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Gator Football Preview

By on August 31st, 2012

The No. 23 Gators take Florida Field for their season opener against Bowling Green on Saturday. After going 7-6 last year and finishing their home schedule with a loss to Florida State in the Swamp, redshirt sophomore and offensive lineman Chaz Green says the team, especially the offense, is looking to redeem themselves.

On the defensive side of the ball, senior Buck linebacker Lerentee McCray says fans can expect to see a more cohesive and speedy unit.

With a year under his belt, defensive coordinator Dan Quinn is also feeling more confident about the development of his squad. Quinn says there are several key points he’s been hitting at practice, and wants to see them be put into effect against the Falcons.

The defense has been working hard in the off season to try and prove to head coach Will Muschamp that they are no longer “soft”, and it seems as though the unit has made some positive strides. These adjustments have caught the eye of Bowling Green head coach Dave Clawson who says the Gator defense may be one of the best in the Southeastern Conference.

Tune in to ESPN Radio 850/900 and Country 103-7 The Gator for the First and Ten Pregame Show starting at 12:30 p.m. Then catch all of the game time action at 3:30 p.m. and stay for the Extra Point Postgame Show beginning at 8:00 p.m.

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  • betwiththemindnottheheart

    I thought it was interesting how up these guys were on how SC looked thursday night,, or how the old ball coach said Vady was a fast team. And they almost seemed like they were laughing at the SEC east and felt they had a shot.
    Well they might, but they forget that everyone plays odd week ones and sometimes on any given Sat, well,, anyone can win. And yes it will probabaly be South Carolina to worry about if Florida wants a shot at the East (And no not the SC sen Thursday night.) Because the Gators showings vs a Bowling Green made SC’s showing vs a good Vandy team look vary good.