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Report: Patriots Hold Private Workout for Florida DE Earl Okine

It’s no secret that the Patriots struggled on defense last season. They attempted to address their lagging secondary last offseason without much success, and have taken steps this offseason to secure a solid defensive core by agreeing to a one-year deal with cornerback Aqib Talib, re-signing cornerback Marquise Cole and bringing in John Abraham and Dwight Freeney in for free agent...
March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Exclusive Interview: Florida DE Earl Okine

Earl Okine of Florida is an athlete simply being over-looked on CFB’s best defense. A lanky 6’7 and 280 pounds, Earl is one of the best athletes in the 2013 NFL Draft. We just won’t hear a lot about him since his opportunities were so infrequent. With increased chances and opportunity in the NFL, Earl promises to make the most of every one of them, and to finally show his true...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Locally Grown Okine Preps for Senior Day

Earl Okine is one straight shot from where it all began. Less than five years ago, Florida’s senior defensive lineman was treading between nearby goal posts making an impact for the Gainesville High Hurricanes. On Saturday, Okine will make his last plays as a Gator in The Swamp. Though Okine's career at UF was filled with ups and downs, he said it’s an experience he wouldn’t...
November 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Quinn pushes UF's defense to reach next level

GAINESVILLE, Fla. The second practice of the day was over and it was getting late as players trotted past Gators defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. Two buses hummed nearby waiting for everyone to board for the trip back to the teams hotel. Quinn walked slowly with redshirt senior defensive end Earl Okine, sharing as much knowledge as he could before they boarded one of the waiting...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Increased Practice Effort Led to Win

Earl Okine sensed a different vibe on the Florida practice field as the team prepared for Vanderbilt. Whether it was a sense of desperation or an increased focus, Okine knew the Gators would come out with a more determined effort against the Commodores. The defensive lineman knows it was the team’s attitude in practice that produced Saturday’s win.
November 07, 2011  |  Discuss
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