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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

Notebook: Searching for depth at DT

It wouldn’t be fair to expect no drop off at defensive tackle after the Gators lost Sharrif Floyd and Omar Hunter. The two were both dependable starters for the last two years in Gainesville, and with them preparing for the NFL, the Gators after left searching for answers in the middle. At this point in the spring, Muschamp wants to see more of a consistent effort from the experienced players.
Via florida.scout.com
April 05, 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

Tracking Gators' postseason All-Stars

GAINESVILLE, Fla. The college football all-star season officially kicked off on Saturday in Tucson, Ariz. Two former Gators were on hand for the Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game: receiver Frankie Hammond Jr. and running backreceiver Omarius Hines. There wasn't much media coverage of the game, but according to the official stat package posted on the game's Facebook page...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 15, 2013  |  Discuss

CBR's 'Way Too' Early 2013 Top 10: No. 10 Florida Gators

(Although the 2012 season came to an end just days ago, it's never too early to look ahead to 2013 and that's exactly what Crystal Ball Run will do over the coming weeks with our 'Way Too Early' 2013 Top 10. Understand, these rankings are subject to change over the course of the off-season, and as injuries, suspensions and transfers alter college football's best...
Via Crystal Ball Run
January 09, 2013  |  Discuss

CBR's 'Way Too' Early 2013 Top 10: No. 10 Florida Gators

(Although the 2012 season came to an end just days ago, it's never too early to look ahead to 2013 and that's exactly what Crystal Ball Run will do over the coming weeks with our 'Way Too Early' 2013 Top 10. Understand, these rankings are subject to change over the course of the off-season, and as injuries, suspensions and transfers alter college football's best...
Via Bloguin Best
January 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Gators Notebook: Futures, freshmen and more

NEW ORLEANS -- They were two of the centerpieces behind Florida's turnaround this season, which likely was at the center of decisions made by junior safety Matt Elam and junior defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd to make themselves available for the 2013 NFL draft. Both players confirmed they were NFL-bound after UF's 33-23 loss Wednesday night to Louisville in the Sugar Bowl...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Defensive line the crux of Florida's success

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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Defensive line the crux of Florida's success

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...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Defensive Tackle Omar Hunter takes a shot at former Florida Gator coach Urban Meyer

According to an article from Yahoo! Sports, defensive tackle Omar Hunter had some strong words for former Florida Gator Head Coach Urban Meyer. Urban Meyer resigned from the Gators after the 2010 to spend more time with his family. Athletic Director Jeremy Foley hired Will Muschamp who was the head coach in waiting at Texas behind Mack Brown. Florida Gator beat reporter, Thomas Goldkamp...
Via Throw The Flag
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Big rival, but just another game

The Florida Gators are used to playing tough competition. They have played and beaten more teams in the BCS top twelve than any other in the country. So, when they are on the road this Saturday against Florida State, don’t expect them to treat this game any different than all the rest. Senior Omar Hunter says there is no pressure, they just want to compete again.
Via florida.scout.com
November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

FSU needs help, but UF in play for title game

Florida and Florida State have faced off in top-10 showdowns before. But on Saturday, this will be the first time since 2000 that both teams are in the top 10 going into their regular-season finale. A victory in the series gives a 365-day license to brag, but this year it also provides needed Bowl Championship Series cache. While both teams are 10-1, BCS No. 4 Florida and No. 10...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

FSU needs help, but UF in play for title game

Florida and Florida State have faced off in top-10 showdowns before. But on Saturday, this will be the first time since 2000 that both teams are in the top 10 going into their regular-season finale. A victory in the series gives a 365-day license to brag, but, this year, it also provides needed Bowl Championship Series cache. While both teams are 10-1, BCS No. 4 Florida and No....
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Florida's seniors helped turn program around

GAINESVILLE, Fla. When they got here and looked around the locker room, star power was everywhere. There was Tebow, Spikes, Harvin, Cooper, Haden, the Pouncey brothers and others. Those players are now in NFL, but when the Gators' 2012 senior class first arrived, they were the faces of the program. They played for a star coach in Urban Meyer and the hottest program, one that...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 16, 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

