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June 30, 2015

#SECNTakeover: Florida's July 2 lineup announced


GAINESVILLE -- With the help of former Florida football player and current WWE Tag Team World Champion wrestler Titus O’Neil, the Gators will “takeover” the SEC Network on July 2 for 24 hours of consecutive coverage. 

ESPN announced UF’s “takeover" Tuesday, with the lineup featuring “The Greatest Game Ever Played in The Swamp,” Tim Tebow and Abby Wambach documentaries and replays from nine different sports. In a bit of a surprise, just two football games will be re-aired -- neither from the 21st Century. 

The only title game on the schedule is Florida’s win over Florida State in 1997 Sugar Bowl. According to ESPN's release, “takeover schedules were created from the available television inventory and NCAA Championships were not available for re-air.”  

The 24-hour coverage lineup: 

Midnight: Florida Gators’ Takeover Special 

1 a.m. - 2015 SEC Baseball Tournament Championship: UF vs. Vanderbilt

3 a.m. - 2014 UF vs. Texas (Volleyball) 

5 a.m. - 2009 Tennessee vs. UF (Women’s basketball)

7 a.m. - 2015 SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championship

9 a.m - 2014 Florida State vs. UF (Soccer)

11 a.m. - SEC Storied: Abby Head On

12 p.m. - 2015 Kentucky vs. UF (Men’s basketball)

3 p.m. - 2015 Florida State vs. Florida (Softball)

4:30 p.m. - Florida Gators’ Takeover Special (Encore)

5:30 p.m. - “The Greatest Game Ever Played” - 11/22/1997 - FSU vs. UF

7:30 p.m. - 1997 Sugar Bowl - 1/2/1997 - Florida vs. FSU

9:30 p.m. - 2006 Ohio State vs. Florida (Men’s basketball)

11 p.m. - Tim Tebow: Everything in Between 

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UF updates roster, announces enrollees and transfers

GAINESVILLE -- With Summer B classes starting Monday, Florida updated its official roster for next season. 

The Gators added 16 freshmen enrollees, but two signees -- athlete D’Anfernee McGriff and defensive end Keivonnis Davis -- weren't listed after failing to qualify.

McGriff, an explosive offensive playmaker, appears headed to junior college or prep school, but Davis’ enrollment may just be delayed until the fall semester. 

Florida also confirmed five transfers and handed out jersey numbers to most of the newcomers.  


QB - 12 - Josh Grady (6’0, 200) 

QB - 14 - Luke Del Rio (6’1, 216)

OL - 75 - Mason Halter (6’6, 295)

LB - TBA - Anthony Harrell (6’2, 237)

OL - 59 - T.J. McCoy (6’1, 302)


OL - 66- Nick Buchanan (6’4, 285)

WR - 81 - Antonio Callaway (5’11, 198)

RB - 32 - Jordan Cronkrite (5’11, 205) 

OL - 68 - Richard Desir-Jones (6’4, 290)

OL - 73 - Martez Ivey (6’5, 302)

OL- 74 - Fred Johnson (6’6, 296)

OL - 64 - Tyler Jordan (6’4, 292)

TE - TBA - Camrin Knight (TBA)

OL - 67 - Brandon Sandifer (6’3, 357)

RB - 25 - Jordan Scarlett (5’10, 198)


DL - 98 - Luke Ancrum (6’5, 251)

DL - 62 - Andrew Ivie (6’1, 302)

LB - 44 - Rayshad Jackson (6’0, 221)

DL - 96 - CeCe Jefferson (6’1, 275)

DB - 28 - Kylan Johnson (6’1, 220)

DB - 35 - Chris Williamson (5’11, 188)

DL - 92 - Jabari Zuniga (6’3, 263)

Meanwhile, UF also added several walk-ons to the roster, including punter Jack Spicer and three linebackers. 

Surprisingly, troubled defensive back J.C. Jackson is still listed on the roster -- despite not being enrolled in school. However, Jackson will not play at UF next season and reports suggest he’s headed to junior college. 

******************** UPDATE ********************

Jackson has been removed from the official roster. 

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June 29, 2015

UF ranked 12th in SEC; VH3 voted top cornerback

GAINESVILLE -- AL.com released its annual SEC Preseason Football Report on Sunday -- polling the league’s 14 sports information directors on the conference title game, All-SEC teams and power rankings. 

