Editor's note: We're breaking down the Gators' two-deep depth chart every day for the next two weeks. We'll cover every position and offer a glimpse into the future. You can read the whole series here.
Injuries forced Florida to dip into its 2013 class immediately, and a few freshmen stepped into the void to play meaningful snaps and seize starting jobs. For most players, however, the transition from high school to college takes a little time, and it's not until Year 2 that they truly shine.
Editor's note: With Florida's spring practice now in the rearview mirror, we'll clean out the notebook this week and touch on a few remaining topics. GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Much like star sophomore cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III, the Gators' secondary is young and talented.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Fresh faces were everywhere at Florida this spring. A poor season in 2013 brought a clean slate. A new offense brought opportunities at every position. A large group of redshirt freshmen and true freshmen brought a much-needed infusion of talent.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Nobody does optimism quite like a football team in springtime. Especially one with a lot to prove. As Florida made its way through spring practice, a majority of players who spoke to the media predicted that 2014 will be a whole lot better than 2013.
Now that almost all the SEC schools are officially going through spring practices, it's time to see who could break out in the weeks ahead. It's a fun time to prognosticate about players we might know, but didn't know were that good.
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Schedule: The Gators' first spring practice is Wednesday. It's open to the public and free, along with seven other practice sessions. Spring football concludes Saturday, April 12 with the annual Orange & Blue Debut, which starts at 1:30 p.
Editor's note: This is Part 3 of our weeklong series predicting what's ahead for Florida this spring. GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- It's no coincidence that Florida's vaunted defense slipped last season after the departure of several 2012 mainstays.