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Florida's D.J. Durkin pleased at youth movement's progress

GAINESVILLE, Fla. You can't blame him if once in a while, first-year Gators defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin takes a look at last year's defense, grasps his chin as he studies the numbers, and then shakes his head. A lot of tackles, sacks and interceptions have left The Swamp. The Gators lost seven defensive starters from a unit that allowed just 14.5 points per game...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Undrafted Free Agents: Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos 2013 undrafted free agents: RB C.J. Anderson, CaliforniaWR Kemonte Bateman, New Mexico StateP Ryan Doerr, Kansas StateOT Manase Foketi, West Texas A&MCB Aaron Hester, UCLAQB Ryan Katz, San Diego StateLB Uona Kaveinga, BYUDE Gary Mason, BaylorOLB Lerentee McCray, FloridaWR Quincy McDuffie, Central FloridaS Ross Rasner, ArkansasTE Lucas Reed, New Mexico StateLB Doug...
Via Football Nation
April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans Seven Round Mock Draft

Approached by Mock One we were asked to be the general manager of the hometown Houston Texans. This is a simulated draft that all NFL teams are represented by other people who follow their teams with the same passion and knowledge of team needs. This draft has trades of picks and is a full process of understanding your own personal big board of prospects. The compensatory picks...
Via State of the Texans
March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans Seven Round Mock Draft

Approached by Mock One we were asked to be the general manager of the hometown Houston Texans. This is a simulated draft that all NFL teams are represented by other people who follow their teams with the same passion and knowledge of team needs. This draft has trades of picks and is a full process of understanding your own personal big board of prospects. The compensatory picks...
Via State of the Texans
March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Spring Preview: Defensive Line

Spring football at Florida starts on March 13 and there aren’t many groups that will see more movement from a year ago than along the defensive line. Gone are starters Sharrif Floyd and Omar Hunter at tackle and BUCK Lerentee McCray, they should be in the NFL this year. Also gone is key backup Earl Okine. This should be a fun unit to watch this spring.
Via florida.scout.com
March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Shrine Game Preview: East Defense

Similar to the offense, the defense is loaded with small school talent, especially at linebacker and defensive end. While it’s not an overly top heavy group, there is lots of depth at linebacker and cornerback to follow with this squad all week. Two small school defensive ends who could work their way into the top 4 rounds, the pass rusher who Luke Joeckel said is the best...
Via Optimum Scouting
January 12, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: Sugar Bowl Preview – Florida vs. Louisville

In a BCS game, things aren't usually expected to be so one-sided. But in the SEC vs. Big East (eventually ACC) match-up, most experts believe Florida and their speed and elite talent on both sides of the ball will control and destroy Louisville. Prospect-wise, for the 2013 NFL Draft, Florida has a serious advantage on both sides of the ball. However, the game should be closer...
Via Optimum Scouting
January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Florida State QB EJ Manuel takes vicious helmet-to-helmet hit (Video)

As you probably figure, we here at Outside the Boxscore love posting nasty football hits and this one from last night's University of Florida/Florida State game is pretty brutal. Watch as Florida State QB E.J. Manuel gets rocked by Florida linebacker Lerentee McCray on this helmet-to-helmet hit: Thankfully for Manuel, he wasn't seriously injured and returned to...
Via Outside the Boxscore
November 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Quinn breaks down junior NFL prospects

The Florida defense has taken the next step this season because of NFL talent in the junior and senior classes. The seniors like Jon Bostic, Josh Evans, Omar Hunter and Lerentee McCray will try to make it at the next level, but there could be some juniors from the Florida defense that join them. The Florida coaches won’t address it until after the season, but there is plenty of junior talent.
Via florida.scout.com
November 16, 2012  |  Discuss

As wins pile up, Gators staying focused

GAINESVILLE, Fla. They keep on winning. Even in October. Remember that popular storyline at the start of the month? You know, the one that replayed the past two seasons for the Gators. They started 4-0 in 2010 and lost three of four in October. In Will Muschamp's first season a year ago the Gators started 4-0 and went Oh-for-October. Three games into this October aka the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 21, 2012  |  Discuss

As wins pile up, Gators staying focused

GAINESVILLE, Fla. They keep on winning. Even in October. Remember that popular storyline at the start of the month? You know, the one that replayed the past two seasons for the Gators. They started 4-0 in 2010 and lost three of four in October. In Will Muschamp's first season a year ago the Gators started 4-0 and went Oh-for-October. Three games into this October aka the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Gators show how far they've come against LSU

GAINESVILLE, Fla. Since last October, a disastrous, eye-opening stretch in Will Muschamp's first season that included four games and four losses, the Gators have built toward a moment like the one that unfolded on Florida Field early Saturday evening. Florida's 14-6 victory over No. 4-ranked LSU had just concluded. Everywhere you looked, Gators celebrated as the packed...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Florida wakes up, upsets No. 4LSU