Auburn and Georgia were voted to meet for a rematch on Dec. 5, yet Alabama ranked as the best team in the SEC. 

Parity for the win!

Florida came in as the 12th best team in the SEC, only ahead of perennial bottom-dwellers Kentucky and Vanderbilt. 

Meanwhile, the 14 SIDs also voted on first and second All-SEC  squads, with UF cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III and injured linebacker Antonio Morrison making the first team.

The Gators’ All-American defensive back was also named the “best cornerback” in the league. Morrison earned runner-up honors as the league’s most underrated player. 

Versatile defensive lineman Jonathan Bullard made the second team. 

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June 27, 2015

UF adds legacy linebacker Anthony Harrell

GAINESVILLE -- Florida continues to fill out its roster with graduate transfers. 

The Gators added former Georgia Tech linebacker Anthony Harrell on Friday, who announced on Twitter he will play his final season at UF. 

Harrell is eligible immediately after graduating from Tech in the spring. He is also the second UF legacy to transfer to Florida in the last week, joining offensive lineman T.J. McCoy. 

Harrell’s father, James, played linebacker for the Gators from 1975-78. 

The Yellow Jackets middle linebacker adds some much-needed depth for the Gators, bolstering a thin unit still dealing with injuries to Antonio Morrison, Jarrad Davis and Jeremi Powell. Harrell recorded just 16.5 tackles with Tech last season though, and will likely serve as a backup at Florida. 

Also, Harrell’s transfer isn’t without some confusion. 

Georgia Tech’s official football Twitter account tweeted Friday:

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Shortly thereafter, Harrell disputed the suspension, responding:

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Underdogs: Vegas bearish on Gators in 2015

GAINESVILLE -- A famous Las Vegas oddsmaker is predicting an inauspicious autumn for the Florida Gators. 

The Golden Nugget sportsbook released early betting lines on a number of games during the 2015 season, listing seven contests involving UF. 

The Gators are currently an underdog in all seven games. 

Sept. 26 vs. Tennessee (+2.5) 

Oct. 3 vs. Ole Miss (+6)

Oct. 10 @ Missouri (+10)

Oct. 17 @ LSU (+14)

Oct. 31 vs. Georgia (+12)

Nov. 14 @ South Carolina (+2.5)

Nov. 28 vs. Florida State (+4) 

Florida’s over/under win total is seven and UF’s odds of winning the SEC is between 18-1 to 20-1 depending on the sportsbook. 

At first glance, there’s plenty of value with the Golden Nugget lines for those actually bullish on UF this season. The Gators have won 10 straight over the Volunteers, yet they’re getting nearly a field goal in The Swamp. 

The Missouri line also seems high, and potentially an overreaction to the 42-13 homecoming drubbing the Tigers delivered in Gainesville last season. 

Lastly, UGA is the definitive favorite in the East, but the Dawgs haven’t beaten the Gators by double-digits since 2007. 

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June 26, 2015

UF shut out of NBA Draft for second straight year

GAINESVILLE -- Ten SEC players were selected in Thursday’s 2015 NBA Draft, but Florida’s Michael Frazier and Chris Walker were not among them. 

For the second straight season, UF was shut out of the draft. 

******************** UPDATE ********************

According to multiple reports, Frazier will play for the reigning champion Golden State Warriors in the NBA Summer League. 

Frazier, a 6-5 sharpshooter, was projected as a second round pick in most mock drafts and was somewhat surprisingly not drafted. The junior averaged 12.1 points and 4.1 rebounds last season, hitting 38 percent from 3-point range during an injury-plagued year.

As a sophomore, Frazier was a key cog on UF’s Final Four team, shooting a conference-best 45 percent from behind-the-arc.

Although he lacked ideal size as a traditional NBA wing, Frazier was considered a specialist with a legitimate NBA skill. Now, he’ll hope to latch onto a NBA summer league team and earn an invite to training camp. 

Meanwhile, Walker wasn’t projected to be drafted following a shoddy sophomore season.

The 6-10 forward averaged just 4.7 points and 3.5 rebounds in 2014-15, often buried at the end of UF’s bench due to defensive lapses, a low basketball IQ and a lack of offensive skills. 

