Found December 30, 2012 on Fox Sports Florida:
NEW ORLEANS During Saturday's practice at the Superdome, Gators linebacker Jon Bostic strolled over to defensive tackle Omar Hunter and began to talk about the defensive line. In a moment of reflection, Bostic told Hunter how much the improved defensive line helped the defense overall during Florida's 11-1 regular season specifically, the Gators' ability to pressure the quarterback often using only a four-man rush. The added push up front allowed Bostic, his fellow linebackers and the defensive backs to spend more time playing the run and in pass coverage rather than blitzing to see if the Gators could somehow put pressure on the quarterback. "From my sophomore year to my senior year, it's been a night-and-day difference,'' Bostic said. "Before, we had to take on a lot more blocks and we couldn't just run through and make a tackle for loss or something like that." The Gators finished ranked fifth in the nation in overall defense, surr...
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