GAINESVILLE, Fla. On a recent afternoon inside the Florida football offices, Sharrif Floyd and Dominique Easley listened as Gators head coach Will Muschamp discussed the upcoming NFL Combine.
Floyd, projected as a high first-round pick in Aprils draft, stopped in town for a primer before heading to Indianapolis. Easley would like to be in a similar situation next year.
While his UF teammate the past three seasons will be gone, Easley is the most experienced player returning on the Gators defensive line and a key piece of Muschamps plan heading into next season.
Easley has 23 career starts and had the kind of game in Floridas 33-23 loss to Louisville in the Sugar Bowl 5 tackles, 3.5 which resulted in lost yardage for the Cardinals -- Muschamp would like to see regularly next season.
He probably played his best football game in the Sugar Bowl, Muschamp said. He played really well.
With Floyd and fellow defensive tackle Omar Hunter departed, Floridas starting defensive line lost its in...