Although he possess elite athleticism, the former McDonald’s All-American failed to fulfill sky-high expectations as a five-star prospect. 

In all, six SEC players were selected in the first round. UF hasn’t produced a first round pick since Bradley Beal to Washington in 2012.  

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June 23, 2015

UF to meet Oklahoma State in Orange Bowl Classic

GAINESVILLE -- Florida’s 2015-16 non-conference hoops schedule continues to take shape -- and add tough opponents. 

UF will meet Oklahoma State in the 2015 Orange Bowl Classic in Sunrise on Dec. 19, the school announced Tuesday. 

Game time and broadcast information will be set at a later date. 

The Gators are 14-2 all-time in the event (including five straight wins), but the Cowboys -- a No. 9 seed in the 2015 NCAA Tournament -- represent Florida’s toughest test in the Orange Bowl Classic in many years. 

With Oklahoma State and the recent addition of Florida Gulf Coast, the Gators now have nine non-conference games currently on the slate for next season.  

Nov. 13 - at Navy (Veteran’s Classic)

Nov. 16 - vs. North Carolina A&T

Nov. 21 - vs. St. Joe’s (HoF Tip-Off Classic)

Nov. 22 - vs. Purdue or Old Dominion (HoF Tip-Off Classic)

Nov. 25 - vs. Vermont 

Nov. 27 - vs. Florida Gulf Coast 

Dec. 8 - at Miami 

Dec. 19 - vs. Oklahoma State (Orange Bowl Classic)

Jan. 30 - vs. West Virginia (SEC/BIG 12 Challenge) 

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June 22, 2015

OL T.J. McCoy reportedly transfers to Florida

GAINESVILLE -- Florida’s inexperienced offensive line remains a critical concern heading into the 2015 season, but the unit’s depth is suddenly a little less nightmarish. 

According to The Orlando Sentinel, the Gators are adding a second OL transfer in as many weeks, as UF legacy T.J. McCoy is leaving N.C. State for Florida due to a lamentable illness in his family. 

McCoy, a 6-2, 305-pound three-star center from South Lake, enrolled early with the Wolfpack this spring, but his father, Tony, a former All-SEC defensive tackle for the Gators in 1991, continues to battle Leukemia and a recent trip home this summer has turned into an extended stay in the state. 

Although Tony’s cancer is reportedly in remission, T.J. pursued a release from his scholarship to remain closer to his family, per the Sentinel

McCoy was granted a hardship wavier and is immediately eligible, but UF has yet to confirm the report. 

The Gators now have 15 scholarship offensive linemen, but 10 are either redshirt or true freshmen. 

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June 19, 2015

Saturday night lights: UF game times announced

GAINESVILLE -- The Jim McElwain era will open under the lights, the SEC announced Thursday. 

Florida will play three three straight night games to start its 2015 season, hosting New Mexico State on September 5 at 7:30 p.m. (SEC Network) to kickoff the  year. 

In a rematch of the 2015 Birmingham Bowl, UF will host East Carolina in Week 2 at 7 p.m. on ESPN2. 

The Gators open conference play on the road, traveling to Kentucky on September 19 for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff on the SEC Network. 

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June 18, 2015

Fireworks: UF's homer barrage sends UM packing

GAINESVILLE -- Florida’s bats were held quiet against Virginia, but the Gators brought the thunder Tuesday night, ending Miami’s season with a bang to stave off elimination at the College World Series. 

The Miami Herald’s George Richards wrote the gamer from UF’s 10-2 win in TD Ameritrade Park.

The highlights: 

* UF smashed four dingers, including the three longest homers ever in the stadium. Peter Alonso's blast traveled 421-feet to straightaway center. 

 * The four long balls were the most in a CWS game at TD Ameritrade Park. 

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* Florida left fielder Harrison Bader became the first player since 2008 to leadoff a CWS game with a home run. 

* The Gators outscored the Hurricanes 25-5 in two games in Omaha. 

* UF has won 21-of-26 over UM, including eight consecutive postseason matchups. In a related note, Florida coach Kevin O’Sullivan has never lost to the Canes in the NCAA Tournament. 