Mike Gillislee ran for a career-high 146 yards and two touchdowns, bringing No. 10 Florida to life in the second half as the Gators beat fourth-ranked LSU 14-6 Saturday. Led by Gillislee and a dominant defense, Florida's grind-it-out victory provided a signature win for coach Will Muschamp in his second season in Gainesville. It was the program's first win against a ranked...
Via AP on Fox
October 05, 2012  |  Discuss

UF's McCray's motivation comes from home

GAINESVILLE, Fla. There is a quiet calmness over Lerentee McCray as he stares at the TV screen. McCray is in the Gators locker room about to dress for practice. On the screen is No. 34 for the Gators. That would be him. As a replay of Floridas 37-20 win over Tennessee three days earlier plays on the TV, ESPN announcers Brad Nessler and Todd Blackledge discuss McCrays impact on...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 20, 2012  |  Discuss

McCray Playing for Family

Lerentee McCray heard the questions. Multiple times throughout his last five years in Gainesville, people back in Dunnellon would ask his mother about her son. ‘Why wasn’t Lerentee playing?’ ‘Was he hurt?’ There weren’t always answers. Now an integral part of the Florida defense, McCray’s fast start to the 2012 season is one he hopes to use to help support his family...
Via florida.scout.com
September 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Talkin' Pass Rush and Starting Strong

FightinGators.com is there every step of the way covering your Florida Gators. A few players talked to the media today including Lerentee McCray, the starting BUCK on Saturday who will be asked to supply plenty of pass rush. Fightin' Gators Cody Jones and Brianne Wigley talk about the upcoming game and just what this team needs to do in this brief video segment.
Via florida.scout.com
August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Bostic leads talented group of UF linebackers

Scott Carter breaks down each position for the Gators as they open fall camp GAINESVILLE, Fla. When Gators linebacker Jon Bostic lines up for a play, he likes the company he keeps. On one side is weakside linebacker Jelani Jenkins. In the other direction is often strongside linebacker Lerentee McCray. Bostic is likely to see a lot of Neiron Ball or Darrin Kitchens on the strong...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Bostic leads talented group of UF linebackers

Scott Carter breaks down each position for the Gators as they open fall camp GAINESVILLE, Fla. When Gators linebacker Jon Bostic lines up for a play, he likes the company he keeps. On one side is weakside linebacker Jelani Jenkins. In the other direction is often strongside linebacker Lerentee McCray. Bostic is likely to see a lot of Neiron Ball or Darrin Kitchens on the strong...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

McCray: Familiarity Will Help in 2012

Transition is usually not an easy thing. Senior SAM / BUCK Lerentee McCray believes after a year under Will Muschamp at the helm of the Florida Gators, the players know what the man wants and believes in what he wants and that will lead to a more cohesive and successful team. It should be a better year for him and the Gators.
Via florida.scout.com
August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Opportunity knocks for Gator LB McCray

GAINESVILLE, Fla. Lerentee McCray certainly looked the part at last weeks SEC Football Media Days. Dressed in a dark pinstripe suit, crisp purple dress shirt and smooth silky tie, McCray roamed from interview to interview as if he had been there, done that. The truth is McCrays UF career remains rooted in potential more than production. In 30 games over the past four seasons,...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Opportunity knocks for Gator LB McCray

GAINESVILLE, Fla. Lerentee McCray certainly looked the part at last weeks SEC Football Media Days. Dressed in a dark pinstripe suit, crisp purple dress shirt and smooth silky tie, McCray roamed from interview to interview as if he had been there, done that. The truth is McCrays UF career remains rooted in potential more than production. In 30 games over the past four seasons,...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Making strides key for Muschamp in Year 2

HOOVER, Ala. -- Urban Meyer led the Gators to a national championship in his second season. Steve Spurrier guided the Gators to their first official SEC title in his second season. The two most successful head coaches in Florida football history produced milestone achievements the year after taking the job. What would be considered a milestone achievement in Year 2 for Florida...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Making strides key for Muschamp in Year 2

HOOVER, Ala. -- Urban Meyer led the Gators to a national championship in his second season. Steve Spurrier guided the Gators to their first official SEC title in his second season. The two most successful head coaches in Florida football history produced milestone achievements the year after taking the job. What would be considered a milestone achievement in Year 2 for Florida...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Gators open bowl practice without Demps, Thompson

Florida arrived at the Gator Bowl without running back Jeff Demps and still searching for two key positions on Will Muschamp's coaching staff. Demps missed the team's first practice Tuesday at Jacksonville University to attend to a personal matter, Muschamp said. Second on the team with 539 yards rushing and a team-high six touchdowns, Demps is expected to join the Gators...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2011  |  Discuss

McCray Ready for a Physical Battle

Junior linebacker Lerentee McCray enters Florida’s Gator Bowl Matchup with Ohio State in the frame of mind his coach is looking for. The Buckeyes are looking to bring a physical style of play to Jacksonville and McCray thinks his guys on the defensive side can match that physical play. McCray has grown into the new Will Muschamp defense and thinks they are ready for the bowl game and beyond.
Via florida.scout.com
December 26, 2011  |  Discuss
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