FLORIDA GATORS
2014 College Football Early Preview
OFFENSE - 8
------RETURNING STARTERS------
DEFENSE - 9
KEY LOSSES
OFFENSE: Solomon Patton-WR, Trey Burton-WR, Jonotthan Harrison-C, Jon Halapio-OG, Kyle Koehne-OG, Tyler Murphy-QB, Ian Silberman-OG
DEFENSE: Damien Jacobs-NT, Darrin Kitchens-MLB, Jaylen Watkins-S, Loucheiz Purifoy-CB (NFL), Dominique Easley-DT (NFL), Ronald Powell-SLB (NFL), Marcus Roberson-CB (NFL), Cody Riggs-S (transferring)
RB Kelvin Taylor
Defense

The entire defense was dominant in 2013 despite the injury setbacks, especially considering the little help their offense was offering. When at full health the Gators have 10 starters coming back along with a boatload of experienced high school top flight prep talent waiting in the wings. This group has all the makings to be the best defense in the SEC. Even with the early departure of cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy and Marcus Roberson, the defensive backfield is loaded. Recruiting has been good for Muschamp on the defensive side.

Offense / Injuries

The offense is another completely different story. The numbers are so poor it's almost too embarrassing to list them. The Gators could neither run nor pass and in the process offensive coordinator Brent Pease was canned after the final game. Yes, it's fair to say that injuries absolutely killed Florida. No team in the country suffered a weekly set back like this team just went through and the offense paid the price. At the same time the top three running backs could start for more than half of the teams across the country. No reason exists as to why they couldn't do more to help this team get enough wins to go bowling. Injuries and scheme were at fault. Hopefully for Gator fans both can be resolved this off-season.

CB Vernon Hargreaves
* DEPTH CHARTS were only designed as a simplistic gauge for listing players that departed and players that received the most playing experience (consistent starters). NationalChamps.net recognizes the importance of missing personnel data not listed such as redshirts, transfers, injuries, incoming recruits, back ups and alternates. Their coverage will begin with our full 2014 Preseason Preview due out this coming spring.
FLORIDA 2014 DEPTH CHART
Returning Starters/
Key Players
OFFENSE
QB Jeff Driskel-Jr Skyler Mornhinweg-So
FB Hunter Joyer-Sr Gideon Ajagbe-Sr
RB Kelvin Taylor-So Mack Brown-Sr / Matt Jones-Jr / Valdez Showers-Jr
WR Quinton Dunbar-Sr ..
WR Ahmad Fulwood-So Chris Thompson-So
WR Demarcus Robinson-So Latroy Pittman-Jr
TE Clay Burton-Sr Tevin Westbrook-Sr
OT D.J. Humphries-Jr ..
OG Max Garcia-Sr ..
C .. ..
OG .. ..
OT Trenton Brown-Sr Tyler Moore-Jr
K Austin Hardin-So Frankie Velez-Sr
 
FLORIDA 2014 DEPTH CHART
Returning Starters/
Key Players
DEFENSE
DE Jonathan Bullard-Jr Bryan Cox-So
NT Leon Orr-Sr ..
DT Darious Cummings-Sr ..
DE Dante Fowler-Jr Alex McCalister-So
SLB Neiron Ball-Sr ..
MLB Antonio Morrison-Jr Jarrad Davis-So
WLB Michael Taylor-Sr Jeremi Powell-So
CB Vernon Hargreaves-So ..
CB .. ..
S Marcus Maye-So Keanu Neal-So
S Jabari Gorman-Sr ..
NB Brian Poole-Jr ..
P Johnny Townsend-So Kyle Christy-Sr

 

 

FLORIDA 2014 SCHEDULE

Aug. 30 - Idaho
Sep. 6 - Eastern Michigan
Sep. 13 - Kentucky
Sep. 20 - at Alabama
Oct. 4 - at Tennessee
Oct. 11 - Louisiana State
Oct. 18 - Missouri
Nov. 1 - vs. Georgia @Jacksonville, FL
Nov. 8 - at Vanderbilt
Nov. 15 - South Carolina
Nov. 22 - Eastern Kentucky
Nov. 29 - at Florida State