* Florida ended Miami’s season for the fourth time since 2009. 

UF is now set for a rematch with Virginia on Friday (3 p.m., ESPN2). UF must beat UVA twice to advance to the CWS Finals after losing to the Cavaliers 1-0 on Monday evening.

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June 15, 2015

ESPN: UF athletes linked to most crimes from '09-14

GAINESVILLE -- In an examination of 10 major programs, an ESPN Outside The Lines investigation found that Florida football and men’s basketball athletes had the most players named in criminal incidents from 2009-14.

ESPN investigated 10 schools -- UF, Florida State, Auburn, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Oregon State, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Missouri and Wisconsin -- using public records, determining:

"Overall, the Outside the Lines investigation found that what occurs between high-profile college athletes and law enforcement is not as simple as the commonly held perception that police and prosecutors simply show preferential treatment, though that does occur. Rather, the examination of more than 2,000 documents shows that athletes from the 10 schools mainly benefited from the confluence of factors that can be reality at major sports programs: the near-immediate access to high-profile attorneys, the intimidation that is felt by witnesses who accuse athletes, and the higher bar some criminal justice officials feel needs to be met in high-profile cases." 

The Gators had 80 athletes named in connection to more than a 100 crimes -- roughly 24 percent of the combined rosters -- during the six-year span of former coaches Urban Meyer, Will Muschamp and Billy Donovan. 

UF also had the most repeat offenders, but its athletes received, per the report, lenient treatment compared to the average college student in Gainesville. 

According to the complimentary report, 56 percent of cases involving UF players were either not prosecuted or dropped -- this compared to 28 percent for “a comparison set of cases involving college-age males in Gainesville” during the same six-year span. 

The report also examined the role of “expert legal help," with renowned Gainesville attorney Huntley Johnson mentioned several times. 

"Hernandez's attorney was a man named Huntley Johnson, a graduate of Florida's law school, donor to its athletic fund, and counsel to so many Florida athletes that a local newspaper even dubbed him the Gators' real MVP.

When Outside the Lines first presented Ben Tobias, spokesman for the Gainesville Police Department, with data showing athletes were less likely to be prosecuted than non-athletes, Tobias said the main reason was likely the athletes' unique access to legal counsel, which Outside the Lines found was a factor at such other schools as Florida State, Missouri and Oklahoma State.

"Sometimes we joke that [Huntley Johnson's] got a better communication system than 911," Tobias said."

ESPN’s report did not attach any individual public records, but the OTL investigation did single out former UF players Chris Rainey, Ronald Powell, Janoris Jenkins and Aaron Hernandez. 

The main report's lede was:

"As a University of Florida running back, Chris Rainey was named a suspect in five crimes in Gainesville. He faced charges once.

Rainey's experience as a star athlete accused of criminal activity -- stalking, fighting, injuring someone with fireworks -- but ending up with a mostly clean record is not uncommon: From 2009 to 2014, male basketball and football players at the University of Florida and Florida State University avoided criminal charges or prosecution on average two-thirds of the time when named as suspects in police documents, a result far exceeding that of non-athlete males in the same age range, an Outside the Lines investigation has found."

In all, ESPN conducted a very thorough investigation, but some additional background (i.e. the physical documents and breakdown of each incident) would've provided some necessary context. 

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June 09, 2015

Florida adds OL transfer, eligible immediately

GAINESVILLE -- Florida’s depleted offensive line received a boost Tuesday, as former Fordham tackle Mason Halter announced on Instagram he was transferring to play for the Gators.

On the 23rd of June I'll be heading down to the University of Florida to start my masters degree and fulfill my last year of eligibility playing as a Gator! Can't thank the Fordham coaching staff and all my teammates over the year for molding me into the player I am today! Can't wait to get down to Florida and start grinding with the team #GoGators 🐊🐊🐊

A photo posted by Mason Halter (@masonisohio) on Jun 9, 2015 at 12:05pm PDT

The 6-foot-8, 297-pound tackle -- and a two-time FCS All-American -- will enroll at UF for the Summer B semester and is eligible to play immediately. 

Halter, along with five-star freshman Martez Ivey, should compete for a starting job right away, too. 