Video: Hunter talks loss

Florida fell to the Bulldogs in a sloppy showdown Saturday night, but this year's Gators are different from last year's. Senior defensive tackle Omar Hunter says the loss is on the entire team, and the entire team will rebound quickly. Get the latest from Hunter after the loss right here.
Via florida.scout.com
October 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Georgia player tweets about rushing the field after first touchdown against Florida

Remember when Georgia scored their first touchdown against Florida in 2007 and rushed the field? Well, back then coach Mark Richt had told his team to get a celebration penalty by storming the field and celebrating the touchdown, which earn them celebration penalties but didn’t matter in the end because the Bulldogs beat the Gators 42 – 30. Well, Georgia fullback Alexander Ogletree...
Via College Football Section
October 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Hunter playing his best heading into Georgia

Omar Hunter’s high school goal posts are rooted less than 50 miles from Georgia’s Sanford Stadium. But the Buford, Ga. native said he's never been a Bulldog fan. Hunter has logged nearly five years beneath a Gators jersey and squaring up against his home state’s glory team. Saturday, the senior will tackle the Georgia squad for the last time — a journey he said has gone by fast.
Via florida.scout.com
October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Football Preview: South Carolia vs. Florida

University of FloridaLocation: Gainesville, FloridaStadium:  Ben Hill Griffen Stadium (The Swamp) Capacity 88,548Head Coach: Will Muschamp-2nd season as head coach (13-6 overall record)2012 Record: 6-0 overall, 5-0 SECVs. USC: Florida leads the series 23-6-3, but USC has won 2 in a row.Read below for more insight between South Carolina and Florida..... For the first time this...
Via Leftover Hot Dog
October 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Gators grind out another win, remain unbeaten

NASHVILLE, Tenn. The football game had been over for more than 30 minutes when Gators senior linebacker Jon Bostic emerged from the locker room late Saturday night. Florida's 31-17 win over Vanderbilt was in the books. The No. 4-ranked Gators improved to 6-0 and would soon depart for the return trip home with sole possession of the SEC East lead thanks to South Carolina'...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 13, 2012  |  Discuss

LSU, Florida have something to prove

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- No one needs to remind Florida what happened the last two years. No one needs to remind LSU what happened the last two weeks. Those vivid and somewhat painful memories give the 10th-ranked Gators and fourth-ranked Tigers something to prove when they meet in The Swamp on Saturday. Florida would like nothing more than to avenge consecutive losses to LSU...
Via Fox Sports South
October 05, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 4 LSU, No. 10 Florida have something to prove

No one needs to remind Florida what happened the last two years. No one needs to remind LSU what happened the last two weeks. Those vivid and somewhat painful memories give the 10th-ranked Gators and fourth-ranked Tigers something to prove when they meet in The Swamp on Saturday. Florida would like nothing more than to avenge consecutive losses to LSU, including a humbling, 41...
Via AP on Fox
October 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Hunter sees a ‘fourth-quarter’ game

Before the Gators even rolled into Baton Rouge last season, they were already pinned with a deficit. LSU hosted No. 17 UF perched as the top-ranked team in the country. But defensive tackle Omar Hunter said the Gators walked into the matchup feeling ready. They thought they were prepared. But Hunter said he walked out of Tiger Stadium feeling sick.
Via florida.scout.com
October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

The Florida Gators Will Surprise The Nation

Alabama, LSU, USC, FSU, and Oregon are in the mix for a national title in 2012. Nobody has given the Florida Gators any respect for the coming season.Urban Meyer and Tim Tebow are gone, so should we forget about these Gators?Florida is a big football university that plays in the best conference in the nation.I don't think the talent in high school football in Florida has...
Via Football Nation
September 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Omar Hunter Talks Maturity

Through the Gators' first three wins, it has become clear that this is a different team than last season. Florida defensive lineman Omar Hunter says his team has put in work on and off the field to become more mature football players. Get the latest from Hunter right here.
Via florida.scout.com
September 21, 2012  |  Discuss
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