football 2011: 5 Facts You May Not Know About New Florida Coaching Staff

    There is a lot that is going to be new about the 2011 Florida Gators. New coaching staff. New offensive system. New leaders on the field. Before UF kicks off its season on Sept...

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  20. Florida Gators Football: 10 Local Athletes Who Got Away

    A few summers ago before speaking to a Gator Club in Jacksonville, then-coach Urban Meyer told a small throng of media one of the worst nightmares that could happen to his program ...

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  21. 2011 Florida Gators Football: Mike Blakely Didn't Fit in a Pro-Style Offense

    A move like this was inevitable. And the truth is, it may not be the last. When Urban Meyer was Florida's football coach, he was ultra-successful on the recruiting trail, signing the type of athletes that best fit his spread offense...

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  22. College Football 2011: 5 Florida Gators Predictions on Defense for Next Season

    Two days ago, we made a few predictions for the Florida Gators' offense in 2011 (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/696278-2011-florida-gators-football-5-predictions-on-offense-for-next-season)...

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  23. College Football 2011: 5 Florida Gators Predictions on Offense for Next Season

    It's only May—early May at that. Still, that doesn't mean we can't take a look ahead to what could happen with perennial power Florida in Will Muschamp's first season as head coach...

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  24. 2011 College Football Season: Five Coaches on the Hot Seat

    There is a simple fact when it comes to coaching college football: winning, within the rules, ensures job security...

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  25. 2011 Florida Gators Football: 10 Players Who Could Turn into Stars

    As soon as the Outback Bowl ended on Jan. 1, the Will Muschamp Era began at the University of Florida. Muschamp is a fine coach with one of college football's most respected defensive ...

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