The Gators ended spring practice with just six healthy scholarship offensive linemen. They hope redshirt senior Trip Thurman -- the unit’s only upperclassmen and the only player in the group who’s ever started a game -- will rejoin the mix after missing camp with a shoulder injury. 

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June 08, 2015

MLB Draft: Martin goes to Oakland in the first round

GAINESVILLE -- Florida shortstop Richie Martin was selected 20th overall by the Oakland A’s in Monday’s first round of the Major League Baseball draft. 

The junior out of Brandon has started all 65 games for the Gators, batting .292 and leading the team in runs (59) and stolen bases (20). Martin, a slick-fielding shortstop, also has career-highs in walks (33), homers (5) and RBI (33) this season. 

Since 2012, Martin is the fourth first-round pick under UF coach Kevin O’Sullivan, joining catcher Mike Zunino, pitcher Brian Johnson and pitcher Jonathan Crawford. 

Martin struggled mightily as a sophomore in 2014, committing 21 errors with just a .265 batting average. But the Brooks Wallace Award semifinalist rebounded in the Cape Cod League last summer, leading the league in hits (59) and runs (36) while hitting .364 -- all with wooden bats. 

ESPN draft insider Eric Longenhagen summarized Martin’s selection by writing

“Martin is one of many college shortstops who project to stay there, but unlike those who have been selected ahead of him, Martin projects to do so because of explosiveness and athleticism rather than polish. He has the best range of any shortstop in the class, but his hands and actions need polishing. Martin is strong, muscular and has some power, but his swing is long and stiff for his size, and he likely will hit only for fringe-average contact at best. Swinging and missing won't be an issue if he can play a good shortstop and yank a handful of homers out down the left field line. He needs more polish than some of the other college shortstops, but his upside is just as high."

Martin is expected to sign with the A’s once Florida’s season concludes at the upcoming College World Series. The Gators take on in-state rival Miami on Saturday at 8 p.m. (ESPN). 

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June 04, 2015

Back-to-Back: Haeger shines again as UF repeats

Florida softball repeated as national champions Wednesday night, knocking off Michigan 4-1 in the rubber-match of the 2015 Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City.  

National Player of the Year Lauren Haeger dazzled once again, pitching a complete-game, five-hitter and adding an RBI single to kickstart UF’s scoring in the first inning. Haeger, who evoked comparisons to Babe Ruth after becoming just the second-diamond player ever to reach the 70-homer/70-win milestone, finished the WCWS with three homers, a .571 average, four wins and a minuscule 1.18 ERA.

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As a team, UF (60-7) became the first program ever to lose Game 2 and still comeback and win the series. Florida was also just the third program to win back-to-back titles, joining Arizona and UCLA. 

The Gators pounced on the Wolverines early, plating four runs in the first two innings. 

A 4-0 lead proved plenty for Haeger, who held UM hitless through the four innings and then escaped a couple jams late before finding herself at the bottom of a huge dogpile. 

Florida returns to Gainesville on Thursday where the school will host a free welcome-home celebration at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium at 5 p.m. 

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June 02, 2015

Steele names VH3, Morrison preseason All-Americans

GAINESVILLE -- College football sage Phil Steele released his preseason All-American teams Monday, and unsurprisingly, Florida cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III was named to Steele’s first-team for the second straight summer. 

Hargreaves, a rising junior, led the SEC with 13 pass breakups last season and is a two-time Associated Press All-American.

Meanwhile, injured linebacker Antonio Morrison was named a third-team All-American. The senior standout led Florida with 104 tackles in 2014, but Morrison may miss a sizable chunk of the upcoming season recovering from a knee injury he sustained in UF’s bowl victory on Jan. 3. 

Steele also released his All-SEC projections, with Hargreaves and Morrison named as first-teamers. 

Gators wideout Demarcus Robinson, who led UF with 53 receptions for 810 yards and seven touchdowns last year, was named to Steele’s second-team and was UF’s lone offensive player to earn honors. 

Versatile senior defensive lineman Jon Bullard (8.5 tackles for loss) was also named to the All-SEC second team, while senior defensive back Brian Poole (team-leading four interceptions) was awarded fourth-team honors. 

Finally, Gators kicker Austin Hardin (7-of-10 FGs) was named a third-team member. 

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June 01, 2015

The Kelvin Taylor Dilemma: Can he carry the load?

GAINESVILLE -- New Florida coach Jim McElwain is regarded as an offensive guru, but his plan is really pretty simple: Give the football to your best players. Then do it over and over again.

As SB Nation’s Ian Boyd explained:

“McElwain’s offense is seen in his adherence to running a bell cow offense, one in which the best players are fed the ball until they are stuffed. In 2014 at Colorado State, the bell cow was wide receiver Rashard "Hollywood" Higgins, whom McElwain was able to deliver the ball to 89 times for 1,640 yards and 17 touchdowns. The previous season it was running back Kapri Bibbs, who carried the load with 281 carries for 1,741 yards. At Alabama, Mark Ingram and Richardson topped 1,600 yards in 2009 and 2011, respectively.” 

Florida receiver Demarcus Robinson -- easily the team's top playmaker -- should be heavily targeted next season, but with so much inexperience up front the Gators are expected to lean on their running game.

Which then begs the question: Is Kelvin Taylor capable of carrying the load?

There’s an assumption that Taylor, a junior, is a “budding star,” a “breakout candidate” or even a potential “Heisman Trophy sleeper.”

Based on Taylor’s career thus far though, none of those projections should come with any great aplomb.

The son of former UF legend Fred Taylor, Kelvin has been burdened by lofty expectations ever since he arrived in Gainesville. He holds the high school rushing record in Florida and garnered comparisons to former UGA tailback Knowshon Moreno with a similar slippery, shifty running style, coupled with average speed and good vision. 

The former five-star prospect has been a solid second-banana in his first two seasons at Florida. He's a proven playmaking presence, but he’s never showcased as a star, feature-back in college.

Can he now?  

Taylor was productive as a freshman, tallying 508 yards and four touchdowns while splitting carries with several other tailbacks. He predicted a much better sophomore season. 

Instead, last year didn’t go as planned.

Taylor dominated the Cocktail Party with a 25-carry, 197-yard performance, but otherwise his development seemed to plateau. He posted nearly identical numbers (565 yards on 116 carries) to his freshman campaign, and he struggled to see consistent action due to issues in pass protection and a lack of versatility (just seven career receptions for 29 yards). 

He ranked just 24th in the SEC in yards per carry (4.9) and had as many runs over 10 yards as quarterback Treon Harris.  

Considering the rest of Florida’s offense faces more questions than a round of Jeopardy!, Taylor’s lack of explosiveness is a major concern moving forward. 

While McElwain had some dynamic duos at Alabama, he’s traditionally relied on a single, go-to back.

In his last seven seasons as either a head coach or coordinator, McElwain's starting tailback has averaged a whopping 219 carries for 1,314 yards (6.0 y/c).  

Taylor is slotted to fill that role in 2015, and McElwain’s hybrid system -- one that employs lots of inside zones, powers and creative wrinkles -- should benefit his running style.

Still, since UF is unlikely to produce a functional passing game next season, Taylor’s grind-it-out style doesn't solve the Gators' allergy to big plays. That's a problem. 

As he did in high school, Taylor is great at churning out short, positive yardage. But his average speed has limited his ceiling in college.

For example, say Taylor * hypothetically * had duplicated his all-star performance against UGA (his lone career 100-yard game) in UF’s rained-out opener against Idaho, he would’ve finished the season with 762 yards on 141 carries (5.4 average). Not bad. 

But that still would’ve placed Taylor behind SEC heavyweights Nick Chubb, Jonathan Williams, Leonard Fournette, Derrick Henry and Alex Collins in total yards and yards per carry last season.

Florida needs more. 

Enter Jordan Scarlett.

The former St. Thomas Aquinas standout is a home run hitter and could poach carries from Taylor immediately. The four-star prospect may prove too talented to simply fill the role as Florida’s change-of-pace back.  Adam Lane -- the Gators’ human bowling ball and eternal doghouse dweller -- could be an option, too.

All this is to say -- despite projections -- Taylor may be saddled as a sidekick once again. Perhaps sharing the load is the role that best suits him and Florida. 

McElwain has been rightly lauded for his offensive creativity and bell cow approach, but if Taylor isn't "a budding star" then the Gators may not have a go-to tailback on the roster next season.

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